Is there a better meal available at any park for $7.00

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:07 AM
Jeff's avatar

Charles Nungester said:
PKI Sunday...
Weren't you boycotting that park?

KI is the worst offender I've seen this year so far, with CP a close second.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 5:21 AM
Its a shame that Cedar Fair reverted to "Stadium" food and drink pricing. They probably took a look at the killing that the former Paramount parks were making on overpriced food and decided that was the way to go.

Overall, there does not seem to be much correllation between food price and quality in amusement parks. Six Flags and Cedar Fair parks (with some notable exceptions) generally have mediocre food at high prices. Busch and Herschend generally have good food at moderate (by park standards) prices. KW, KG etc have good food at very reasonable prices.


Arthur Bahl

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:21 AM
Last year with a pass at MIA, you could get a hot dog, fries and a small drink for 2.50.

Timbers crew 08

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:57 AM
Cedar Fair should recignize the difference between the megaparks and the smaller parks and price the food more reasonably at the small parks such as MIA. GL would be a good place to try out "free drinks" to differentiate the park from both CP and KW.

I have said all along that LC would be a good model for GL to follow. More family rides and transport rides would be a welcome addition there.


Arthur Bahl

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8:40 AM

Charles Nungester said:
A great meal but still not a five course dinner :)

Well, now I think you're overstating the Plymouth Rock meal. Yes, it was very good and reasonably priced, but a plastic plate with some sliced turkey, three sides, and a roll is hardly what I'd call a "five course dinner". Five ITEMS, yes, but there's a difference.

eightdotthree, Smokehouse BBQ at Busch is great but hardly in the same price range -- I spent well over $10 there WITH season pass discount for a salad and drink on opening day.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8:46 AM

Jeff said:

Charles Nungester said:
PKI Sunday...
Weren't you boycotting that park?

KI is the worst offender I've seen this year so far, with CP a close second.



Yup, Had a friend in town. Went, Enjoyed it.

BUT NOT THAT MUCH!

Chuck, who thinks some of the changes CF has made are good things.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 9:05 AM
Frantic Ferret's avatar Silver Dollar City has several places that will fit the the bill. There are a couple of the BBQ places that have very good meals for that price. They also have a veggie dish they make on this giant kettle that isn't too bad.

Plymouth Rock was pretty darn hard to beat. The Boston Market comparison was right on. If I can eat inside the park for the same price as outside then I consider it a good deal.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:10 PM

RideMan said:
Just for comparison purposes...on Sunday, my group went to Six Flags KY Kingdom. A funnel cake is $6.99.

We got a funnel cake at HW for 2.50. :)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 1:03 PM
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Jeff said:KI is the worst offender I've seen this year so far, with CP a close second.

In refrence to food prices?

Didn't you read the Canada's Wonderland trip-report a week or two back? It included some food prices, and it's a major sticker shocker... especially since the Canadian Dollar is very close on-par with the US dollar, that it make little difference.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 1:57 PM
Anyone ever eat at the Alamo (indoors) at Knoebel's? They have really good food there compared to other parks for decent prices. They offer much of their menu as either "dinners" or "platters." Both offer generous portions of entrees and sides, but the dinners include either soup or salad and dessert.

And I'm mean food like pork chops, roast turkey, and chicken and waffles. The only down side is between the wait to be seated and the time to eat, it will take well over an hour away from your ride time.

The Oasis cafeteria has some pretty good deals too-- the fish fry and BBQ chicken specials are great.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 1:58 PM

RavenTTD said:

RideMan said:
Just for comparison purposes...on Sunday, my group went to Six Flags KY Kingdom. A funnel cake is $6.99.

We got a funnel cake at HW for 2.50. :)


With strawberries, my funnel cake was about $3.50, NOT including the season pass discount.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:07 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
Anyone ever eat at the Alamo (indoors) at Knoebel's?

With no additional fee for parking or admission, coupled with normal food prices, I bet locals go out to eat at the Alamo without doing anything amusement parky at all. Actually it wasn't that long ago when folks could drive right up to the front door of the place!

But no, I've never eaten there. I'm not local and I have to be concerned about my ride time. :)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:33 PM
A full reasonably priced meal without having to pay gate admission, Just might be the winner :)

PRC was very reasonably priced and darn good.

Consider it on your HW visit :)

Chuck

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 5:36 PM
^^ Yes a lot of locals just stop by for dinner at the Alamo, mill. And by "locals" I include people driving 30-40 miles. I wouldn't say they all don't do anything "amusement parky." Some of them head over to the amphitheatre, or just walk around, then buy an ice cream cone and head home.

I'd say a lot of locals patronize Pasta Wednesdays at DelGrosso's too. Choice of 2 pasta entrees, salad, roll, and a soda w/ a refill. From what I remember, it cost around $5.50 or so with tax. And there were a few extra a la carte items too.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:08 PM
Ribhouse at SDC has meals for that price.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:22 PM
Plymouth Rock Cafe was an awesome deal as Chuck said earlier. Got the Turkey, baked potato, mac-n-cheese, and strawberry/banana bowl. What a great meal...once again HW proves why they're held in such acclaim. Also...

Dippin' Dots

Holiday World - $3.49

SFKK - $5.50, $6.50, or $7.50

...just to explain on the sizes between the two parks. HW's one size was served in a cup approx. one inch smaller than SFKK's large serving.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:04 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Ummm, I just ordered a Hoagy from LaRosa's that was $7 - does that count? ;)
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:45 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Depends...did it comes with a FREE soda? :)

Honestly, only Knoebels is in line with that kind of ridiculously low-priced, and good, food. And while it may not be "free", Knoebels has...BIRCH BEER! :)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8:56 PM
Actually IB and Kennywood parks are right in there too. I know the big parks charge what they do because they can get it. I still think they'd sell more and have more return visitors and buyers of merchandise if it were priced more reasonably. Not double most restaraunt prices.

Chuck

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007 9:01 PM
rollergator's avatar ^Good point! Now I feel bad for omitting IB. Even the Skyroom has ridiculously low prices. And the food is *really* good - and the view ain't bad neither... ;)
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