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Silverwood is back and ready for guests to flood through the gates! Every year, guests come from miles around to visit Silverwood and Boulder Beach for several reasons. Some come because they grew just enough over the winter to finally ride Timber Terror, some visit because they can’t wait to watch Nick Norton’s new show, and some come to enjoy all the tasty treats.

If you or your family are “foodies” at heart, then most likely you were looking forward to coming to the park to partake in some delicious dining experiences. It’s no secret that Silverwood is the home to several specialty sweets, and this guide will help you plan your day while tasting all of the goodies on your list. No matter what your budget is, we will help you get the chance to have a pleasant treat during your visit.

1. Pack food into the park. Most guests do not know this, but you are actually allowed to bring a soft-sided cooler that is no larger than 12 inches in any dimension. This means that you can pack small snacks and empty reusable water bottles to keep on hand if you don’t have much time to stop and eat. This will also make room in your budget for that Caramel Apple Funnel Cake that you have been wanting to try at the Sugar Shack.
2. Look into purchasing a Sports Bottle. If your family loves to treat themselves to fountain drinks and souvenirs during vacation, then it is worth your while to purchase one. Silverwood offers their souvenir sports bottle at an amazing price up front; you get free refills on the day of purchase, and then you are able to bring your cup back any other visit and refill it for only 99 cents!
3. Pick up some chicken strips for lunch. There is a reason that Silverwood sells about 56,000 pounds or 338,000 individual strips a year. People love them. The best part is that they are sold throughout the entire park! You can purchase them at the Chicken Shack or the Granite grill if you are in the water park. If you are in the theme park, then you can get them at the Country BBQ, Kool Kactus, and Lindy’s.
4. Float up to the Cove. You deserve a break. Tell the family that they can find you floating around the lazy river if they need to get a hold of you. While you’re at it, float up to the Cove and get yourself a Pina colada slushie. You can thank us later.
5. Dine at Lindys. Silverwood focuses on quality throughout their entire park, especially in their food and beverage department. But after a long day, it’s nice to have an enjoyable meal in a full-service restaurant. Lindy’s offers the opportunity to sit back and relax, while enjoying some of the finest food in the park. They offer quality burgers, crisp salads, and mouthwatering ribs. Make sure to stop by for dinner to wind down from the busy day. Lindy’s is located between the info center and the train station.
6. Gluten Free. We get a lot of questions from our gluten-free guests about where they should dine at the park. The majority of our items throughout the park can be made gluten-free, all you need to do is ask. We went ahead and asked our Food and Beverage Revenue Manager, David Lee, what places he would recommend. He first recommended eating at the Kool Cactus in Roller Coaster Alley. He said that the majority of the menu is gluten-free. The beef and tortillas are not. This is the best valued gluten-free option. Right around the corner is the BBQ Pavilions where the entire menu is gluten free except for the buns and pulled pork sandwiches. If you wanted to see the magic show during your visit, David said that gluten-free pizza is available at the Theater of Illusion upon request. Finally, if you want the most customizable experience, Lindy’s has a large variety of gluten-free substitutes. We take gluten intolerance very seriously here and all Food and Beverage Cast Members are trained on their venue’s gluten-free options and have access to an allergen guide for their location.
7. Kid Friendly Menus. Since we take pride in the fact that we are a family friendly park, it is important to have food options for even the pickiest of eaters. Our staple item for kids is our Souvenir Lunch Box. This includes a PB&J sandwich, an applesauce pouch, animal crackers, and a Capri Sun. The best part is that all of these goodies come in a cool take-home souvenir box! These are available at the Country BBQ, Kool Cactus, Kidz Cafe, the High Moon Saloon, and Granite Grill. Other great options are the chicken strip basket, hot dogs, corn dogs, cheese quesadilla, grilled cheese, mac n’ cheese, and apples. These are available throughout the park.
8. Sweet Tooth. You can’t go to a theme park, and not taste something sweet. To fulfill that sweet tooth, stop by the Country Carnival. You will know when you get there by the aroma of sweet, kettle corn. Here you will be able to taste the caramel apple funnel cake, experience the well known “single scoop” ice cream cone, and bite into some crunchy kettle corn. Throughout the park, you will find multiple Dippin’ Dot locations and other novelty treats that will be sure to give you the theme park sugar rush you deserve.

There is a lot to eat at Silverwood, and the best part is that every visit can be new, exciting and memorable. If you have any tips, tricks, or secrets on your ideal dining plan, please share a comment below. As always, we are looking forward to seeing you this summer and we hope that you have a blast during your visit!

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Comments (2)

  • Amy . May 1, 2018 . Reply

    Will there be any other chances to win a giveaway?!

    Thank you!

    • (Author) Stephanie Sampson . May 2, 2018 . Reply

      Hi Amy, There will be a ticket giveaway every week, so keep an eye out!

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