Aww … fu-u-u-u-udge!

No, we're not sharing our favorite lines from A Christmas Story … We're hard at work making decisions for 2012. Um, really. Yesterday's critical topic of debate was which fudge flavors to add to our line-up for the 2012 introduction of Happy Halloween Weekends. We take our fudge flavors quite seriously, you see. Lots of…

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Pasta perfect

Bill Koch meeting the creator of Fettuccine Alfredo

When a family-owned business has been around for 65 years, there are always new discoveries. By that I mean … we’re forever finding precious old photos and mementos tucked away in odd places. The other day, Mrs. Koch bounded into my office carrying a big box. Look what we just found in the attic over…

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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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Minions with opinions

Last week, we asked a pair of Minions where they'd like to dine in the park. We took a photo and included it in our e-newsletter, with the challenge to identify their location. Here's that photo, in case you missed it. Our wide-eyed Minions trotted like turkeys into the Thanksgiving section (they'd heard about our…

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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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A menu for me

Thanks so much for the printable online Allergen Free Menu. We will be returning for the 2nd time this year, and I am again SOOO excited to see so many options available that my kiddo with severe egg and milk allergies will be able to enjoy. It means the WORLD to us … that you…

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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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“I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s deep-fried”

  This afternoon, our staff got to sample all sorts of foods (many deep-fried) that vendors are hoping we'll add to the parks' menus in 2010. The vendors set up booths in Plymouth Rock Cafe and opened the doors at lunchtime; enthusiastic munching and lobbying quickly ensued. What better time to shoot a video? Before…

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“My son has safe food to enjoy!”

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate Holiday World accommodating those like my son with numerous food allergies.  We go to Holiday World numerous times during the summer and what a wonderful time we can experience as a family knowing that he has “safe” food to enjoy.   Have a wonderful and…

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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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