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Address: 324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy, North Pole, NY 12997-1910
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+1 518-946-2211
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Santa's Workshop opened in 1949 and is one of the original Theme Parks....

Santa's Workshop opened in 1949 and is one of the original Theme Parks. Today it is the oldest operating Theme Park in the United States. Santa's Workshop has remained true to its original design to allow children of all ages to use the facility, cast and the child's own imagination to create the fantasy of Santa's Workshop. You will not find large amusement rides or high tech gagdits, but you will visit with Santa, pet and feed his live Reindeer Team, play with all of Santa's Helpers and even touch the frozen North Pole. Turn the clock back to when you were a child, and your imgaination and spirit of Christmas where all you needed to help make your fantasy come true.

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A very special day

Our family of 11 arrived about noon on the last opening day. It was cold and very icy. The steps and entrance was not shoveled or salted for safety. The admission is $22.99 for 2... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends over thanksgiving weekend, this place is great! Its kind of dated but thats what gives it such unique appeal! Its outdoors so you need to dress warm but there are little houses and shops to go in and warm up or get some hot chocolate and cookies. They have santa's house where you can get your pic... More 

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Queensbury, NY
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you want to take children to a place that they will never forget, this is it. As adults we might expect more as this is not a Six Flags park but it makes up for it with the nostalgic theme, Yes this park need some upgrading but the children don't notice as they are so excited to see where... More 

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Fulton
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Our family of 11 arrived about noon on the last opening day. It was cold and very icy. The steps and entrance was not shoveled or salted for safety. The admission is $22.99 for 2 and up. It seems steep since even an our old couldn't ride some of the rides. The place was in nice condition with the characters... More 

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White Plains, NY
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a good time and we love seeing our kids and the other kids having so much fun (our kids are 5 and under). The place is built at the foot of Whiteface Mountain, so you go up and down the hills to go from 1 ride to another. There was fresh snow when we went, so it really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Didn't really know what to expect from their website. Very quaint and cool for those in the holiday spirit. It was lightly snowing the day we visited so it just added to the fun. I would definitely not go here with the expectation of rides as they are for only those children under 48 inches and maybe a total of... More 

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Elmira, New York
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It was nice for the little ones, but it is really hard to spend 4 hrs in this amusement. Also,we feel that staying 25 minutes from the park, in Lake Placid was actually the smart way to go. There was a lot more things to do and more and better places to eat. And cheaper. You don't really get anything... More 

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Thank Robert R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was a little hesitant after reading some negative reviews here, as this was almost a four hour trip from home, but we decided to give it a try. All of the workers were perfectly friendly and pleasant. I can't tell you how many times they said Merry Christmas to us, and they talked to us, and helped our kids... More 

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3 Thank Nikki S
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A small but enjoyable place for the family to enjoy Christmas. A bit pricey for a small place but after your in you see the smiles on your children's face it's all worth it .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

With so much over achieving by amusement parks, its great to see a simpler view wotout mouse ears and commercial hype. Go Santa

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Johnson, Vermont
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Half the stuff here is broke or shut down cookie shop had two cookies cant believe $22. Person for nothing the rides from old days . Fudge taste like reindeer pop Very upset over hundred to get in was there for only 30 minutes so not worth them being open

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