U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Detroit
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-18-2017, 03:23 PM
 
89 posts, read 142,979 times
Reputation: 56

Advertisements

I was wondering if the city had a theme park that is any close in distance? If not which one is the closest like at least 30-60 minutes away from Detroit itself? Is Michigan's adventure close? I heard a zombie park was once rumored to come to Detroit in 2012.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-18-2017, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Michigan
4,571 posts, read 7,275,780 times
Reputation: 3605
Cedar Point is 2 hours away. Michigan Adventure is 3 hours away.

There's CJ Barrymore's in Clinton Township on Hall Road, but it's mostly go-karts , arcades, and one roller coaster. Nothing special compared to the above two locations.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 07:01 PM
 
89 posts, read 142,979 times
Reputation: 56
Oh ok.....yeah I think the city could use something like a new theme park locally IMO. 30 mins drive at least in proximity.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Michigan
4,571 posts, read 7,275,780 times
Reputation: 3605
I'd imagine if any new theme park would fail pretty quickly. That or it'd be so small that attendance numbers would be pretty low.

Metro Detroit used to have many theme parks between the 50s to the 80s. But once Cedar Point got to where it is today, all the local theme parks pretty much became unprofitable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 10:48 PM
Status: "Practice random acts of kindness and goodwill." (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
19,594 posts, read 24,543,681 times
Reputation: 51961
Cedar Point in OH is a really excellent amusement/theme park that people visit from out of state. It's that good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
4,495 posts, read 7,762,268 times
Reputation: 7080
There actually was talk a few years back of a Six Flags amusement park being built just west of Dundee, about an hour southwest of Detroit, even to the point where land was purchased. Ultimately, though, our proximity to Cedar Point killed the deal, I guess, because it seems to be dead in the water now. Personally, I would have hated to see that happen. It would have destroyed the charm of our little village, which is already bustling with the construction of new apartments and subdivisions as it is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Detroit
3,671 posts, read 4,810,585 times
Reputation: 2624
Yeah Detroit has Cedar Point to the east and Michigan Adventures to the west. It would be hard to put a new theme park right in between those 2. Especially since Cedar Point has Detroit on lock and is running any wisper of a theme park in Detroit out of town. Amusement centers are far more affordable anyway and you already have plenty of amusement centers in Metro Detroit like water parks, go karts, laser tag, bowling, arcades, trampoline parks, mini golf, rock climbing, roller skating, ice skating, ect, and now like another poster said CJ Berrymore's has a new roller coaster, and then to top if off the endless carnivals that go on during the warmer months. You would have to bring something truly unique to the Midwest in general to compete, not just a few roller coasters. Now I think something like Universal Studios in LA or Disneyland or something crazy like that would be a huge success here if it started off big to begin with.

Tbh I don't know why roller coasters never caught on in Detroit until last year. Then again I never cared much for roller coasters to begin with so it never bothered me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-19-2017, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
27,776 posts, read 65,692,477 times
Reputation: 32973
Not since we lost Boblo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-19-2017, 03:23 PM
 
7,121 posts, read 8,724,115 times
Reputation: 12719
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldjensens View Post
Not since we lost Boblo.
My, how time flies! Boblo closed in 1993. Before that, Edgewater--on Detroit's west side on 7 Mile Road east of Telegraph--closed in 1981. Edgewater had operated along the banks of the Rouge River since 1927. Now it's the site of the Greater Grace Temple.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-19-2017, 03:41 PM
 
2,035 posts, read 2,099,872 times
Reputation: 1877
The Boblo Island boat terminal is still there.

When I would go to Detroit, which I intend to do once, I wouldn't care much about the lack of theme parks with all the great Art Deco architecture to see and all the possibilities for urban exploration. To me Detroit itself is the theme park. The Boblo Island boat terminal, among many other sites, is also on my places to visit list.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Detroit
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:36 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top