Michigan's Adventure's Roger Jourden recognized for business achievement

Posted Saturday, March 5, 2005 1:20 AM | Contributed by slithernoggin

Muskegon knows the story of the man who purchased a petting zoo for $115,000 in 1968 and in 2001 sold the amusement park he developed for $28 million. Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park is the quintessential American business success story. Thursday night, Jourden was inducted into the Muskegon Business Hall of Fame.

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Saturday, March 5, 2005 1:31 AM
"Now I wonder why I even thought about going back into $14 million in debt for one ride," Jourden said. "But I drive by today and think that if I still owned it, the park would look different. There would be some steel in the air."

And a collective sigh comes out of the mouths of many MiAdv enthusiasts. I totally trust that CF is doing everything right when it comes to managing and developing the park. You gotta admit though that its pretty tantalizing to think about what a 14 million dollar steel coaster would look like at MiAdv.

Does anyone else feel like this park's success story is straight out of RCT?? I mean, the way in which it has been devloped, etc. You save up the money...go huge with an attraction...and reap the profits! Gotta love it!

Saturday, March 5, 2005 1:32 AM
That would be one expensive ride. The park at the time of sale was worth only twice that!

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