TimbersFest 2004

Tuesday, December 23, 2003 3:17 PM
Well my friend Laura and I are planning on going to Timbersfest this coming year and I plan on traveling from Missouri. My question is, Is it worth the trip up there? I am guessing it to be about 7 to 9 hour drive there. So for those who have attended this event in the past how is it and is it worth my money to go? Thank You.

When life has you down beat the crap out of it!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2003 3:22 PM
Well, IMO it is worth it. But it aint no Stark Raven Mad. It still was a lot of fun. If you are an ACE member I would suggest to go to Coaster Con 2004 at Cedar Point and Six Flags World's of Adventure which starts the day after Timbersfest ends. Might as well make the most out of the trip!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 5:41 AM
Exactly, CP is roughly about 4 1/2 from Muskegon I think.

I have never been to a Timbersfest but I have always heard the event is a blast.

I have been to Mia once this past year and I was not impressed by it at all and will probably not "go out of my way" until they get something new that is worth the drive. :-)

Usually an event will perk it up though, so yeah I think it's worth going. :-)

-Tina

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 8:45 AM
(Gasp) Unimpressed? Say it isn't so!

Somebody must not like waaaavepools.......

-'Playa

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:07 AM
Actually, I didn't expect my 17 year old son to be impressed by MiA, but he spent a good 3 hours in the waterpark and loved the fact he could virtually walk on most of the rides there. He loved Timbers. In fact, I was ready to leave before he and his GF were.

He wants to go to Timbersfest this year.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:31 AM
Don't expect a large park, or one with the atmosphere of Holiday World. ST's the main (some might say only) highlight of the dry park. The waterpark is actually larger than the dry park, so bring your swimsuit.

I enjoyed Timbersfest last year and plan on going again, but I don't know if it's worth the long drive for Timbersfest alone. However, if you can tie it in with other events as Beast mentioned, it'd be worth hitting.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 11:08 AM
I'm planning on hitting my first Timbersfest. I want to see what all the fuss is about on Shivering Timbers.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2003 4:05 PM
I've already made my campground reservations at the state park for the weekend :)

Anyone planning on going who wants to camp better make reservations very soon. That weekend just became available at http://www.midnrreservations.com/

As for the park... Timbers rocks, some of the other rides are pretty darn good (Falling Star, Zachs Zoomer) and the waterpark is great

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Saturday, December 27, 2003 10:25 AM
One thing to keep in mind. Timbers takes some time to "warm up".

My son rode it first thing in the morning, after some heavy rain, and it was rather sluggish. He seriously wondered why I liked it so much. I suggested he wait and ride it later.

By late afternoon, it was flying, and my son got off his second ride and said "okay, NOW I know why everyone likes this coaster so much!"

Riding it in the dark only adds to the experience.

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Saturday, December 27, 2003 10:40 AM
Playa, I didn't get to see the waterpark but from what I could tell that seems to be the biggest attraction to the locals.

And yes, Timbers does take some time to warm up!!

-Tina

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Saturday, December 27, 2003 11:17 AM

CoastaPlaya said:
(Gasp) Unimpressed? Say it isn't so!

Somebody must not like waaaavepools.......


Does it really qualify as a wave pool when it's approximately ankle-deep?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(Only likes wave pools he can actually swim in)

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Sunday, December 28, 2003 4:22 AM
Ankle-deep????? Yikes. Is that counting the depth of the waves also? :-)

-Tina

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Sunday, December 28, 2003 12:22 PM
Is that park worth a 7 to 9 hour drive by itself? I would say no. But if you are going to hit other parks on the trip I would say yes. You could go into Ohio for CP and SFWoA or back to IL for SFGAm.
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Sunday, December 28, 2003 12:42 PM
Dave: Which of the three pools are too shallow?

-'Playa

(whose Ray-Bans have only been lifted off his face and carried to shore in MiA's main pool--but that was before I learned to walk on water ;))

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