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Postby televisedconfession » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:39 pm

I don't see a big coaster in their immediate future, but a nice custom family coaster I don't think is out of the question. I'm excited for this announcement.
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Postby andyuk200523 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:32 am

New for 2011-Giant Beach Party interactive water play attraction at Michigan’s Adventure. Beach party will feature the first of its kind giant geyser, which blasts water over 90 feet in the air. Full details and a press release will be available soon at http://www.miadventure.com. We hope to see you this summer!


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NEW BEACH PARTY ATTRACTION ERUPTS AT MICHIGAN’S ADVENTURE!

Muskegon, MI --Adventure in the State of Michigan will be taken to a whole new level this summer when Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park introduces Beach Party, a giant interactive water play attraction, in its WildWater Adventure Waterpark. Beach Party will feature the first of its kind giant geyser, which blasts water over 90 feet in the air. During the eruption guests will see a column of water approximately 20” in diameter gradually rising in the air and towering over the multi-level play area to a height of approximately 95 feet which then rains down over the attraction.

The new multi-level assembly will incorporate over 150 play features, including eight water slides, water jets, water curtains, pipe falls, water wheels, and several net bridges. Guests will be able to drench each other with fire hose jets and interactive water guns. The beach themed area will offer multiple waterfalls throughout. The attraction will be manufactured by WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. of British Columbia, Canada.
“This amazing new ‘splashtastic’ water area which boasts geysers, gadgets and super-drenching slides will entertain guests of all ages. This is a spectacular addition to Michigan’s largest water park,” said Camille Jourden-Mark, V. P. and General Manager of Michigan’s Adventure.

WildWater Adventure already offers an exciting collection of body slides, tube slides, wave pools, kiddie play areas, and family raft slides--including Funnel of Fear, a giant funnel water slide. Michigan's Adventure is well known for its waterpark, and for its family-friendly admission rate, offering, “Two great parks, for one low price.” General admission will remain at $26.00 per person for the 2011 season. Michigan’s Adventure also offers 2-day admission tickets and season passes. Season Pass four packs are on sale through Christmas for only $79.99 per pass and offer guests unlimited visits all season. These great prices will allow guests to ‘Let the good times flow!’ at Michigan’s Adventure all summer long.
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Postby jawharp1992 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:46 am

I think this is a good addition to most parks, but honestly I don't see the point of having a water park the size of the current one at Michigan's Adventure. The thing about MA is that it's only 7 miles away form one of the largest inland lakes in the world. I never enjoyed the water park too much because instead of paying $13 (two parks for the price of one) to swim in a pool and ride down slides that are at other parks...

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I don't want to sound like I'm nagging and complaining, because any new addition to this park is taken greatly, but I guess I'm biased since I'm a local that lives halfway between the park and the beach.

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Postby ernierocker » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:55 am

^Yeah, you are right. Six Flags Great America couldn't have a successful water park since it is so close to beaches on Lake Michigan. Or just about any major beach destination (like Destin) in the United States would have a reason to build a water park literally across the street from a beach.

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:16 am

While I'd have liked to see another flat ride added to the park, a water play structure in the water park will make a great addition. The water park was packed when I went, and it seemed like it was the main draw for the park. Michigan Adventure, while having no competition, has a small population base to draw customers from. Even with all the lake resort towns, Michigan Adventure is kind of out of the way and difficult to visit. So there is no real need to build up the ride side, even though it is needed, if the main reason people go is to visit the water park. When I visited, outside of the water rides, only Wolverine Wildcat and Corkscrew had a line, and this was due to poor operations. While it won't appeal to me or other thrill seekers, it makes perfect sense for the park to focus on the water park, which seems to be the park's main business plan. Plus, even though the ride side lacks flat rides, there is still enough to have fun, and if you get bored, you can just go over and ride Shivering Timbers. :airtime:

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am

Waterparks are the new hotness! I have seen that exact play structure at several parks this summer and KT loves each one!

Oh, and I'd MUCH rather go to a water park than some disgusting lake beach!!!! Obviously judging from the popularity of waterparks in areas with beaches I'm not alone in these feelings!

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Re: Michigan's adventure will make an annoucement soon.

Postby jawharp1992 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:40 am

SharkTums wrote:Oh, and I'd MUCH rather go to a water park than some disgusting lake beach!!!! Obviously judging from the popularity of waterparks in areas with beaches I'm not alone in these feelings!


Most of the shoreline along Lake Michigan (and the other Great Lakes) isn't disgusting. If you think it's like a normal inland lake with nasty muck, dirt instead of sand, and pee warm water, you have wrong impression. It's like an ocean, except without the jellyfish, sharks, stingrays, and saltwater.

That being said, I can't deny the fact that the water park is popular with the crowds. What I can say though is that on the same days that the water park is full (which usually ends up being some of the hottest days of the summer) the beaches are also packed. On any day in the summer in Michigan where it's over 65 degrees, the beaches become a second home to the locals within 20 miles of the shoreline.

Back on topic though. Maybe the water park's so popular because there isn't really any attraction to the selection of rides installed in the amusement park itself?

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Postby YoshiFan » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:00 am

The same thing happens at Dorney too and they have a better coaster collection. Both B&M's and Steel Force can be a walk on or 5 minute wait while the water park is packed. I think it's because only thrill seekers will go on the coasters and almost everyone can handle the waterpark and most water slides and the lower capacity of the slides makes it more crowded since it takes longer to go on everything in the waterparks.

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Re: Michigan's adventure will make an annoucement soon.

Postby robbalvey » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:06 am

jawharp1992 wrote:
SharkTums wrote:Oh, and I'd MUCH rather go to a water park than some disgusting lake beach!!!! Obviously judging from the popularity of waterparks in areas with beaches I'm not alone in these feelings!


Most of the shoreline along Lake Michigan (and the other Great Lakes) isn't disgusting. If you think it's like a normal inland lake with nasty muck, dirt instead of sand, and pee warm water, you have wrong impression. It's like an ocean, except without the jellyfish, sharks, stingrays, and saltwater.

Yeah, that's disgusting. I'm not a "fresh water person" either - whether it's a lake, the ocean, whatever. Personally, I also agree, this is a great addition for the park.

And Elissa is absolutely right! Southern California has some of the most popular beaches in the world, yet this area manages to sustain SIX water parks within a 150 mile span!

jawharp1992 wrote:Maybe the water park's so popular because there isn't really any attraction to the selection of rides installed in the amusement park itself?

Sure! That would also explain why Holiday World's water park gets insanely packed, same with Dorney Park, and Six Flags Great America, etc, and all those other parks that have a free water park and a crappy selection of amusement rides... Here's a thought that might shock you...PEOPLE ACTUALLY LIKE GOING TO THE WATER PARK!

Oh, and I like you how shoot down Elissa's opinions and try to educate her on the Great Lakes as though she's never been there. :roll:

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