Photo TR:Michigan adventure and funny billboards.

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Photo TR:Michigan adventure and funny billboards.

Postby thrillrider » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:12 pm

We decided to make a trip over to Michigans adventure today.

I looked at the website and thought it said they were open till 7, but I read it wrong and they were only open till 5pm. That kind of sucked, as we did not get there till 2:30. The trip to the park was almost as fun as the park itself due to the funny signs we passed.

Overall the park looked good. I was a little worried when we pulled in, and there were about 50 busses in the lot. But the good thing was that they were all in the water park. We got to see the new bumper boats, but passed on them due to time.

Shivering timbers was in tip top shape, and so was the other coasters there. I had a TON of airtime on wolverine wildcat. Thunderhawk is probaly the best slc around as there was very little to no head banging. Timbers was just amazing in an abundance of airtime.

On with the pictures.....
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It was a 3 hour drive to the park. A boring 3 hour ride that is.
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There were no clouds in the sky, except for these cool looking ones.
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Typical Michigan roads.....there is no way around it.
102_7373 (Medium).jpg we saw some really interesting signs on the way to the park. Here are a few of them.
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I wonder if the reason he is running for office, is so that he can get back at all those people that made fun of his name?
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Here is one of the very desciptive signs pointing us to the park.
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We are getting close......I think.
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Would it kill them to put "Michigans adventure" on the sign?
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I can never get sick of this view.
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Yep....parking lot was empty, except for the 50 or so busses near the entrance of the park.
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The mouse coaster.
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I think every cedarfair park has one of these.
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New for 2010....bumper boats.
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For the tpr sign database.
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I am so glad that they got these instead of demon drop......end sarcasm
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First ride of the day
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Looking up at the flume.
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The giant wheel. I love the paint job.
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Sea dragon ride.
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The star of the show.
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They were running both trains.
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Station shot.
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Sorry about the bad picture, but you get the idea.
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There was no way to go around the sprinklers at timbers will get wet!!
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Train station.....kinda looks like a train station at another park. Anyone know?
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I thought I would take the train to get some pictures of timbers. But for some weird reason, they do not let you take pictures on the train. Not sure why, the train moves about as fast as my lawn mower.
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I was able to snag this shot while waiting for the choo choo.
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Tilt a hurl.
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The flying trapeze
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The trabant. This ride looks like it's about to fall apart.
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The thunderbolt.
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I don't know why, but I love this shot.
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The falling star
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Looks like they were still working on thunderhawks 2'nd train.
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They had all the back pannels off, and you could see all of the moving parts.
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I like the B&M seat better daddy....
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Thunderhawk doing it's thing.
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Twisted mess of steel
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Inside the station.
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The hand dryers in the rest rooms, will rip your flesh right off your hands if your not carefull.
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Grand rapids is the parks rapids ride.
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They have those water guns
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Not good...
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There were lots of rapids.
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Too much wetness for me.
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They have these water slides in the dry park, because you do not get wet on them.
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Adventure falls is like snake river falls at cedar point, only smaller
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Grand rapids station.
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Thunderhawk and swan boats.
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This ride is only for the hard core.....
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Merry go round.
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The corkscrew
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The highley themed station.
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Geek shot
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Empty station.
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The first drop.
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Loopy arrow goodness.
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Zacks zoomer kiddie coaster is this way...
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The big dipper kiddie coaster.
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Yep....she is my daughter.
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The wolverene wildcat. I got more airtime than I have ever had on this ride this time around.
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A look at it from accross the lake.
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I took the tunnel.....
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Another empty station.
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Brake run.
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Just in case you forgot where we are.
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Bumper cars and giant wheel.
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Bumper cars
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Not quite disneyworld, but fun none the less.
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Amy took advantage of the free shots of ice water.
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Wild mouse.
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This picture goes out to Kid tums.
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The park now has cheese curds as well.
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Random menu.
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Mad mouse
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Till timbersfest.....
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We have been wanting to try this place for a long time now, so on the way home we decided to try it out.
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It was good, but not as good as carabas.
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Also stopped and got a 89 cent frozen slushy from the gas station.
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Much cheaper than the $10 slushies they sold in the park.
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That's it for this trip report....hope you enjoyed it.
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Re: Photo TR:Michigan adventure and funny billboards.

Postby triggernel » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:31 pm

I have never seen a TR where this park is busy. Either TPRers go at the right time, or this park is dead.

Timbers looks awesome; airtime machine! :b
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Postby Reality15 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:48 pm

Sad I didn't work today, looks like things were very enjoyable outside making for a great day at the park.

Glad to hear you liked Timbers, it's been running great this year every time I ride it, and it feels a lot like it did back when it opened. Hopefully we get some more enthusiasts down to the park to get its ranking back up where it should be.
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Postby thrillrider » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:50 pm

I almost forgot about this picture.
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Re: Photo TR:Michigan adventure and funny billboards.

Postby robbalvey » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:30 pm

I have not been to the park since Cedar Fair bought it. Looks like they've really added some nice signage and other elements to the park.

How is Shivering Timbers running? Remember with this used to be "The Voyage" of the day?

Sad that a ride that was the top 3 in the world for 7 years running didn't even crack the top 20 last year...

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Re: Photo TR:Michigan adventure and funny billboards.

Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:46 pm

Great TR! Thanks for sharing. You never really see too much from this park. I really like Michigan's Adventure. Cedar Fair is really making the park look nice, and they have a TON of room to expand. I just wish that it would get more attention from enthusiasts. It's kind of a bummer.

I used to absolutely LOVE Shivering Timbers! When I rode it last year though, I thought it was really rough and pretty uneventful. Glad to hear that it's running a lot better this year. I'm gonna have to take a little trip over that way one of these days.

robbalvey wrote:How is Shivering Timbers running? Remember with this used to be "The Voyage" of the day?

I do indeed remember this! It was definitely generating some buzz back in the day.

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Postby saginawhxc » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:03 pm

I learned how to marathon a coaster on Wolverine Wildcat. It was my favorite when I was a kid.

Shivering Timbers is absolutely amazing. One of my favorites.

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Postby usctrojansrock11 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:04 pm

Thunderhawk looks beautiful.

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Re: Photo TR:Michigan adventure and funny billboards.

Postby Amy Baby » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:00 am

Their Corkscrew was running very good as to the no headbanging I experienced on it. Timbers is just a great coaster and its sad that its home is a hidden gem from the enthusiasts out there. As for the trip itself, it was a good to get away for the day. Thrillrder forgot to mention that in Michigan you are likely to see dead deer on the side of the road and we counted 8 of them round trip. For being a Vekoma, Thunderhawk was really enjoyable to me. The last time I rode it was when its home was at Geauga Lake and it hurt like none other. I had a good time.

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Postby monsterfan99 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:35 am

With the addition of the bumper boats, I am starting to think this park has one of the highest water rides to dry rides ratios in the country. Fun trip report and thanks for sharing.


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