Planning our only trip to Michigan's Adventure for 2017, my husband and I downloaded this app. We set up our PINs for the friend finder feature. We reviewed the map, the rides, and the dining options. The map, although slightly clumsy for navigating, seemed to contain almost all the information we were going to need, while at the amusement park. We opened the app, as we entered the parking lot. That was the last know location for my husband, no matter how many times we restarted the app. He was unable to find my location at all. The app crashed after opening the first page, requiring a restart every time we wanted to try to access info or the map. It wasn't useless, but it really was a disappointment on a special day. I had high hopes, but improvements need to be made. Great concept, and I wish it worked when we were at the park! (It works fine now, now that we are back home. Deleting the app. Maybe next year!
So, as I stand here waiting for more than an hour, I thought I’d review this app. We chose the Grand Rapids as our last ride of the day because the app said 0 minutes wait and the other rides said 60. So we told the kids we’d do this ride. I’ve rechecked the app several times throughout the hour and it still says 0 minute wait time. Lies. All lies. And I have to continue to stand here because we’ve invested our time and everyone was looking forward to it. If you are going to advertise an app to show wait times, then my goodness, the wait times should be at least somewhat accurate.
It is like someone went to a better park, saw how their app works and then told their programmer to make one just like it. But they only gave them 1/10th the budget. It is close, and *almost* works in so many areas, but in park apps, there is no “close”. The biggest most obvious fail is the inability of the app to locate itself using the GSP (even though all my other map apps were working fine). And then, even when the app does locate you (blue pulsing dot) the map will not allow you to center on yourself and keeps popping back to locations that have nothing to do with where you are. Very frustrating. Everyone in our group just deleted it once we realized how useless it is at this time.
Just went to Mi Adventure in August 8th. I couldn't use the app because you need wifi and they don't have it there. That wasn't mentioned previously. My friend couldn't use hers either, it kept shutting down on her. So we couldn't use the "find a friend" part. Plus there is no security measure put in place with the find a friend feature. You are given a pin number and anyone could track you by entering that pin. You don't have to "accept" being tracked. Kind of creepy. I entered my friends pin incorrectly and it gave me a complete strangers name that I could have tracked if it had worked for me. They need to fix this.
The official and completely redesigned app! Get more out of every day at the park with ride wait times for your favorite rides, an interactive guide map that will help you find the fastest route to any place in the park, a complete listing of all the entertaining shows and events, including show times, so you won’t miss a minute of the action. Buy tickets or store your Season Pass on your phone and receive special offers and discounts only available to app users. Everything you need to make your day at the park the best day ever! Use the free Michigan's Adventure app for: • Personalized experience based on your likes and interests. • Wayfinding for events with multiple locations. • Click on a particular location to view events that are happening at that location. • Addition of ride status. • QR codes on in-app tickets. • New onboarding prompts to provide more context for permissions due to iOS 13. • Updates to message inbox to provide more context for permissions due to iOS 13.