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Our next stop was Kokomos fec in Saganaw Michigan. This place is home to the serpent coaster that once graced Lasordsville park in Ohio. The serpent is a fun little coaster that may not have many big drips, but makes up for it with the speed and smoothness.

 

Kokomos also has a mini golf course, batting cages, laser tag, arcade, bumper boats, snack bar, and driving range.

 

Onto the pictures.

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Here we are

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The star attraction is the serpent coaster

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Rules

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Sexy looking train

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A few shots of the station and controls

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Inside the arcade building, they have a story about the coaster.

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Inside the main building

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Lots of arcade games

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They also have a pretty decent laser tag. We had a blast with this.

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Lots of hiding spots inside

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We ended up owning the other team.

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They have a lot to do here including a euro bungee

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Batting cages

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Bumper boats

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Mini golf and outdoor patio

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One last look at serpent

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On our way out, we couldn't decide if we wanted to go to cedarpoint, or Disneyworld....lol

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That's it for this update. Next stop is Michigan's adventure.

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Alright....onto Michigan's adventure we go!

 

This was our first visit to the park in 3 years. Besides timbers, we have not really had much of a reason to drive over 3 hours to visit as there has been a lack of anything new at the park. This was the busiest we have ever seen the park. Most coasters had full lines, and all the spin and puke had decent lines as well. It stayed steady buisy during our entire visit that day. Timbers was running great, and thunderhawk was actually a very good slc coaster.

 

There are a few gripes about this park however.... First off, the food offerings are very lackluster. It's basicly chicken strips, burgers, pizza, and hot dogs. There is not beyond that. Second, why has there been no new additions of note to this park? They are in dire need of some new rides and expansion to complete the loop of the park. After waiting in ride lines talking to and listening to people talk, the consensus is that they are in need of more rides. A couple I was talking to, lives 20 miles from the park but drives the 2 hour drive to six flags several times per year because of the lack of rides. Even though though they live near the park, they only go once a year because of the lack of rides. I asked an employee if there were any plans on adding new rides, and he said "no" because they don't have the room and they can't expand much because of the sandy ground in the area....not sure there is any truth to that, but that's what I was told.

 

The positive things I noticed... First was the heavy crowds. This was the most people I have ever seen at the park before, and the midways were packed. It was so buisy, people were lined up to buy fsst lane bands. Second was the clenleness of the park. The park was sparkling clean. The trees and landscaping were looking good as well.

 

Onto some pictures...

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Here we are!

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As soon as you pull on, shivering timbers dominates the skyline.

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The parking lot was packed!

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While walking into the park, you walk right by the mad mouse coaster.

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Long lines at the gate welcomed us.

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These are new since our last visit.

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It was so buisy, people were buying fast lane bands.

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Very buisy midways.

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Full lines, and a corkscrew.

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A few shots of this classic Arrow creation.

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Station shot

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The boys approve of the airplane ride.

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And "I" approve of this.

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This is the parks "newest" attraction.

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I'm loving the new bumpercars.

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The lay of the land.

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Having fun on the cauresel.

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Log flume was a popular ride.

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Log flume splash and giant wheel.

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Time for lunch at coasters dinner.

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Typically, the coasters restaurants have the same pictures of mean streak and blue streak, but this location has shivering timbers.

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The big dipper coaster doing it's thing.

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Station shot

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$3 for 3 min?

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Cool boat ride for the kiddies

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You can't ride the motorcycle ride if your pregnant.

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Zacks zoomer

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Fun little wooden coaster

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Station shot

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Since when does a hotdog cost more than a burger?

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Lots more coming from Michigan's adventure...stay tuned.

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Great photos, especially that last one with the sunset. It is a fun place with proper expectations. Since you know what to expect, looks like you had a good time.

 

Thank You!

It was weird being in the park after dark. I don't think I've ever been in there after the sun went down.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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The petting farm seemed to be really popular.

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This is the crown jewel of the park.

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Always Worth the wait.

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Station shot.

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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...

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The dragon of the sea.

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The park has some nice landscaping

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Wolverine wildcat is the parks other large wooden coaster

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For some reason, I failed to take a picture of the sign

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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.

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Our last coaster of the day was thunderhawk. This is probably the best running vekoma slc coaster i have been on.

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Station shot

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It was weird riding this at night.

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One last look.

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I snagged a few pictures of the park on the way out. Not too often you get that chance here.

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That's all from Michigan's adventure. Stay tuned for the final update at a bonus stop...ciming soon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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America's rollercoast!

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It looks like cedarpoint is getting a new coaster next year.

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Halloween attractions are going up. Here is corn stalkers being set up.

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They use the thunder canyon waterway for the attraction.

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Looks like the infirmary is being replaced by a freak show themed haunt.

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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.

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A short walk over to steel vengeance. Let's take a look...

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A peek inside the town hall museum shows a look at what mean streak used to look like.

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You can also check out a model of white water landing.

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Oops...upside down

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They also have a cool model of the blue streak.

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The statue that used to be by the Marisa gate, has found it's way here.

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Need to charge your phone? Look no further than town hall.

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Back outside, they have set up these freak show booths.

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Let's take a look at a few

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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.

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Found this hanging in the first aid station.

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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

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Wonder what it will be?

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The lines were great for power riding the coasters.

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Having fun on dragster

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More halloweekends stuff

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Remenants of white water landing

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That's it from our quick visit to cedarpoint, and our mega coaster trip 2017. Stay tuned for my final thoughts on the trip.

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^ I love how they're using the rapids ride trough as a haunt walk through! Brilliant!

 

Have any other parks done this for a Haunt Event? Just curious.

 

And awesome report of your time there! I do miss the place, and I've been

there only once. Great report all round, mate!

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I forgot about Steel Vengeance for a second so in your first pic of it I thought there was a heavy fog blocking out the top of Mean Streak's lift hill lol!

 

I love the phone charging station! How much is it to use?

 

I love that they paid tribute to Mean Streak Henry.

 

Also love that they use the River Rapids ride for a Haunt! More parks should do that! Awesome use of space!

 

Your report was fun! I'm sad to see it end. Thanks for sharing all of those moments!

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I bought a power bank and can charge my phone up to 2 times on it if needed. I haven't used it at a park yet, but it's small enough to fit in a zippered pocket with my phone. I know it will come in handy when we take our 3-4 park trip in June.

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