Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sabrina's Brochure Spotlight: Michigan's Adventure 2005

Between the massive woodie in the background and the signature Cedar Fair "2 Parks for the Price of 1" tag line, the unsuspecting tourist might be led to believe that this charming little park in Muskegon, Michigan was born and raised a corporately owned thrill park. Not so! In the beginning, Michigan's Adventure--formerly "Deer Park"--was little more than a petting zoo with a few rides thrown in for good measure.

Michigan's Adventure boasts the most colorful (and I daresay the most beautiful) Arrow Corkscrew still in operation. This extra burst of color really gives the ride a personality of its own and sets it apart from its other well-worn brethren. The enthusiast lot may be rather bored with this model, but it truly is a perfect fit for Michigan's Adventure and stood as the park's only inverting coaster until the introduction of the transplanted Thunderhawk this past summer.

(And by the way... Is it just me, or does anybody else find it frightening that the raft in the upper left-hand photo looks like it is about to capsize??? I'm not sure if that was a wise photo choice for a brochure!)

It's fitting that there is an entire section of this brochure dedicated to children. While Michigan's Adventure is large enough to satisfy the thrill-hungry, it is still small enough to retain the charm of a traditional, family-oriented park.

The ever popular ProSlide Tornado made an appearance at WildWater Adventure in 2005. It was a great addition to the well-established water park, which welcomed its first guests back in 1991.

I honestly think that this is the first time I have ever touched a computer on Christmas Eve. But I had a couple hours to kill between the various rounds of holiday festivities, so why not? Consider it my gift to you! I wish all of you a warm and wonderful holiday season!