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Santa's Village AZoosment Park

Santa's Village AZoosment Park

amusement park
Santa's Village AZoosment Park
East Dundee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 27, 2011 (current)
May 30, 1959 (original)
Owner A Zoo To You (2011–present)
Operating season May – December
Previous names Santa's Village (1959–2006)
Worlds of Fun (1972)

Santa's Village AZoosment Park (formerly known as Santa's Village) is a theme park in East Dundee, Illinois. It was originally built by Glenn Holland, who also built two other Santa's Villages, in California; one located in San Bernardino County and the other in Santa Cruz County. The Illinois park, the third to be built, was intended to be the flagship of a chain of Santa's Villages across the country. However, parks planned for Richmond, Virginia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, were never built, and the park in East Dundee became the last of its kind.

The park operated as Santa's Village from 1959 until 2006, when it closed. After extensive rehabilitation, it reopened in 2011 under new ownership. Renamed Santa's Village Azoosment Park because of the shared focus on both rides and animals, the Azoosment Park has nearly twenty rides and attractions, and hundreds of exotic and farm animals in an interactive environment. For a short time in 1972 the park was named Worlds of Fun. Because of confusion with other parks with similar names, the name was changed again to Three Worlds of Santa's Village.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Super Cyclone Interpark Zyklon May 13, 2017 Operating
Wacky Worm Fajume Kiddie May 9, 2015 Operating

Past[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Dragon Coaster Wisdom Rides Family 2011 October 30, 2016 -
Dragon Coaster Zamperla Powered 1995 2005 -
Typhoon Top Fun Sit-Down July 27, 1998 2005 -
Wildcat Pinfari Zyklon June 28, 2014 2015 -