Michigan’s largest amusement park celebrates its diamond jubliee

Michigan's Adventure officially opens tomorrow.
Michigan’s Adventure officially opens tomorrow.

This year, Michigan’s Adventure will celebrate 60 years of family fun.  Beginning as Deer Park in 1956, the original petting zoo has evolved into Michigan’s largest amusement park and waterpark featuring more than 60 rides and attractions.


Michigan’s Adventure and Funland Farm open on May 27.  WildWater Adventure opens on May 28.


The 60th season will offer guests the opportunity to interact with chickens, geese, goats, a miniature horse, alpaca, llamas, a miniature donkey and various other farm animals.  The highlight of Funland Farm will be the return of deer to the park.  Michigan’s Adventure will also host an Instagram sweepstakes allowing guests to share memories from past seasons.  Prizes will consist of daily admission tickets and a parking pass.


Opening weekend will also include Tribute to the Armed Forces on May 29 & 30.  Michigan’s Adventure will offer free admission to active and retired United States military personnel on Sunday and Monday.  This will be the twelfth year that Michigan’s Adventure has extended the offer of free admission to men and women of the Armed Forces during this special event.


As a part of its Tribute to the Armed Forces program, active and retired members of the U.S military will be able to purchase discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $25 each.  The free ticket offer will be available on Sunday and Monday, May 29 & 30, and a valid military ID must be presented.  Each year members of the Michigan’s Adventure management team look forward to the opportunity to host the distribution table and meet the brave men and women that give so much to our country.


Home to Thunderhawk and Shivering Timbers, Michigan’s Adventure offers a variety of thrill rides, family rides, and kiddie rides.  Thunderhawk is Michigan’s only suspended looping roller coaster, and Shivering Timbers has been consistently ranked as one of the finest wooden roller coasters in the world since it was introduced.


Michigan’s Adventure Season Passes are now on sale at a discounted rate though May 30.  Season pass holders are offered a variety of perks, including early water park entry on select days, bring-a-friend days and park discounts.  For more information about Michigan’s Adventure, call 231-766-3377, or visit miadventure.com.