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Come celebrate Small Business Saturday with us!

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‘Tis the wonderful Holiday Season!

First and foremost, we would like to wish our Funderland friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of our loyal customers! Thank you for being such an important part of our lives! Happy and his staff are overwhelmed with joy to be able to provide a place for you and your bundles of joy a place to create unforgettable memories together.

We hope you enjoy quality time with your family, eat delicious food, and take plenty of naps. If your little ones need to run off the energy from all of that pumpkin pie, come spend time with us this weekend!

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Aside from Thanksgiving, this Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday! Come celebrate with us and support your favorite local theme park!

Happy supports small businesses! Here are a couple reasons why you should “Support Small”:

You are creating jobs within your community.

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Shopping at locally-owned businesses creates employment opportunities for members of your community. Whether it be a teenager trying to save for his/her first car, a college student trying to work towards their degree, or a single parent creating a future for his/her children; you are making a positive difference in your local economy.

You have pride in knowing the people responsible for the product and service.

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When you know the people you are buying from, you enjoy a connection with them. There is nothing quite like being greeted with your first name when you walk into a local business. It feels good to know you are supporting a company that is truly thankful for your business and presence. In addition, you usually receive better customer service. If a manager isn’t emotionally involved in the decision-making process, chances are the customer service quality will lack. With small business, customer service is hands-on, personalized, and friendlier. There are exceptions to this, of course, but small business generally delivers stronger customer service.

Your tax dollars are hard at work in your own community.

Locally-owned businesses recycle a larger portion of their sales back into your local economy, enriching your entire community. In addition, locally-owned businesses are more likely to purchase their supplies and products from other local businesses than chain stores. Every employee of that local business usually spends their earnings within the community, as well.

When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, it is impressive to think about the amount of time, commitment and labor these hard working individuals contribute to make their businesses thrive. Small Business Saturday, any Saturday or any other day in between, supporting locally-owned businesses deserves to be part of your daily routine.

We are helping you #ShopSmall by offering $20 off our 2017 Season Passes! This offer is only valid for the month of November. To purchase, please call us at (916) 456-0131 or visit us at Funderland Theme Park during business hours.

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Have you entered into our Annual Thanksgiveaway? Don’t miss out!

Head over to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FunderlandPark to enter!

 

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win:

  • Step 1: Like Funderland on Facebook.*
  • Step 2: Like our most recent “Funderland’s Thanksgiveaway” post.
  • Step 3: Happy is thankful for YOU! Comment what you are most THANKFUL for!
  • Step 4: Don’t forget to share the post so that your friends and family can enter, as well!*
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    Here’s what you’ll win:

  • A Family 4 Pack of Season Passes! (Value $320!)
  • A $100 Raley’s Giftcard
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    *Not required for entry into “Funderland’s Thansgiveaway”

    We can’t wait to see you!

     

    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,

    Happy the Squirrel & The Funderland Team!

     

     

    Things to do at Funderland Park this October!

    Oct14

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    Fall at Funderland!

    Fall has officially begun and we are absolutely loving the crisp weather here in Sacramento. The time to unpack the sweaters and scarves that we have boxed away is finally getting closer and closer, while we watch the color of the seasons change!

    To start off the season right, we have a few highlights this month that you and your family definitely won’t want to miss out on!

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    “Sticky fingers, tired feet; One last house, Trick-or-Treat!” – Rusty Fischer

    The Main Event:

    Join us for our two night Spooktacular Halloween event on the 29th & 30th of October from 10am – 5pm for a fun-filled day that will include:

    • Trick-or-treating ($3 per person)
    • Funderland’s Hay Maze
    • A Magical Magician performance
    • A chance to meet your favorite Star Wars characters, Kylo Ren & Rey
    • Fun & FREE crafts for the whole family
    • An in park costume contest with prizes
    • FREE ride tickets!*
    • Plenty of vendors & more!

    *In order to receive FREE ride tickets, bring new games or art supplies for River Oak Center for Children & receive FREE ride tickets!

    Please head over to our Facebook to RSVP.

    This is definitely an event you and your family won’t want to miss!

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    Fall Hay Maze:

    Have you heard the talk of the town?! Funderland Park’s annual Hay Maze is up and ready for visitors! The Hay Maze is open to the public for the whole all month of October, and is an awesome idea for a fall-themed outing that the whole family can enjoy!

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    GIVEAWAY Alert!!

    Here at Funderland, we are all about giving our customers savings and giving them an experience they will always remember. And, if you haven’t heard, one way we love to do this is by hosting monthly giveaways on our social pages!

    Our giveaway package for the month of October is…… A Professional Family Photoshoot at Funderland Park!

    So, what’s included?

    • A 1 hour Professional Family Photoshoot at Funderland Park
    • 4 pack of Unlimited Ride Wristbands
    • 4 pack of Trick-or-Treating*
    • 4 pack of meal vouchers for concession

    *Only valid during our 2016 Spooktacular Halloween Event

    How to enter?

    Go to the *Funderland Park Facebook* page* and leave a comment of your family’s favorite Funderland memory on our latest *Hay Maze video* in order to enter to win this Family Photoshoot Giveaway.

    This giveaway is a $400 value that would be perfect for family Christmas photos and portraits, birthday pictures and more! All you have to do is follow the rules on this post and you could win this whole package for FREE!

    Stay connected and up to date with giveaways, park events, and more by following us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

     

    We hope to see you and your family soon!

    -Happy the Squirrel & The Funderland Team

    Funderland Fall is in full swing!

    Sep13

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    Funderland Fall is in full swing!

     
    Summer has come and gone, the kids are back in school, and it’s time to settle down into our fall routines. For us here at Funderland, this means a ton of fun events, specials and giveaways coming up that you wont want to miss!
     
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    Our Fall Hours:

     
    First off, let’s start with our new hours for the fall. As summer comes to a close, so do our summer hours. Funderland Park will now be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but will be open Wednesdays – Fridays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.! We can’t wait to see you and your families enjoying your fall months with us!
     
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    After School Special:

     
    We know that going back to school and getting back into the swing of things can be somewhat challenging at times, that’s why we’ve brought back our After School Special! Half off weekday unlimited ride wristbands will be active until October 28, 2016. So, from Wednesdays – Fridays come on down to Funderland for some discounted family fun after a long day of hitting the books!
     
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    Giveaway Alert!!

     
    Last, but not least, our first Funderland giveaway of the fall is up and running! We will be giving away a VIP Birthday Party Package to one of our lucky newsletter signees. If you’re not signed up for our newsletter and you would like a chance to win this amazing deal, all you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter blast* by using this link: http://eepurl.com/b80TD9 !!
     
    Stay tuned to our social pages for more of the latest news happening in and around Funderland Park!
     
    We hope to see you soon!
     

    – Happy the Squirrel & The Funderland Team

     
    (*We promise to never send you spam mail, only all the latest Funderland happenings, coupons, freebies, and more!)

    NOW HIRING: Funderland Park Operations Manager!

    Aug18

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    That’s right, our fun-loving team is looking to expand! Do you think you have what it takes to be Funderland’s new Park Operations Manager? Let us know!

    What We’re Looking For:

    The Park Operations Manager will assist the General Manager in producing an efficient day to day operation while maintaining an environment that embodies Funderland’s mission of creating magical memories for our guests.

    Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and agreeing to Funderland’s mission.
  • Continual engagement with staff including hiring, directing, coaching, reviewing, and training as well as maintaining a positive organizational culture.
  • Managing and overseeing a crew of 10 to 30 individuals.
  • Interacting with guests including handling guest relations, concerns, responding to guest questions, and improving guest experience. Guest service skills are an absolute necessity.
  • Interacting with children and people.
  • Ensuring all safety rules, regulations, and procedures are carried out.
  • Being able to properly inspect the various rides and detect safety issues.
  • Coordinating, scheduling, and creating contracts for all booked events, as well as work occasional evening hours for those events.
  • Working directly with the General Manager to ensure safety, promotions, team member procedures/protocol, day to day tasks, cleanliness, etc., are being carried out promptly and efficiently.
  • Monitoring park appearance, and ride performance with a focus on quality experiences.
  • Implementing new operational procedures or requirements that will improve guest and team member experience.
    Making deposits as needed.
  • Operating and supervising point of sale transactions as well as filing daily reports.
  • Managing product inventory and control as well as ordering supplies and making cost comparisons as needed for concessions.
    Must be available to work weekends.
  • Job Qualifications:

  • College degree is preferred. High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Management/leadership experience.
  • Guest relations experience.
  • Self motivated, quick learner, organized, detail oriented.
  • Pass a Megan’s Law and background check.
  • Compensation:

  • Pay determined on work experience.
  • Health benefits including dental.
  • Vacation time.
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    Season Pass Holders, It’s Your Night!

    Aug08

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    Season Pass Holders, join us at the park for a night full of family fun at 5 p.m.!

     
    During this event, the park will only be open for season pass holders, their families, and two guests of their choice! We will also have FREE cotton candy, sno-cones, face-painting, and family friendly activities throughout the park! We can’t wait to enjoy the night with our devoted customers and their loved ones!
     
    Event Details:

    Where?:

    Funderland Amusement Park

    When?:

    August 12, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    Who?:

    Season Pass Holders, their families, and two guests of their choice (pass-holder must be present).

    Why?:

    To celebrate our devoted customers and their loved ones!

    Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this awesome night full of family fun at Funderland Park!
     
    See you soon! 
     

    – Happy the Squirrel & The Funderland Family

    Summer break, where did you go?!

    Jul28

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    Summer break, where did you go?!

     
    As the couple months of your child’s summer break are coming to a close, we would like to take a minute to thank you all, our awesome customers, for such a great summer! Now, time for a bit of a humble brag because we are so proud of not only the park, but of everyone that makes this park what it is on a daily basis.
     
    With that being said, we are incredibly honored to be featured as a top summer attraction in a number of local blogs in the past couple months! Some of these wonderful blogs include, Lyon Real Estate’s “Things to Do in Land Park + Curtis Park”, High Heels & Honeybees “July in Sacramento”, Mommy Nearest’s “”6 Best Things for Families to Do in Sacramento!”, and Girls on the Grid’s “101 Things to do in Sacramento This Summer”!
     
    We wouldn’t be where we are today without the fantastic support we receive from our community and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the fabric that makes up the local Sacramento area!
     
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    Upcoming Event:

     
    Mark your calendars for our Season Pass Holder event that is coming up on August 12th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.! The park will be open for all season pass holders, their families, and two guests of their choice! We will also have FREE cotton candy, sno-cones, and fun games to play in the park! We cant wait to enjoy the night with our devoted customers!
     
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    Park Update:

     
    We are constantly working to improve our park and we take our customer’s feedback very seriously. With that being said we have heard your concerns about our bathroom situation. Good news is that is first on our list of projects!
     
    We are working to get a bathroom in-park, so you no longer have to leave park walls (albeit only a few steps) to use the facilities. This will also give us full control over the cleanliness of the facilities as well which we do not have much control over right now. We can’t wait to further improve our park and make this happen for our guests!
     
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    We will be sure to keep you updated, but while that project is in the works be sure to take advantage of our Sizzlin’ Summer Sales promotion while you still can! $10 Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays, and Thrifty Thursdays are calling your family’s name. For more details about this promotion visit this link. The deals have been such a hit so far and we would hate for you to miss out on these incredible savings!
     
    We hope to see you soon!
     
    -Happy the Squirrel

    Last Chance to Enter Our July Giveaway!

    Jul22

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    Time sure does fly when you’re having fun at Funderland! We’ve had such a great time making memories with you and your families this summer that we want to do something to celebrate our loving customers. What better way to do just that than with a GIVEAWAY?! That’s right, you heard it here first (or you’re a superstar and you heard it at the beginning of the month on our Facebook page – go you!), we’re giving away FREE STUFF for you and your family!

    How to Enter:

    July 2016 Giveaway Prizes Include:

    • 1 Winner will receive: 1 “Royal Baby” Kid’s Bike
    • 3 Winners will receive: 1 Pack of 4 Unlimited Ride Wristbands
    • 5 Winners will receive: 1 Sheet of 10 Single Ride Tickets

    * We never send spam, only the most important Funderland happenings, giveaway updates, and of course, free stuff!

    For full giveaway rules visit: http://funderlandpark.com/newsletter-signup-giveaway-rules/. Be sure to sign up soon as the end of July is just around the corner!

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    Another thing to note is that our Sizzlin’ Summer Sales promotion is still in full swing. You and your family can take advantage of awesome, money-saving deals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from now until September 2, 2016.

    Sizzlin’ Summer Sales Deals:

    $10 Tuesdays – Unlimited Ride Wristbands are only $10 each on Tuesdays
    Wacky Wednesdays – 2 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $25 or 3 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $30.
    Thrifty Thursdays – Purchase a Family Value Pack of tickets and get a FREE Book of Ten tickets.

    For more coverage of all things Funderland, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where you’ll find the latest news, local Sacramento events, exclusive park videos (Funderland Park – July 2016 Giveaway Video), and more!

    We look forward to making more Funderland-filled summer memories with you and your family soon!

    Good Luck!

    – Happy the Squirrel

    Funderland Among “Top Fun Things to Do in Sacramento!”

    Jun20

    As with any city, local businesses are a core element in the growth and success of the community that they are found. Here at Funderland, we are a local business that is proud to be a part of the fabric that makes up Sacramento. We strive to bring our guests happiness and memories that will last a lifetime in a safe and friendly environment that the whole family can enjoy. And we are extremely happy to announce that we have made the list of “Top Things to Do in Sacramento!” by FunThingsToDo.io (http://funthingstodo.io/sacramento-ca-fun-things-to-do/).

    Since 1946, we at Funderland Amusement Park have been dishing up kid-sized thrills even the littlest ones can enjoy. We are the only place to take the kids in Sacramento that has nine exciting amusement rides, a full concession stand, memorable birthday party packages, photo ops, a leisurely train ride, and more! We function on a ticket per ride system, so there is no cost to enter the park. With each ride only costing one ticket per rider, you can be sure that you and your family will get the most out of your time spent at Funderland at an affordable price. And, the best part is, our tickets never expire!

    From June 20, 2016 to September 2, 2016 you and the family can enjoy our Sizzlin’ Summer Sales deals! These deals include:

    $10 Tuesdays: Unlimited Ride Wristbands are only $10 each on Tuesdays!
    Wacky Wednesdays: 2 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $25 or 3 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $30!
    Thrifty Thursdays: Purchase a Family Value Pack of tickets and get a FREE Book of Ten tickets!

    (For a full list of events, please visit: http://funderlandpark.com/events/)

    Funderland Amusement Park is conveniently located in William Land Park next to the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. Parking is free and we allow guests to bring food into our park as well. So, grab the kids and make a day of visiting one of your top, local Sacramento businesses, Funderland Amusement Park!

    We hope to see you soon!

    – Happy the Squirrel

    5 Family Fun Ways to Make the Most of Summer!

    Jun14

    What to do with the seemingly endless amount of free time in the summer months away from school can prove to be a difficult task for some parents. For working parents, it may be harder for you to ensure that your child is getting the most out of their summer days, but there are plenty of things you can do to make sure their summer is as much of a development and learning period as it is a break from school.

    One thing you want to be sure your child cuts back on is spending too much time indoors with their eyes glued to a screen. This does nothing for their mental processes and can actually become a cause for concern. Activities that incorporate a healthy balance of education, play, and relaxation prove to be the perfect mix to get the most enrichment and growth out of your child’s summer break. We’ve compiled a list of ideas that cover all of the bases that will make this summer one to remember for the whole family!

    1. Start a Lemonade Stand

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    Nothing really beats a good old fashioned lemonade stand in the hot summer heat! Let your kids express their creativity by decorating their own stand and creating flyers to put out around the neighborhood. Not only is this a fun activity for both you and your kids, this could also be an educational experience. This activity gives parents the chance to begin to instill entrepreneurial qualities in their children from a young age as they learn perseverance, communication skills, and, of course, the value of their hard-earned money and success!

    2. Create a Family Cookbook

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    Calling all the sous chefs in the family! If your child loves helping out in the kitchen, this is a great activity for them to engage in that interest and take it to the next level. Creating your own family cookbook is a great way to bond with your children. You might have a new family tradition to pass down to future generations!

    3. Pick Up a New Instrument.

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    If your child is a dancing machine or has ever pounded the “drums” on a turned over pot, learning to play an instrument could be something they will really enjoy! Music lessons of any sort have countless benefits such as total brain stimulation, an increase of brain capacity, and the ability to sharpen your concentration to name a few! Aside from the physical and psychological benefits, learning to play an instrument is a fun and stimulating hobby that kids and parents can really enjoy with no expiration date.

    4. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter.

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    Volunteering at your local animal shelter is a great educational activity for you and your children over the summer months. Not only will your kids gain tons of knowledge of the different animals and their needs within the shelter, they will also learn compassion and selflessness through volunteering with animals. This type of activity is also perfect for that child who desperately wants a pet of their own. They will learn all that goes into caring for a pet without yet having sole responsibility for one of their own.

    5. Have a Family Fun Day at Funderland!

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    At Funderland we are all about affordable family fun. Our park features everything a parent may need for a fun day at an amusement park without the crowds, lines, and absurd prices. And the best part is, parents can relax while knowing their kids are safe and having a blast exploring the park. This makes for great family fun on every visit.

    Everyone knows that getting your kids out, active, and educated in a fun way during the summer months can be a challenging task, but with this list of activities, you and your child can prepare for one of the best summers yet!

    Introducing The New Hay Maze + Our After School Special Returns

    Sep29

    We’re so excited for Fall, we just had to share some of our favorite reasons why! In addition to the weather cooling down, making for a more comfortable outdoor experience at the park, we also have a brand new addition to the park! For the month of October, we will have our new Hay Maze up for your family to enjoy! Plus, our always popular After School Special is back now through Oct. 30. If that wasn’t enough, our annual Spooktacular event returns Saturday & Sunday Oct. 25 & 25. More information about our Spooktacular weekend will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

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    • Your kids will love winding through and exploring our new Hay Maze. This seasonal attraction is a true Fall treat and fun for kids of all ages!

    After School Special

    • Visit the park anytime after 3pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Friday, and purchase an unlimited ride wristband for half off! Perfect for a quick after school play date, and also a great way for the kids to get rid of that extra energy before dinner time.
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