Funderland Amusement Park

Entrance to Funderland
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Funderland is considered as one of the biggest recreational parks in California today. Located near the Sacramento Zoo, the park is notable for its popular rides for 12-year-old kids and below such as the tea cup ride, airplanes, dragon coaster and the iconic “Funderland Train.” The park is also notable for its specially designed bumper car and carousel rides.

It is said to be a 2-acre amusement park originally constructed for roller coaster and steam train rides. The park was also constructed for rides suitable to toddlers less than 2 years of age. Established in the early 1960’s, the amusement park started its initial years of construction during the 1940’s. The park was called “Land Park Kiddie Land” until the new ownership took place in 1984 and was finally named “Funderland Park”. The first and oldest rides that were opened to public is “The Carousel” and “Oscar the Fish” in 1947.

The Funderland underwent series of renovations during the past three decades to further ensure the safety of the rides among children. The amusement park currently serves as venue for many family-oriented activities in the city. Located along the corner of William Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, the Funderland is open to public during the months of February to April and September to November. The park also operates during holidays such as Labor Day and Spring Break in a limited time only. The park provides a snack bar where families and friends can enjoy snacks such as fries, nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, chicken nuggets as well as drinks such as hot chocolate and fountain soda. The park also provides a set of ride restrictions which include assistance from ride operators and adult accompaniment for the roller coaster, “Log Flume,” “Himalaya” and airplane rides.

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