Holiday World retires original ride

May 24, 2013

The ride is over for a miniature train, the last of the original rides at the Holiday World amusement park that opened in southern Indiana in 1946. Workers say the locomotive and coaches of the ride — called the Freedom Train since the 1980s —are in such bad condition that they can’t be used anymore or repaired. The ride was originally named the Santa Claus Railroad when the amusement park opened as Santa Claus Land.