Great Wolf Lodge is a great destination for families looking for a staycation or an evening away. Families will discover a range of activities that appeal to all ages. I’m sharing tips to help you make the most out of your visit.
My family LOVES amusement parks and we just happen to live close to Kings Island Amusement Park which means that we can have fun all summer long as a family. Last year we purchased a Gold Season Pass and had a such a great time that we decided to continue the memory making again this year. Purchasing a Gold Season Pass made us face the decision again of whether we wanted to pay extra for the All Season Dining Plan.
A few years ago, my family had the opportunity to be extras on the show “Bert The Conqueror” that aired on The Travel Channel while it was filming at Holiday World.
It was our first time visiting the park and we’ve wanted to return ever since. We were even more excited to return to experience the newest coaster and the waterpark because the only water ride open during our 1st visit was the one we were extras on.
There are several FREE things that Holiday World offers that are rare when it comes to amusement parks.
Michigan’s Adventure is a smaller amusement park compared to some of the other Cedar Fair Amusement Parks but it still has a LOT to offer for the whole family. Ironically, we never visited Michigan’s Adventure when we lived in Michigan and just visited for the 1st time once we lived out of state.
Here is what we enjoyed the most during our visit.
Thunderhawk is a suspended steel roller coaster that simulates flight with speeds of 50 mph and heights of 120 feet. The ride is smooth and the flips are fun! We liked this one so much that we rode it a few times in a row.
2. Shivering Timbers
Shivering Timbers is the longest wooden roller coaster in Michigan! The variety of hills and speeds that reach 65mph make this ride a must during your visit.
3. Mad Mouse and Corkscrew
Mad Mouse is a fun ride that seats 4 people in a car with quick turns and hills. The Corkscrew coaster ride time goes by really fast with speeds up to 45mph and two inversions.
3. Wildwater Adventure Waterpark!
The waterpark at Michigan’s Adventure honestly went above and beyond my expectations. I was really impressed with all of the waterslide options in the park. Your admission ticket to Michigan’s Adventure includes the waterpark which gives you double the fun.
There are rides for the whole family here. There are several areas for smaller kids to swim and play along with three separate wave pools that each offer small, medium or large sized waves.
This waterpark has a great amount of big water slides. You have to carry your own tube up for some of the slides which also doubles as a cardio workout.
Make sure that you allow for enough time to check out all of the slides because the waterpark closes earlier than the regular park.
4. Rides for all ages
If you have younger kids you will have lots of rides to choose from.
5. Classic Rides
I loved that Michigan’s Adventure had the classic type of rides that you see at a festival but you have comfort of knowing that everything is permanently secured to the ground.
6. Short Lines
During our visit we never waited more than 30 minutes for a ride which gave us more time to see more of the park and go back to the rides we enjoyed.
7. Dining Plan Options
You can get a better value by purchasing an All day dining plan if you plan on being at the park all day and don’t want to worry about planning meals.
We had a great time at Michigan’s Adventure. It’s definitely worth checking out if you are visiting West Michigan.
You can find out more about Michigan’s Adventure from their website.
Michigan’s Adventure is located at 1198 West Riley-Thompson Road, Muskegon, MI 49445.
Disclosure: I received complimentary admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.