Santa’s Enchanted Forest sues county (includes video story)

Going to Santa’s Enchanted Forest has been a holiday tradition for many South Florida families for the past 40 years. However, everything is not holly and jolly this year. 

Santa’s Enchanted Forest has sued Miami Dade County and the company that operates Christmas Wonderland, a new amusement park, alleging the new park is a knockoff that gets preferential treatment. 

Santa’s Enchanted Forest complains it was forced out of its Tropical Park home for really no reason while Christmas Wonderland has been allowed to set up business even though it is almost indistinguishable.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest, which is now operating at NW 87th Avenue, may be concerned about losing business, but not everyone thinks it should be. 

Regardless of the outcome of the lawsuit, Santa’s Enchanted Forest appears to have opened its doors to a successful beginning this holiday season.

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