Answer: Santa Claus Land
In 1946, the doors of the world's first theme park opened: Santa Claus Land in Santa Claus, Indiana. The amusement park was designed by Louis J. Koch as a retirement project, inspired by his visit to the aforementioned Santa Claus, Indiana, where he came up with the idea to create an amusement park where children can see Santa and the miracle of Christmas a year long.
Unlike previous amusement parks, Santa Claus was not just a collection of rides, curios and amusements held together by a casual entertainment screen. The park was dedicated to all things related to Santa Claus and the North Pole. This design choice sets it apart from any previous amusement park such as the famous Coney Island, Luna Park and White City, where there was no common theme between rides and attractions.
The park is still in operation today, but is now known as Holiday World & Splashin 'Safari. Since its debut in 1