Michigan's Adventure surprised everyone today by announcing that the water park half of the park would be opening for business.

Obviously this won't look the same as the last time you visited Michigan's Adventure, but it's a step in the right direction. The park announced today that they would begin taking reservations for their grand opening on July 17th.

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The amusement park side of Michigan's Adventure will remain closed for now according to their press release.

With the heatwave that most of Michigan has been going through recently, I know this is great news for most of us. If you or your family has been riding out the heat wave inside in the air conditioning, this will be an opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather instead of sitting and sweating.

Like I said earlier though, there are going to be plenty of changes to keep visitors safe during the rest of summer. Park officials have laid out a list of new safety measures they are taking for visitors.

The video above details pretty much everything you need to know before planning your visit to Michigan's Adventure this summer. If you have more questions, you can most likely find the answers on their website here.

The main thing is to remember that you need to make a reservation, and that capacity will be limited. This means that you will have to plan ahead to get in, because I have a feeling that the initial rush to get into the park is going to be massive.

If you are lucky enough to get in, please remember to follow the new rules, and be kind to the people working there. They are putting themselves at risk just as much as anyone, and they don't even get to go down the water slide!