Michigan’s Adventure Water Park & Amusement Park: 2023 Ticket Deals, Park Tips & More

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Michigan’s Adventure Theme Park

Michigan’s Adventure, Michigan’s largest amusement park and waterpark is one of the state’s favorite destinations for family-friendly summer fun.

From roller coasters to water slides, this theme park promises a wild and unforgettable day trip.

People love it because it’s the perfect blend of thrill rides and modern attractions, peppered with nostalgic amusement park staples, like cotton candy, carnival games and the Ferris wheel.

And – we have an EXCLUSIVE TICKET DEAL to share with you!

Michigan's Adventure Entrance

The roller coaster theme park opened for the season on May 26, 2023.

The Scoop on Michigan’s Adventure

Michigan’s Adventure

4750 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445

We decided to put Michigan’s Adventure to the test. One of our families purchased season passes and worked hard to discover the ins and outs of the theme park firsthand.

Michigan;s adventure and wildwater adventure water park

So, how did it measure up?

Compared to other amusement parks, Michigan’s Adventure has a lot going for it:

  • It’s affordable
  • Food and necessities can be easily retrieved from the parking area
  • Summertime weather in Michigan beats the weather in the southern parts of the Midwest or Florida.
  • You spend much less time waiting in line
  • You can revisit your faves without fear of missing out
  • Water park admission is included

With some simple planning, it’s easy to have a blast at Michigan Adventure. See how:

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Our Price – 1 Day Tickets: $43 (Their price: $49+)
Can be used any day the park is open during the 2023 season.
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Michigan's Adventure Ticket Deals

New for 2023: Tricks & Treats Fall Weekends

The park’s 2023 season will extend past Labor Day for the first time with the addition of Tricks and Treats Fall Fest.

michigan's adventure tricks and treats fall fest

Every Saturday and Sunday from September 16 – October 15, visitors will find a transformed amusement park.

Look forward to a candy trick-or-treat trail, seasonal activities, treats and drinks – adult beverages and special magical potions for the kids at this all new event.

Tricks and Treats Fall Fest will offer select rides. A season pass includes admission to Tricks and Treats Fall Fest.

Michigan’s Adventure Open Days & Hours

Michigan Adventure Rides and the Water Park operate on separate schedules.

Michigan's Adventure roller coaster
  • Michigan’s Adventure opening day is May 26, 2023.
  • WildWater Adventure Waterpark opening day is June 10, 2023.

Michigan Adventure Hours

The table shows the general operating hours for mid-June through mid-August 2023. (Check the park’s calendar to confirm – some exceptions do apply.)

Michigan’s AdventureWildwater Adventure
11 am – 8 pmnoon – 6 pm
open 7 days a week in peak season

Park Layout

Michigan’s Adventure has used every nook and cranny on it’s campus for something.

Navigating the park is pretty easy, but it’s easy to miss some of the more tucked-away features. Or underestimate how long it will take you to get from point A to point B.

This birds-eye view of the park might help: michigan's adventure map overview

Amusement Park Rides at Michigan’s Adventure

53 rides and experiences are currently listed on the Michigan’s Adventure website.

Five rides are aggressive thrill rides. These include four coasters: Corkscrew, Shivering Timbers, Thunderhawk, and Wolverine Wildcat. The RipCord is the fifth thrill ride.

corckscrew roller coaster michigan's adventure

Ride access is determined by height. To see ride height requirements, download the app or look here.

Roller Coasters

This is where you can ride Shivering Timbers, the mile-long wooden roller coaster that is over 125 feet tall and travels up to 65 miles per hour!

The amusement park has a total of seven roller coasters.

Corkscrew Roller Coaster: thrill level 5, min height 48″

Be flipped upside down on this spiraling coaster ride. It’s the park’s first roller coaster and remains a fixture here for a reason: people love it.

Michigan's Adventure Corkscrew Rollercoaster

Shivering Timbers: thrill level 5, min height 48″

Good to know: the ride time for Shivering Timbers is long for a roller coaster. Also, the wooden timbers mean the ride is pretty bumpy. Shivering Timbers Rollercoaster Michigans Adventure

Thunderhawk: thrill level 5, height between 52″ – 78″

A smooth, thrilling ride you’ll dare yourself to do again and again.Thunderhawk Rollercoaster Michigans Adventure

Wolverine Wildcat: thrill level 5, min height 48″

Another classic wooden rollercoaster.Wolverine Wildcat Rollercoaster Michigans Adventure

Mad Mouse: thrill level 4, min height 48″ (44″ with supervising companion.)

This high-in-in-the-sky coaster takes you through a series of hairpins turns and steep drops designed to make you feel every single change.

Mad Mouse Rollercoaster

Woodstock Express: thrill level 3, min height 42″ (36″ with supervising companion.) Part of Camp Snoopy, this kiddie coaster is a great first-time coaster experience for many.

Roller coaster Michigans Adventure woodstock express

Zach’s Zoomers: thrill level 4, min height 46″ (40″ with supervising companion.) Once you’ve mastered Woodstock Express, it might be time to level up to this ride.

Zach's Zoomer Rollercoaster Michigans Adventure

A few highlights for familiies in the ride department include:

Swan Paddle Boats

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Timbertown Railway Timbertown Railway Michigans Adventure

Grand Rapids grand rapids water ride at michigan's adventure

Logger’s RunLog Ride at Michigan's Adventure

Sea Dragon sea dragon Michigans Adventure

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Carousel carousel at michigan's adventure

Gondola Wheel Gondola Wheel Michigans Adventure

Kiddie Rides & Camp Snoopy

Camp Snoopy is a charming section of the park that is themed after the beloved Peanuts characters.

Camp Bus at Michigan's Adventure

Camp Bus Ride

Find a handful of gentle rides perfect for younger children to tweens, including the Woodstock Express roller coaster, the Camp Bus ride and Mud Buggies.

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Pigpen’s Mud Buggies – Height Requirement: 36” min, or with supervising companion.

Beagle Scout Acres features a large climb-and-play structure that kids can climb, slide, and explore to their heart’s content. Beagle Scout Acres Camp Snoopy Michigan's Adventure

Water Park at Michigan’s Adventure

Voted the best waterpark in Michigan by our readers, WildWater Adventure outdoor water park apart from the crowd. (This seasonal park opened on June 10, 2023.)

Add to the mix these popular waterpark features and you have a winning recipe:

  • Lazy River
  • Wave Pool
  • Waterslides
  • Kiddie Area

michigan's adventure waterpark Please note: The waterpark opens later in the day and closes earlier than the main park. For the most part, Wildwater Adventure is open daily from noon to 6 pm starting on June 10, 2023.

Also, swimwear is required to participate in the waterpark attractions.

Water Park Attractions & Water Slides

If your crew loves the water, spending the bulk of your day in the waterpark might just hit the spot. There’s never a line for the wave pool or lazy river, making it easy to linger for hours on these popular rides.

Wave Pool: This wave pool is the real deal – when it’s rocking and rolling the waves are giant near the front for anyone wanting a wild ride. The zero-entry pool is mild at the rear, though, letting little kids enjoy a romp in the wavy water, too. wave pool michigan's adventure

Lazy River: Float around on a double or single tub and soak up the sun. The lazy river never ends, giving you infinite time to chill out and cool off. Ride the gentle current or splash a friend while you meander on your inner tube. The river is just under 3 feet deep, making this attraction easy for kids and adults alike.

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Lazy River at Michigan Adventure Water Park

Waterslides: Numerous inner tube and body slides are waiting for adventurous riders at the Michigan Adventure water park!

Ridge Rider / Wild Slide Ridge Rider Waterpark slides at Michigan's Adventure

Funnel of Fear dominates the skyline and challenges you to ride it if you dare!funnel of fear raft ride michigan's adventure.jpg

Water Park Areas for Kids

We give props to Michigan’s Adventure for the thoughtful design on the kiddie pool and slide area.

The park is busy, yet they’ve managed to carve out a little oasis for kids and parents with the Beach Party, Tropical Twist, and Half-Pint Paradise attractions.

beach party waterpark michigan's adventure
Ride: Beach Party – Height Requirement: 36” or 40″ in bare feet

Beach Party: This is what happens when you build a treehouse-type playground in a waterpark! You end up with lots of landings and rope bridges outfitted with super-soaker spray guns, kiddie water slides, giant geysers and a massive dumping bucket. beach party waterpark for kids

Half Pint Paradise: For a bit more chill experience, this seven-waterslide with splash pad water area is designed for small children and families. half pint paradise kiddie pool michigan's adventure

Interactive water play features like dumping buckets and geysers make this a sought-after corner of the park. half pint paradise kiddie pool michigan's adventure 

Kiddie Area Map & Tips

If you’re heading to the waterpark with little kids, these are the places to seek out.

After you enter the waterpark, find the main kiddie attractions tucked away on the left-hand side.

michigan's adventure waterpark for little kids map

Michigan’s Adventure waterpark for little kids – map

The lazy river and wave pool are a lot easier to find – they’re front and center – but they are not located with the kid-specific water rides/features.

Life Jackets: Required for children who are less than 42″-48″ tall in bare feet, depending on attraction. Life jackets are also available to use at no charge for inexperienced swimmers or anyone else who wants one.

Swim Diapers: For babies and toddlers, pack extra swim diapers for WildWater Adventure, as they are required. The waterpark gift shop sells swim diapers and water related gear, too.

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Waterslide at Michigan’s Adventure, Marie Clark Photography

Water Park Amenities

*Towels are not provided at Michigan’s Adventure water park.

Lockers are available to rent. They are located near the waterpark entrance along with changing rooms and restrooms.

lockers at Michigan's Adventure

Water Fountain:

Bring empty water bottles and top them off at the water refill station at the entrance of the waterpark.

water fountain michigan's adventure

Food and Dining Options

Hungry park patrons can choose to tailgate, dine in, or do both.

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Pack a Lunch

Outside food and drink are not allowed inside of the park BUT you are allowed to leave and re-enter the park throughout the day, making tailgating in the parking lot a popular option if you want to pack a lunch.

*You can bring in empty water bottles and fill them at the waterpark entrance.

Dining and Meals at the Park

The park is loaded with dining options, including restaurants and concession stands. You can find everything from sit-down dinners to street food to ice cream snacks and carnival items. The app is the best place to peruse the options and find locations near you. Drive in Restaurant at Michigan's Adventure

Drink and dining plans can be a good deal. A single meal deal in 2023 is $15.99 per person and includes and entrée, side, and choice of drink.

Adult beverages are available at the Beer Garden and Sunshine Oasis.

Using the App

The Michigan Adventure app is really good. You don’t have to use it, but if you do, you’ll be able to see ride wait times, locate dining and restroom locations, sort the attractions by type, thrill level and more.

It’s free to use and we recommend you download it prior to your visit so you can hit the ground running.

michigan's adventure app preview

Park Tickets

Ticketholders get access to both the water park and amusement park for the day.

Michigan’s Adventure Ticket Deals

We have partnered with aRes Travel to bring you exclusive Michigan’s Adventure ticket deals!

1-Day Admission

Mobile Friendly/
No Reservations Required –
$2/ticket processing fee compared to Michigan’s Adventure $6.99 charge

2-Day Admission

*Exclusive offer
2 Day Ticket – can be used any two days the park is open this season.
No Reservations Required
$2/ticket processing fee

Hotel Packages

Save when you bundle!
Select Your Dates & Hotel
Choose 1 or 2 Day Admission
Select Number of Tickets

Regular Michigan Adventure Tickets & Admission

Wondering how much it costs to visit Michigan’s Adventure?

Pricing may change. These prices were up-to-date as of 6/30/2023.

2023 Single Day Admission
Valid only for the day selected in the 2023 season. Ages 3 & up. Guests 2 and under are free.
$60 gate price
$49+ online as of 6/30/23 with an $6.99+ processing fee per transaction
2 Day Pass
Come for a weekend or split up the days.
Regular Vehicle
Oversized Vehicle

2023 Fast Lane
Bypass the lines on 14 rides & attractions
2023 Regular Season Pass
Unlimited Park Visits, water park visits, food & merchandise discounts, and pass perks rewards
Go Platinum: Includes free parking all season, admission to ALL Cedar Fair Parks
Regular: $99
Platinum: $280
2023 All Day Dining Pass
All Day Dining wristband includes an entrée and a side at participating restaurants during your day at Michigan’s Adventure. Valid for the 2023 season. Enjoy an entrée and side as often as every 90 minutes during your visit in 2023. Drinks are not included.
2023 Single Meal Deal
Single Meal Dining Plan voucher good for one entrée, one side and a fountain drink at your choice of participating locations during the 2023 season.
Cabana Rental
10’x10′. 8 guests. Lounge chairs, patio table, shade.
Single Stroller
Double Stroller

$15 + tax
$17 + tax
$22 + tax

Michigan’s Adventure FAQs

Where is Michigan’s Adventure located?

michigan adventure location map

Michigan Adventure is located on the West side of Michigan’s lower peninsula, just north of Muskegon, Michigan, and a half-hour south of Silver Lake, Michigan.

The park is about an hour’s drive from Grand Rapids or a little over 3 hours from Detroit, MI.

Are there Rides for Little Kids at Michigan’s Adventure?


Yes, Michigan Adventure has rides for little kids in the new Peanuts®-themed area, Camp Snoopy.

This kid-friendly spot includes Beagle Scout Acres, a large climb-and-play structure with lots of interactive features.

The whole area is filled with rides geared toward kids and families. The biggest thing to pay attention to is ride height requirements.

Does Michigan’s Adventure offer School Field Trips?

Yes, the amusement park has several days in 2023 set aside for school field trips: May 26, May 31, June 1, June 2, June 7, June 8 and June 9. $32.00 per person.* Advance registration is required.

What was Michigan Adventure before it was Michigan Adventure?

Michigan Adventure used to be called Deer Park Funland. It changed its name to Michigan’s Adventure in 1988.

Are there animals at Michigan’s Adventure?

Yes, the amusement park has animals! As a throwback to the park’s roots, there is a petting zoo at the amusement park. Funland Farm is home to llamas, alpacas, a mini horse, and more. Find them near the Mad Mouse roller coaster.

How many roller coasters does Michigan’s Adventure have?

Michigan’s Adventure is the largest amusement park in Michigan. It has seven rollercoasters among its 53 rides. The most extreme roller coasters are the Corkscrew, Shivering Timbers, Thunderhawk, and Wolverine Wildcat.

Does the Waterpark at Michigan’s Adventure cost extra?

No, the waterpark is included in the price of your ticket. Michigan’s Adventure is unique because your ticket gets you into both the amusement park and the waterpark for the day

Michigan’s Adventure Packing List

Going to both parks? Use this checklist to help prep for a day at Michigan’s Adventure.


  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunglasses or hats
  • Hand sanitizer/wipes
  • change of clothes
  • bathing suit / swim diapers
  • plastic bags for wet swimwear
  • waterproof pouch for credit card or cell phone
  • lip balm
  • tummy-trouble medicine
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • Flip flops for the water park bathroom & changing areas (footwear is not allowed on WildWater Adventure attractions. )

Nice to Have

  • Guests are permitted to bring their own life jacket if they’re Coast Guard certified. The park provides life jackets.
  • A wagon or stroller to cart around all the things, especially for the water park portion.
  • disposable rain ponchos
  • a hairband/clip for long hair

Safety Notes & Special Considerations

If one of your family members has mobility challenges or requires special accommodations, review this page.

Michigan’s Adventure has systems in place for those with autism or mobility challenges (to help minimize wait times), to a Kid Track system to keep families together.

Tip: Dress your kids in bright colors take a photo of each child as you enter the park.

Bonus Tip: Establish a group meeting place as soon as you enter the park.

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Hotels Near Michigan’s Adventure 

*This section contains affiliate links that help us pay our employees. Thank you for your support!

Comfort Inn Whitehall

2822 N Durham Rd, Whitehall, MI 49461

Free Hot Breakfast; Indoor Pool and Whirlpool
5.3 miles from Michigan’s Adventure

Quality Inn & Suites Muskegon

1675 E Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI 49444

Free Hot Breakfast; Outdoor and Indoor Pools.
12.5 miles from Michigan’s Adventure

Shoreline Inn & Conference Center

750 Terrace Point Rd, Muskegon, MI 49440

Muskegon’s Only Waterfront Hotel
Amenities include free WiFi, fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, meeting space, and restaurant. Guest rooms feature microwave and Refrigerator, coffee Maker, flat-screen TVs, premium cable channels, and iron and ironing board.
9.4 miles from Michigan’s Adventure

Delta Hotels by Marriott Muskegon Downtown

939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440

Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Center, Free Wi-Fi
9.2 miles from Michigan’s Adventure

Hampton Inn Muskegon

1401 E Ellis Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444

Free hot breakfast and On the Run breakfast bags, Free Internet (Wired, Wireless and Public Wi-Fi)
16.1 miles from Michigan’s Adventure

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12 thoughts on “Michigan’s Adventure Water Park & Amusement Park: 2023 Ticket Deals, Park Tips & More”

  1. How soon after ordering from aResTravel in the link you provided, does it take to get your tickets? Wondering for a same day purchase.

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      You should get your tickets in your email as soon as your credit card goes through. If you’re concerned about timing, though, you can call (800) 919-1814 for assistance. They will be able to answer your questions and can even take your order over the phone.

  2. i am a grand mother with a walker is there any motorize scooter for us disability people ?
    If so how much ia rental fee ?

  3. If you have food allergies and don’t feel comfortable eating there, you can bring your food in the park. You have to get a tag on your cooler but then you can join your family when they’re eating in the park.

    We enjoy opening the park so we can get the big rides done without a wait. Then we do the not as popular rides, eat then head for the water park to finish our day.

    Get an adult meal to split between the kids. More for your money that way.

  4. If you get the tix thru Meijer, it’s $24.99 per person (3 and up). We went last week, with five children (ages 18mo thru 10yrs). There is truly something for everyone. It’s an annual summer thing for us.

    We do the amusement park in the morning (from the kid section back to the scrambler), picnic in the car for lunch around 2pm, work from the Corkscrew back to the waterpark and cool off in the afternoon, then when we’re sick of being wet do the bigger coasters and ride the rail cars and wind down with whatever kid rides we can fit before close.

    Note about the new children’s waterpark area – we did NOT like it. There’s no way to keep track of your children in it. It’s packed, it’s big, and it’s overwhelming. Thinking like a pedophile, it’s the perfect place to snatch a kid. I was incredibly uncomfortable with it. We had more fun in the kid-sized wave pool near it, and in Pirate’s Cove… which is now much quieter what with the new park getting all the attention.

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    Don’t tell my kids that we are going later on in August! I’m excited to try out the new water park- finally something the little people will enjoy and can do! Thanks for the report, Katie!

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