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Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:19 pm
by DavidB
Jesus...all around

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:32 pm
by Parker821
fredoflasvegas wrote:Then there's Wolverine Wildcat. It only has one train. But why does the park only have ONE (1) person checking lapbars


Because staffing. The ride only requires one person to check restraints. There is a unload position, but is usually only staffed in the morning before breaks start.

DirkFunk wrote:I've not seen another Cedar Fair park let operators leave the booth while the ride was on to check lapbars by themselves, but at Michigan's Adventure, all things are apparently possible.


The program Cedar Fair uses called IRT, prohibits the operator from leaving their position....even if only one is checking restraints.

coasterbill wrote:Wolverine Wildcat is like a dystopian terrible Phoenix


Yep. And since they are retracking the double down, it prob wont be going anytime soon.

DirkFunk wrote:circle jerk in the station before they officially stack trains.


It's difficult to not stack timbers when guests have absolutely no idea how to unbuckle their seatbelt...also a couple more checking restraints would not hurt...staffing problems.

DirkFunk wrote:they'd need to invest in transfer track and another train


It's prob not worth their time or money to do that.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:31 am
by RCjunkie
DirkFunk wrote:It isn't even just that the park isn't "good": it isn't even very interesting. It is only interesting to me in so much as it maximizes bad design aesthetic and unimaginative ride selection. It's less of a functioning fun park and more of a case study in how mediocre you can make a product in this industry and still draw a crowd when you have demographics and a lack of competition.


Spot on. If you have the right location and no competition it allows you to get away with this.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:43 am
by grsupercity
The parks app just updated and now has wait times.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:40 pm
by Parker821
grsupercity wrote:The parks app just updated and now has wait times.


Yep, wait times will be available on Shivering Timbers, Wolverine Wildcat, Loggers Run, Mad Mouse, Thunderhawk, and Grand Rapids.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:39 am
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
About to make this drive over to Michigan's Adventure today! =) =) =) First time visit . . . so . . . wish me a great time today! ;) ;) ;)

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:04 am
by grsupercity
ThemeParkJunkie51290 wrote:About to make this drive over to Michigan's Adventure today! =) =) =) First time visit . . . so . . . wish me a great time today! ;) ;) ;)


How was your trip?

I finally made my first trip to MIA this past weekend. Timbers and Wildcat had lots of new wood. Timbers I thought ran the best it has since the early 2000's. It was butter smooth and was a buffet of airtime. Only thing was I noticed was a trim brake before the helix. I have never noticed a trim brake before so I may be new?

Now time for my yearly wrong prediction. I still think the park is getting a camp snoopy. Weather it be a redo of the area by Zach's Zoomer or a whole new kids area behind Wildcat. I could see a snoopy 500 whip ride, camp bus and some more usual camp snoopy rides. A nice playground for kids would be nice as well.

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
grsupercity wrote:
ThemeParkJunkie51290 wrote:About to make this drive over to Michigan's Adventure today! =) =) =) First time visit . . . so . . . wish me a great time today! ;) ;) ;)


How was your trip?

I finally made my first trip to MIA this past weekend. Timbers and Wildcat had lots of new wood. Timbers I thought ran the best it has since the early 2000's. It was butter smooth and was a buffet of airtime. Only thing was I noticed was a trim brake before the helix. I have never noticed a trim brake before so I may be new?

Now time for my yearly wrong prediction. I still think the park is getting a camp snoopy. Weather it be a redo of the area by Zach's Zoomer or a whole new kids area behind Wildcat. I could see a snoopy 500 whip ride, camp bus and some more usual camp snoopy rides. A nice playground for kids would be nice as well.


Everything was great! I really enjoyed myself and all the rides were walk-on during my visit. The staff were friendly, and the atmosphere of the park was fantastic! =) =) =)

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:05 pm
by cparkes92
If Michigan's Adventure were to get a coaster in the next few years, it will be one of these:
1. A relocation from another Cedar Fair park
2. RMC conversion of Wolverine Wildcat
3. Either an RMC Raptor or a Premier Sky Rocket II that would replace Corkscrew

Re: Michigan's Adventure (MiA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:45 am
by MIAfan88
2-4 parks normally receive a coaster each year. Kings Island and California's Great America appear to be all but confirmed. In the hunt are Kings Dominion and my dark horse Worlds of Fun. Maybe they will get one of Schlitterbahn Kansas City slides, although the selection seems small to pick from. More than likely a few lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Any noticeable changes for those who have visited this year?