Funland Amusement Park: Fun for All Ages

Funland Amusement Park: Fun for All Ages

Sometimes what the whole family needs is a trip to the amusement park. Especially after a day at the beach, or maybe proceeding one! Funland, family-owned and run since 1962, is located right on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. Although most of the rides are cleared for kids 8 and under, there are still plenty of things for the whole family to do. Carnival food, games to play (and prizes to win), and bumper cars to get aggressive on are only some of the many.

Funland has grown a lot since its humble beginnings in 1962, when two brothers made a deal with another family that nearly fell through. They even risked damage after a near hurricane to put everything together. It was all because they loved the Rehoboth shore so much. The dedication to create something great there (something fun, if you will) eventually led to the modern Funland, which has expanded into several properties adjacent to it and is now a full-on amusement park.

Some things have stayed the same, however. Neither of the brothers wanted to get rid of the cheap ticket prices, and their family agreed. Tickets still go for 35 cents a piece, with smaller rides costing you 1-3 tickets and bigger, more adult thrill rides anywhere between 4-6. This means an average ride, especially the smaller ones aimed at toddlers and their parents, can cost less than a dollar to get on. The tickets last forever, too, so if you end up not using them in a season, they’re still valid when you come back the next year. It’s both to encourage repeat visits and because it’s universal that no one likes carrying around those useless tickets they never got to use from arcades and carnivals.

And nothing’s missing. There’s cotton candy, fried dough, funnel cakes and popcorn, and around the corner games with huge prizes, merry-go-rounds and tilting, twirling octopus arms with screaming children inside. If you’re looking for something cheap but thrilling, or just want to jump on the Tilt-a-Whirl for a bit, Funland’s the place.

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