Monday, December 15, 2014
Santa Claus Land In Santa Claus, Indiana
Retro Planet a while back, but kept it ready when the appropriate season arrived. It seems that, back in the early 1940s, a retired industrialist was disappointed, as were many children, that there was no Santa Claus in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. Faced with this situation, he developed the world's first theme park: Santa Claus Land. With construction understandably delayed by World War II, the park opened in August 1946, and kids could visit Santa, a toy shop, a restaurant and themed rides. Admission was free, and remained so for many years. Renamed Holiday World in the 1980s, the park is still up and running.