Halloween FAQ

Remember yesterday's post about Lauren's meeting with the spiders? Well, apparently they were just consultants, not workers. Poor Michael was challenged with spinning his own web. … and then somehow moving it from ground level up into the sky. A bit of rain didn't get him down. Michael spun a little magic and, with the…

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We really mustache you …

Don’t these peanut-butter-and-chocolate mustaches look delicious? Jacqulin and Jacie from Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen are in their first day of candy-making training for Happy Halloween Weekends, which begin September 21.

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A sweet competition

When word got out we were hosting a TwinkieMania contest today, there was no problem getting contestants. Or emcees: You may recognize Trevor and Amanda from our musical shows. They didn't have to be asked twice to "host" our event. "I'm a game show junkie!" proclaimed Trevor, who also got these shirts made up and…

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Could be hobbit-forming

Our nation heaved a collective sigh last fall when word spread that Twinkies were going the way of the dinosaur. Some were relieved to have one less sugary temptation, while others' disappointment knew no bounds. But this is America and it wasn't long before a plan was hatched to bring them back. To bring them…

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Brutal honesty

… brutally blue, that is: “Let’s be honest, this is the real reason anyone comes here:”

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When pigs fly …

Well, they'd need wings to do that, wouldn't they? I must admit, among the staff here I think these new Pork Wings at Barbecue USA (in our 4th of July section) are the most-craved new menu item this season. In fact, our staff members whine to have them (say that phrase fast to catch the…

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Blimey – the British are here!

It was a day filled with proclamations of "Brilliant – just brilliant!" There's nothing like the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain to guarantee a cheer-i-o day! We started at not quite 5 o'clock in the morning with a television news crew. That's right; the sun wasn't up yet. But we were! And yes, we…

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Hydration station

I'll never forget back in the fall of 1999, when our staff of directors got to vote on whether to take a step no other park had dared to try. Free soft drinks. I remember like it was yesterday, because it was a dramatic moment. (For me, anyway.) Right before we voted, Will made sure…

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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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Seasonal greetings

The time for seasonal hiring is nearly upon us … And for this new crop of applicants, we're providing some video job descriptions. Thought you'd like to see this peek behind the scenes as Brooke from Food & Beverage talks about her department: Feel like you now have a taste of what we need for…

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The key: Wiggly, but not floppy

Plymouth Rock Cafe Meal

We first posted this recipe nearly four years ago, and it is by far our most requested HoliBlog entry, so here it is again. With a photo and video, this time. When we opened Plymouth Rock Cafe in 2007, we chuckled all summer long as emails came in requesting the recipe for our green beans….

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