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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby BansheeFanshee » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:27 pm

Thinking of heading out to the park for the first time either this Friday or the following Friday. Anyone have experience at this park and know what I should expect on a Friday? Really wanting to get a lot of rides on Shivering Timbers, but will that be possible without FL? Really have no idea what to expect here.

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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm

BansheeFanshee wrote:Thinking of heading out to the park for the first time either this Friday or the following Friday. Anyone have experience at this park and know what I should expect on a Friday? Really wanting to get a lot of rides on Shivering Timbers, but will that be possible without FL? Really have no idea what to expect here.


There is no need for fast lane at this park. Not even sure why they offer it, other than maybe for wolverine wildcat on a busy day.
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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterInk » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:15 pm

^^You should honestly be more concerned with the water park wait times. You shouldn't have a problem.

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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:51 am

Ride the mouse and Wolverine Wildcat first. Then you're fine.

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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:21 am

The park handles smaller to medium crowds pretty well. Most people go to the water park if its hot. The water park has a crazy high capacity and I have never seen them close the water park due to max capacity. Mad Mouse and Wildcat can get long lines. They only run 1 train on W Wildcat, Corkscrew and Zachs Zoomer. Wildcats line moves at snails pace and can be awful on a busy day. Loggers Run can get some hefty lines. You should have no problem marathoning Shivering Timbers. Usually the crew cranks the trains out. They usually have a train ready to dispatch before the 2nd trains hits the brake run (granted its a super long ride) If Thunderhawk is only operating one train then it can get long. Usually only a 10 minute wait with 2 trains. Funnel of Fear, Mine Shaft and Mammoth River usually get the longest lines in the water park. The park has a long lazy river, 3 wave pools, 2 kids areas and a bunch of tube and body slides. There is a beer garden in the dry park by Lakeside Gliders and Corkscrew. There is also a beer garden in the waterpark under SlideWinders. Enjoy your trip
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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby BansheeFanshee » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:29 pm

Thanks for all of the help, you guys! Will definitely use the advice given.

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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:08 am

Another ride that had a long line on my lone visit was the flume. It appeared to be around a half hour.

One of the benefits of Cedar Fair parks is that they don't run out of FastLane, so if you get there and realize crowds are rough, you do have the option to spring for FastLane. If you follow the advice of hitting the Mad Mouse and one train op coasters early, you should be all set. I also would recommend riding Shivering Timbers relatively early as well. I know it's unlikely the coaster breaks down, but it'd be a shame to visit Michigan's Adventure and not get an opportunity to ride their star.
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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:52 pm

Shivering Timbers is legit, even if you ride nothing else. Wolverine Wildcat is pretty good, go to that first so you don't miss it. Thunderhawk is one of the best SLCs out there, and if you're a fan of water rides, hit up Grand Rapids.
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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:51 am

The park put up a bunch of new lighting along the corkscrew midway. All the way down the lake to the waterpark. They look nice. I will try to take pics next time I am at the park.

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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby Cyrbuzz » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:30 am

Michigan’s Adventure, a park trapped in time! It’s basically Cedar Fair’s red headed step child. New trash cans and an occasional new bush or tree is all you’ll see at this park.

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