Six Flags announces "Official Fresh Fruit"

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:57 AM | Contributed by coasterguts

Six Flags and Sunkist Growers announced today a new advertising and promotional relationship that highlights their mutual commitment to providing a variety of healthy food choices to the millions of active families that visit Six Flags theme parks each year. Under the agreement, Sunkist will become the "Official Fresh Fruit" of Six Flags and the exclusive fresh fruit provider within the park environment.

Read the press release from PR Newswire via Yahoo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:09 AM
I've always felt their fruit was not fresh enough...especially at Magic Mountain! :-) I'm seriously considering a return trip to check it out!


Edited to note that the old fruit tasted rather "suckily" the last time I tried it!

*** This post was edited by Jeffrey R Smith 2/22/2006 10:14:09 AM ***

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:41 AM
Can't say that I ever had the urge to eat fruit while I'm at an amusement park.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:46 AM
Perhaps not, Pete, but maybe I know more vegetarians than most people. My thing is that I just want something, anything, that isn't fried or pizza at a park. That's my chief complaint about Geauga Lake, and Cedar Point isn't much better. Variety is good. Healthy food is fun too.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:53 AM
They had fresh fruit at DCA. I wonder how successful that was and if they still offer it.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:15 AM
I ate fresh fruit at DCA this Dec jan! It was expensive but GOOD. It was right there on a cart between the "farm" and that tortilla tour! All kidding aside...Jeff is on to something here. As a lover a fatty foods it does not affect me...but there sure does not seem to be too many choices for those who eat healthy!

Jeffrey who took solace in that recent study that showed fatty foods had zero affect on heart disease (for older women---but I've concluded it applies to me also)! :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:17 AM
I think its a good idea to offer fresh fruit as an option, like Jeff said, something not fried and greasy. As long as they don't try to charge you for one apple what it would cost for a dozen in the store.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:11 PM
LOL, not sure I would have called healthy food "fun" per se, but nutritious and satisfying without all the greasiness that makes one queasy on spinning rides...

I love fatty, fried, greasy foods as much as the next person, but healthier food options (esp. vegetarian-friendly ones) are a can't-miss proposition...

....and frankly, if they want to put a Sunkist-brand fruit-themed swinging-ship ride (I'd say banana-boat, but that would be Dole or Chiquita, LOL), then I'll happily deal with the "in your face" advertising for the benefit of a better overall experience...

*** This post was edited by rollergator 2/22/2006 12:23:14 PM ***

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:25 PM

Edited to note that the old fruit tasted rather "suckily" the last time I tried it!

:) Nice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:30 PM
As far as I'm concerned the ability to get something neither deep-fried, cheese-slathered, nor pressed-processed-meatish is welcome.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:51 PM
It definitely seems to support the family-friendly push that Six Flags is trying to accomplish. What's more family-friendly than offering parents healthy alternatives to their kids? (The kids may not be so thrilled, but the parents are the ones paying for it anyway :) )
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:34 PM
Does every park do a press release for menu changes? I know, they did a press release for the sponsorship... good idea... but not earth shattering.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:00 PM
Seems like they are doing press releases for everything. I think we might even see the official paper company of Six Flags be released soon!

Holiday World has some good healthy food, if you can get past the fudge. Kringle's has some excellent salads made fresh every day. Jungle Jake's has some tasty wraps, again made fresh every day.

I almost forgot to mention that they did have fruit salad at one point a couple of years ago at Kringle's , I do not know if it will come back though.*** This post was edited by a_hoffman50 2/22/2006 2:01:12 PM ***

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:18 PM
Disneyland and WDW have been offering fresh fruits for a while. On my trip to Disneyland, I grabbed some freshly cut water melons and it was so good! Much better and refreshing than an ice cream bar for example. I think Universal Orlando did the same. I remember seeing them selling apples on my short visit last year.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 3:10 PM
This will work as long as all the carts aren't in one fruit operation and are properly staffed.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 3:48 PM
Fruit it probably one of the best things to eat when you go to a park. Quick energy that doesn't weigh you down.

Having fruit available throughout the parks is a great idea in my opinion.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:50 PM
I agree... As long as they don't charge $3 a piece I would definately concider. I love fruit!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:52 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if they did charge $3 bucks a piece. Are they going to sell whole fruit or prepared fruit (in sections or salads, etc)? What about fruit based drinks? I just hope everybody properly disposes of their skins and seeds, and nobody starts chucking oranges off the lift hills.

I checked out the sunkist website. Actually it appears, with a few exceptions, that most oranges are in season from November through April or May. Hmmm. Oh well, sell limes and grapefruit during the summer! (I'd insert a puckered-faced smiley if there were one.)

I can hardly wait for the press release for the official TP of Six Flags now.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:53 PM
Fruit sounds good as long as they don't take away the pizza, fries, hamburgers and funnel cakes... A mixture of both would be nice.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:34 PM
As for the press release comment above...Jeff you ought to try and make CB the "official" coaster board for Six Flags! Or maybe you don't want that tag... :-)

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