Cedar Fair Entertainment
Park News - (8/26/13) An interesting rumor for Michigan’s Adventure came in over the weekend, claiming that the park may be looking into the possible purchase of a set of Timberliner trains from The Gravity Group to run on Shivering Timbers in 2014. This could be a fantastic bit of news for the park, as the more open train design of the Timberliners could amplify the already great thrills on Shivering Timbers.
I’m a bit hesitant to believe this is 100% true so far, as to date Cedar Fair seems to have been reluctant to spend money on new trains for the chain’s wooden coasters, or to seriously consider other options such as Topper Track or I-Box conversions from RMC. Instead Cedar Fair has been more focused on plans to rebuild sections of select older wooden coasters over the off-season.
Perhaps this may be an offer from The Gravity Group to come in and “test” a Timberliner train for them… possibly the train they had been testing on and off at Holiday World for the last few years. If they like what they seem, maybe they’ll convince Cedar Fair to buy a set. Either way, if anyone knows more, please do let me know.
2014 - Nothing New Expected - Rumor - (8/21/13) Bad news, according to another reader there is no construction taking place at Michigan’s Adventure. They believe that what the first reader spotted was an area of sand that is located near the retaining pond behind Thunderhawk that is always there and not new. Poking around further, they also found no sign of construction or survey markings anywhere that would indicate an intention to build in this area in the near future.
Could Michigan’s Adventure be planning on taking a year off for 2014?
2015 - New Waterslides - Rumor - (11/24/13) A waterslide expansion package is expected to come to Michigan’s Adventure in 2015 from White Water West. This could be similar to the Snake Pit slide package going into Dorney Park in 2014 or the one added to Worlds of Fun in 2013.