Sizzling Summer Specials

Summer is here, and you know what that means! The kids are out of school and everyday is a weekend to them! Lucky for you, we’ve got your weekday fun (aka kid weekends) covered with our awesome Sizzling Summer Specials.

Today, June 20th, marks the beginning of our Tuesday – Thursday discounts and lasts all the way through the summer until Labor Day. The specials include:

– $12 Tuesday – Every Tuesday get unlimited ride wristbands for only $12 each (excludes 4th of July)
– Win-Win Wednesdays – Get 2 unlimited ride wristbands for $25, or 3 for $35
– Thursdays – Parents ride free every Thursday

Make sure to get the kiddos over to Funderland for some unforgettable summer memories (they’ll never know you’re saving money while you do it)!

June “Ride Quiz” Giveaway

Who’s ready for June’s Giveaway?! We had such an awesome response from May Giveaway that we went straight into planning one for the next month. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with this time!

For our June Giveaway, we decided to add a little fun into the mix. You might be asking yourself, “What could possibly be more fun than May’s Giveaway of spreading the word via Facebook comment how great of a time I have at Funderland? How could you brighten my day even more than waking up each morning for a whole week knowing I have yet another chance to win prizes that will bring joy to a special little person in my life?”

Well the answer is…

A super fun and interactive quiz that will tell you which Funderland ride you would be!

Yes you heard that right – not only can you win prizes to ride the rides, now you can BE THE RIDE. Have you ever wanted to bring joy to little boys and girls but never knew how exactly you would do it? Well, now you can see what method would work best! Will you be our Spinning TeaCups and spin children around till their bellies feels like they stuffed more butterflies than popcorn in there? Will you be our Red Baron who soars above the clouds and makes kids forget about being afraid of heights? Will you race the Flying Dragon around it’s track so fast kids will think they are in another time zone?

Find out now with a click of a button! Begin the quiz below to get your answer and at the end of the quiz, be sure to submit your email address to be entered for a chance to win TWO SEASON PASSES! Giveaway dates will last today (Wednesday 6/7/17) through next Wednesday (6/14/17).

This giveaway will work a little differently from last months, where instead of each day being a new entry, we will accumulate all the email submissions throughout the week into one drawing for a single winner to be drawn on the 14th. If you are already on our email newsletter list from subscribing pre-quiz, you can still enter to win by submitting it again at the end of the quiz. We will accept one submission per person (submitting your email more than once will not enter you for additional chances to win). Commenting on any Facebook posts or this blog will not directly enter you to win; you have to become a ride to be entered!

Please feel free to share your results on Facebook or twitter at the end of the quiz to spread the fun to others and let the world know what ride you are!

May Giveaway

Breaking News: This month, May 2017, Funderland Amusement Park is hosting their longest giveaway event in the park’s history!

You heard it here first, folks! For seven days in a row we are giving away prize packages valued at over $100 each. The giveaway event kicks off on Sunday the 21st and lasts all week long, ending with the grand finale prize valued at over $250 on Saturday, May 27th. Every day is a new chance to win, so mark your calendars and get ready to take home some awesome, fun filled prizes!

This is one event you won’t want to miss, and lucky for you, there are 7 different prize packages that are dying to be won! To get in on the action, all you need to do is check out our Facebook wall each day and leave us a comment on the post announcing that day’s prize. We love hearing about which ride is your favorite, who your number one riding buddy is, or what made your best Funderland Park memory! Winners will be randomly selected from the list of comments on the daily giveaway post and announced throughout the week as the recipients claim their prizes. If you don’t have a Facebook, you can contact [email protected] for details on entering via daily email. Comment entries reset each day, so make sure you check back throughout the week for new chances to win!

The list of prizes we will be giving away include:

  • Weekday wristbands
  • Meal vouchers
  • Ride tickets
  • Family value packs
  • Birthday packages
  • Season passes

We hope you are as excited as us about our May Giveaway! See you next week on Facebook!

Easter Eggcitement!

Another Easter Eggstravaganza has come and gone and we would like to thank everyone who attended. To those who braved the cold, wet weather on Friday and Saturday, we extend a special thanks! Sunday, the weather cleared and we were blown away with the day’s success. We proudly sold out of every egg hunt on Sunday and the River Oak Center for Children received an outpouring of donations of toys, art supplies and games. The Easter Bunny and Happy the Squirrel enjoyed meeting the guests and doing dances for the kids. Thank you for making it an unforgettable weekend!

Stay tuned for lots of giveaway opportunities coming up in May! We are excited to begin our biggest series of giveaways next month!

Spring Forward with Funderland

March is upon us and we are springing forward into egg-citing times at Funderland! Mark your calendars, because the 2017 Easter Eggstravaganza is quickly approaching! Our event kicks off on Friday, April 7th at 11am and continues through Saturday & Sunday, April 8th & 9th beginning at 10am.

Our Eggstravaganza will include egg hunts ($3.50 per person), visits from the Easter Bunny and Happy the Squirrel, free ride tickets with donation to River Oak Center for Children, free arts and crafts, vendors, a prize wheel, and as always plenty of great rides, food, and fun! At Funderland, we believe in supporting the community that so strongly supports us. That’s why you will receive FREE ride tickets if you bring new games or art supplies for donation to River Oak Center for Children.

River Oak Center for Children provides comprehensive behavioral health services to at risk and troubled children and youth throughout Sacramento County. Their mission is to help children and youth who need support, coaching, and treatment to thrive in school, at home, and in the community. Funderland Park has worked with River Oak Center for Children for over ten years, and have had the opportunity to offer those families seeking support from River Oak to enjoy fun filled days at the park. These days often amount to over 600 people at Funderland in one afternoon!

We believe in River Oak’s mission and we are proud to be able to contribute to something positive for children and families in need. By bringing new games or art supplies, you are helping to support this wonderful organization!  

Feel The Love From Funderland!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is coming up and here at Funderland we are feeling the love! We’ve come up with some Funderland themed printable Valentine’s Day cards that are sure to catch the eye of your Valentine!

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Our printable pack of four Valentine’s Day cards features Happy the Squirrel and has a surprise on the back that you’re sure to LOVE! Each card is accompanied by a coupon entitling you to a buy one, get one free weekday wristband or 4 free tickets with purchase of book of 10.

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Get your exclusive 2017 Funderland Valentine’s Day Cards here!

– Happy the Squirrel

How Much Do You Know About Happy?

Squirrel Facts and a Happy Inspired Treat!

Happy the Squirrel is one of the most beloved members of the Funderland family. He can always be found working to put a smile on the face of our Funderland visitors from posing for pictures, breaking it down with his dance moves, showing off his (freshly painted!) Acorn House, or hanging from the Squirrelly Whirl. But how much do you know about everyone’s favorite squirrel?

We’ve got you covered with five of our favorite facts about squirrels and a tasty Happy-inspired treat for you to try!

5 Fun Facts About Squirrels

1. A Squirrel’s Front Teeth Never Stop Growing

That’s right, Happy’s got some chompers! Squirrels have to continuously gnaw on things to keep their teeth from growing too long. If you see Happy gnawing on a couple of carrots or nachos from the Funderland Café, you know why!

2. Squirrels Help Plant Trees

Squirrels sometimes forget to dig up the nuts they have buried, which results in trees springing up from their forgotten food. If you look around Funderland, you might see a few trees that Happy’s forgetfulness has helped to grow!

3. A Newborn Squirrel is About An Inch Long

Happy might seem big now, but he was much smaller than you when he was born!

4. Squirrels Can Run Up to 20 Miles An Hour

Happy is faster than he looks! Next time you’re in the park, try challenging him to a race!

5. Squirrels Have Excellent Eyesight

Squirrels have better peripheral vision than humans! Happy can easily recognize Funderland guests and always has his eyes peeled for new friends!

Now that you’ve got the facts down, try snacking like a squirrel! Happy loves his acorns, and now you can make some of your own. Try this delicious Acorn Cookie recipe, but don’t bring them around Happy or they might go missing!

Acorn Cookie Recipe

What You Need

Sugar Cookie Dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
Peanut butter
melted dark chocolate
chocolate chips
Hershey’s chocolate kisses

How To Make Them

Make the cookies: Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. Add the milk, egg and vanilla and mix well. Then slowly add the flour mixture until it is just combined. Shape the dough into a ball, then divide it into two balls. Wrap them in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Lightly dust some flour onto your countertop, and roll the dough out until it is ¼ inch thick. Find a cookie cutter that is just slightly larger than the base of a Hershey’s chocolate kiss. Water bottle caps work great! Cut out circles of the dough and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a fork to create a check pattern on top. Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely.

Assembly: Place the peanut butter in a piping bag and pipe a dollop of peanut butter between 2 cookies and press them together. Place a dollop of melted dark chocolate on the center of each cookie sandwich and attached a chocolate chip. Place more melted chocolate onto the base of the Hershey’s kisses and attach to the other side of the cookie sandwiches. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes for the chocolate to stiffen, then enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of TastyMade.

Kick Off 2017 With Funderland!

    Another holiday season is behind us and a new year is before us. Here at Funderland, we look at each new year as a new opportunity to better serve our Funderland friends and family. We are looking forward to another year of kid-sized thrills, exciting events, fun-filled birthday parties, and plenty of Happy dances!

2017 Opening Date Revealed!

    We are excited to announce our 2017 opening date and hope that you will join us in just two short weeks to kick off Funderland’s 2017 season. We have many exciting things planned for the new year and can’t wait to see both familiar and new faces in the park this coming year.

Funderland’s New Year’s Giveaway

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In the meantime, we want to kick off 2017 with an exciting giveaway. If you haven’t been to our Facebook page yet, head over and enter to win a package full of fun! The giveaway includes a $100 Raley’s gift card plus four (4) tickets to Fairytale Town, four (4) tickets to the Sacramento Zoo and four (4) Sunderland Unlimited Ride Wristbands. The contest will run until January 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM (PT).

How to Enter:

      • Like Funderland Amusement Park’s Facebook Page.
      • Like our “New Year’s Giveaway” post.
      • Comment with your 2017 New Year’s Resolution.
      • Share the post so that your family and friends can enter!

Good luck!

– Happy the Squirrel & Your Friends at Funderland

Christmas Sale: 2017 Season Pass Pre-Sale

We are so thankful for everyone who joined us at Funderland in 2016 and are looking forward to seeing plenty of familiar friends and new faces during the 2017 season. As we enter the homestretch of 2016, now is the perfect time to prepare for a season of fun in the new year! Our Christmas Season Pass Pre-Sale is an offer that you don’t want to miss. Ensure that you get the most out of all of the fun that Funderland has to offer in 2017 by purchasing your Season Pass today!

The Offer:

  • 2017 Season Pass Pre-Sale
  • $15 discount off of our regular price for Season Passes. At only $64.95, you’ll want to take advantage of this deal!
  • Offer available now through December 30, 2016.

Funderland Season Passes Include:

    • Unlimited riding for 1 person for the entire 2017 riding season (Jan 2017-Nov 2017)
    • 10% discount on food and birthday party packages for 2017 season.
    • Half priced weekday wristbands for a friend of a season pass holder. (Limit one half priced wristband for each season pass holder per day on Mondays-Thursdays in May and Wednesdays-Fridays in September and October.)
    • Bring a friend for FREE Days (Limit one free wristband for each season pass holder per day on Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day)
    • Special Season Pass holder only events, specials, discounts and more with submission of email information.

Take advantage of this special Christmas Sale today by heading to our Season Pass page. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

– Happy the Squirrel & Your Friends at Funderland

5 Easy Holiday Craft Ideas For The Kids!

5 Easy Holiday Craft Ideas For The Kids!

With the holidays in full swing, it can be a stressful time for parents. Between battling out in store aisles for this year’s must-have toys (I hope everyone’s stocked up on Hatchimals), frantically remembering to rearrange the Elf on the Shelf, and trying to keep the kids entertained as they anxiously await Santa’s arrival, you might be feeling more like the Grinch than you’d like to admit. In an effort to restore some holiday cheer and keep the little ones entertained, we’ve compiled a list of five easy DIY holiday craft ideas.

1.Jolly Elves

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This fun and simple craft might give your Elf on the Shelf a run for his or her money!

What You’ll Need:

– One whole chenille stem and half a stem
– Small and large beads
– Wooden face bead
– Small jingle bell
– Felt
– Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
– Scissors
– Ribbon

How to Make Them:

Hat: Cut a 1-1/2-inch-diameter semicircle from felt. Wrap the semicircle around from point to point to form a cone, leaving a small opening at the tip; hot-glue to secure.
Scarf: Cut a 1/2-x-4-inch piece of felt; fringe ends with scissors. Cut a small lengthwise slit about 1 3/4 inches from one end for opposite end of scarf to pass through.
Body: Bend one chenille stem in half and, in the following order, thread materials over the bent point to about halfway down the stem: large bead for body, face bead, felt hat, small jingle bell. Leave about 3/4 inch above the jingle bell and shape the stem into a loop. Then, starting on opposite ends: Thread 4 small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to form feet. Use the half chenille stem to make arms by centering and twisting around the elf’s neck area. Thread 4 small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to form hands. Wrap the scarf around the elf’s neck, then thread ribbon through the top loop and hang.

2. Snowflake and Felt Bird Ornaments

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These ornaments are super easy and can probably be made using some spare items in your craft or junk drawer.

What You’ll Need:

– Popsicle sticks
– Buttons
– Craft glue
– Thread
– Scissors
– Felt
– Spring clothespin

How to Make the Snowflakes

Glue three Popsicle sticks together in an asterisk shape and let dry. Glue buttons along each stick, as shown. (Be sure to position a larger button at the end of one stick so that the button holes are not blocked.) Push thin thread through large button holes to hang.

How to Make the Felt Birds

Trace this bird template onto felt and cut out. Glue the wing to the body and decorate with sequins. Attach a clothespin to the back with glue.

3. Doggie Biscuits

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For dog lovers, create some tasty gingerbread biscuits to spread the holiday cheer to your pampered pup. Your kids will love being able to create their own holiday treats for their best friend.

What You’ll Need:

– 3/4 cup hot water
– 1/4 cup butter
– 1/2 cup powdered milk
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 large egg
– 2 cups whole wheat flour
– 1 cup quick oats
– 1/4 cup wheat germ

How to Make Them:

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine 3/4 cup hot water and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl. Stir until butter melts. Add 1/2 cup powdered milk, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 large egg, beaten. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup quick oats, and 1/4 cup wheat germ. Mix until dough forms. Knead on a floured surface to form a stiff dough.
2. Roll dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness and cut out dog-bone shapes using a cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet and bake 50 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

4. Handprint Tree

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This easy craft ensures that you will have a unique Christmas tree with your child’s personal touch.

What You’ll Need:

– Office Paper
– Paintbrush
– Tape
– Scissor
– Toothpick
– Green and yellow card stock
– Green and light green paint

How To Make Them:

Paint several sheets of office paper green. Accent the sheets with the light green paint. Let sheets dry. Trace your child’s hands onto paper. Cut the handprints out. Form green cardstock into cone. Tape cone shut. Trim bottom, so it sits flat. Glue hand cutouts to cone, fingers facing down. Cut out a star from the yellow cardstock. Tape it to a toothpick and add it to the top of the tree.

5. Lightbulb Snowmen

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This simple craft transforms a plain lightbulb into an adorable snowman.

What You’ll Need:

– A lightbulb
– A toilet paper tube
– White paint
– Any solid color paint
– Black marker
– Orange marker
– Small piece of fabric
– Glitter
– Wire

How To Make Them

Balance a lightbulb on a toilet-paper tube, and paint the glass part white. Paint the metal a solid color for the snowman’s hat, and add eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons with markers. Wrap a small piece of fabric around the lightbulb neck for the snowman’s scarf. Finish it off with some spray adhesive and a sprinkle of clear glitter. To hang, take a bit of wire and twist it around the hat.

Have Fun!

Have fun with your creations and tag Funderland on social media to share your finished products with us!

– Happy the Squirrel & Your Friends at Funderland

Special thanks to Parents for the craft ideas!

Come celebrate Small Business Saturday with us!

‘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!

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!*

 

 

Here’s what you’ll win:

 

  • A Family 4 Pack of Season Passes! (Value $320!)
  • A $100 Raley’s Giftcard

 

 

*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!

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