SANTA CLAUS, IN (WFIE) - Happy Birthday to Holiday World.
The nation's first theme park opened as "Santa Claus Land" on this day back in 1946.
It was started as a retirement project by Louis J. Koch.
The name was changed to Holiday World in 1984. Splashin' Safari was added in 1993.
The park is open daily this season through next Wednesday, and on weekends through Halloween.