Family thrilled with food-allergen program

My family and I visited your park on Monday.I just wanted to tell you how pleased (thrilled, actually) we were with your handling of food allergies. We were able to dine at two of your restaurants without any problems. Our son has multiple food allergies and your staff worked hard to protect him and give…

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“Everyone TOTALLY enjoyed the park!”

Yesterday we were at Holiday World for our BMS band competition. Everyone in our group (around 70 band 65 choir) TOTALLY enjoyed the park. I was so amazed at how clean the park was (even bathrooms), how friendly ALL employees were, and your prices were soooo reasonable. A family can actually come to your park,…

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A fan in FAAN

A wonderful national organization called FAAN (the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) announced this morning that Holiday World is the recipient of the 13th Annual Mariel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference. This is a huge honor. The best award, though, is the sweet little faces of the children who were able to safely…

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“You’re probably wondering why I called this meeting…”

Will marches to the beat of a different drummer. We like to say that when others "zig" he chooses to "zag." So when he calls a meeting, it may not be in a conference room. That's Will in the red jacket, holding a different, uh … drum stick. Today's "meeting" is in the Plymouth Rock…

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You betcha!

It didn't take too long for our readers to recognize Baked Alaska. Here, as promised, is a peek at one of the very early menus from The Christmas Room at Santa Claus Land: …along with the pricing: Does anyone remember ordering Baked Alaska long ago? Joe remembers it was quite a challenge to make. (Thanks…

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Christmas dining, long ago

Baked Alaska

Sylvia is plowing through all our old photos as she doggedly, determinedly works on getting our archives organized. She makes discoveries. Every so often I hear her laugh. It’s a great laugh. Sort of like a bell pealing. Or a gong. Today, it was the discovery of this photo that got her going. “What’s this?!”…

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Twenty-two over seven

A little math problem to enjoy over lunch: Some of the lovely dessert items offered at Plymouth Rock Cafe (during the season).

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“You made Jake feel special”

My family visited Holiday World in June. We had a wonderful time. My kids love Holiday World. My son felt very special that day because of the time your staff took to meet his needs. Jake is 7 years old and has a life threatening peanut allergy. We ate in Splashin' Safari, the Holidog FunTown,…

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Food, glorious food

I was pondering how to talk about our new allergen-free food initiative, when this email dinged in my Inbox. This happy mom says it much better than I could: I just read online in The Courier about your new offering of allergy free food. Thank you SO much for doing this. I have a 3-year-old…

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The State of the Food address

Udderly Blue's "blue ice cream" is a tradition for many families. Each evening we see countless smiling little Smurfs heading home out the front gate.    Happily, the memories of their visit last much longer than the blue around their mouths.    …let's link on over to join The Hungry Hoosier for a chat about…

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What’s that smell?

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. ’nuff said. (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….

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Food for thought

Once a week, we have a staff meeting. All the park directors meet with Will for an hour or so. The final item on each week’s agenda is a round-the-table status report. Each director gives a little update. It’s sometimes amusing and always informative. Here’s a sample from this week. Mike (Director of Maintenance &…

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