Santa's Village Azoosment Park, East Dundee

#4 of 26 in Theme Parks in Illinois
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
Santa's Village AZoosment Park (formerly known as simply 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.

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  • It was amazing and it had the best service i thought we could get. the options were unlmited and the way they organize things were just plain fascinating.  more »
  • Can’t go wrong really, especially if you get there as it opens. Pretty compact and the new water park looks like it is going to be fun. Staff could cheer up a bit considering It is for kids. Can do...  more »
  • Excellent, well worth your money. Kids and myself had a great time. Staff was really nice. Lines were not so bad, went by pretty fast. I don't know how food is there because we brought our own food. Overall it was a great experience for our first time being here.
  • All 3 generations had a wonderful time! The park is clean and the staff is so friendly and helpful! Love the interactive app while you're in the park. Only two things to improve my experience & rating...More restrooms and a lower admission for kids under 48". They aren't able to ride all the attractions-even with an adult. Will definitely be back!
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