New ride(s) for michigans adventure?

Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:59 PM

i agree with crazy horse. Jeff u dont understand you have to expand to keep people coming back. This park was not making this much money back in 2001 i saw a photo album online for memorial day weekend and there was like nobody there. I think we need new rides it raises attendance

Last edited by MunchumProductions, Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:21 PM
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Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:58 PM

But if people keep coming back when you don't expand, why spend the money? Only X number of tourists visit the area each year: a point is reached where you will not signigicantly increase your attendance or in park spending no matter how spectacular a ride you add. You've reached the market's capacity.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:01 PM

But if people keep coming back when you don't expand, why spend the money? Only X number of tourists visit the area each year: a point is reached where you will not signigicantly increase your attendance or in park spending no matter how spectacular a ride you add. You've reached the market's capacity.

I agree with that up to a point. I am just saying in the next couple of years they will like every other park get a new ride. It does raise attendance because like i said earlier the park is much more packed before they got the new stuff...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:00 PM

Being a small park, when they add new attractions, they apeal to a larger group of people....thus the attendance rises.

Look what happend when they put thunderhawk in. The park was packed.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:33 PM

thats wht you and me understand crazyhorse. the others think that just because it is small it doesnt need anything and on top of that California's Great America is getting a planet snoopy and they have good rides...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:09 PM

^Are your fingers too sore to press the shift key and use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences?

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:25 PM

MunchumProductions said:
Jeff u dont understand you have to expand to keep people coming back. This park was not making this much money back in 2001...

First of all, "u" isn't a word. Second, I've been watching this business for more than a decade, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't tell me what I understand. Cedar Point has been adding rides for ten years and the attendance is not growing. In fact, it has been doing the opposite. Six Flags filled their parks with rides and it did nothing for them in the long run.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:41 PM

Smart growth is much better than blond growth just to boost attendance. Enjoy what you have. It sounds like a nice park.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:45 PM

Jeff said:

First of all, "u" isn't a word. Second, I've been watching this business for more than a decade, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't tell me what I understand. Cedar Point has been adding rides for ten years and the attendance is not growing. In fact, it has been doing the opposite. Six Flags filled their parks with rides and it did nothing for them in the long run.

That is true for the bigger parks, but for a small, growing park like Michigans adventure, I think it's the exception. Cedar point and other mega parks have reached a point where they can't grow much more. But....you have to keep it fresh, or it's gonna get stale and people are going to get bored with it. Kinda like a video game.

Example....Holiday world. Just about every year they keep adding a new attraction, and the numbers at the turnstyles just keep going up. And that park is also in the middle of nowhere.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:46 PM

While it gets to a point where rides do not promote growth I would argue you need to add some new rides to keep the public coming back.

Im not talking the insane rotation of a new ride every year and a new coaster every two, more like a new ride/major show every other year and perhaps a E ticket ride once every 5-7 years.

Last edited by Touchdown, Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:06 PM
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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:50 PM

Jeff said: Six Flags filled their parks with rides and it did nothing for them in the long run.

I wouldn't say it did nothing for them. I mean, it landed them in bankruptcy. That was pretty sweet, right?

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:52 PM

Thank you Touch Down and Crazy Horse. I fully agree. I think a park needs to expand to keep guests coming. It doesnt make sense not to put in new rides because then people would lose interest. Its like with most products. Why didnt they just make a nintendo 64 and keep it like that and why didnt they just keep the Model T and not look into technology. You have to expand to improve your business most of the time and I think that benefits Michigans Adventure.

Last edited by MunchumProductions, Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:19 PM
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Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:03 PM

Yeah, I giggle every time I click on the profile of someone who used to be here.

MunchumProductions, you need to take a minute to read the posting guidelines before you keep posting. And it's generally best to lay low for a while and read the forum before chiming in. It's a good idea to understand who the players are and get a feel for the community before you start jumping in. That's just some friendly advice many new posters receive.

Last edited by Carrie M., Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:57 PM
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Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:09 PM

Thanks i will do so! (: The reason I joined this site is because I found this forum off of Google. I read and I decided I would put in my point of view.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:16 PM

I see what munchum is saying, parks should add something every year or two to keep people interested and coming back even if it is a smaller ride like the bumper boats.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:26 PM

MunchumProductions said:


Thanks i will do so! (: The reason I joined this site is because I found this forum off of Google. I read and I decided I would put in my point of view.

And your point of view is welcome. But paying attention to spelling/grammar and the other items in the posting guidelines will go a long way toward getting your point of view considered by others.

Welcome to CoasterBuzz.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 1:27 AM

I'm more interested in what blond growth is. Sounds vaguely sexy, whatever it is.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 1:42 AM

crazy horse said:


Example....Holiday world. Just about every year they keep adding a new attraction, and the numbers at the turnstyles just keep going up. And that park is also in the middle of nowhere.

Actually, Santa Claus, IN is about 60 miles from Louisville (metro area 1.25m), about 150 miles from Indianapolis (metro area 1.7m, and about 170 miles from Nashville (metro area 1.5m).

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Friday, June 18, 2010 1:50 AM

MunchumProductions said:
ive been looking at the park map and yes that wood be a cute little area for a camp snoopy but i dunno i am hoping more of a thrill ride in the future...

Uh oh, do I spy a hint, here? Does MunchumProductions know something that the rest of us don't?!


also mamoosh do you work with cedar fair or anything cause u seem to know wht yer talking about...

Oh. Nevermind.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 2:29 AM

Captain Hawkeye said:

crazy horse said:


Example....Holiday world. Just about every year they keep adding a new attraction, and the numbers at the turnstyles just keep going up. And that park is also in the middle of nowhere.


Actually, Santa Claus, IN is about 60 miles from Louisville (metro area 1.25m), about 150 miles from Indianapolis (metro area 1.7m, and about 170 miles from Nashville (metro area 1.5m).

And Michigans adventure is within a 2 hour drive from chicago, and a 3 hour drive from detroit.

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