Right now the temp is heading towards -20c and the weather looks horrible, but I am getting ready for the summer and looking forward to another great year. My tan is fading from the month in Florida, but I did see a lot of ideas to bring back from the parks I visited and also happy to be at a park as great as Wonderland. Florida is a beautiful place, the people were great, the weather terrific and so much to see and so. At both Disney and Universal they had a lot of older staff working in the park, this is what we hope to do as well. An older crowd is more stable, they are more reliable when it comes to schedules and they have great experience to pass on to other staff and guests. The food did not wow me while there, it was fine don't get me wrong, but nothing to say I wish we did that. With the huge volume of people each day in the park service was great and lines not so bad. Some of the food is so similar here that I would swear we have the same suppliers, I did not see anything I want to bring back here and I didn't see everything we do. It did make me wonder if we do to much at our park and if we should cut some items out to make service easier. But that would make it boring and I like to be different.
So that brings us to what I will be working on this year and hopefully it will be well received. In the former Waffle Sandwich location we will be serving rice bowls similar to what we tried out at Kingswood last year. We will have a butter chicken, Thai chicken and a tofu bowl. The recipes are not yet set and will be worked on over the next couple months until we are sure it can be done consistently. Also new this season will be a breakfast selection at Backlot, here we are trying out different sandwiches and fresh Cinnamon Buns, so when you come by in the summer I want the smell of fresh cooking rolls to drive you crazy and make you come in for the purchase. I hope to kick of the summer with a Cupcake place, like I tried last year, but this year I am sure I can hire someone to make them every day so we are prepared.
Lets hope we have as good a year as last year and I can survive another long summer, let me know if you want to see anything new this year and tell me about experiences you have had at our park or another park that will help us improve here. Thanks and see you in the park!