We started out, back in 1946, as a park called Santa Claus Land.
Here's a rather remarkable precursor to today's infomercial.
And yes, it includes a darling Santa Jim cameo. And those well-remembered educated animals.
If you enjoy learning about the history of Holiday World, you might like a copy of our pictorial history book for under the tree this year, signed by author Pat Koch. It's available on our online HoliShop.
As Santa Jim would say, "Merry Christmas to all!"