Lebanon Reporter

Commentary

August 22, 2007

Holiday World is the happiest place in Indiana

(Continued)



Variety is anther selling point. Sure there are plenty of hot dogs, nachos, and cotton candy but you can also find salads and fruit. Without a doubt, the most unusual items are at the Plymouth Rock Café where it is Thanksgiving every day - roast turkey, pumpkin pie and a ton of vegetables and side items along with lots of other entrée and dessert choices. Holiday World may be the only theme park in the world that serves green beans. This is probably the most expensive meal in the park and it is still quite reasonable - $7.99 for an adult entrée with three sides and $4.99 for a kid’s entrée and two sides.

For me, the most impressive aspect of food at Holiday World is their commitment to Indiana grown and produced foods. This is not something that would “have” to do. Holiday World has more than 1 million people visit each year, many of them eating several times a day. With numbers like that, it is nearly impossible to use local foods in a state like Indiana. The numbers just don’t add up. Yet, Holiday World makes it work. When it comes to produce, if we grow it in Indiana, chances are you’ll find in on the menu during the harvest season. Also, local pork from Dewig Meats in Haubstadt supplies moist and delicious pork chops available at the ZOOMbabwe Grill.

The food is just one of the reasons I love Holiday World, but it is part of what makes this place special. The attention to detail and the little things - free soft drinks, sunscreen stations - help make this one of the happiest places in Indiana. My boys still love a certain mouse and all his Florida pals, and we’ll go visit them a couple more times before we’re empty nesters, but Holiday World will be an every-summer destination for our family.

More information about Holiday World is available online at www.holidayworld.com, including full menus for all their eateries. This time of year they are open on the weekends through Oct. 14.

www.hungryhoosier.com





Text Only
Commentary
  • Community calendar for March 26, 2013

    March 25, 2013

  • Leb columnist-Rose color.jpg Dear GOP: It's time to stop

    Indiana Congressman Mike Pence bragged Friday that Republicans in Congress will slam their heads against the Capitol Building’s pillars until they bleed.

    In a manner of hyperbole, of course.

    January 8, 2011 1 Photo

  • Rod's mug Pence jumps into the harbor

    Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, who some believe is interested in a run at the presidency in 2012, has drunk the tea.

    July 24, 2010 1 Photo

  • scott hutcheson (new) Ramping up for spring

    In many parts of the U.S., ramps, also known as wild leeks, are the very first edible vegetation to spring forth from the ground. A member of the garlic/onion family, they look like a scallion but have broader flat leaves. Like their cousins they add a pungent, but delicious layer to such dishes as soups and casseroles.

    April 8, 2010 1 Photo 1 Story

  • mohringer Spring: A wonder to behold

    The woods have suddenly come to life. Thousands of daffodils, some hyacinths and many wild flowers. Today the magnolia trees started to bloom. The forsythias have never bloomed so well.

    April 7, 2010 1 Photo

  • wolfise High tech wreck

    April 6, 2010 1 Photo

  • truitt Spending Easter in Panama

    After mom died, I went to her house to gather some photos for the funeral. She had six dozen eggs in the refrigerator, ready to color with the grandkids. Yes, the past 12 Easters have been somewhat bittersweet.

    April 5, 2010 1 Photo

  • Rod's mug A breezy suggestion for WeBo’s revenue problems

    Back in March 2009, the Western Boone school board decided it would not participate in industrial wind farms.

    They may want to rethink that decision.

    April 3, 2010 1 Photo

  • Remember the meaning of the day

    I know this because I am celebrating Easter, and I know that God is not a God that is out there in outer space. No, He is a personal God; He cares what happens to us today, tomorrow and all our tomorrows. So, all our instances are God-filled.

    April 2, 2010

  • scott hutcheson (new) City pig, country pig this Easter

    For many families, the culinary centerpiece of the upcoming Easter holiday will be a ham; and, the typical grocery-store variety found on many tables won’t be much more interesting than Letterman’s canned hams. With a little extra effort, however, you could offer your loved ones a delicious and distinctive ham.

    April 1, 2010 1 Photo

Featured items
Click below to browse and order photos


Photos from June 2014

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide