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Santa's Village AzooSement Park, East Dundee, IL

With the animals from his zoo and his handful of rides Santa's Village Azoosment park was reborn and since then the park has added more and brought back the old Three Worlds of Santa's Village magic back for new generations.

Santa's Village AzooSement Park, East Dundee, IL

Back in the day The Three Worlds of Santa's Village had a few coasters.  One of them was an Allan Herschel Little Dipper.  In 1985 The Little Dipper was replaced with a powered coaster called Dracor that lasted for a decade before it was replaced by The Dragon Coaster which was sold when Santa's Village closed. 

Santa's Village AzooSement Park, East Dundee, IL

That Dragon Coaster was replaced by this Dragon Coaster in 2011 which happens to be the forth coaster on the site and third dragon coaster with the two previous ones being two Zamperla "Dragon Coasters".  This one is a Wisdom Rides "orient Express" model.

Santa's Village AzooSement Park, East Dundee, IL

Amber and the twins had never been to an amusement park before and had never been on a coaster.  Out of the three of them only Amber was tall enough to ride so The Dragon became her first coaster.   

Santa's Village AzooSement Park, East Dundee, IL

She was a little nervous about it but after the first lap she was all grins and loving it. 



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