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Santa’s Village, California

by Trevor May | 28th December 2006 | Retro Travel | 2 comments

Santa's Village

I’d never heard of Santa’s Village… boy, have I been missing out! Thankfully, Jordan Reichek fills me in… and Google helps me find even more crap than I could ever dream of! Apparently, the park opened in 1955 (the same year as Disneyland) or 1957 (depending on what reports you read!) and closed in 1998.

Santa’s Village Lives in Memory.

Update: I’ve also just noticed this fantastic collection of images from Universal City Studios in the 60s and 70s on the same site. It sure was a lot smaller back then, and it looks like that flash flood has been “scaring” visitors for over 25 years! Have a root around further for shots of Knotts Berry Farm and Ghost Town and Will Rogers Park.

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  • Will January 6th, 2007 12:36 am

    “Would you like to touch my cane young boy?”

  • Trevor January 6th, 2007 8:42 am

    “Is that a giant candy cane in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me.” etc…

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