Eat like a ’beest

When you picture a herd of wildebeest, don’t you think of them being in stampede mode? They like to move. They migrate at a fast pace. And so our new Wildebeestro restaurant follows their lead, with a light and fast Grab & Go menu. Tabnie from Eyewitness News stopped by for a behind-the-scenes look. In…

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A sweet question

Have you heard that Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen is getting a brand new look? We’re expanding the bakery and sweet shop area – and adding to the theming. A question from our F&B Director: Jason would like to know what sort of candy you would like to see us offer. The possibilities are nearly endless –…

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The name game

The “name game” sounds like loads of fun, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it can be an agonizing process! You start out with the theme of the park section, add details about the ride or slide (or, in this case, restaurant), and then start churning out ideas. You generate long lists and then start…

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Deep-fried question: Fabulous or flop?

Deep-fried PB&J

It’s no secret that we do lots of tasting-testing this time of the year. And with a new restaurant opening this season, we’re trying out possible new menu items on a daily basis. Really. Andrea and Michael, from our Food & Beverage Department, called for volunteers to try out an old favorite with a new…

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Pop goes the culture

It's so much fun working in the "all ages" environment we have here at Holiday World. There's so much energy mixed in with the sense of history. We've helped make memories for 67 years. One drawback I've found, though, is having to explain pop-culture references to the younger generation. Pop-culture references from, admittedly, a long…

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Would this sundae make your visit even more of a fundae?

That's our Food & Beverage Director, Jason, in the blue shirt. Food is his business. Serious business. Today was yet another day of "tastings" for Jason and his F&B management team. No matter what he specifically asks the vendors (the Men in Black, above) to bring for sampling, they manage to show up with a…

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Feeder’s digest

Tell me the truth, am I a crusty old thing for telling Jason, "I have absolutely no sympathy for you – take your troubles elsewhere!"? Thing is, our Foods Director's gripe was about all the taste-testing he has to "endure" this time of the year. It's a tough job … Which of our menu items…

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In the mooooood for ice cream?

Here in rural southern Indiana, there’s a saying we hear (usually spoken by an old-timer with a dutchy accent) when there’s an unseasonal cold snap in late spring: The Ice Man Cometh. Here at the park, we like to add another word to that phrase: The Ice Cream Man Cometh. It looked like the Ice…

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Magical mystery tour

The off-season is incredibly busy around here. Lots of planning meetings. Preparing for next year. Some of us even discover the top of our desks again. Five of our folks got to go on a field trip this week to learn about a possible new product for the park. That’s Foods Director Jason in the…

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Taking sides

Another post about food. Hmmmm…must be lunchtime. And nearly Thanksgiving time. Our Food & Beverage Director is performing his annual tweaks to our menus, as we look toward the 2010 season. The question has come up about the "sides" we offer with our Pizza Family Meal Deal. A certain pizza lover (who also loves cookies)…

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“P” is for “placement”

If you can find it in your heart, please pause for a moment and send positive karma toward this group: These happy folks are the operations directors and some of the managers, too. It's the annual "placement meeting." With a record number of job seekers this year, it's a pretty lengthy session. Those of us…

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