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.
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.
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)! :-)
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.
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 ***
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 :) )
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 ***
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.
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.