Santa’s Workshop: The Forerunner of Theme Parks Across America- Including Disneyland!

      When Santa’s Workshop opened its doors on July 1, 1949, floods of locals visited the Christmas-themed park. Technically, when the fun, family-friendly park opened its doors, the phrase “theme park” hadn’t even been coined. For a whopping 90 cents a person (and a 25 cent parking fee!), kids could ride on an electric spinning bobsled, hop on the Christmas Carousel filled with Santa’s reindeer, and even meet the Jolly Old Elf himself.     What’s more is that the main man Walt Disney sent colleagues to North…