Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Vonni » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:47 am

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Vonni wrote:I'd love to get back to SFGAm!



Me too! I think we are heading back in October this year.


Me three! I haven't been there since 2005!



I haven't been since 2001

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thesman » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:37 am

I very rarely read a thread for 16 pages but that was a good a trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:28 pm

Another update coming in a few hours.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:24 pm

Our next stop was Kokomos fec in Saganaw Michigan. This place is home to the serpent coaster that once graced Lasordsville park in Ohio. The serpent is a fun little coaster that may not have many big drips, but makes up for it with the speed and smoothness.

Kokomos also has a mini golf course, batting cages, laser tag, arcade, bumper boats, snack bar, and driving range.

Onto the pictures.
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Here we are
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The star attraction is the serpent coaster
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Rules
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Sexy looking train
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A few shots of the station and controls
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Inside the arcade building, they have a story about the coaster.
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Inside the main building
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Lots of arcade games
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They also have a pretty decent laser tag. We had a blast with this.
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Lots of hiding spots inside
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We ended up owning the other team.
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They have a lot to do here including a euro bungee
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Batting cages
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Bumper boats
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Mini golf and outdoor patio
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One last look at serpent
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On our way out, we couldn't decide if we wanted to go to cedarpoint, or Disneyworld....lol
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That's it for this update. Next stop is Michigan's adventure.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:30 am

thesman wrote:I very rarely read a thread for 16 pages but that was a good a trip report.



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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Vonni » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:05 pm

Looking forward to your MiA report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:47 am

Alright....onto Michigan's adventure we go!

This was our first visit to the park in 3 years. Besides timbers, we have not really had much of a reason to drive over 3 hours to visit as there has been a lack of anything new at the park. This was the busiest we have ever seen the park. Most coasters had full lines, and all the spin and puke had decent lines as well. It stayed steady buisy during our entire visit that day. Timbers was running great, and thunderhawk was actually a very good slc coaster.

There are a few gripes about this park however.... First off, the food offerings are very lackluster. It's basicly chicken strips, burgers, pizza, and hot dogs. There is not beyond that. Second, why has there been no new additions of note to this park? They are in dire need of some new rides and expansion to complete the loop of the park. After waiting in ride lines talking to and listening to people talk, the consensus is that they are in need of more rides. A couple I was talking to, lives 20 miles from the park but drives the 2 hour drive to six flags several times per year because of the lack of rides. Even though though they live near the park, they only go once a year because of the lack of rides. I asked an employee if there were any plans on adding new rides, and he said "no" because they don't have the room and they can't expand much because of the sandy ground in the area....not sure there is any truth to that, but that's what I was told.

The positive things I noticed... First was the heavy crowds. This was the most people I have ever seen at the park before, and the midways were packed. It was so buisy, people were lined up to buy fsst lane bands. Second was the clenleness of the park. The park was sparkling clean. The trees and landscaping were looking good as well.

Onto some pictures...
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Here we are!
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As soon as you pull on, shivering timbers dominates the skyline.
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The parking lot was packed!
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While walking into the park, you walk right by the mad mouse coaster.
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Long lines at the gate welcomed us.
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These are new since our last visit.
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It was so buisy, people were buying fast lane bands.
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Very buisy midways.
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Full lines, and a corkscrew.
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A few shots of this classic Arrow creation.
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Station shot
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The boys approve of the airplane ride.
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And "I" approve of this.
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This is the parks "newest" attraction.
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I'm loving the new bumpercars.
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The lay of the land.
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Having fun on the cauresel.
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Log flume was a popular ride.
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Log flume splash and giant wheel.
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Time for lunch at coasters dinner.
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Typically, the coasters restaurants have the same pictures of mean streak and blue streak, but this location has shivering timbers.
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The big dipper coaster doing it's thing.
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Station shot
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$3 for 3 min?
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Cool boat ride for the kiddies
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You can't ride the motorcycle ride if your pregnant.
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Zacks zoomer
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Fun little wooden coaster
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Station shot
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Since when does a hotdog cost more than a burger?
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Lots more coming from Michigan's adventure...stay tuned.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Great photos, especially that last one with the sunset. It is a fun place with proper expectations. Since you know what to expect, looks like you had a good time.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:25 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Great photos, especially that last one with the sunset. It is a fun place with proper expectations. Since you know what to expect, looks like you had a good time.


Thank You!
It was weird being in the park after dark. I don't think I've ever been in there after the sun went down.
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