Thursday, June 6, 2013

'Tis the Season (Amusement Park Season!)

It is no secret I love amusement parks. In fact, it's one of my favorite things about warm weather rolling around, and has been for as long as I can remember. Most of the time we head to one of our two favorites and because we like them so much, we never consider going anywhere else.

This is Shivering Timbers, the coaster hubby says I must 'experience.' ;)

Every year when we are discussing our plans though, my husband brings up Michigan's Adventure, an amusement park he loved when he was a boy.  He has seen some of the world's tallest and fastest roller coasters (and watched me and the kids ride the ones he was scared to ;) ), and swears Shivering Timbers is the best wooden roller coaster ever. Looking at in pictures does not do it justice, he says (though I think it is impressive in pictures). Oh no, it's more than what it looks like in a photo...it's an experience.


I believe him. And this year I'm going to find out firsthand when we surprise the kiddos with a mini-trip to the park.  Michigan's Adventure is the largest amusement and water park in the state with over 60 rides and attractions (including 7 roller coasters). It also has a section for just the little ones to enjoy. The water park has three wave pools, tube slides, body slides, the Funnel of Fear and a family play area. The best thing? You get admission to both for one low price ($29 per person, toddlers 2 and under free). I think that price can't be beat.


Catered events are also available at Michigan's Adventure. If you're looking for an employee event, or summer day out, it could be well worth checking into.

I'll do a write-up when we go. I'm looking forward to it, actually (the visit and the write-up). ;)

I'll be catching up with everyone when I get back from D.C., this is my long weekend to go see my new granddaughter (I'm leaving first thing in the morning...finally, woo hoo!!).


In the meantime, I'm wishing you all a fabulous weekend and wondering a couple of things:


Do you like to go to the amusement park? Do you ride the roller coasters when you go?

35 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - congrats grandma! sandie

Michele P. said...

hubby and I are talking about going back to Six Flags New England this summer as the last time we went my daughter was only a year old... she's 11 now and really wants to see what it's all about. I don't ride the coasters... hubby does, not sure if my daughter will muster up the courage to do so or be wimpy like mom. lol.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Sandie, wooooooooooooooot! I felt like that child was going to graduate college and have a family of her own by the time I could get over to hold her!! ;)

mail4rosey said...

10 years is long enough to go without. :) I haven't been to Six Flags but my oldest and his wife have been and they enjoyed it. Looking forward to hearing if your daughter decides to ride or not if you go. :)

Carole said...

Rosey, I can't remember the last time i went to an amusement park. My better half keeps threatening to make me go on a roller coaster but I'm too much of a scaredy cat for that! If you like thrills you should come to NZ and bungy jump etc. Cheers

Lisa Newlin said...

I haven't been to an amusement park and/or a water park in years. I didn't really think about it, but after reading this post and seeing your pictures, I want to go more than ever now.

And the best wooden roller coaster is The Screaming Eagle at Six Flags. LOVE IT!

Cheriese said...

I love amusement parks! I'm a wimp when it comes to rides though, I think the scariest I have ever been on was The Hollywood Tower of Terror, yikes!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

She's too precious Rosey ( what's her name? )
I haven't been to an amusement park in ages - but the first ride I always went on was the roller coaster ( my life has become one lately so don't need the mechanical ones anymore LMHO )
XOX

John DeBellis said...

It has been years since i've been to one

My Journey With Candida said...

Enjoy the Baby Rosey. What a little doll she is!!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

My kids enjoyed them, they are pretty fun

Masshole Mommy said...

I had anxiety just looking at that picture of the roller coaster. NO, I definitely do not like them. We do amusement parks a lot, though. Obviously we go to Disney every year and there are a few small scale parks up in NH that we go to yearly.

Susan Cook said...

I like amusement parks and some of the rides. I don't think I would be going on that roller coaster you have pictured! I would be scared out of my mind. - lol. Hope you have a nice trip.

Secondary Roads said...

That does look like fun! Sounds like a great adventure for the family.

Sandee said...

You'll be all over that baby girl. That's what you'll want to do the most. I'm just saying.

Have a fabulous weekend. ☺

Raising Reagan said...

Yay .. my sister is coming down this weekend and we are taking the kids to a big water park tomorrow. I used to love amusement parks too and I think I'll get back there when we get to take Rey to Disneyland for the first time.

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Kristi Maloney said...

I do like to go to amusement parks with the kids. I love seeing them having so much fun. I would not go on a roller coaster. I am a big whip. Have a wonderful weekend visiting with your granddaughter!

Theresa said...

We are going to Michigan's Adventure this summer too. It's about a 2 hour drive from here, but we think it is totally worth it. We went a few years ago and do you know, it started RAINING when we got on that wooden coaster. Do you know how much it hurts when you are flying down those 5 humps getting smacked in the face with rain? Not a great experience then, so I am looking forward to riding it again when we go back this summer. Hopefully it will be nice and sunny then lol.

Pat Hatt said...

have a great visit and sadly I'd like to, but none around here

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How exciting that you're going to see your granddaughter! Give her a kiss for me :)

Just seeing a photo of that rollercoaster makes me shiver! It is named appropriately haha.

Judy Haughton-James said...

That amusement part looks wonderful Rosey! What an impressive structure Shivering Timbers is! Have a lovely weekend with your granddaughter and her family.

Carla said...

There aren't any amusement parks around here. Two years ago we went to Disney World and Busch Gardens, but usually if we go, it's to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. It's within an hour drive from my parents' house, so it's the one that makes the most sense most of the time. We've already bought season passes for this year, and plan on going at least 4 or 5 times while we are in Missouri this summer! :)

Katie Corley said...

Your more likely to find me in the local sewer than you are a roller coaster. They scare me to death!
Thanks so much Rosey for supporting my new blog!
Katie~
Sugar Me Pretty

Gourmet Getaway said...

My children love fun parks!!! Such a beautiful bunch of photos with the blue sky background.
Congratulations on you little grand child :)

Z said...

wow that coaster looks scary. I don't have it in me anymore to be true!

Katherines Corner said...

Congrats again my friend. Wonderful photos!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Kristie said...

I hope you're enjoying D.C. and visiting your granddaughter! :-)

I don't care for amusement parks and I don't ride rides. The most we do is the county fair rides...and I usually hold everybody's stuff when they go on the rides! LOL! I'll do the Ferris Wheel though! :-)

Camille said...

I admit I'm a thrill seeker and I absolutely love roller coasters. The scarier, the better. :)

Your new granddaughter is just so adorable!! I bet you can't wait to hold her. Congrats! :)

Pepper said...

My daughter loves amusement parks more than I do :). I get so scared even when I'm just looking at a ferris wheel or roller coaster. I've never been on one, and I don't intend to :)

ChatterBlossom said...

Oh goodness me! I get sooo sick on roller coasters! But I'm glad you love it and I'm VERY glad that you get to see the new baby girl!! Have a great time!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Julie Maloney said...

I have a major amusement park (Carowinds) five miles from my home and I've never been there once. It's wildly popular too. I really should go see what I've been missing all these years!

Monica said...

First of all - what a cute grand baby!! We too are so excited about amusement park season. There is something so incredible about seeing the excitement in little eyes. xx

stevebethere said...

Oh great fun I love amusement parks or funfairs as we call them my favourite ride it The Waltzers fantastic and of course any roller coaster and I'm on it LOL.

Aww! your new granddaughter is so cute heheh! congrats!

Maria said...

Michigan's adventure looks like so much fun - so crazy, because as I was reading your post, a Pure Michigan commercial came on tv!
oh, your sweet granddaughter is just too sweet! what a beautiful little bundle! xoxox
maria

Colette S said...

Michigan adventure does look and sound so fun! I'd like to go sometime.

You will have such fun! The kiddies will be wild with excitement!