My husband and I take the kids here every year and we haven't been disappointed yet. Please don't be fooled into thinking that because this is owned by Cedar Fair (who owns Cedar Point) that this is a replacement for Cedar Point...it is a much cheaper alternative to Cedar Point and because of that there are no where near as many roller coasters but there also are no where near as many lines or people. Another added perk is that the water park at Michigans Adventure is included with the gate admission unlike the soak city portion of cedar point. the food is still really expensive and unlike cedar point there aren't many options in the area. we ususally pack a picnic lunch and drinks and keep them in coolers in the car.
it is a fun day for the family and tickets can be purchased at Meijer for $29...considering local fairs are anywhere from $12 - $20 a day, I think this park is more than worth the $29 gate admission. The thunderhawk is comparable to the raptor at cedar point and shivering timbers is over a mile long and well worth the ride. this year it appeared some repairs were made and it was a smoother ride than in previous years. there is a "kiddie coaster" called mad mouse that is a bit of a surprise. the movement of the ride isn't the thrill as much as the set up makes it look and feel like your car is going to go straight off the track at each turn.
on the negative side lockers at the water park do fill rather quickly so make sure to get one reserved early. this year they installed electronic lockers (like the ones they installed at cedar point) and with the new lockers came higher rental rates that are now based on locker size...still a convenience that we pay for because the lockers are a lot closer than running out to the car everytime we decide to empty our hands or switch from water park to rides.
we will continue to take the kids to the park for one of our summer get aways simply because it is cheaper than other thrill parks and the kids have fun every year.
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