Published: September 24, 2009 at 11:51 PMI had to go with Diet Pepsi since there is no option for Diet Coke. Since water is free from the fountains, I have trouble voting for that one (my wife would differ in that she would insist on bottled water).
Published: September 25, 2009 at 4:31 AMI voted for water assuming it's bottled water, not just from the fountain (which is often gross considering the way people slurp and slobber on them). The other picks are an indulgence since they're unhealthy, and water is the best as the mainstay.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 4:57 AMPerhaps enough people drink Gatorade without ice (which is how many people drink it) to skew the Holiday World results. When you fill a cup with ice, as most people do for all the other cold drinks, you get about half a glass of whatever you pour.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 6:29 AMDefinitely bottled water, because you can reseal it and carry it around.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 6:41 AMI would probably go with the Gatorade too. Too much soda isn't good for the ol stomach, especially on a hot day. If it's free, people are bound to drink too much.
A side note about this buried treasure in Middle of Nowhere, Indiana...right in the middle of economic turmoil. In the face of a "down year" for the industry, Holiday World broke their own attendance record.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 6:55 AMI prefer Pepsi and Mt. Dew over Coke! Blah! I wish more places had Pepsi products or at least both!
Published: September 25, 2009 at 8:38 AMNot surprised to see Gatorade at the top. When I visited all I got was Gatorade. When it's hot out people know they need something more than soda, and when that option is right next to soda, they will make a good decision.
Also on my visit the flavor of Gatorade was orange, which I am not a fan of, but yet continued to drink it. So that is another factor...
Published: September 25, 2009 at 10:25 AMWhat about beer? When A/B still owned Sea World, you could get "2" free beers per person per day. A cold beer in the middle of the day is refreshing too.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 11:11 AMNothin' better than ice cold water on a hot day. That is, of course, if there's no beer around.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 2:39 PMI actually like to make an "Arnold Palmer" -- half iced tea and half lemonade! I definitely find the non-carbonated drinks (tea, lemonade or Gatorade) more refreshing than sodas on a hot day.
Published: September 25, 2009 at 6:02 PMOn the topic of the Arnold Palmer - one part iced tea, one part lemonade - there now is another golf-themed drink that's one part iced tea, one part lemonade... and one part vodka.
Called the "John Daly."
Published: September 26, 2009 at 2:53 PM"W" ... our water is available as part of the soda fountains in the Pepsi Oasis building.
Paula Werne, Holiday World
Published: September 27, 2009 at 4:46 PMwhy are there no Coke products?