I actually pulled out Michigan's Adventure's 1995 brochure to scan for this week's From The Vault, but realized that I had already featured that here on NPN - almost five years ago already! The next logical choice was the 1996 brochure, which looks an awful lot like the '95 version, but let's take a look anyway.
This brochure is extremely straightforward, and I like that. The cover quickly explains that there is both an amusement and water park on the grounds. The back cover, like a good back cover of the 1990s should, gave all the details you needed to plan a trip. We have a nice grid calendar of operating days, admission prices, and a map! Note that the admission fee was only $16 for an adult - looks like it's around $30 nowadays.
The next section of the brochure shows off all that is new to the park. 1995 was actually when Adventure Falls, a large shoot-the-chutes ride, was added - but a big ride like that deserved some space of its own the following year as well.
The actual new ride for 1996 was Chaos, a spinning and flipping flat ride that eventually caused quite a bit of chaos at the park... not the fun kind though.
The large fold out section in the center has a nice collage of different rides and slides that Michigan's Adventure offers visitors. Naturally there are plenty of smiling and laughing faces in the shots! This brochure is of course pre-Cedar Fair purchase, when it was still a family run park. The water park - WildWater Adventure - even features "heated, clean, filtered water" thank goodness! Hmm... not the type of thing you often see listed in a corporate park's advertising, now is it.
The water park actually received a big addition the year after this one and remains one of the park's strongest draws - and I'm sure it still features clean water!