The family is the basic unit of society—yet statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal the extra Arch Deluxe you've been saving for all these years. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a family four-pack of weekday unlimited-ride wristbands (a $63.80 value) and four snow cones (a $10 value) at Funderland Amusement Park in William Land Park (a $73.80 total value). This Groupon is good for park visits Monday–Friday, excluding holidays.
Funderland caters to the pintsize pleasures of people ages 2–12 with nine children's rides spread across an old-fashioned amusement park. Park admission is free, and each all-day wristband (a $15.95 value each) grants unlimited rides for the owner of the wrist it's banded to. Each one of Funderland's classic rides, such as log flumes and twirling teacups, are scaled down to let toddlers snuggle up against and console nervous parents. Riders zip and dive along the curving track of the Dragon Coaster or watch make-believe in-flight movies on the Red Baron plane ride. Lackadaisically bob up and down on the carousel while listening to tinny tales of yesteryear from wizened horses who've been performing their circular prance since 1947. Parents and tots can also board the Funderland train, an open-air locomotive that chugs around the park stirring memories of a time when a miniature train was parked in every American driveway.
After a day riding stagecoaches and chasing down runaway buggies, guests can cool off with four snow cones. All of the park's rides are designed to accommodate both children and adults, with the exception of Oscar the Octopus—a ride with no patience for adults' claims of being the tooth fairy. Since admission is free, any relatives can tag along and purchase an individual ride ticket if they decide to join in for a ride ($1.75 each, not included in today's deal).
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.
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