Our family loves amusement parks and we are lucky to have Michigan’s Adventure nearby. These Michigan’s Adventure Travel Tips will help you have your best day in the park. We were provided tickets to visit and made it a fun filled family day. This was not our first time though at the park. We have been visiting since my 14 year was just 3 years old. This park is great for kids of all ages. Michigan’s Adventure is highlighting 100 reasons why you should visit the park and I will share a few of my favorites along with my tips.
Getting There and Visit Tips
Michigan Adventure is located north of Muskegon off US 31. This is an easy drive from the west side of the state. We stayed at my mom’s home in Grand Rapids and the drive was just an hour. The drive is about 3 hours from our home in Metro Detroit. In order to not feel rushed, I would spend the night nearby if coming from our home. You can get directions to the park here. I always try to arrive about 30 minutes before the park opens. This ensures that I will have a great place to park and be riding the rides as soon as the park opens. I pack a day bag with towels and swimsuits for the waterpark and leave it in the car. We hit the rides and then hit the waterpark during the heat of the day. I also usually purchase tickets online before I arrive at the park. This saves me time and money.
Michigan’s Adventure has great thrill rides and roller coasters but also have so many rides for the little ones. When my girls were little they would ride the small rides again and again. I have found over our many visits that the lines are never too bad. We are thrill seekers though and love the roller coasters. My youngest daughter was so excited that she was finally tall enough on this visit to ride Thunderhawk. The line was so short that we all rode it 4 times! The crowds were very light on the Friday we visited in July. We rode every ride multiple times including all the big coasters!
One thing I love about Michigan’s Adventure is that it is two parks in one and you pay just one price to visit them both. The water park rides are great for all ages and they have everything from a lazy river and half pint paradise to the funnel of fear which is our favorite water ride. There are complimentary changing rooms so I just grab our bag from the car after lunch and hit the water park for a few hours.
Food & Drink
You can either eat lunch in the park or pack a lunch and eat it at your car. We usually eat lunch at Wagon Wheel pizza in the park. We order a whole pizza and it is quite affordable for amusement park food. The pizza was just $23! If it is a hot day, the refillable souvenir bottles are great and you get free refills all day long and just $1 refills all season. You can save $4 on a souvenir bottle if you purchase online. On our latest visit we found that Michigan’s adventure has added a few beer gardens. My husband and I enjoyed a Summer Shandy and Oberon while the girls hit more rides.
Michigan Adventure is an affordable and fun filled day for the family no matter the ages of your kids. Be sure to visit soon and I hope these Michigan’s Adventure travel tips help you!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
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Denise Z says
I didn’t realize you were in Detroit–I grew up in Dearborn!
Fun! I love Metro Detroit.
Carol, The Red Painted Cottage says
We actually live in Grand Rapids, but I grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan. Next time our grandkids from TX visit, we’ll have to take them to Michigan Adventure; because we’ve never been to it, only to Cedar Point.