Fun at Michigan Adventure

I was provided with passes for my family to the park. All opinions are my own.

My husband is an amusement park junkie. I am more of a “sit on a bench outside the roller coaster and spinney rides and watch” junkie. But I am raising kids who clearly inherited my husband’s roller coaster genes. So I am determined to step up my game, out of control motion sickness aside.

What better way to do that then attending a blogger event at Michigan’s Adventure?

I have never been to Michigan’s Adventure before despite the fact it is a fairly quick drive from Grand Rapids. It is truly the perfect sized amusement park. Enough rides so that you don’t get bored, but not so many that you are annoyed you can’t get to them all. And there was the PERFECT amount of rides for all the different ages in my family. A ton for our three year old to ride on (including some pretty amazing roller coasters) and plenty for the older kids to tackle.


There was even this:


It was definitely the scariest roller coaster there. Legs dangling. Flips and corkscrews. Crazy for even a seasoned amusement park veteran. My kids all thought it looked way too crazy. And so did their fearful mother. But you know what is an awesome lesson for your kids? Conquering fears. So I conquered that bad boy. Sitting next to my equally crazy mother. And although it took me a good 30 minutes to walk a straight line, I am still giddy that I did it.

When you go to Michigan’s Adventure you actually get two parks for the price of one (which is already a good deal for just one park!). Admission into the amusement park also gets you into the water park, WildWater Adventure.


We had a long trip to Chicago in our plans after our day at Michigan’s Adventure, so we didn’t have time to hit the water park and the kids were BUMMED. I mean look at this thing!! My dad vowed that we would come back later this summer with swimsuits and enjoy. Not that we didn’t get wet. There are two rides within the amusement park that we should have read the signs better for. Because we got SOAKED. Lily, Hannah and I laughed so hard because we maybe had a few inches on us that stayed dry. I am still giggling thinking about it.


Shivering Timbers which is over 1 mile long and 125 feet tall!!!!

My whole family had a great day at Michigan’s Adventure. So much so that my kids talked me into an extra hour in the park despite the fact we were on a bit of a schedule to get to Chicago for my birthday week. “Just one more ride mom??!!!” became impossible to resist because we were having so much fun. At only $29 per person (with toddlers two and under free) we will definitely be back again this summer! The kids started begging for it the moment we left the parking lot.


  1. The legs dangling ride looks terrifying! The water park though, that looks pretty sweet!!
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