HolidayWorldIoA[Book: Pat Koch & Jane Ammeson – 2006 – 16x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Louis J. Koch had a dream – one of family, fun, and Christmastime year-round. And so he created Santa Claus Land, the nation’s first theme park in Santa Claus, located in the gentle rolling hills of southern Indiana. Now, six decades later Koch’s legacy lives on at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. The park is still owned by the Koch family, and the park’s wooden roller coasters are rated in the top ten of coaster enthusiasts worldwide. Since Pat Koch was a little girl, Santa Claus Land has been an important part of her life. Chapter Points: In the Beginning; Santa Claus Land; The Little Park That Could; On Santa’s Knee; Generations; Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari; Wood is Good. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.