Best Day to Go to Michigan Adventure | Explained

In this page we'll go over the best day to visit Michigan's Adventure, the best time of the day to visit, and the best season to visit along with reasons why.

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Best Day to Visit

The best days to visit Michigan's Adventure are on weekdays, specifically Tuesday-Thursday.

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Weekdays are typically much less crowded and visitors from all over the world plan their trips around the weekend.

This means by going during the weekday, there's a better chance that you'll deal with minimal crowds & less waits.

Going during the week will allow you to experience many more rides and your favorite experiences in a shorter period of time.

Additionally, out of state visitors usually arrive to Michigan on Thursdays, stay for the weekend, and then hang our for a bit before eventually leaving on a Monday.

By visiting on a weekday (specifically those days), you won't necessarily have to follow the strict itinerary that you created beforehand, and can a more laid-back experience.

Best Time of Day to Visit

There are two best times to visit this park, right when the park opens and after lunch (11am-1pm).

When the Park Opens

Michigan's Adventure varies on what time they open, some days it's at 9 am, others it's at 11 am. You'll want to double check their hours prior to visiting the park.

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Arriving 30 minutes before the park opens is always a good idea, as there will be other visitors waiting to enter the park.

This will heighten your chances of being one of the first people at the park, and you'll be able to head directly to your must-do ride with no waits.

Visitors at Michigan's Adventure tend to want to knock out the roller coasters as early in the day as possible, as those are the most popular at the park.

After Lunch

Visiting after lunch time is a good opportunity to take advantage of slower crowds at the park.

Many visitors will have already made their way to the water park, which provides a great opportunity to ride the more popular rides.

Best Season to Visit

Spring can be a great season to visit due to the cooler weather and lighter crowds.

Specifically in the May timeframe, right before any holidays such as Spring Break and Memorial day weekend.

There's normally a dead period in terms of crowds right before these holidays, as everyone is planning their vacation during the actual holidays.

Michigan's Adventure Crowd Calendar

The Crowd Calendar can be a fantastic tool to see when the park will be busy. The way it works is it uses historical data from previous years to determine when the park was busy, when it was calmer, and when it was empty.

Then it uses that data to forecast how the crowds will be for that park during our current year. It even narrows it down to the day. 

It's one of the most useful tools that can be used for any major theme park.

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