Michigan's Adventure to receive $5 million in capital improvements
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Cedar Fair today announced that it will spend $5 million for capital improvements at its newest park, Michigan's Adventure. The improvements include a Skycoaster and go-kart track as up-charge attractions, a 40-foot-tall hydroflume raft slide that combines water with the thrills of a roller coaster, a nostalgic family train ride, Dodgem bumper cars, a kids' go-kart track, and a themed children's car ride. It also includes the addition of a new catering facility and picnic shelter that will be able to accommodate groups of more than 3,000 people, a Peanuts-themed live entertainment show and gift shop featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts characters as well as significant upgrades to the park's restrooms, signage and landscaping.
If you have been following MIA in recent years, then you should know that they had planned a Morgan car ride called Bee Bop Blvd, and a Go Cart Track in 2000. So I guess CF are going to go with them as planned.
But I only ask one question: Will that lion with the hat in the MIA logo be replaced with a white begal who decorates his house with christmas lights and a small yellow bird named after a rock festival?
I also wonder if they will keep Choas or rip her out
Someone help me out here -- what is the Hydroflume type ride? What ride is similar to it? The term isn't registering in my head. :)
Anyway, the park should do very well next year, and I'm eagerly awaiting TimbersFest. Just wish they would have added a triple tower S&S combo tower in that patch of land right next to corkscrew, ah that would have been beautiful.
----------------- Cedar Piont is nothing with out MF. Come to SFMM and see whats happening. Just give us a Giga coaster and bam. CP out of the pic.
The hydroflume is basically a waterslide that uses rafts in which you needn't wear a bathing suit....uh...clothes would be nice though. ;)
I'm glad to hear a park is putting in a train and other rides to beef it up a bit. So many parks have been removing such rides and spending all their capital on the latest and greatest blockbuster. I'm not saying that's bad, it's just nice to strike a balance.
That's right guys, MIA is getting itself on the map! I knew most of this, but still it's cool to get it from the officials. I am actually going tomorrow to pick up a pass with my friend, we will see if anything is taking place yet:). I just can't wait for Spring!!! Edit: By the way, Chaos is staying. It is getting totaly redone. ------------- Kara 403 Laps
*** This post was edited by ST chick on 10/24/2001. ***
Funny, I see MiA on my map right here. I must have one of the newer versions or something. ;) Just kidding ST Chick. :) This sounds pretty awesome for the park, improvements are always a good thing no matter what park is getting them. Sure, we all want new coasters, but who doesn't want to walk into a nice, clean park with nice buildings and a good overall collection of rides and entertainment? I know I don't. Oh wait, I already do, it's called SFMW! ;) Again, just kidding. -----------------
In reguarding the Hydroflume type ride I think it maybe similar to Valleyfairs Hydroblaster. I will bet they will be adding a steel coaster in 2003 or another inverted or a giant woodie because they do have plenty of room for expansion. I also cant wait to see what the park will be like in 2002. ----------------- 17 Parks In the 2001 Season! 105 Coasters in Track Record.
*** This post was edited by The Beast on 10/24/2001. ***
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