What to Eat at Holiday World
This is a question that many of you ask yourselves when planning a trip to Holiday World– what do you eat?
Holiday World is one of our favorite theme parks and by far one of the nicest. With reasonable ticket prices, no ‘sneak attack’ add-on’s and free sunscreen and drinks, it is the epitome of a family-friendly destination. We don’t drink soda at all, but find plenty of non-soda options to choose from to stay hydrated. Did I mention drinks are free??
Holiday World is nestled in the hills of Santa Claus, Indiana. You read that right- Santa Claus. It is the actual name of the town. It is a quaint village-like town with a small grocery, a few businesses, a cabin resort, a Santa Claus themed hotel- and one of the largest theme parks in the Midwest.
I have literally been going to Holiday World my whole life and I love that I can take my kids there to watch them enjoy the park like I did at their age. But a successful trip to a theme park take just a bit of planning, don’t you think?
Holiday World is an easy day-trip from Indianapolis. Pack up the night before, leave early and be sure to check the time zone. We typically gain an hour when driving there. Next, decide if you are going to the water park- Splashin Safari. And why wouldn’t you? It is included in the price and it’s awesome! Jacob and I have been known to stay in the wave pool for 2 hours or more. No need for sunscreen or life jackets- they provide both. Just bring a suit and some change (they also take debit/cash) for a locker to stow your clothes. No need for toys, floats and towels- you won’t have room. Just bring a comfortable swim suit.
Are you up for a thrill? Check out their website for a complete listing of all of the rides. My suggestion is to have your child measured upon arrival. They will give them a bracelet with a height designation so you don’t have to worry about it again while there.
Now- on to what to eat. I have to admit- I am partial to the funnel cake and the food from the Plymouth Rock Cafe. I love their green beans- here is the recipe!
Did you know did you know they have a totally gluten-free outlet? It’s named for George the Eagle, their mascot for 4th of July: George’s Gluten-Free Pizza & Snacks. Get the complete Holiday World Menu HERE.
One new treat this season is Thunderbird Ice Cream. Read all about that HERE.
They also have their own bottled Smoke House Barbecue Sauce available to take home. And Bahari Snack Shack has Frozen Pickle Pops. Really!
The foods webpage also includes their Allergen-Friendly menus, Nutritional Information, etc.
We try to have a big breakfast on the way, a snack for lunch and a meal at dinner time. Believe it or not my kids really don’t eat a lot while at theme parks. They are mostly thirsty. Don’t forget those free drinks. That is some real savings!
All you need for a fun day at Holiday World:
Swim wear if you so choose
A desire for fun
Holiday World has a little something for everyone of every age!
Have YOU ever been to Holiday World?