Top 5 Best Stocking Stuffers!

Hey Parents! Christmas is right around the corner and when it comes to choosing great stocking stuffers for your kids, you may find yourself stumped. Fortunately, We’ve put together a list of fun and inexpensive gifts that will fit perfectly into any stocking AND your budget!

1. Kendamas
Kendam-whatnow? You’re probably confused if you’ve never seen one of these low tech, real wood toys that originated from Japan. The Kendama is simple: It’s a variant of the classic cup-and-ball game You may have heard of. It’s actually so popular now they even host world championships!

2. L E G O
You honestly can’t go wrong with legos. They have such a wide variety that it’s hard not to find the perfect set for anyone! They even have miniature packs for easy stuffing!

3. New Fun School Supplies!
Okay wait, Hear me out! I know the last things kids probably want is to wake up on a magical Christmas morning and dive hand first into their stockings to pull out a fistful of pencils and post-its. I get it. But that’s not what i’m talking about. I’m talking food shaped erasers, bendy pencils, a pencil sharpener shaped like a nose. The best part? They’ll actually use them!

4. Jelly Belly Bean Boozled!
I’m going to take a step back and be honest for a second and say that this is going to be more fun for you than it will be for your kids. This is the Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Spinner game. Spin the wheel and take the dare! Pick the jelly bean with the color it lands on: if you get a booger- or stinky socks-flavored bean instead of a juicy pear bean, you’ve been bamboozled! Prepare yourself to taste some crazy flavours!

5. Funderland Tickets, Wristbands and Season Passes!
Funderland tickets, wristbands, or Season Passes make perfect stocking stuffers and presents for little ones! Give a gift this year filled with experiences and memories that will last a life time.

Buy online at receive the ticket redemption code immediately, so no need to wait or pay for any shipping! The recipient can redeem their gift in park beginning January 18th when we reopen for the 2020 season. Download a FREE card you can personalize with the details of the gift you’re giving on Christmas Day!

A Stress Free Day at the Park

Have you ever thought about how fun it would be to plan some out-of-the-house family time, then immediately started dreading all the possible scenarios in which it could turn in to a disaster and lead to more stress than it’s worth? Most parents have been there – you want to provide fun experiences for your kids, but so many planned events are full of crowds, lines, parking nightmares, expensive tickets that require commitment to a whole day of your kids actually wanting to stay in the place you brought them… the stress factors are overwhelming. 

Luckily, Funderland is a great stress-free option for you and your family to make some unforgettable memories together, without trading in your sanity. Below are the top 10 reasons that Funderland can provide Stress Free Family Time:

1. No Park Entrance Fee

If you get 10 minutes into riding rides and one of your little ones decides its time for a nap, doesn’t like the weather, or any other number of reasons for wanting to head out, you haven’t committed to a full day. Our tickets never expire, so you can just come back whenever the time is right!

2. Short Ride Lines

We know as well as anyone else that kids get impatient. Taking little ones to big amusement parks where a line can last 30 minutes to an hour can be a game in itself of entertaining them and explaining the value of patience. You can rest easy knowing our average wait time for a ride is between 0 and 10 minutes. 

3. Great Location

Kids tend to have short attention spans, and with our no entrance fee combined with the Land Park location, you’ll never go wrong finding something your kids will enjoy. Ride some rides in the morning, stop over at Fairytail Land or the Zoo, then stop back over for another go on the Dragon Coaster before you head out. 

4. Park Size

While we don’t offer elaborate 1,000 ft. coasters or endless rides to try, you can keep track of your little ones much more effortlessly at Funderland. Standing in the middle of the park, you can see almost all the ground they could cover, meaning they will never really be out of your sight! Your kids will not only be entertained, but contained as well. 

5. Open Rides

In addition to our park being a manageable size, our rides are also great for kids ages 2-8 because for a few of the rides you can actually ride with them, or watch them from the sidelines just a few feet away. None of our rides are enclosing, so you can always keep them in sight!

6. Friendly Staff

We pride ourselves on our interactive and friendly staff members. When you’re surrounded by individuals that treat you like family, its much easier to relax and enjoy the ride!

7. Affordable and Accommodating Ticket Options

We offer several options for ways to ride. You can get as little as a Single Ticket, a Pack of 10, an Unlimited Ride Wristband (if its a weekday), a Family Value pack or go all in on a Season Pass. We understand that everyone’s budget and time restraints are different, and we want all shapes and sizes of families to enjoy our park. 

8. Birthday Party Planning

We offer an all inclusive Birthday Party Package that has just about everything you need to throw an unforgettable party for your little one, without having to do all the planning yourself!

9. Free Parking

As I mentioned, committing to an all day payment and too much ground to cover are two ingredients for a stressful day. We have convenient and free parking all around the park entrance that takes no longer than a few moments to be inside our gates! No all day parking passes, shuttles to the entrance, or 10 minute walks to your destination. Phew!

10.  Old Reliable

Funderland has been operating since 1946. You or even your parents may have attended as kids, which can hold a special place in many hearts. Its human nature to trust something you know, not to mention we are experts in fun after 72 years!

Upcoming Season Pass Holder Events

It’s a great time to be a Season Pass Holder (or be friends with one)! We’ve got some great events planned for the upcoming months to show our appreciation for our regulars!

Our first event will take place on Friday, July 21st, after our regular park hours. From 5-8pm, we invite our Season Pass Holders, their family, and a guest to join us in an evening of fun and freebies. Your perks will include:

• FREE riding for you, your family, and a guest
• FREE Cotton Candy
• FREE Sno Cones
• Fun Games
• Great Prizes
• And more!

The next event for Season Pass Holders will be Labor Day, Free Friend Day. Monday, September 4th, will be your last chance of the season to bring a friend for free to the park with you!

We appreciate our Pass Holders, and want to return the favor of your loyalty with extra fun days! We look forward to seeing you attend!

May Giveaway Winner List

What an awesome week of giveaways! We had such a great time interacting with everyone and love the feedback we got! Thanks to all that participated, we have already begun planning our next giveaway, so get ready for even more chances to win in the future!

Congratulations to all of our lucky winners – we hope you enjoyed winning as much as we did knowing we were able to bring happiness to you and your families. Below is the list of winners, so if you know any of them, be sure to congratulate them yourself and help celebrate by planning a trip to Funderland together (or see if they will share their prize if you’re lucky)!

Day 1 – Tina Drain Lent

Day 2 – Brittany Martinez

Day 3 – Josh Hicks

Day 4 – Stephanie Lalaw-Chao

Day 5 – Elizabeth DelConte

Day 6 – Jennifer Medo

Day 7 – Jennifer Woodmansee

Thats a wrap for the May Giveaway! For those that took home prizes – and any one looking to share their Funderland experiences – please be sure to tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We love to see the smiles on your faces as you enjoy a day at the park!

NOW HIRING: Ride Operators

We are looking for a friendly, fun-loving person to join our amazing team at Funderland! If you could see yourself contributing to our atmosphere of family fun and magical memories, don’t hesitate to apply!

What We’re Looking For:

Being a part of the Funderland team is a fun and rewarding experience. Our future Ride Operator must act in a manner that demonstrates Funderland’s mission of creating magical memories for our guests by being friendly, appealing, safe, and efficient.  Guest service is imperative in our line of work and we require that our team members consistently initiate contact with guests while focusing on guest safety. As an ambassador of our park you should always ensure that you present yourself and the park in a friendly and appealing manner.  Because we are a children’s park we need applicants that enjoy being around children as they are constantly interacting with our park guests. If you do not like working with children and their parents, this may not be a good job fit.  Importantly, team members are expected to abide by all state, federal, and industry safety regulations, operate rides, lift children in and out of rides, focus on guest service, keep a clean working area, and perform other duties as required.


  • Act in a manner that embodies Funderland’s core values
  • Pass a Drug Test
  • Pass a Megan’s Law background check
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Follow all company policy and regulation
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Be a team player
  • Be outgoing and friendly
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be able to work in a high stress environment
  • Physical dexterity as employees are required to work outside and lift small children onto rides
  • Be willing to learn new aspects of the job regularly
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the park
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality
  • Possess basic math skills
  • Complete and pass all safety requirements
  • Be legal to work in the US

How to Apply:

Candidates should fill out this application and drop it off at the park during our current operating hours or mail to: PO Box 22710, Sacramento, CA, 95822

*Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all job activities or requirements. Additionally, this position is physical and will require extensive activity throughout the day in various weather conditions. Applicants should have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds, and the endurance to frequently navigate the park grounds daily.*

We look forward to having you become a part of our team!

– Funderland Team