AAA discount ( at my last visit)
Children UNDER 2: Free
My first time there I took my 2 year old daughter and her 11 year old cousin. They both had a blast. There must not be a restriction on age for riding the roller coaster because since she was tall enough they let her on with me. It runs about 45 miles an hour. It's cute. It's a Rudolph roller coaster. There are a few more rides, geared mainly for ages 5 and under. Then there are paddleboats and the zoo and even a visit with Santa. Don't let the decaying statues turn you away. This place was so cool that we returned again the next year. It is even reasonably priced.
Santa's Land is great for young kids, i would say any where between 2-7. After that the kids dont seem to enjoy it so much. They have a good selection of rides for the children along with a gift shop and ice cream hut. Best to go in the fall right before it get to cold and it is open in the summer as well.
Hey, Santa's Land isn't Disney World so don't go expecting a thrill a minute and tons of exciting roller coasters. What it is is a FABULOUS experience in nostalgia. I went the first time when I was 3. I took my 3 year old back this past summer. It is a WONDERFUL place for preschoolers and can make some great memories if you go in with the right attitude. The rides are straight out of the 50's, the decor is corny and it's an overblown roadside attraction, but for some great fun for the younger crowd (they outgrow this attraction by about age 6), it's definitely worth spending a day.
First of all, don't go to Santa's Land if you're expecting a mini version of Disney. That it is NOT and that is exactly what I love about it. It's a small, old, rustic gem in the NC mountains that's perfect for kids 2 - 10. All of the rides are scaled down for little kids. It park itself is more of a zoo than a fast paced theme park. They have the same rides today as they had when I took my kids 30 years ago, but the atmosphere is so laid back and relaxing that it's worth the trade off. I've never left with an unhappy kid@
Celebrate Christmas during the summer at Santa’s and Family Fun Park and Zoo. An especially good attraction for younger children, it is a few minutes’ drive east of
Cherokee. The kids get an early order to Santa and his elves and visit the animals in the petting zoo, where they will see dozens of domestic and exotic animals. You’ll also find paddleboats, train rides, and the Rudi-Coaster.