Wordful Wednesday – A day at Michigan’s Adventure

There are so many things that a family can do together right here in Michigan and one of my favorites is Michigan’s Adventure. It’s an amazing amusement park and just like they advertise it really is two great parks for the price of one! My family spent the day there a couple of weekends ago from the time they opened until… well, I’d like to say when they closed but we got fed up with the on and off rain and finally headed out about an hour before they closed.

Honestly, we took all the kids… from toddler to teen… and there was something for everyone from the coasters, to the Lakeside Gliders, Frog Hopper, and carousel. We went from ride to ride without long waits in lines and enjoyed every one of them. Wait… that might be a bit of a stretch because Natalie decided to ride the coaster, Shivering Timbers (Annually voted one of the top 10 wooden roller coasters in the world byAmusement Today readers.), instead of sitting out with her brother like she did for the last coaster. She’s not a big fan of them and this one was fast and had constant ups and downs some huge hills… she refused to ride another coaster the rest of the day.

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Okay, two parks in one. Are you wondering what that’s all about? For one low cost, $29 for adults, you get the amusement park AND the incredible water park! There are 3 wave pools, lazy river, various kids play areas, and something like 7 different water slides and these neat little cabanas that you can rent for the day.

They cabanas are perfect because they have their own tables, chairs, little tent for shade, and you get to for the day. You can drop your stuff there and head out to do what you want and not worry about it because you have to have a special wrist band to get in.

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I am a little sad that we didn’t get to meet Snoopy or Charlie Brown… but we were able to get the prerequisite picture of the kids with the Snoopy outside of the gift shop (which they were so happy to pose for).

I think that you could make a weekend out of Michigan’s Adventure and visiting the beaches & lighthouses on the west side of the state. As a matter of fact we’re talking about going back again and spending the day there soon. To save money though we’ll pack our lunch and head out to car when we’re hungry because they stamp your hand so you can get back in later!

What’s one of your favorite home state places to visit?

I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus and Dude Mom so you could all learn about this awesome park and maybe consider visiting it (and maybe me)!

Disclosure: Michigan’s Adventure provided me and my family with tickets to the park and lunch but we really did love the park. As always all thoughts & opinions are my own.

21 Responses to Wordful Wednesday – A day at Michigan’s Adventure
  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    June 25, 2013 | 11:56 pm

    As close as it was, you’d think I’d have gone more than I did, but I think I went just three times. It was super fun though and I love the two parks being so close!

  2. Terra Heck
    June 26, 2013 | 12:33 am

    That looks like a ton of fun. And that’s definitely not a bad price either.

  3. Jessica
    June 26, 2013 | 7:31 am

    What a great park! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time building family memories! The price is great, definitely different than what I’m used to in Orlando. ;)

  4. Mrs. Weber
    June 26, 2013 | 9:50 am

    I am SO glad you covered this…I have never been there and wondered what it was like! I’m not a fan of Cedar Point, but this seems totally more my style — and I love that the water park is included. Will have to plan a visit for next summer :)

  5. MIZFIT
    June 26, 2013 | 11:45 am

    looks so much like our CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE too!!

  6. Hanan
    June 26, 2013 | 11:58 am

    How fun! I keep telling my husband we need to go to our local amusement park.

  7. Stacy Uncorked
    June 26, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    That looks like so much FUN! :)

    Snaggletooth Ginger Kitty

  8. Debra
    June 26, 2013 | 1:17 pm

    Wait- why aren’t there any pictures of you on rides??? I love roller coasters – I don’t think I’ve ever been on a wooden one….

    • Jackie
      July 8, 2013 | 8:10 am

      LOL! I rode them… all of them! But there was nobody to take pics if I was on a ride.

  9. Angela
    June 26, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    That looks like such a fun amusement park and the price isn’t bad either.

    • Jackie
      July 8, 2013 | 8:09 am

      The price is awesome! Of course the food and drinks are where they really get you. Water was like $3 a bottle!

  10. Michelle
    June 26, 2013 | 8:25 pm

    I haven’t been to an amusement park in 2 years, looks like SO much fun for everyone, every age!!

    • Jackie
      July 8, 2013 | 8:08 am

      It really was a lot of fun and I love that it’s so affordable and has both the water park & amusement park in one.

  11. Kimberly
    June 27, 2013 | 11:09 am

    This looks like so much fun! I love amusement parks and that’s so great that the water park is included too. Our local one is separate and that’s frustrating.

    • Jackie
      July 8, 2013 | 8:08 am

      This was the first time I had been to an amusement park in year AND rode all of the rides!

  12. Becca - My Crazy Good Life
    June 27, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    This looks like SO much fun! Tucson doesn’t have a theme park… I’d love to fix that!

  13. Lady Jennie
    June 29, 2013 | 6:30 am

    I love amusement parks, but my husband is less keen. There’s an Asterix near us (never been to), an Aquaboulevard (never been to), and of course, EuroDisney, which we’ve been twice with major preparation and saving up.

  14. Emmy
    July 3, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    How fun is that! That one ride in the sail boat things is just like a new ride at Knotts Berry Farm, then when I saw there is snoopy- makes me think the two parks are probably related somehow.

    Sounds like an awesome place and what a great price!!

    • Jackie
      July 8, 2013 | 8:06 am

      I think that they’re all owned by the same company…. Cedar Faire.

  15. Running Betty
    September 2, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    We didn’t get to meet Snoopy either. We saw him through the window while we were eating lunch and never saw him again. We were also there June of this year. I even asked a few of the employees selling stuff near the entrance/exit, and they couldn’t help.

    • Jackie
      September 4, 2013 | 2:48 pm

      The first time we went we were able to see him and I really wanted my son to see him. He loves characters for some reason.

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