We received complimentary passes to visit Santa’s Village. All opinions and memories are our own.
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I have fond memories of visiting Santa’s Village as a child and when I recently had the opportunity to venture up north with the boys, I was thrilled! I snagged two of my nephews and we ventured up past the Schaumburg area and west to East Dundee. The boys noticed the option to play paintball and laser tag and if we had more time, it definitely would be one of our stops. Next time!
The first stop was the main gate. Pick up our tickets and wristbands. We also opted for the reusable cup of soda for $9 which includes free refills that same day and $1 refills throughout the remainder of the season. The big boys opted to spend a WHOLE bunch of time on the SeaDragon including multiple turns in a row. Their adventurous sides really made me physically ill! My boys were content with riding the bench on the Merry-Go-Round so you can tell that we are not quite at the crazy stage.
One of my favorite elements of Santa’s Village Azoosement Park is that there are plenty of rides for littles to play on. The height requirements are clearly labeled and there were just a select few that they were unable to ride on. Charlie ventured onto the Tilt-a-Whirl with the older boys, but that was his first and last time. We preferred the large house slide, hot air balloon basket ride and the semi-truck train course.
We grabbed a few snacks that we found both affordable and delicious. I recommend the cheese curds and despite a hiccup with cotton candy ice cream (Mister Jack was pouting), we enjoyed the sweet treats too! Another great element of the park is the Zoo aspect. A small petting zoo, reptile house and live horses give you up close connections to the creatures. As a mom, I love the combination aspect that brings the two together.
Overall, we had a great time and it’s perfect for the boys (ages 3 and 5). The older boys had a good time, but were too big for some of the rides and most were not as challenging for them. I definitely recommend this for the younger crowd and heading there often in the summer. There were hardly any lines and when we found some, they moved quickly. Let’s not forget being greeted by the big man in red upon entry. A great opportunity to remind kids that Santa IS indeed watching.
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