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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:07 am
by Cyrbuzz
There’s a rumor from dipping dots guy that the parking lot may get fresh stripes and maybe even some fresh directional arrows!!!

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:29 am
by codeGR
^ That would actually be an improvement that I would accept.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:12 pm
by Parker821
A very disturbing timeline.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:20 am
by Cyrbuzz
Does Cedar Fair flat out hate this park or what? I mean come on give this park some love already. 10 years since receiving their last major ride and it was a hand me down to boot. MIA has soo much land and so much potential. I’m not buying the competition against Cedar Point argument because Kings Island is way closer to Cedar Point and doesn’t take away anything.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:09 am
by coasterbill
Yup, you caught them... they “hate the park”. :lol:

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:57 am
by grsupercity
I will admit from being a regular that they have horrible staffing issues. They really need some dorms to ship some workers in. I laugh when you look at the timeline. The old owners never had problems adding rides every year. Heck they added Shivering Timbers, Mad Mouse and Big dipper in 2 years.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:21 am
by CNYCoasterguy11
Cedar Fair doesn't need to add rides here every year because the park does so well financially. It is usually one of if not the best performing park each year. And when you think about it, there is not a ton of competition nearby to really draw people away. They have a good thing going right now. If it aint broke don't fix it. The nearest large parks are between 3 and a half to 4 and a half hours away. Many average people wont drive that far just for an amusement park. Not to mention anyone North of the Park has even further to drive. Cedar Fair knows they have a good thing going. Sure it would be nice to add a ride every couple of years just to keep things fresh, but people don't seem to mind and keep flocking here.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:22 am
by thrillrider
grsupercity wrote:I will admit from being a regular that they have horrible staffing issues. They really need some dorms to ship some workers in. I laugh when you look at the timeline. The old owners never had problems adding rides every year. Heck they added Shivering Timbers, Mad Mouse and Big dipper in 2 years.


Most of the cedarfair parks have staffing issues, but still receive new attractions.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:55 am
by Canobie Coaster
Parker821 wrote:A very disturbing timeline.


I knew it was bad, but dang. :devil:

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:07 am
by cparkes92
Canobie Coaster wrote:
Parker821 wrote:A very disturbing timeline.


I knew it was bad, but dang. :devil:


Forgot to mention the Timbertown Railway addition around 2008. Timbertown used to be just a loop between Shivering Timbers and Wolverine Wildcat. Around 2008, a second station was added between Grand Rapids and ThunderHawk.

MiA (along with the other smaller CF parks such as Dorney and Valleyfair) is a cash cow for the big CF parks (I went there once this year and the park was packed, especially the water park area)