Michigan's Adventure water deal may lead to expansion

Posted Friday, February 25, 2005 1:25 PM | Contributed by supermandl

Bruce Jackson, corporate vice president for finance at Cedar Fair L.P., said talks are continuing with county and state officials about bringing water service to Michigan's Adventure. Water service is necessary for several possible improvements at the park, including the addition of a hotel or campground, Jackson said.

Read more from The Muskegon Chronicle.

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Friday, February 25, 2005 4:53 PM
Its about time. Now that this plan sounds great in priciple. Lets hope that the county doesn't bail out. I wonder if this agreement would ever lend itself to further expansion of the park in terms of rides. After all for the past four years there has been talk of a tower ride and a hyper coaster.
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Friday, February 25, 2005 7:55 PM
What kind of atmosphere is this place?? Is it lushful & rustic or robust & city-like?? Cuz the article gives it a mixed atmospeher, to me at least.
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Friday, February 25, 2005 11:37 PM
Rustic? Yea.

Lushful, no.

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Saturday, February 26, 2005 1:58 PM
slithernoggin's avatar MA is flat land in the middle of nowhere. With very few trees. And lots of cement. And yet, I love the place. They have great coasters. When the Jourdens owned the place, their house was in the middle of the park, which always made me jealous -- how wonderful to wake up, look out your window, and see a coaster across the pond.
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 9:23 AM
CPLady's avatar One must note MiA lost a lot of trees during severe storms quite some time ago. I'm sure a portion was likely farm land way before it was Deer Park.

The surrounding area is rural farmland, with Muskegon more city-like on the shores of Lake Michgan. That is the draw. Lake Michigan. There are a couple huge state campgrounds on the shores of Lake Michigan that draw lots of people during the summer. Cedar Fair would be wise to coax some of those people to the park as a home base. The water park is definitely better than trying to swim in the very cold waters of Lake Michigan.

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 12:51 PM
It's actually just down the road from Whitehall (home of the largest weather vain) which is where my family had a cabin for many years (and how I first went to the park, long before Shivering Timbers). The whole area is a tourist goldmine because of the beaches, so MIA has no where to go but up.
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 9:16 PM
slithernoggin, where did you get your information about their house being in the middle of the park? I've never read such a thing in my research, nor have any of my friends. Where exactly in the park was it located?
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Monday, February 28, 2005 7:06 PM
The only house I know of is the house right across the street. And being from Muskegon and having grown up and worked at MIA I have seen the place advance to what it is today and it will be great to see some big CF expansions at the park.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005 7:52 AM
The house was located at the current home of the Jloy Roger pirate ship and the play structure withthe bucket on it. I believe it was destroyed when they built the waterpark, or shortly after.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005 9:41 PM
I thought the water improvement deal was cancelled? Or was that just political muscle to get the squabbles ended?
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:37 AM
Hello again everyone! I have been away awhile, traveling the globe and playing in the sand. Now that I'm back, I have been looking for the latest on my park. Not seeing much in here, I went snooping around the park itself. Met some key insiders from yesteryear, exchanged pleasantries and learned of news for next season. The one for sure thing is a restaurant will be under construction soon. Perhaps this has been posted already, but doing a search revealed nothing to me.

Also saying hello again to CPLady, Timberchick and everyone else out there I've had the pleasure of meeting.

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