Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:37 pm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Parker821 wrote:DirkFunk wrote:There's no lights so the park can never run at night.
They have been adding lights the last few years.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:38 pm
thrillrider wrote:I find it sad that they dont invest much into this park. It reminds me a lot of what they did to geauga lake. I think they are afraid to add anything, as it may effect the cash cow(cp) a few hours down the road.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:37 pm
fredoflasvegas wrote:My problem with Michigan's Adventure isn't the small selection of rides, it's the horrendous park operations. We cannot expect MiAdv to get new rides very often. It's located in a rather small market. When I last visited there I was disgusted with the park operations (typical me). Shivering Timbers had a seriously obxious crew that was slow as molasses. I remember the day when the Shivering crew would dispatch a train as soon as the other train headed into the helix. Now, you'd be lucky if the new passengers started locking their seatbelts at that point. This happened repeatedly. An 1 hour, 10 minute wait with only one switchback. That was when I bought Fast Lane for $45.
Then there's Wolverine Wildcat. It only has one train. But why does the park only have ONE (1) person checking lapbars and seatbelts? That's one person for BOTH sides. One dispatch took 8 minutes long, thanks in part to a guest that was so obese she couldn't fit into the seatbelt. One train on Thunderhawk, which resulted in probably in a two hour wait. I didn't even bother with Fast Lane since I would have taken at least 45 minutes with the extra large station.
I will return to MiAdv only for Shivering Timbers. It's still an amazing ride even after 20 years. I would hope that the park would invest in a second train for Wolverine Wildcat. Its a good enough coaster that warrants it.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Parker821 wrote:DirkFunk wrote:it's poorly staffed
So is CP.
Parker821 wrote:DirkFunk wrote:they have like, what, three rides that adults and children under 48" can ride together (two of which are coasters)?
I count 22 (Dry side), three of which are coasters. (According to the website)
DirkFunk wrote:As a water park, what have they gotten new in the last 7-8 years, some used kiddie slides from Geauga?
All Cedar Fair food stands and locations suck. Classic tenders and fries. (Cedar Fair OWNED, not including Subway, Chick Fil-A, Panda express etc..)
They do need a new entrance. Not gonna lie.
Your hating on stuff that's not even there lol. They A. Don't have the staffing. And B. Don't have the attendance base to warrant a show.
Added coasters, an indoor restaurant. Umbrella's can be found around seating areas. The carnival ride area used to be known as "the oasis". Now it is cluttered with trees.
Okay, sorry the park is such a disappointment.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:53 pm
DirkFunk wrote:The Corkscrew station was a meme before memes existed. I'm not joking either. "SAVE THE STATION".
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:54 pm
thrillrider wrote:The reason that wolverine wildcat only has 1 train, is because it doesn't have a transfer track. There is no room to put it anywhere.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:00 pm
VF15 wrote:I’d bet Cedar Point isn’t the reason for infrequent additions to the park. It seems like Michigan’s Adventure caters to families first and foremost, and if you’re a thrill seeker, you’re pretty much expected to go to Cedar Point. From what I’ve read for on this thread before, Michigan’s Adventure still has relatively high profit margins, if that’s true I doubt it’s going the way of Geauga Lake anytime soon. I don’t think proximity to Cedar Point is a reason for sparse additions either, if that were the case, Kings Island would not have gotten the significant additions they’ve received over the past decade.
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:29 pm