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4 May 2007 - 10:04am
3 May 2007 - 5:18pm
Most park smells are wonderful.
The sweet aroma of funnel cakes ... the mouth-watering wafts of grilling burgers.
And there's nothing like sunscreen.
Mrs. Klaus's Kitchen.
(Okay, okay ... in the spirit of full disclosure there is the occasional person who forgets to apply his morning hygienic product, if you catch my drift. I'll never forget my son John's report following his first day working in Games two years ago: Mom, I couldn't believe it -- it hit me like a force field!)
Back to the smells that have a positive impact on our olfactory glands....
They'll be a whole lotta sniffing going on in our Thanksgiving section this season.
Plymouth Rock Cafe opens May 19.
That's Wayne in the yellow shirt. He keeps telling me, "Please be sure the website says 'Menu Subject To Change'" as we get closer to opening.
How hard can it be to come up with a menu for a Thanksgiving-themed restaurant?
Plenty hard, if you want to keep the number of entrees, sides and desserts to a reasonable amount.
How kind of these Hosts & Hostesses to assist in the Plymouth Rock Cafe's training.
You'll get 20 different combinations.
My grandma in Lowell, Massachusetts, always made stuffed celery with some sort of bleu cheese concoction in it for Thanksgiving. Never truly liked it, but it was part of my Thanksgiving mindset, so I made it, too, when I set up housekeeping here in Indiana. (The German family I married into wanted to know how I could have forgotten sauerkraut as part of the feast. Silly me.)
Here's the menu planned for May 19.
But remember, it's subject to change.
3 May 2007 - 2:05pm
Well, maybe not all that many close-ups, but if you've always wanted to get your sweet mug on a commercial or on the news, this may be your big chance.
We need volunteers to be extras next Friday, May 11.
As extras for the new Holiday World & Splashin' Safari TV commercials, you’ll be asked to try out our new Bakuli seven-story water slide and maybe even ride The Voyage and Turkey Whirl.
On Friday morning, you’ll also take part in the Media Preview being held for reporters from our area's newspapers, radio and TV stations.
We can’t promise to make you a star, but we will feed you and give you a free ticket as a token of our esteem.
The timing for this is 10:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT.
To sign up, please contact us no later than noon on Wednesday by sending us an email at email@example.com (or call 812-937-5280 and ask to speak with Danielle or Patty).
We’ll answer your questions and will provide you with more information ... such as: please wear a one-piece swimsuit that is modest in design; bring plenty of towels and warm cover-ups and a change of clothes, plus something to pass the time during down-time (there's always down-time). This is a first-come, first-served opportunity; adults and families are particularly welcome. (Sorry, children must be at least 42-inches-tall to take part.)
And before you ask…is Bakuli's water heated? You bet! We use solar heating and as long as the sun is shining, the water is warming up.
3 May 2007 - 7:39am
Ah, these clever contests.
"SuperHits 105.3" is running a ticket giveaway contest this month. Look here for more information.
Poor John's heart nearly broke when it became apparent a contest involving a "turkey drop" scenario just wouldn't be feasible.
You know ... as in WKRP, a TV show from 25 years ago. Whenever John brings up his quest to create a turkey-drop-themed promotion for the park, he and Will have to take time out to chortle about the comedic perfection of that episode.
I just shake my head and whisper to our younger Directors, "You don't want to know."
For the backstory, take a look at this post.
2 May 2007 - 11:53am
Will gets a kick out of how HallowSwings and Bakuli are so color-coordinated.
So who gets to try out Bakuli first?