Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:50 pm

Maybe jumbo hot dogs are more valuable there, than hamburgers...? ;)

Well, both are on their Dining Plan, I notice.

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Postby Vonni » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:02 pm

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Postby cparkes92 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:40 am

About the Sandusky/Buena Vista sign:

More than one person I know has confused Sandusky, MI with Sandusky, OH. Also, Buena Vista is the worst part of Saginaw; it's so bad that its school district (it had its own district separate from Saginaw Public Schools) was shut down by the state a few years ago.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Dombot » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:45 am

Michigan's Adventure looks like a really fun park. I know I'm kinda preaching to the choir here, but it desperately needs a new addition. Please Cedar Fair.
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:12 am

A hot dog costing more than a burger? Maybe they're trying to raise profits for that RMC raptor or whatever the latest rumor is.

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Postby thrillrider » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:48 am

Yes...im not sure what the hold up is for them adding a new attraction, but it's definitely needed. I'm afraid that cedar fair may geauga lake this park.

Anyways, here are the rest of the Michigan's adventure pictures.
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The petting farm seemed to be really popular.
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This is the crown jewel of the park.
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Always Worth the wait.
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Station shot.
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Ok..so then this happens.
Tilt a whirl have been around for 70 years. Just within the past few years, cedar fair has stated putting seat belt latches on the bar for some reason. This picture is of the belt latches. What's the point of this? If for some reason I wanted to open the bar, I would have no issue doing so. Pointless...
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The dragon of the sea.
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The park has some nice landscaping
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Wolverine wildcat is the parks other large wooden coaster
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For some reason, I failed to take a picture of the sign
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The is where they could build a path to connect the back of the park so you didn't have to walk aroun the whole lake.
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Our last coaster of the day was thunderhawk. This is probably the best running vekoma slc coaster i have been on.
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Station shot
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It was weird riding this at night.
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One last look.
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I snagged a few pictures of the park on the way out. Not too often you get that chance here.
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That's all from Michigan's adventure. Stay tuned for the final update at a bonus stop...ciming soon.
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Postby Philrad71 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:44 pm

I didn't quite "get" not having a path around the lake. I remember we kept thinking that there has to be some other way over to Shivering Timbers from the SLC around the lake - nope.

Still love me some Shivering Timbers, but I echo what everyone else has already said - they need another signature attraction.
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Postby thrillrider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 am

Yea, it's either you walk all the way around or take the train.
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Postby MIAfan88 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:17 am

The sand thing is partly true, it's more of marshy type soil. It's one of the reasons, the sewage / water issues behind Wolverine took so long. I think it's also why Thunderhawk was built on a slab and not over the water. But with today's tech, the land type shouldn't be an excuse for the future. The food prices are always why I bring my own lunch. It's a lot easier and saves money.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:26 pm

Ok...time for our bonus park.....cedarpoint. After getting home from our trip, we decided that 14 parks wasn't enough so we headed to cedar point. At this point, the Halloween props were popping up like weeds in my back yard.

We were lucky enough to go durring the last week that they are durring week days, and that ment short lines! We waited about 10 min for dragster. I will have some final thoughts on the trip coming soon, but untill then here are some cp pictures.
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America's rollercoast!
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It looks like cedarpoint is getting a new coaster next year.
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Halloween attractions are going up. Here is corn stalkers being set up.
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They use the thunder canyon waterway for the attraction.
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Looks like the infirmary is being replaced by a freak show themed haunt.
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Mean streak 2.0 is coming along nicely. I would imagine with the park going to limited hours, we will see more lift hill progress soon.
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A short walk over to steel vengeance. Let's take a look...
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A peek inside the town hall museum shows a look at what mean streak used to look like.
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You can also check out a model of white water landing.
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Oops...upside down
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They also have a cool model of the blue streak.
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The statue that used to be by the Marisa gate, has found it's way here.
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Need to charge your phone? Look no further than town hall.
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Back outside, they have set up these freak show booths.
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Let's take a look at a few
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So the wife and kids decided to take a spin on the antique car ride, and ran out of gas and had to be evacuated.
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Found this hanging in the first aid station.
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Over at the mine ride, they keep hinting at the shed. I imagine that they will mystic timbers the shed of mine ride durring halloweekends
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Wonder what it will be?
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The lines were great for power riding the coasters.
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Having fun on dragster
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More halloweekends stuff
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Remenants of white water landing
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That's it from our quick visit to cedarpoint, and our mega coaster trip 2017. Stay tuned for my final thoughts on the trip.
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