Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Park # 15 Cedarpoint(final park) pictures now up.
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
User avatar
Posts: 23402
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 65

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.

Great ongoing TR. That sunset photo looks great, too!
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$


Why do I still have a donkey title???
Posts: 3571
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Location: Huntsville, MO
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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

MiA is such a pretty park

I just swallowed a whole donkey!
Posts: 742
Joined: 15 Jan 2017
Location: The red-headed stepchild of Michigan (Manistee)
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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.
Top 10 steel: Steel Vengeance, Millennium Force, Maverick, Mako, Incredible Hulk, Banshee, Diamondback, Raptor, SheiKra, Montu
Top 10 wood: Mystic Timbers, Shivering Timbers, Beast, Racer (KI), Viper, American Eagle, Woodstock Express, Blue Streak (CP), Mean Streak (RIP), Wolverine Wildcat

The only thing better than a naked woman is a naked donkey!
User avatar
Posts: 790
Joined: 20 Aug 2017
Location: The Big Guava
Gender: Male
Age: 15

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.
1. Intimidator 305 2. Kumba 3. Twisted Timbers 4. Mako 5. Alpengeist

"Sometimes I mistake this for a universe that cares." ~Randall Munroe

Jizzy jizz jizz jizz jizz
User avatar
Posts: 5295
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Location: Managing realistic expectations @ SFGreat America
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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.

New for 2018: put your coins in the plastic funnel and watch them disappear!
Chi-livin. @adultswim @cartoonnetwork | World traveler, concert attendee, salsa connoisseur, comic reader, and theme park nerd.
Snaps: photoboothezizi

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
Posts: 4242
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Shelby Twp, Mi
Gender: Male
Age: 46

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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.
The petting farm seemed to be really popular.
This is the crown jewel of the park.
Always Worth the wait.
Station shot.
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...
The dragon of the sea.
The park has some nice landscaping
Wolverine wildcat is the parks other large wooden coaster
For some reason, I failed to take a picture of the sign
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.
Our last coaster of the day was thunderhawk. This is probably the best running vekoma slc coaster i have been on.
Station shot
It was weird riding this at night.
One last look.
I snagged a few pictures of the park on the way out. Not too often you get that chance here.
That's all from Michigan's adventure. Stay tuned for the final update at a bonus stop...ciming soon.
341 steel coasters
114 wood coasters

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
Posts: 5577
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Location: Western NY
Gender: Male
Age: 47

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
Posts: 4242
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Shelby Twp, Mi
Gender: Male
Age: 46

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 am

Yea, it's either you walk all the way around or take the train.
341 steel coasters
114 wood coasters

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

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
Posts: 4242
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Shelby Twp, Mi
Gender: Male
Age: 46

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.
America's rollercoast!
It looks like cedarpoint is getting a new coaster next year.
Halloween attractions are going up. Here is corn stalkers being set up.
They use the thunder canyon waterway for the attraction.
Looks like the infirmary is being replaced by a freak show themed haunt.
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.
A short walk over to steel vengeance. Let's take a look...
A peek inside the town hall museum shows a look at what mean streak used to look like.
You can also check out a model of white water landing.
Oops...upside down
They also have a cool model of the blue streak.
The statue that used to be by the Marisa gate, has found it's way here.
Need to charge your phone? Look no further than town hall.
Back outside, they have set up these freak show booths.
Let's take a look at a few
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.
Found this hanging in the first aid station.
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
Wonder what it will be?
The lines were great for power riding the coasters.
Having fun on dragster
More halloweekends stuff
Remenants of white water landing
That's it from our quick visit to cedarpoint, and our mega coaster trip 2017. Stay tuned for my final thoughts on the trip.
341 steel coasters
114 wood coasters


Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

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.