Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

P.24 - New Shivering Timbers POV!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Macaroni and Donkey
 
Posts: 55
Joined: 23 Aug 2016
Gender: None specified

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby Coasters & Lamps » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:22 am

With a couple of friends, I visited Michigan's Adventure back in June during a trip around Lake Michigan. It was my first time there. It becomes my 3rd Cedar Fair park visited and my 7th park visited after Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Great America, King's Island, Cedar Point, Mt. Olympus & Denver's Lakeside.

I knew it was going to be smaller, so I kept my expectations low and figured we's only spend about 4 hours there.

Thunder hawk was our first coaster ride. I was expecting the usual Vekoma head-banging, but it was fairly smooth for a Vekoma. I actually enjoyed the ride and it was the favorite ride of my one friend.

Second coaster was Shivering Timbers, the one I was most excited about. The loading operations were quite efficient and the waiting went fast. And as expected, this became my favorite coaster in the park. So much airtime!

2 of us rode Wolverine Wildcat. Since my other friend is 70 years old and cursed riding the Boss at SFTL back in 2013, I told him that he may want to set this one out. Unfortunately, I we had no idea he'd be sitting on the bench for over an hour. It rough as expected, but we still liked it. I think my friend got banged up more than I did. It would be nice if it had a second train, but that probably won't be happening at this point.

4th coaster was the Corkscrew, which was one of the smoother Arrow coasters I've ridden. And given it's shorter height and duration, and slower speeds, it became my older friend's favorite. It was a bit short and tame for the other 2 of us, but still fun to ride a classic.

5th was the Crazy Mouse ride, which broke down earlier in the day just before we were able to board. Wild Mice don't do much for me, but this was a must-ride given its record size and the fact it was built by Arrow. Again, my older friend sat out for this one based on a previous experience had had with another Wild Mouse years ago. It was pretty fun. The ride is fairly tame, but those final bunny hills had more airtime than we had expected. After riding the Wild Chickmunk at Lakeside, you never know what you will get from a Wild Mouse. LOL We rode it just before close and it would have been a disappointment had we not been able to ride the world's tallest Wild Mouse while in Rome.

In between coasters, we rode the ferris wheel which was only using 5 carriages at a time. We have no idea why there was a weight restriction, but it provided a nice view once we finally got on. And they kept us on for a long time.

We also hit the miniature golf course, which is in need of TLC, but provided the shape it was in also provided a good challenge. My younger friend rode some of the flat rides, but I opted not to because they oftentimes make me dizzy and I could just ride those at any local carnivals.

I searched my phone for a food place that would still be open and came upon Mr. Scribb's pizza. The pizza was among the best I ever had. I get the many others have stopped there after visiting MA.

Yes, we ended up staying the entire day there. I thought it was a beautiful and clean park. It doesn't have a huge amount or coaters, but it was nice to visit while we were passing through. Since this is an off year with no visits to any Six Flags Parks or the Ohio Parks, I was going to try to hit Adventureland in Iowa as well, which would also mark my first visit to that park. But any efforts to rally friends to visit that park have failed. With the leader moving out of state, the other members have sort of gone astray. It is too bad as it is only 3 hours away and yet I can't even get them to do that much.

But with the awesome trip around lake Michigan, I can't really call this an "off year". We went up through Wisconsin and saw Rib Mountain before lodging in Marinette. In the UP, We also went to Pictured Rocks national Lakeshore and boarded a hight-speed catamaran for a cruise of Lake Superior that lasted 2 hours 15 minutes. Lodged in Municing and saw Municing Falls, Miner's Falls, Sable Falls and the massive Tahquamenon falls on our way to Petrosky. Even Crossing the Mackinaw bridge seemed special. In the mitten, we visited Mackinaw Trail Winery, where we sampled and bought several wines before lodging there for the night. The next morning, we did the "Pirate's Cove" miniature golf before starting our drive down to Muskegon, lodging 2 days there. Day one was Michigan's Adventure/Mr. Scribb's Pizza. And on our last day, we Climbed the 139 steps of the 109' Little Sable Lighthouse. Visited the town of Holland. I even ran up "Tower Hill", a 260' sand dune at Warren Dunes state park, without having to stop to catch my breath! (my younger friend had to sit down halfway up). We were ready to wade in Lake Michigan once we were done. It was 5 days of fun, adventure and exercise. And one of the most beautiful states in the union!

“Fear can make a donkey attack a lion”
User avatar
 
Posts: 338
Joined: 28 Apr 2018
Location: Buffalo, NY
Gender: Male

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Coasters & Lamps wrote:I searched my phone for a food place that would still be open and came upon Mr. Scribb's pizza. The pizza was among the best I ever had. I get the many others have stopped there after visiting MA.


^ Not far out of Grand Rapids there's a SUPER good pizza place called Vitale's, amazing food and they have a bar, my brother moved to there a few years ago near Grand Rapids and his wife's parents own it. (: ;)
Darien Lake is my home park. :kiss:

Coaster Count: 65 || Parks: 12 (I need to branch out and visit new parks :lmao: )
Top 10: 1. Millennium Force | 2. Wicked Cyclone | 3. Superman the Ride | 4. Rougarou | 5. Maverick | 6. Raptor (CP) | 7. Gatekeeper | 8. Top Thrill Dragster | 9. Ride of Steel | 10. Tantrum

Don't put that donkey on the floor!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 26 Aug 2014
Location: West Michigan
Gender: Male

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:50 am

There is a brewery 5 minutes north of the park in Whitehall. There are 2 brewerys south of the park about 10 minutes in Muskegon. If you go 40 minutes from the park into Grand Rapids that is voted beer city and there are a crazy amount of brewerys.
As of right now top 25
Maverick...Lightning Run...Fury325...Phantoms Revenge...Shivering Timbers...Montu...:lighting Rod...Afterburn...Mako...Storm Chaser...Goliath SFGAM...Rivine flyer2...Manta...Raging Bull ...American Thunder...Intimidator...Kumba...Millennium Force...Raptor...Voyage...Mine Blower...Renegade...Cheetah Hunt...Mr Freeze
Is that 26?

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 6396
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Location: These Ozarks Hills
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:23 am

Glad you had fun; proper expectations are key here. Good move going to Thunderhawk and Shivering Timbers first. Those are the two good coasters.

Sounds like a very fun trip, lots of variety. Lake Michigan really is beautiful.
Image

Which came first the turtle or the donkey?
User avatar
 
Posts: 171
Joined: 24 May 2011
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby vertigomike » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:43 pm

thrillrider wrote:Sneak peak at Michigans adventure new for 2019 coaster addition. :b

Image
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
So sad I missed this! FTW! :lol:
[url=http://www.clubtpr.com][img]http://www.clubtpr.com/images/memberbanners/3daeb7ce4d5157dc4ad7d17c8391e12f.jpg[/img][/url]

Don't put that donkey on the floor!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1638
Joined: 26 Aug 2014
Location: West Michigan
Gender: Male

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:39 am

Has anyone tried the Shivering Timbers IPA?

P.S I know cedar fair is not relocating Firehawk to MIA but I found it funny that Michigans Adventure platinum pass is a picture of it
fire in the hawk.png
As of right now top 25
Maverick...Lightning Run...Fury325...Phantoms Revenge...Shivering Timbers...Montu...:lighting Rod...Afterburn...Mako...Storm Chaser...Goliath SFGAM...Rivine flyer2...Manta...Raging Bull ...American Thunder...Intimidator...Kumba...Millennium Force...Raptor...Voyage...Mine Blower...Renegade...Cheetah Hunt...Mr Freeze
Is that 26?

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
User avatar
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 23 Aug 2017
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Gender: Male

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby Parker821 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:05 pm

grsupercity wrote:Has anyone tried the Shivering Timbers IPA?

P.S I know cedar fair is not relocating Firehawk to MIA but I found it funny that Michigans Adventure platinum pass is a picture of it


A few of my opinions if they got firehawk:
1. It would be extremely expensive to operate.
2. They would pave part of the north/south maintenance path and put the ride next to wildcat.
3. They would modify the station to be a single loading bay with two trains.
4. New paint job.
5. Announcement in Nov/Dec.

But again all the passes across the chain have fire hawk in them, including Cedar Point.
2017 Ride Operator - Mad Mouse/Shivering Timbers
2018 Ride Operator - Shivering Timbers

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 13488
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Location: The bar
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:36 am

Do the new Platinum Passes actually have Firehawk on them or is it just an image they use for banner ads? My pass is old as dirt so I wouldn't know. That's actually kind of funny.

Parker821 wrote:5. Announcement in Nov/Dec.


Just to be safe you should probably go to the website now and keep refreshing every few seconds so you don't miss the big announcement. :lol:

I'm a know-it-all about donkeys!
User avatar
 
Posts: 220
Joined: 04 Jan 2015
Location: West Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 24

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby MIAfan88 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:24 pm

The park couldn't even get a used Boomerang, and those are all over the place. There is no way they'd get Fire Hawk.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 4250
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Shelby Twp, Mi
Gender: Male
Age: 46

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:30 pm

I hear that the park is going to replace the spatulas in all food locations next spring.
Image
341 steel coasters
114 wood coasters

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron