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Any Lansingites Bouncing Over to Metro GR for ThunderHawk?

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Just was wondering if any of the Cap City crew heard about the addition of the Vekoma-manufactured steel suspended rollercoaster THUNDERHAWK to Michigan's Adventure (MIA) next summer 2008? This should make the "giant" 45-minute trip from Lansing over to the Metro Triplex (GR-Muskegon-Holland) a little more worthwhile.

This 2-min/20-sec ride, at 2,200 feet long and 105 feet in height and featuring five inversions and speeds nearing 55-mph, will hopefully initiate the image of MIA being a true "thrill ride" park and will hopefully also bring MIA's attendance to 700,000+ visitors this year.

We're hoping that because of downtown GR's position as the Muskegon-bound pass-through from eastern-, northern- and southern-originating traffic at US-131 and I-196 and its close proximity to US-131 and I-96, that it could become an ideal spot to "land" after a day out at MIA for a "night in the city". ;)

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I've been to Michigans Adventure a lot, but I don't think i'll be making any special trips for this coaster, it's less than an hour longer drive to get to Cedar Point.

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They're finally going vertical with steel :yahoo: :

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I wanna meet some Lansingite UPers for some beer before we ride! :alc:

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I really am glad that Michigan's Adventure is building some more and better rides. Muskegon is my favorite lakefront city, besides Chicago. I like to go the Michigan's Adventure every other time that I visit Muskegon, which works out to once every 2-3 years. Hopefully with all that land they build at least a couple more coaster in the somewhat near future. Something over 200 ft would be awsome.

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. . . . Hopefully with all that land they build at least a couple more coaster in the somewhat near future. Something over 200 ft would be awsome.

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A Point-of-View (POV) Ride on ThunderHawk (while it was still at Geauga Lake):

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New Thunderhawk Construction Update Pics Courtesy of Michigan's Adventure and MIABlogOnline.com:

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Looks good! Do you know where this is going in at? It looks to be in the corner of the park by Shivering Timbers and The Wildcat.

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Looks good! Do you know where this is going in at? It looks to be in the corner of the park by Shivering Timbers and The Wildcat.

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Hood!! I just spent this past Saturday out at Michigan's Adventure (MIA) and rode THUNDERHAWK!! I met a WHOLE BUNCH of CAPITAL AREA PEOPLE (especially some VERY pretty pink- and green-wearing ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority from Lansing and MSU - they must have been on some sorority-bonding outing to MIA to continue their celebrating of their sorority's Centennial celebration).

I'll just say, about Thunderhawk, TAKE OFF YOUR DAMN SHOES if they are not tie-ups (sandals would be a joke). That thing snatched my loafers right off my feet on the third upside down backflip element (sidewinder). Bounce over and ride it - it is PHAT and there's still time left. Let me know how you like it. :thumbsup:

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