We are really excited for the changes that will be coming to Funderland this year and next! We have actually been working on our park updates since 2013, and were finally able to start them this past October. Initially we had planned to have a new swing ride installed, a new car ride track and queue, new birthday area, and a stage completed by opening day of our 2015 Season. Unfortunately, life threw us a curve ball.
Because we want to keep everyone “in the loop” we wanted to let you know that we have run into a bit of a hold up. Back in spring of 2014, we met with our architect and contractor to discuss the building of the stage, birthday area, and car ride queue. Plans were created, and submitted to the City Planning Department in the early fall. Currently, we are still waiting for the Planning Department to give the “OK” to complete our projects. These projects were supposed to be completely finished by mid-January, but since we are still waiting on the Planning Department, construction has not yet begun. Maybe next time we plan on submitting our plans to the Planning Department we will do it a good year in advance!!!
Additionally, quite a bit of our winter maintenance season was cut short by the rain (HOORAY!!! We needed it). That has also pushed back our project schedule and timeline for installation of our new Swing Ride. The new ride is in the park, and luckily these dry days will let us complete the necessary steps for the ride installation when the rain would not.
The good news is that though we are a little behind on our updates, we will still be opening for the 2015 season as planned even if our updates open a little bit later than we anticipated (if the Planning Department will let us). I will continue to keep you updated as plans change.