Monday, September 19, 2011
Holiday World: yep, they are vegan friendly!
Most of the time the myth that veganism is a pain in the ass is incorrect. If there's a grocery store in your area, then you can easily assemble vegan food to eat. What about those wacky situations like visiting an amusement park that doesn't allow outside food into the park? Don't worry, you don't have to eat air and drink your tears of misery or sneak contraband into the park while Judas Priest is blaring in your brain. Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN has vegan options. Huzzah!
Ian's Soy Cheezy French Bread Pizza Ian's Mac & NO Cheese
Enjoy Life Soft Double Chocolate Brownie Bites
Isabella's Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Silk Vanilla and Chocolate individual soy milks
Tofutti Marry Me and Totally Fudge ice cream bars
All you have to do is ask to see the allergen free menu. There is a ridiculous wait time for cooked food; however, I have hopefully taken care of this by writing the food management staff to let them know about the issue during my recent visit. I also let them know I was super happy about the items on the menu. Many are gluten free too, so fear not my XXgfXX pals! If you want to write them to tell them how awesome they are for providing vegan options, you can write them at firstname.lastname@example.org I've informed them that vegans are a pretty loyal customer base. It would be pretty rad if they heard from a whole gaggle of us, dontcha think?
Holiday World is one of the Midwest's best kept amusement park secrets, and I'm not sure why more people don't know about this place. I never even knew about it until I moved here eleven years ago. Santa Claus, IN? Whuuut? Imagine if Ned Flanders opened up a theme park and toned down the proselytizing. Since it is dedicated to US Holidays, you will see and hear some Christ themed X-Mas music and a little bit of GO USA flavor, but it is hardly detectable because you'll be distracted by having an awesome time. It is SUPER clean, mostly smoke free-(they have smoking sections in various parts of the park outdoors), and the best bargain for your money. Seriously, the admission price gets you rides and admission into the water park which is absolutely phenomenal. My favorite part is The Voyage roller coaster which is an over 3 minute thrill ride that will easily take a few years off your life. This is pretty long by ride standards! You get free sunscreen-(not sure of the veganness) and unlimited soft drinks and water all day long. Crazy!
Their season is almost over, but I encourage you to make plans for next year. The best times to go is in May or September when it is slower.