Children, the most pensive portion of the population, are often weighed down with worry over investment portfolios and world affairs and require constant recreation to take their minds off of our troubling modern times. Today's Groupon offers fun for even the most forlorn member of the family: for $6, you get an unlimited weekday-ride wristband (a $13.50 value) to Funderland Amusement Park. This Groupon is good for park visits Monday through Friday.
Located on the corner of Sutterville Road and Land Park Drive, the amusement park caters to the pint-sized pleasures of people aged 2–12, and an all-day wristband gets the wearer unlimited access to the park's various rides. Classic amusement-park rides, such as carousels, log rides, and twirling tea cups, are scaled down to offer toddlers and brave adults a taste of rollycoaster thrills. Set your six-year-old's sights on the Dragon Coaster, and sit back as she rides the brightly colored mini rollycoaster. Tote your toddler onto the Funderland train and chug around the park grounds in the open-air locomotive while recalling your own childhood spent frolicking on the dusty cars of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Some rides are open to both children and adults, and though the wristband offers only unlimited rides to the owner of the wrist it is banded to, additional individual rides may be purchased for $1.50 for parents, babysitters, or retired Civil War admirals. Certain restrictions may apply; you can find more information here.
Funderland Amusement Park
Laying a hand on a piece of the ornately carved fauna that chase each other around Funderland’s carousel, one can nearly hear the gleeful shouts of the innumerable happy riders who have graced the attraction since it is was built in 1947. A happy chorus of youthful shouts brings the present day back to life, drifting from rides such as the log flume and the Funderland train ride, which chugs slowly past diminutive rustic cabins under the shade-giving arms of evergreen trees. The Red Baron ride whisks youngsters off the ground, granting an improved view of the 2-acre playground as the tiny crimson planes pirouette through the air. Current owner Sam Johnston pays almost daily visits to the family-entertainment emporium and takes pride in the role the park plays in supporting local causes and helping families spend time together amid constant distractions such as work, TV, and the disco dancers that refuse to leave one's living room.
1350 17th Ave.
Sacramento, California 95822Get Directions