END OF AN ERA: New Hampshire’s Popular Santa’s Village Retiring Incredibly Popular Long-Time Ride
It's a place that we've all been (well most of us) several times throughout our lives and a place that, even as an adult, still holds a ton of magic deep inside our hearts. No, we're not talking about Disney World, we're talking about a place a whole lot closer to home and with much shorter lines to get onto the rides. We're talking about the one and only Santa's Village located in the heart of Jefferson New Hampshire.
From the talking Rudolph bust just out front of the park to the overheard sleigh ride and Yule Log Flume, Santa's Village in New Hampshire has been extracting magic from deep within our hearts for literal decades. Sadly, as is being reported, a piece of our childhood will be retiring and coming down this fall.
According to a report from CBS News Boston, the incredibly popular New England amusement park has announced its plans to retire the thrilling Rudolph's Rapid Transit Coaster later on this fall.
The park, which was recently names one of the most popular theme parks in all of the United States, according to Trip Advisor, made the announcement on the park's official Facebook Page on May 1st.
The park said in part in their post,
Let's enjoy a Pure Joy Family Style summertime season riding Rudy's Rapid Transit Coaster before the ride is retired from service during Fall 2023. It's a family favorite and we are sad to see it go. We'll share updates about improvements for future seasons soon!
Though we're, like so many others, are crushed to be seeing a piece of history (that's been in the park since 1988) being torn down, we remain hopeful that Santa himself has big plans to replace it with something equally, if not more, epic as the Rudolph Rapid Transit Coaster was.
The good news? Since the park plans on retiring the ride 'this fall', there is still ample time for you to plan a trip to the Jefferson, New Hampshire park and take one last ride on a childhood favorite.