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Funderland Discounts and Special Offers

Aug28

There is always something new and exciting happening around our neck of the woods, and this month is no different! We have lots of ways to help you save a buck or two while enjoying some good old-fashioned playtime – Funderland style! Here are our current discounts and special offers!

After School Special

Back by popular demand, our unlimited ride weekday wristbands are 1/2 off from 3-5pm Wednesdays thru Fridays! So grab the kids and head over to the park for some after school fun and diversion.

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Updated Park Hours

Our new Park hours are changing as we approach Fall. Beginning Sept. 2nd, we’re open W-F 11am – 5pm & Sat-Sun 10am – 6pm.

Can’t wait to see you and your family at the park. (P.S. Don’t forget to snap a picture with your favorite nutty friend, Happy the Squirrel!)

Fun-tastic Evening Special Event

Jul07

Join us Friday, July 25th from 5pm – 8pm for a “Fun-tastic Evening” and help a good cause while having fun! All proceeds from this event will benefit Keaton Raphael Memorial, our local non-profit friends who provide hope and support to families with children battling cancer.

Attendees Will Enjoy:

  • Unlimited ride wristbands for just $5
  • Family friendly games
  • Raffle prizes
  • Face painting
  • Food and drinks
  • Meet and greet with Elsa from Frozen & our very lovably Happy the Squirrel

We can’t wait to celebrate this special event with you and your family while we help raise funds for Keaton Raphael Memorial. So grab your family, friends, neighbors, & well..everyone! And we’ll see you at the park!

Family Summer Activities Sacramento – Funderland Amusement Park

Jun02

Welcome June & welcome summer! With the kids getting out of school and warm summer days ahead, it’s a good idea to start planning your family summer activities! Here’s what’s happening in Funderland Park this month:

June 1-15

  • After School Special 1/2 priced WB (after 3pm on non-holiday weekdays only until June 13th)
  • Lakeshore Learning Center will be in the park Sat. June 14th with Father’s Day themed crafts!
  • Dad’s ride FREE – June 15th

Summer Specials (valid specific weekdays June 16 – August 29 only)

  • Summer Sizzler – Free sno cone on any day over 95 degrees (valid non holiday weekdays only)
  • Ten Dollar Tuesdays – Weekday Wristbands only $10 (Tuesdays only)
  • Wacky Wednesdays – Parents ride FREE (Wednesdays only)

Plan your visit by viewing our rides and prices today!

5 Things to do With Your Kids this Summer

May16

Now that the kids are almost out of school, it’s time to start planning your summer activities to keep them busy! Whether it’s a summer sports or art camp, playdates with friends, or relaxing afternoons by the pool, there’s lots of things to do with your kids this summer. Here are just a few ideas for you!

5 Things to do With Your Kids this Summer

  1. Host a summer party. You don’t have to have a birthday to throw an awesome summer party. All you need is some creativity, space, and sunshine. Some fun themes include a Luau Party, a Pool Party, or a Party at the Farm. Head to the dollar store for inexpensive items like hula hoops, flower leis, water toys, or hats. Don’t forget fun games like pin the tail on the donkey, pinatas, hopscotch, musical chairs, or 3 legged race.
  2. Explore your neighborhood. The Greater Sacramento Area is full of beautiful parks and trails. Take a nature walk through scenic parks like William Land Park. Make it more exciting by turning your walk into a scavenger hunt! List items like leaves, rocks, flowers, and landmark items like statues, fountains, and signs.
  3. Get fit together. Nothing brings your family closer than exercising together. It’s a great way to get and stay healthy and nothing keeps you motivated better than your kids! Plus, you’ll be setting a good example of how to be healthy and make fitness fun, not a chore. Try family friendly activities like biking, swimming, yoga, or hiking. You can even take your normal circuit training moves and tweak them for the kids. Body weight exercises like pushups, sit ups, lunges, crunches, jumping jacks, etc…are all great ways to keep the wee ones moving and having fun with mom and dad.
  4. Build a fort. Nothing makes you feel like a kid yourself than building and crawling around in a home made fort. For fantastic fort ideas, check out this Pinterest board. Pull out those blankets, pillows, cardboard boxes, flashlights, and couch cushions and get building!
  5. And of course plan a family day or playdate at Funderland. We have 9 pint sized rides for kids of all ages. We also have plenty of picnic areas, cafe treats, and attractions – perfect for a sunny summer day. So plan a family “Stay-cation” and pack in the fun at Funderland Amusement Park!

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What Being a Mom Really Means

May02

As moms, we often get stuck in the day-to-day tasks that govern motherhood and wonder what in the world we’re doing. Some of these tasks are wonderful like those sweet moments when your kids are playing nicely with each other, when they’re using their manners, and when you’ve gotten all your housework down before noon (which means you’ll have the chance to actually sit down and play with your kids today!) Other moments are tough and exhausting like when you’re up all night with a sick child, when your kids are bickering non-stop, and when you’re late (again) for an appointment. During the good and not-so-good moments, don’t forget what it really means to be a mommy.

Being a Mom Means:

  • Responsibility is your middle name. You’re responsible for shaping, inspiring, encouraging, and loving the most sweetest kids in town. Although this task can weigh heavy on your shoulders, what joy it also brings! No words can describe the pride you feel when your son hits his first base run, or when your daughter’s solo in her class recital is adorably off key but she’s signing with all her might. Take pride in this responsibility, being a mother will be your most important job in life.
  • You wear a lot of hats. You’re a nurse, teacher, cook, house cleaner, referee, chauffeur, and counselor. It also means you’re an adventure tour guide, scientist, entrepreneur, obstacle course pro, artist, and a best friend.
  • Knowing your best is enough. There is no perfect mother, although some of us might swear we know one or two of them. Every mom doubts, fears, feels guilt, loses patience, and makes mistakes. But that’s not what define you as a mother. Since no one is perfect, how can we expect to achieve perfection in motherhood? Love and be gracious to yourself.
  • You’re #1 to someone. Although sometimes they may not act like it or know how to show you, your kids absolutely adore you. No one else can ever take the place of “Mommy” in their hearts.

The goal of every mom is to raise healthy happy kids, not perfect kids. So no matter what your background is, what mistakes you’ve made, or what situation you’re facing now, remember what being a mom really means.

Funderland is Making a Difference (by being environmentally responsible)

Apr21

We want to make a different in our city!

At Funderland Amusement Park, we take being environmentally responsible and taking care of our community seriously. We’re always looking for ways to reduce, reuse, recylce and “up-cylce” as much as we can.

Here are just a few things we’ve done at the park to show the earth and community a little more love:

  • Placed recycle bins throughout the park to collect recyclable waste

  • Upgraded to biodegradable cups (no more styrofoam for this squirrel!)

  • Updated our train engine to one run on electricity rather than gas

  • Installed faux grass in party areas (and plan to install more around the park) to minimize water usage

  • Recycle all of our cardboard, glass, and plastic waste

  • Planted water-wise plants

  • Updated to more energy efficient fridges and freezers

  • Reuse as many props and event items as we can

  • Plus – our owner drives a hybrid vehicle!

reduce reuse recycle Just think about what we could accomplish if we all decided to do one thing every month to give back to our community and help take care of our planet!

Won’t you celebrate Earth Day with us?

In celebration of Earth Day – we’re giving away 4 2014 Season Passes to the Earth Friendly Family of the Year! Just snap a photo of your family being environmentally responsible and upload to our Facebook page by clicking here until 4/25!

How to Plant a Garden with Your Kids

Apr10

Going green isn’t just good for the earth, it’s good for your kids too! Helping your children understand their role in taking care of our beautiful world teaches them responsibility and helps them discover their world in a rich new way. Here are some great ways to plant a garden with your kids this year.

How to Plant a Garden with Your Kids

gardening 101 with kidsGet your tools in toe - having the right gardening tools (including ones that are appropriate for your child’s age) will make your gardening experience more enjoyable. We recommend having a small shovel, a handle shovel, a small garden rake, potting soil, a watering bucket (a small one for them, a big one for you) and a few wire trellis.

Prepare your area - there are lots of ways to plant a garden nowadays which don’t require a huge amount of space. Raised wooden planters, large planter pots, or recycled barrels are all ways to build a garden. You can even have a vertical garden using hanging planter boxes and a wooden pallet. Don’t forget to figure out where your garden will go before you plant. Things you should look at include the amount of direct sunlight the area receives throughout the day, as well as soil drainage (if you’re planting directly in the ground). If your yard’s soil is clay heavy, you should probably mix 50/50 potting soil in with your natural ground dirt.

Pick your favorite plants - now it’s time to pick your perfect garden plants. Some easy & hardy kid friendly plants include:

garening with kidsGive them daily jobs – your kids will probably need reminders to check their plants, clear away weeds, & water daily. It might help to create a simple “Job Board” so they know which day they are responsible for being the “Gardener”. The funnest time of year for the kids is when they get to harvest the crop!  

Look out for bugs - now that you have your garden planted, you might notice your garden is attracting some new visitors! Often beneficial garden bugs are natural predators of the bad bugs! To help you know which critters are good for your garden, and which aren’t, follow this chart:

- GARDEN FREINDS-

- GARDEN FOES -

Lady Bugs

Snails/Slugs

Butterflies

Aphids

Spiders

Tomato Hornworms

Bees

Cutworms

Lacewings

Earwigs

Soil worms

Moths

Praying Mantis

Mealybugs

Make Like a Bunny and Hop into our Annual Easter Bash

Apr08

Our Annual Easter Bash is right around the corner!

Come on out to the park this Friday – Sunday April 11 – 13 from 10am – 6pm for Easter fun and activities! This is one of our most popular family events and your kids will love visiting with the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs!

  • 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).
  • Visit the Easter Bunny & Happy the Squirrel
  • Free Crafts & fun Easter themed photo opps
  • Spin & win at our info table
  • Great rides, food, vendors, & fun!

Egg Hunt Recommended Ages & Times:

4 & Under: 10:20, 11:10, 12:00, 12:50, 1:40, 2:30, 3:20, 4:10, & 5:00
5 & Up: 10:45, 11:35, 12:25, 1:15, 2:05, 2:55, 3:45, 4:35, & 5:25

Egg Hunts are only $3 per child & may be purchased the day of the event at the ticket office. We limit the number of hunters to ensure all hunters have a safe, enjoyable time while finding a number of eggs. Please arrive early to purchase your hunt.

Plan a Day at William Land Park

Mar26

Where can you play softball and soccer, host a family reunion, attend a charity event, and spend a day enjoying rides and games in Sacramento? Right here, in William Land Park. Home to yours truly, Funderland, Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Zoo, and the William Land Golf Course, as well as picnic areas, ponds, playgrounds, and sports fields.

 Funderland Amusement Park

We love that so many park goers choose to spend a fun filled day with family and friends at our amusement park! Because each ride is unique and kid-friendly, there’s something fun for everyone. In addition to offering birthday party packages, we also offer fundraising opportunities and two academic field trips for schools: Math & Science and Language & Fine Arts, where kids learn how the rides work and all the creativity involved in making the rides. Who knew learning could be so fun?

Fairytale Town

Teach children to appreciate the gift of reading at this storybook-themed park. Everyone remembers clambering through the Crooked Mile, and who doesn’t love meeting all the cuddly barnyard animals? Fairytale Town offers field trips, workshops, and summer camps.They’re not just limited to animals and gardening, though. You can be in a theatre, band, or art camp, too!

 Sacramento Zoo

Lions and tigers and wallabies, oh my! While visiting William Land Park hop on over to the Sacramento Zoo and discover the plethora of exotic mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles that call this place home. The Zoo offers field trips, birthday parties, summer classes, and Overnight Safaris for adventure seekers. Kids will love the nighttime tour, animal feeding, spending the night under the stars, and waking up with the animals.

William Land Golf Course

Did you know that William Land Golf Course, which opened in 1924, was the first golf course in Sacramento? Golfers young and old still enjoy this golf course in the heart of Land Park today. WLGC offers both summer camps and junior programs and the golfing instructors are dedicated to teaching junior golfers life skills such as respect for others, good sportsmanship, confidence, and perseverance.

William Land Park is a great place for families to spend time having fun together, being creative, and learning in Sacramento. Come on down and and spend a day with us!

Enter to Win our Spring Spree Giveaway

Mar20

We’re about to put a little more “spring” in your step! Enter our Spring Spree Giveaway now through April 4th for your chance to win a $100 Target gift card, courtesy of the Easter Bunny. PLUS a Funderland Prize Pack including 4 Easter Bash tickets, 4 VIP wristbands, and 4 combo meals, courtesy of Happy the Squirrel!

How to enter:

Visit and like our Facebook page

Complete your entry form between 3/20/14 – 4/4/14 at noon PST

How to Get Bonus Entries:

After you submit your entry form, you’ll have to chance to share this giveaway on Facebook and receive 1 bonus entry for every Facebook friend who enters!

Prize Details:

$100 gift card to Target

4 tickets to Funderland’s Annual Easter Bash happening April 11, 12, and 13

4 VIP wristbands (good for unlimited rides on day of redemption)

4 combo meals (choose from 6 different meals)

To view official rules, please click here.

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