Thursday, December 24, 2015
Today I proudly present part deaux of Ken Martinez's collection of vintage Santa's Village postcards! Take it away, Ken:
More Santa's Village (Part Two)
Back again with more Santa's Village!
Here's Frosty's Snowball Ride in Dundee, Illinois. Sort of like the Mad Tea Party with a "Frozen" overlay. There's definitely a difference in the trees and terrain compared to the two California parks. We had the Snowball Ride in Scotts Valley, but I never heard of it being in Skyforest. Does anyone know if there was a Snowball Ride in Skyforest?
Here's another image of Santa's Village in Dundee featuring the Christmas Tree ride. Notice the openness and flatness of the terrain. Besides the back-of-card label it's easy to tell it's in Dundee.
Here we have the Easter Bunny next to his attraction. Both Skyforest and Scotts Valley had the Easter Bunny's Nursery attraction. Not sure about Dundee. I love the holiday related characters they had roaming the park.
Here's Jack Pumpkin Head. He's cool looking. I've never seen him in Scotts Valley, but I have seen the Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny characters.
I'm pretty sure that all three parks had a Bobsled Ride. This could either be Skyforest of Scotts Valley. I'm not sure. Note the Easter Bunny and Jack Pumpkin Head in the coaster train.
Well that's the end of your two-part visit to the Santa's Villages. I hope you enjoyed and hope that you have a great holiday season.
Information source material:
www.santasvillage.net History of Santa's Village
Oh man, it's almost Christmas! Hopefully I will get that Star Wars underwear that I have been coveting for so long. Are you listening, Santa?
Thank you to Ken for taking the time to scan his postcards and provide excellent text for these fun postcards from classic California (and Illinois!) attractions!