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Park News - (5/16/13) Good news from Michigan’s Adventure. The p
ark’s 2013 park guide has come out and actually shows off a spot right next to the Lakeside Gliders labeled as #10 – Lakeside Beer Garden. Looks like it should open sometime this summer after all.
(5/3/13) While it’s a bit too early to tell, rumor has it that Michigan’s Adventure may be considering adding some kind of lakeside restaurant with a patio into the vacant area next to the new Lakeside Gliders ride. Cedar Fair in general seems to be pondering or working on several new restaurant upgrades for many of their parks right now, but if it happens it likely will be for the 2014 season.
(4/5/13) A reader drove past Michigan’s Adventure this week and noticed crews were in the process of rebuilding the helix finale on Shivering Timbers. Always a good thing to see a beloved wooden coaster get some off-season love and maintenance.
(11/15/12) The Michigan’s Adventure website has revealed that the park will put on a special Christian concert event on May 24-25, 2013 called Rock The Coast. So much for squashing the hope out of everyone who was still hoping that the park wouldn’t go another year without a new attraction.
(11/7/12) I’m not really sure what this is about, but Michigan’s Adventure has announced on Facebook that they will soon make an announcement regarding a special Memorial Day weekend event. Anyone know more?
(3/9/12) Michigan’s Adventure will remove the park’s Falling Star ride before it opens for the start of the 2012 season. I know the ride has been troubled for the last several years, and has been rumored to be on the way out for some time now. The ride has already been removed from the list of attractions on the website.
(7/13/10) A fun new video from Michigan’s Adventure has been posted to CoasterFusion.
(6/9/10) A good photo report from Michigan’s Adventure can be found this week at Theme Park Review.
2013 - Lakeside Gliders - (4/23/13) The latest park update on Facebook from Michigan’s Adventure shows off the construction site where the Lakeside Gliders will be going in, replacing the park’s old go karts.
(1/14/13) I’m told that the new ride (Flying Scooters) coming to Michigan’s Adventure will be named Lakeside Gliders and positioned on the shore of the park’s central lake.
(12/18/12) Michigan’s Adventure has announced a new ride for the 2013 season. They will bring a classic ride to the park’s lineup in the form of a new Flying Scooters ride. The announcement did not indicate where in the park the new ride would be installed however.
(12/14/12) Michigan’s Adventure has begun teasing their fans on Facebook about a new attraction on the way to the park in 2013. According to the posting, “A new attraction you will see, in two thousand thirteen. I cannot tell you more about what is in store” and goes on to say that the announcement will be on Monday. Further down in the comment, they added one more riddle in the form of a Haiku:
The four elements
Only one will you master
Summer, please come soon
While this seems to be clearly a teaser about adding a Windseeker to the park, I really think that is a red herring to throw people off track. Given the late construction timetable, and cold winters in the area, I think it is a big late to throw a Windseeker into the mix. If I had to guess, I’m thinking a waterslide may be on the way, as it would also fit the single element theme of the Haiku, plus it wouldn’t have to be ready until summer. If this ends up being a Windseeker after all… I’d be surprised if they got it up and running before mid-summer.
(9/21/12) According to an e-mail sent it, the new attraction possibly in the works for Michigan’s Adventure may be a new Planet Snoopy themed kiddie area, as this may be the last park in the chain without one at this point. I’ve also heard rumors that a Dinosaur’s Alive upcharge attraction may be under consideration for the park in the future as well… but not sure when.
I’ve got to think that eventually Cedar Fair may be willing to pack up one of their older Dinosaur’s Alive installations when the numbers get stale and move it to another park, rather than buying new dino sets for each park in the chain.
(9/18/12) While we haven’t heard hardly a peep from Michigan’s Adventure all season as far as 2013 rumors go, we did get a few odd rumors claiming that the park may be under consideration for a WindSeeker and/or Dinosaurs Alive attraction. Unfortunately, I just don’t quite see either of these fitting into Michigan’s Adventure myself just yet. I can see them eventually moving one of the existing Dinosaur exhibits to the park when the first park feels they aren’t getting any use from it anymore, but there is no telling when that might be. I also don’t see them going 301 feet tall with any attraction here either.
So anyone else heard these rumors or for something else? After not adding anything at all in 2012, you would think that something was on the way for 2013 for certain.