Santa's Village AZoosment Park

Santa's Village AZoosment Park
East Dundee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating
Operated May 27, 2011 (current)
May 30, 1959 to 2005 (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, USA. 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 to 2005, when it closed due to financial problems. 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.[1] 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


Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller Super Cyclone Interpark Sit-Down May 13, 2017 Operating
Roller Wacky Worm Fajume Kiddie May 9, 2015 Operating


Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Roller Candy Cane Coaster Unknown Family 1964 1966 Loaned from Jack Kendrick Rides.
Powered Dracor Zamperla Family 1986 1994 Unknown
Roller Dragon Coaster Wisdom Rides Family 2011 October 30, 2016 Relocated to Joyland Amusement Park
Powered Dragon Coaster Zamperla Kiddie 1995 2005 Relocated to Vertical Endeavors
Roller Galaxi SDC Sit-Down 1987 1996 Unknown
Roller Snowball Express Allan Herschell Company Kiddie Unknown 1985 Relocated to Dorney Park
Roller Swiss Toboggan Chance Rides Sit-down 1971 Unknown Unknown
Roller Typhoon Top Fun Sit-Down July 27, 1998 2005 Sold to Ray Cammack Shows
Roller WildCat Pinfari Sit-down June 28, 2014 2015 Sold to someone in Texas



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Race 1992
Blizzard SBF Visa Group Frisbee 2021
Mega Velocity Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2016
Route 66 Cruisers Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1962
Sea Dragon Chance Rides Pirate Ship 2011
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl 2011
Tri-Nado HUSS Troika 2015
Xtreme Elevation Larson International & A.R.M. (USA) Drop Tower 2015
Unknown Majestic Rides Dark Ride 2022
Unknown Hampton Rides Kiddie Ride 2022


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Wipeout Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1992 2005 Scrapped
Yo-Yo Chance Rides Waveswinger 1990 2005 Scrapped


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