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Vote For Your Favorite New Ride Name!

Jun19

Thank you to all who helped us by submitting new swing ride name ideas! We received over 2200 name submissions! You all did such a great job that we can’t make a decision. We’ve narrowed the choices down to 6 fun name ideas. We need your help now! Come vote for your favorite new ride name!

We’re very excited about our 1st new ride in 25 years! The new swing ride will be opening soon, and we’ll be revealing the top vote-getting name at our Grand Opening of the ride.

How to Vote:

*No Facebook account required to vote. Just click here to go straight to the poll.

Thanks for your help naming our new swing ride!

 - Happy the Squirrel

Summer Specials and Promos

Jun16

Now that summer is here, we’re kicking off the season with our always popular & fantastically fun Summer Specials! Now through Sept. 4th, grab the kiddos and their friends and have yourself a merry time all summer long!

Funderland Summer Specials Include:

  • $10 Tuesdays – Unlimited Ride Weekday Wristbands are only $10 every Tuesday during the summer.

  • 3-for-$30 Wednesdays – Buy more and save more! Unlimited Ride Weekday Wristbands are 3 for $30 every Wednesday. Or you can purchase 2 Wristbands for only $25.

  • Parents ride FREE Thursdays – Limit one free parent rider with purchase. Thursdays only.

  • The Summer Sizzler –  1 FREE sno cone anytime it’s over 95 degrees in the park during the weekdays.

Our weekday promotions mean your family will be having fun while burning off all that energy, without burning a hole in your wallet. So head into the park this week and enjoy the summer together!

Enter to Win the Name Our New Ride Giveaway

Jun03

We’re so excited about our 1st new ride in 25 years! The new swing ride will be opening soon, but we’re asking for your help. We need a great new name for the ride! Enter our latest giveaway and tell us your best name idea for the swing ride. Just for participating, you’ll be entered to win our Exclusive VIP Party Package for 20! That’s a prize package worth over $1000 – just in time for a Summer Bday Bash!

How to Enter:

  • Visit our Facebook page*
  • Complete your entry by noon on 6/17/15
  • After you submit your form, you’ll have the opportunity to share the giveaway with your Facebook friends and receive 1 bonus entry for every friend who enters!

Exclusive VIP Party Package Includes:

  • UNLIMITED RIDES FOR 20 FOR THE DAY
  • Visit from Happy the Squirrel
  • 2-hour use of birthday area
  • 20 meal vouchers
  • 20 vouchers for cotton candy

*No Facebook account required to enter. Just click to go straight to entry form.

Good luck and thanks for helping name our new ride!

 ~ Happy the Squirrel

Park Updates: Our New Funderland Ride Progress

Jun01

Hello Folks!

It looks like things are finally starting to fall into place! Our newest ride, which will be named by one of you good people, should be operational before the official start of summer if all goes according to plan. At this point we have gone through all the necessary steps: we removed the Log Run (we will miss it); repaved the new ride area, and pathway back to the future in-park bathrooms; fenced the new ride area; had our new ride themed by Shane Grammar from SG Studios; and had our engineer sign off on the new ride. Now all that we have left are some finishing touches, a few ride parts, and an inspection by the State of California to let us operate. Again, if all goes well we should be opening our new ride in the next few weeks.

My creative streak for naming rides is just about depleted, so we thought it would be fun if we let one of you come up with the name of our new ride. We will be holding a contest where you can submit your name for the new Funderland ride, and have the opportunity to win an exclusive birthday party package. Keep watching our website and our Facebook page for all the details.

Our next steps for progress in the park are to revamp our birthday areas, as well as add an additional area where the old mini Stanford Mansion now sits. I have a funny story about that old mansion that I will have to tell everyone about in another blog post, but I have to sign off for now. Talk to everyone soon!

Sincerely,
Sam Johnston

Teaching our Children to be Brave

May19

We all want our children to be brave. Not so brave that they’re not safe, of course! But brave enough to try new things and experience the great adventures awaiting them in Life. There are a few ways that we can help our children learn this kind of bravery.

Be a Role Model

Our children are always watching us and imitating us. It’s up to us to stop and think about what kind of example we are setting for them. Do we show bravery to them when it’s time to try something new or something we’re scared of? Show your child the different ways that you are brave and they will learn to follow your example.

Listen and Talk

Sometimes we assume that our children are scared of something for no reason and try to push them into doing it. Take the time to talk with your child and ask him what his reasons are for being afraid, Show him that you care enough to take the time to listen and help him work through any unreasonable fears.

Expose Gradually

If there’s something that your child is afraid, like roller coasters, consider taking baby steps toward facing that fear. Since Funderland has free admission, bring your child in just to walk around, look at the rides, see other children having fun, and have a picnic. Assure her that you will not be going on any rides during that visit. After that successful visit, come back again, but only try rides that aren’t as intimidating, like the Carousel and the Funderland Train. Stop by the Flying Dragon Roller Coaster only to watch. The next time, try to see if your child is willing to consider giving the roller coaster a try, but don’t push her until she feels ready.

Encourage

When your child displays bravery in some form, take the time to notice and talk about it. Praise him for making a brave choice and facing a fear or facing something that makes him uncomfortable. As you continue to encourage your child’s brave choices, he will naturally want to try more new and scary things.

We encourage you to bring your brave children out to Funderland to experience the fun to be had in our local amusement park. And don’t forget – we’ve got an after school special going on through June 12!

Enter to Win Our Brave & Beautiful Mother’s Day Giveaway

May05

Mother’s Day is almost here and we love our moms! We know that every mom is amazing and deserves a reward. Help celebrate motherhood by entering our Brave & Beautiful Mother’s Day Giveaway! Not only will mom get something special just for her, but there are prizes for the family as well! One winner will receive the following prizes: Fun for Mom ~ $150 Massage Envy Gift Card, and Fun for Family ~ sixty Ride Tickets and four Meal Combos plus Cotton Candy.

How to Enter:

  • Visit our Facebook page
  • Complete your entry by noon on 5/19/15
  • After you submit your form, you’ll have the opportunity to share the giveaway with your Facebook friends and receive 1 bonus entry for every friend who enters!

Brave & Beautiful Prize Pack Includes:

  • $150 Massage Envy Gift Card
  • 60 Ride Tickets
  • 4 Meal Combo Vouchers
  • 4 Cotton Candy Vouchers

Good luck!

 

Save 50% (5/1-6/12) With Our After School Special

May01

Our After School Special is Back!

It’s time again for the wildly popular After School Special! Come enjoy some after school fun and rides with the kids from now until June 12!

Come by the park any weekday from May 1, 2015 – June 12, 2015, from 3pm – 5pm and get an Unlimited Weekday Wristband for half price. Hurry in to take advantage of this great price!

It’s the perfect time to come on in because our new and improved Backroads Buggies with significantly extended track reopens this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd!

So head into the park, enjoy the sunshine, and let the kids burn off some extra energy after school.

See you soon!

Park Updates: Backroads Buggies Progress and More

Apr28

Hi Folks!

If you have been by the park recently you have seen some of our new park updates. Our new Backroads Buggies line queue building is nearly finished, and it is looking beautiful. This building required some extensive work as it is made out of gorgeous cedar wood, and 4” by 4” quarter inch metal posts. In the words of our contractor Tim Larsen, “If a tornado ever comes through Sacramento, I’m coming to the Buggies queue.” Needless to say, that building is extremely solid.

Funderland Backroad Buggies progress

Funderland Backroad Buggies cover

What is even more exciting than the Backroads Buggies queue line is the ride itself. We lengthened the track by approximately 300 feet. Now there are more twists and turns to make through our new drought tolerant landscaping.

However, there were some major surprises that set us back, and pushed our tentative opening date. The main surprise being that the State of California now required that the entire ride be fenced off despite the fact that it is already behind fencing. We were unprepared for this since the ride had always been allowed to operate behind the main fence in the park, and perimeter fence on the park borders.  Regardless, adding new fence was an additional expense we were not excited about, as well as a set back to our opening date.

*Update: Great News! Our Backroad Buggies with extended track will be open this weekend – Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd & 3rd! Come on out and give the new track a try!

Now on to the most exciting part! We will be opening a brand new ride in the upcoming months. We have not had a new ride in the park since the early 90’s so this is a huge deal! Additionally, we will be asking our fans to help us come up with a name for this new ride; so we will need your help! We will give you more information about the ride soon so stay tuned. See you at the park!

Sincerely,
Sam Johnston

Enter to Win our Spring into Fun Giveaway!

Apr09

Celebrate Spring with us! Spring into Fun by entering our latest Giveaway! One winner will receive the following prizes to use and to share the fun with friends: four 2015 Season Passes to Funderland, four VIP Passes, and eight Vouchers for Cotton Candy. All the ingredients you need for a fun Spring outing at Funderland!

How to Enter:

  • Visit our Facebook page
  • Complete your entry by noon on 4/23/15
  • After you submit your form, you’ll have the opportunity to share the giveaway with your Facebook friends and receive 1 bonus entry for every friend who enters!

Spring into Fun Prize Pack Includes:

  • Four 2015 Season Passes for Funderland
  • Four Funderland VIP Passes
  • Eight Vouchers for Cotton Candy

Good luck!

Hop Into Fun During Our Annual Easter Bash!

Mar16

It’s that time of year again! That’s right, our Annual Easter Bash is back and better than ever! Hop into the park March 27th, 28th, & 29th for egg hunts, visits from the Easter Bunny, free crafts, candy, thrilling pint-sized rides all day, and more!

Visit us During our Easter Bash For:

  • FREE Ride Tickets: Donate a new game or new art supplies to River Oak Center for Children & get free tickets (free tickets based on value of items donated).
  • Easter Egg Hunts: $3 per child. Hunts every 30 minutes!
  • Visits from the Easter Bunny & Happy the Squirrel
  • Free Crafts
  • Spin & win at our info table
  • Great rides, food, vendors, & fun!

Visit our Facebook Page to RSVP and share with your friends and family!

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