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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby Azoosment@SV » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:16 am

Great question! Kind of a confusing answer...

So in 1962 Santas Village had multiple parks, arrow built two identical snowball rides, one for California and one for Illinois. The Illinois snowball ride operated from 1962 until 2005 when it was sold at auction and used as part of a bid to recreate a santas village type park elsewhere in Illinois (this is where it remains today) The California Snowball ride left santas village when that park closed and operated at Santa Cruz Boardwalk Beach as Spinout, a pool table themed tea cup ride. That was eventually replaced by their round up cyclone, and is now in Illinois, back to its original theme as the snowball ride!

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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby cal1br3tto » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:05 pm

^That's neat that you're able to share such a convoluted, yet serendipitous story--and that y'all were able to pull it off.

And the ride itself? Adorable. A charming spin (no pun intended) on your standard teacups ride.
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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby John Peck » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:58 pm

Very cool. I didn't realize Santa Cruz's ride was a snowball. Nice that it's going back to that theme, and I'm glad another classic Arrow lives on.

What is the fate of the Wildcat? did you sell it or scrap it?

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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby Azoosment@SV » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:24 am

Whats this? Another new ride? (Actually two more new rides...)

Heres our ANEWsment reporters breaking the news.


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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby John Peck » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:36 pm

Cool... a Scrambler. Is it from Fun Spot?

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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby Azoosment@SV » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:07 pm

Quick update, things are going together very quickly ahead of our May 7th opening! Here is our new scrambler ride "Mega Velocity" going up next to the new home of the Carousel.
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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby John Peck » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:18 am

Looks pretty good. Is this the location where the Wildcat coaster was?

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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby Azoosment@SV » Mon May 23, 2016 11:52 am

Well the 2016 season is here and so far its been great. Last weekend was some really great weather for families to come and ride the Snowball ride again!
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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby Azoosment@SV » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:18 pm

We have some exciting news to share! There is something super exciting opening in 2017. Here is a sneak peak!
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Re: NEWS: Santa's Village to become The Azoosment Park

Postby John Peck » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:51 am

cool. looks like a new pinfari-esq coaster to replace the wildcat. Como town in Minneapolis built one last season, and it's a great family ride if this is what this is.

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