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Funderland Amusement Park, located in Sacramento’s William Land Park area, has a Wisdom Industries Flying Dragon roller coaster with a thrilling top speed of 8 mph and a drop of 8 feet. The seven-car train seats one or two guests per car. For $1.50/$1.75 per ride, this coaster is a bargain to add to your steel coaster count. Each ride requires one ticket and prices are $1.50 from Monday to Friday and $1.75 on weekends and holidays. Admission to Funderland is free.
Funderland’s other rides include a flume for young children, tea cups, antique buggy cars, train, merry-go-round, kiddie airplanes, and in the summer, pony rides. Other nearby thrills include the Sacramento Zoo and Fairy Tale Town.
Funderland is located at the corner of Sutterville Road and South land Park Drive between Highways 5 and 99. Directions are available on their web site: http://www.funderlandpark.com/ . Also be sure to visit the Funderland website to obtain a coupon for two free rides with the purchase of a book of 10 tickets. Click on Specials at the top of the web page for the coupon. Books of 10 cost $12.50 weekdays and $15.00 weekends and holidays. August hours are 11:00 — 5:00 weekdays, and 10:00 — 6:00 weekends. September, October, November, and December hours are Fridays 12:00 — 5:00 and weekends 10:00 — 5:00.
— Emi Pearce; photo: Emi and Matthew Pearce