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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Themed nougats? Sweet!

As Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen gets a facelift this winter, our Foods staff is finding all sorts of fun new sweets to stock the shelves.

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What if we hosted the Winter Games?

Legend lift chain in the snow

With all the hullabaloo about the Winter Olympics lately, it got us to pondering … what sort of competitive games could we host here during these seemingly endless weeks of snow and ice? Off went an email query, quickly followed up by a Holibaloo of our own. Here’s a sampling of the responses: First of…

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We know you LOVE caption contests!

Congratulations to Rob B. from Franklin, Tennessee – our contest winner! His entry: There are even smiles on the sandwiches at Holiday World! made us laugh, considering how he probably hasn’t seen our new brochure yet. Our new brochure features “HoliSmiles,” using the rainbow from our park logo. And we’re told there will be an…

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It’s just too cold for ice cream!

When it looks like this outside: With ice hanging from every branch, eave and flume … Well, it’s just too cold for ice cream, isn’t it? And there’s nothing left to do than join our Food & Beverage team in tasting … gelato. Yes, of course! Foods Manager Michael happily sampled flavor after flavor. It’s…

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A cool new sandwich

We haven’t said much yet about the new restaurant coming to Splashin’ Safari this season – but it’s got a great name, I can tell you that. Here’s one of the menu items: Chicken salad sandwich on a croissant bun? Mais oui! What do you think – will you try one? Or are you a…

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Fun with funnel cakes

Red Velvet Funnel Cake

What else to do on a winter’s day when the high temperature is a single digit? Create a new funnel cake flavor, of course! No, we’re not inventing Lobster Funnel Cakes. Um. Eww. This new menu item is none other than a Red Velvet Funnel Cake. Oh, yes! We tweeted out a photo yesterday around…

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Christmas wrapping

Is your house filled with brightly wrapped gifts, some labeled with "Don't Open Until Christmas" stickers? Mine, too. Whether you use home-made or store-bought wrapping paper or holiday bags, the gifts' wrapping certainly adds to the excitement and festivity. And so … For 2014, Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen gets new "wrapping," with all the bells and…

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When you eat for a living …

… you don't get a lot of sympathy when you work (and eat) long hours, day after day. Meet our Food & Beverage managers, Andrea and Tammy. Plus Jason, our F&B director. They've been eating their way through November. Poor dears. They have to; it's their job. After all, who do you think picks out…

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