Who Doesn't eat park food because...

Wednesday, March 13, 2002 2:55 PM
Who Doesn't eat park food because its too expensive, or too greasy/unhealthy?

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 2:57 PM
I usually don't eat park food unless I am starving. It is like $3 for a coke! Funnel cakes are great though...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:01 PM
I only eat popcorn and maybe a drink If I run out before the end of the day. I like to have something for the road. :)

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:02 PM
I just pack my own food. You can go out the park in most parks. same with me though, ill get if i'm starvin!!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:08 PM
Umm...well, it depends on what park you're talking about. I usually don't eat park food at corporate parks like SF or CF because of the outrageous cost but small places like Kennywood (The Patch!) and Knoebel's Grove (Perogies! Cheese on a Stick!) and Holiday World (Pizza! Blocks o' Fudge!) always get my money...

The smaller places don't gouge as much and the quality of food is much higher so I have no qualms with buying it; plus it helps out their bottom line and with small parks being increasingly rare I try to do my best to spend more money when I'm visiting. God knows they need it more than some megacorporation does. I like to do as much as I can to keep the classic experience alive for future generations (and me!) to enjoy in the years to come.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:16 PM
I usually eat the park food at Anheuser (sp?) Busch parks because it is actually really good. Yeah, it's expensive, but eating at those parks is a totally immersive experience with all the cool theming and leiderhosen. (again, sp?)

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:45 PM

It's too expensive for me

The only food I eat at a park are things that I can't gt outside the park (funnel cakes) or snacks like frozen lemonade and stuff like that.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:47 PM
I usually eat the food from parks because I don't want to waste precious time that I could be on a coaster and walk all the way back to my car to eat. This works out for me cause I'm usually so busy at the park I only eat once and then grab something to eat at a fast-food joint on the way home.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:05 PM
I usually include the cost of being gouged by the park for food in my plans, and just roll with it. For better or worse.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:10 PM
I don't eat food that often in the park simply to avoid getting sick while on the rides.Instead I usually prefer to grab a pretzel & some lemonade from that little shop on mainstreet 1776 at SFA on my way out of the park at the end of the evening.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:16 PM

PB-N-J in the car with nothing to drink.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:26 PM
I have eaten in the parks many times, but I agree that usually it isn't very good for my digestive system. One of the exceptions though would be at BGW, where you can get a whole lot of food for a relatively reasonable price.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:28 PM
When I go to SFGAM I pack a lunch leave it in the car then when im hungry go out and eat.Then about 6-7pm I eat dinner at OrleansPizza.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:30 PM

Belmont Babe and I have found that the food in Six Flags park usually leaves a lot to be desired. Busch is definitely better, as is Universal. Disney is trying,but still has a ways to go. All of them a overpriced for what you get, but they've got you and know it.

The smaller family owned and operated parks we've been to have much better fare and usually much more reasonable price wise. Not to mention you're more likely to encounter local specialties than at a corporate park.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 4:52 PM

To me, the fatty food is part of the experience :)

(This coming from a diabetic who probably eats, on average, healthier than 3/4 of the CoasterBuzz members ;) Shut up, Lori ;) )

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:03 PM
I try not to drink except what's necessary - I'm totally paranoid of realizing i have to really pee, halfway up the primary hill on a coaster.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:03 PM
At SFGAm I usually get a Cheese Pizza at Luigis Pizza in front of the Eagle at around 2 in the afternoon, I also eat some dippin dots usually. But sometimes I do try and save money and go to burger king or pack a lunch. I never buy a drink I usually by a 20oz. Pepsi and carry the bottle around filling it up with water the rest of the day once I finish it. One of the things I hated about Cedar Point was that they didn't let me bring my waterbottle with me into the lines or onto the rides like SFGAm lets you do.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:11 PM
Great Advenyures has a BurgerKing down the street so i just go there. Only problem is it get's pretty crowded.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:42 PM

GregLeg said:

(This coming from a diabetic who probably eats, on average, healthier than 3/4 of the CoasterBuzz members Shut up, Lori )

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I am probably right there with you buddy. Ever since my pancreas incident , I have been on a "for the most part" :)healthy eating frenzy.

Since most park food is for the most part "artery hardening and heart attack inducing", I usually limit my food intake to a soft pretzel with mustard.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 6:00 PM

I don't eat the food at my home park (VF) for a number of reasons. One is that's it may be the most expensive in the CF chain....I've seen cheaper prices @ CP and DP for certain items and way, way cheaper prices at MA. Another reason is that I'd have to overpay to feed at least three people and yet another reason is that Shakopee has one of everything (McDonalds, BK, Subway, Culver's, a Chinese Buffet, a Cub Foods for crying out loud!) just a mile or two to the west on Hwy 101. .

But the number one reason I don't eat there is that IMHO the food sucks.

The chicken used to smell heavenly but taste bland with a texture that could most mercifully be called food-safe. Note my use of the word 'used to'...even the smell is gone now. There's fried goopy bland cheese, fried bland pronto pups and all sorts of other bland, fried stuff.

Actually, the new roast corn stand (by the Galaxy Theater) is quite good and the Turkey drums by the theater are passable fare, too. But by and large....no thank you.

I guess I'm from farther east where food is far more diverse in variety and taste....and where people actually know how to make a flaming CONEY dog. Yeesh. Is that too much to ask?

End of rant--for now.

-'Playa

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