Late Photo TR: Michigan's Adventure 7-6-08

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Late Photo TR: Michigan's Adventure 7-6-08

Postby cprocks22 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:07 pm

Ah Michigan's Adventure, the most lacking park out of all the Cedar Fair chain. Armed with only 1 awesome coaster, 2 (maybe 3) meh coasters, and at least 1 ow my spleen coasters, I should say this park needs some love. While Shivering Timbers is still an awesome ride, packed with airtime and relatively smooth, I still love it. However that's really the parks only good coaster.

I really believe this park could do with one more GOOD coaster, but looking at the surrounding area, it just doesn't look like its going to happen. The nearby city's are struggling to survive and most of the town (and the park for that matter) looks abandoned, and I was there the week after 4th of July. The longest wait I had for any ride was 20 minutes for front row of Thunderhawk running one train. Overall though, I did enjoy myself, and they have a promising water park that still continues to expand. I wish the best to this little ex- family owned park that really deserves some love.

Enough blabbing, onto the pictures... or lack there of!
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Welcome to Michigan's Adventure, please give me a skyline that's not just Shivering Timbers!
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First ride, Falling Star. I'm not sure why these are so fun, and one of the very few flat rides I don't loose my kettle corn on, which happens to be crazy delicious here.
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It calls to me...
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Shivering Timbers!...and you thought I meant the scrambler! Sorry about the blurry-ness. My camera=fail.
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Yay for an Arrow Wild Mouse, I still find this one fun, not sure why. *I should be shot for these captions, sorry folks, I got nothing*
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Thunderhawk needs a slogan, something like... "I suck just as much as I did at Geauga Lake!", or "Why?".
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I actually overheard a few people talking about how this looked incredibly similar to the one ride at Geauga Lake, I didn't break the news to them that Geauga Lake is mostly a lake now.
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Some shots of Shivering Timbers cause we all know your filthy and you love them.
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wow, I took the exact same shot twice, just ones zoomed in a little more. Me=fail.
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Their pathetic excuse for a train ride does have some positive aspects. 1) Good picture opportunities, 2) MUCH better then walking from Shivering Timbers to Thunderhawk (those who have been here know thats a LONG WAY).
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That reminds me! They are currently making a path that runs from Thunderhawk and I believe will exit somewhere near Wolverine Wildcat. All I have to say is thank you!!!!!
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Only shot of Wolverine Wildcat for the trip =(, poor thing needs love too. I just noticed I actually got a train in the shot! Me=not fail anymore.
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Didn't take very many pictures so heres the last one. Feel free to make any "Train going into the dark dank hole" joke you want.

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Postby DATman » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:19 pm

Thunderhawk wasn't rough at all. A little bumpy, but nothing that really stood out to me. ST was a fun ride as well (I went the last week of July), and Wolverine Wildcat was a blast in the front. As for the Kettle Corn, well, that's pretty much amazing.

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Postby coasterdude5 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:21 pm

Cool trip report. It's nice to see that there isn't a shortage of concrete at Cedar Fair...
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Postby coaster05 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:22 pm

If you take a bunch of sixth and seventh graders to the park it is massively fun. I found Thunderhawk to be quite a bit better then before, and I think that path in the back will really help the overall feel of the park.

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Postby timberskara » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:47 pm

Aw, thanks for posting.

Personally, I love that place! It's not the biggest or the best-- but it's not supposed to be, either. Timbers is awesome, the waterpark is like no other and they've got a good collection of fun flats.

Can't wait to visit when I spend a few days in MI in a couple of weeks :).

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Postby cprocks22 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:59 pm

^Don't get me wrong, I love the place to death as well, it just needs some TLC, and a coaster or 2 couldn't hurt :lolr: .

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I guess I had a bad experience on Thunderhawk. I remember it being painful at Geauga Lake as well as here. I'm always willing to give it another shot though.

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Postby John Peck » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:01 pm

MiA has come a very long way since my first visit in 1999. And keep in mind that Cedar Fair were not able to do much for a couple years due to having problems with water issuess involving the city.

Like Holiday World, people come to MIA mostly for the waterpark, and thats where they will get their ROI faster.

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Postby sfmmrules! » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:45 pm

I love those Falling Star flat rides. Theyre so much fun & too bad there are very few of them. I've been on the Mall of America one. I wish they didn't get rid of the SFDK one. :(

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Postby astroworldfan1 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:31 pm

OK, Thunderhawk now has the ugliest color scheme.

Other than that, great pictures!

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Postby jamesdillaman » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:14 pm

My favorite thing at MiA is the back wavepools, the so-called "extreme" wavepools. Some of the craziest that I've been in! Good pictures, good to see Shivering Timbers getting some love. For such a good ride, it doesn't get mentioned just because it's so out of the way for most people to get out there to ride it.

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