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Giving Thanks

Nov19

Perhaps this week more than any other, we all focus on giving thanks. And here at Funderland we’re reminded how healthy it is to actually voice our thankfulness. While we are thankful for our customers and employees all year long, we wanted to stop and take this opportunity to say it loud and clear: Thank you! Thanks for spending time with us and supporting us. We appreciate each and every one of you!

We’d also like to take a moment and share some of the thankful thoughts from the people behind the scenes and behind the rides, our fantastic employees. They’re a great group of people–silly, serious, and steadfast–and here’s what they had to say.

“I’m thankful for warm opportunities in this chilly weather and spending time with family and friends. It has a cool way of driving us all together.” –John

“I’m thankful for my family.” –Rachel

“I’m thankful for basically everything that’s good in life.” –Kirk

“I’m thankful for my daughter Scarlett. And I love my wife. Those are the two biggest things in my life right now.” –Trey

“I’m thankful there is no zombie apocalypse … yet.” –Beatriz

“I’m thankful for my family, plain and simple. I come from a big family.” –Lizette

“I’m thankful for the smile on customers’ faces.” –Brian

“I’m thankful for being alive.” –Alicia

“I’m thankful to have this job for which I get to make people smile every day. I get to be part of their magical memories. I’m thankful for great bosses, great employees, and my family.” –Maria

“I’m really thankful that they hired me here at Funderland.” –Johnny

“I’m totally thankful for my mom and my sister. And for my friends for sure.” –Marie

“I’m thankful for peace, love, and happiness.” –Francesca

“I’m thankful most for my family who support me and motivate me to do well. And my friends to goof around with. During the year all that gets lost, and the holidays remind us that a lot of us are lucky.” –Wendy

And with that, from our family here at Funderland to yours, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! (And we look forward to seeing you this weekend!)

How to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Nov12

Did you know Saturday November 24th is called Small Business Saturday? Why? Well, the idea is to encourage and financially support small, local businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. These businesses often get eclipsed by big box retail and e-commerce on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So Saturday is a day to go local.

In honor of the day, we’re running our own special. When you check into Funderland Park on Facebook on November 24th, you’ll get two free tickets! So we hope you come out to the park, dodge a little of the mall chaos, and take a spin (or two or three…) on some of our fabulous rides.

And, not to be outdone by the “big boys,” we’re featuring a Black Friday Special too! When you come to the park on Friday November 23rd and purchase a 2013 Season Pass, you’ll get a free cup of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and sprinkles!

Oh, FYI, our friends next door at Fairytale Town have a Black Friday special as well. They’re offering free admission on November 23rd to families who bring in a canned food item. For more information, click here.

And the Food & Toy Drive will be in full swing over at our other neighbors, the Sacramento Zoo. They’re giving $1 off on Zoo admission when you bring in a non-perishable food item or a new and unwrapped toy. More details here.

So a cornucopia of delights awaits you! Why not make a weekend of it? We hope you come on out and go local Thanksgiving weekend. And bring your family and friends!

 

Early Thanksgiving Thoughts

Nov05

With the beginning of November, our thoughts turn to thanksgiving, the holiday and the act. While things slow down a little at the park, we’re thankful for the gorgeous Fall weather that allows us to be open this month. In fact, we love the crisp, clean sunny days. All you need is a sweater and perhaps a stylish scarf, and you’re ready to ride the Red Baron!

So, as the weather permits, we’ll be open Friday–Sunday throughout November. We hope you take advantage of the beautiful weekends that come along and come out to ride and walk around the park.

Plus, we have a few perks awaiting you this month. To add a little sweetness to your Thanksgiving celebration, we’re running a Black Friday special. When you come to the park Friday November 23rd and buy a 2013 Season Pass, you’ll get a free cup of hot chocolate, complete with whipped cream and sprinkles! And you can start using your pass that very day. So why fight your way through the mall when you could be sauntering through the park sipping hot chocolate and watching the kids work off all that excess energy?

And if that’s not enough, we’ve also got a Small Business Saturday special. When you come on Saturday November 24th and check into Funderland Park on Facebook, you’ll get two free tickets! Wowzer! What’s not to like about free?

So we hope you make us a part of your Thanksgiving festivities this year.

Our hours in November:
Friday                          11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday   10 am – 5 pm

And don’t forget our 2013 Season Pass Presale is in full swing. You can purchase your Season Pass now and save $20!

 

The Much Anticipated 2013 Season Pass Presale

Nov01

It’s finally here! We welcome November with our 2013 Season Pass Presale. This is the best deal of the year. For the whole month of November you can purchase the 2013 Season Pass for only $59.95–that’s $20 off the regular price! And on top of that, you can start using the new pass on the day of purchase!

Each Season Pass holder receives unlimited riding for the entire 2013 riding season, not to mention other super special perks that you can read more about here. Plus, Season Pass holders receive exclusive invitations, discounts, and specials not available to the general public.

So why wait? You can purchase your 2013 Season Pass online today here.

Other cool deals coming in November:

Black Friday – November 23rd
Get a free cup of hot chocolate (topped with whipped cream and sprinkles) when you purchase a 2013 Season Pass on Friday Nov. 23rd. And you can start using the pass right away!

Small Business Saturday – November 24th
Check into Funderland Park on Facebook on November 24th, and get two free tickets!

So plan to join us in November for steals and deals and kid-sized peals of laughter! Our November hours are 11 am–5 pm Fridays and 10 am–5 pm Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Special Thanks to Our Spooktacular Folks

Oct29

We want to give a big shout-out and thank you to all the folks and vendors who came out for our Spooktacular Event this past weekend. We had a blast, and we hope you did too!

And just to show you how much fun we had, here are a few of the Franken-tastic moments from the weekend!

Ashely busts the Marshmallow Man!

Awesome Pirate Family (with ship/wagon)

Tinker Bell & girls at the craft table

Inside the Haunted House

Thanks one and all! We hope to see you next year!

Oh, and stay tuned for all our November steals & deals! We’ve got specials lined up for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. More details coming soon.

Plus, our 2013 Season Pass will be available for pre-sale. In November, get the season pass for only $59.95–that’s $20 off the regular price. And you can actually start using it right away!

And remember our new hours for November: we’re open 11-5 Fridays and 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further details!

Our Spooktacular Halloween Event

Oct22

Don’t look now, but our Spooktacular Halloween Event is just around the corner! This weekend, October 27-28 from 10 am – 6 pm, we’ll be rolling out some wild and wacky fun inside the park. And we want you and your little ones to share the bewitching excitement.

What deliciously diabolical treats await you?

  • Trick or Treating (in a fun, safe environment–only $3 per person)
  • Costume & pumpkin decorating contests
  • A Silly Haunted House
  • The Not So Scary Train
  • An Awesome Little Pumpkin Patch
  • Ghost stories from the Funderland Witch (kid-friendly tales told for little ears)
  • Rides, crafts, contests and so much more!

Plus, we’ll have face a painting station for those last minute costume touches, and a professional photographer on hand to capture your little ones in all their weird and wonderful glory (photos will be available for purchase that day).

More fun-tastic deals: kids who come dressed in costume will get $1 off trick or treating. And if you bring in a new game or new art supplies for River Oak Center for Children, you’ll receive some free tickets (amount of tickets based on item donated). So plan on joining us this weekend for all the frightfully fun festivities.

We can’t wait to see all the Boo-tiful costumes!

Oh, and stay tuned for our 2013 Season Pass Pre-sale starting November 2nd. You’ll be able to purchase the 2013 Season Pass for only $59.95 – that’s $20 off the regular price! It’s our best deal of the year and not to be missed!

Helping Our Friends at River Oak

Oct15

Have you heard about our friends over at River Oak Center for Children? Their organization helps children at risk, troubled teens, and families through mental health services, social services, behavioral therapy, and family counseling. They’re a great group of folks, and we really enjoy working with them over the past years.

Well, this month River Oak is in need of new games and art supplies. So if you bring a new game or new art supplies to the park, we would like to thank you by offering you some free tickets for our Spooktacular Halloween event (amount of tickets based on item donated). We’ll have candy, crafts, costume and pumpkin decorating contests, and more! For all the details, make sure to check out our event page.

So plan to spend a fiendishly delightful weekend with us October 27–28.  And don’t forget to take advantage of this beautiful Fall weather and our October Specials.

After School Special: weekdays after 3 pm get a wristband for only $7.95

Wristband Wednesdays: get $6 off the regular price of a wristband

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fall Fun at Funderland

Oct08

It’s that wonderful time of year again. We love autumn with its cool, crisp mornings, rustling leaves, and spooky spectacles!

And speaking of spectacles… mark your calendars for our Spooktacular Halloween event coming up October 27 & 28 from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. The park will be full of fun, mystery, and spine-tingling adventure. Not to mention trick or treating for candy for just $3 a person. While you are munching on your treats feel free to roam our pumpkin patch, visit our vendors, get creative at the craft tables, or brave a trip on our not too spooky train. Then later you can wander over to our silly haunted house for some hair-raising thrills and chills. Plus, kids who come dressed in costume will get $1 off trick or treating. So plan to join us for candy, crafts, contests, and more!

Also, don’t forget that we are always to looking to help out our friends, and our friends at River Oak need new games and art supplies.  If you can help them out by bringing a new game or new art supplies we would like to thank you by offering you some free tickets for the day.  For more information check out our event page.

Until then, don’t forget about our other October specials. Our After School Special: If you visit the park after 3 pm on weekdays, you can get a wristband for only $7.95 — that’s half off!! And Wristband Wednesdays where you get $6 off the regular price of a wristband.

So many reasons to come out and join us for some fall fun. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Kiss the Back to School Blues Goodbye

Aug27

Are the back to school blues overwhelming your family? Well, we have a few pick me ups that may ease the pain of hitting the books.

Join us for our Back to School Extravaganza this Saturday, September 1st.  We will have Mister Cooper singing his educational sing a long songs, the Funderland prize wheel where you can win great stuff, games, crafts, organizations handing out great information and more.  The best part of this event is that if you bring in school supplies to River Oak Center for Children you will get an awesome bag and cool stuff from Whole Foods Market, the Sacramento Rivercats, Costco, Nugget Markets, and more! Our newest neighbor, Sunflower Markets, even donated some incredible bags filled with all sorts of goodies for the winners of our bingo game that we will be holding throughout the day. For a list of supplies to donate to River Oak Center for Children visit our event page.

If you can’t make it out this Saturday then don’t worry!  We can cure your back to school blues with our After School Special, starting September 5th!  Our After School Special first ran back in May and June and got such a great response from our guests so decided to bring it back.  The way it works is that if you visit us after 3pm on the weekdays you can get a wristband for only $7.95… that’s half off!  We also have some other cool fall deals in store too, so keep a look out for those.

We figure that between our extravaganza, and our great deals you should be beating those back to school blues in no time!

Thank you Ella!

Aug19

The other day we got the sweetest email from Ella via her grandmother DD.  I think we may have a number one fan on our hands despite our Train being closed for repairs :)  Take a quick read… any email that starts out with “you rock” must be a good one!

Dear Funderland,

You rock.  My cousin Danica came from Brentwood to spend the day with me.  We are both four years old.   I am Ella, and my Grandma DD does whatever I want her to do and is writing this thank you letter for me.  We know the  place to go is Funderland near the Sacramento Zoo in Land Park next to the pony rides.  It’s a gorgeous hot day and we find a shady parking place right in front under the trees.  

Admission to  Funderland is free there are lots of places to walk around and picnic tables to sit at.  We buy  the all day wristbands  for Ella and Danica, so we can ride anything we want as many times as we want.  We get cotton candy because nobody spins it a better than Funderland.  

First we have to ride the Flying Chinese Dragon roller coaster.  Danica isn’t quite tall enough to ride alone, but she can ride with me, Ella ,because I am two inches taller.  The dragon is  painted all glisteny green, purple and red.  It roars around the curves of  mountainous track.  Swirling force pushes us into our seats.  We stretch our  hands into the air above our heads and scream joyously  as loud as we can. Nobody cares.  At last the dragon stops.  We get out…and we go again and again and again.  Finally we get the front seat right behind the dragon’s head.  We are the dragon.  Wow!

The Carousel horses are elegant. My father used to ride them.   Grandma DD has to stand next to Danica and her horse because Danica is short, but I, Ella, ride alone and choose a pony with a saddle with hearts on it.  All of us glide through the air  to the beautiful music.
We get snow cones.  Cherry and Grape.  Because the temperature is 95 degrees all our snow cones are free!
We want to ride the Funderland Train, but it is closed today. Danica and I spin around on the Crazy Cups till we are dizzy.  We get more snowcones.

Then we go to the Wild Stage Coach for a long, long, ride. We fly small biplanes. Somebody takes our picture.   We ride backwood buggies – we steer our buggy like Mr. Toad’s wild ride.  Then we ride the logs through the waterfall a couple times for a cooling splash.  

Oh dear.  Suddenly it’s 5pm and time to go say thank you and goodbye to Funderland.  How could it happen all so suddenly?  We will be back again before school starts.  This is along letter, but it was our best day of the summer.  

So I guess you know we had a Great Day.  See you again soon

Ella, Danica, and Grandma DD
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