A family-run business since 1962, Funland quite possibly is the best place for kids (especially young kids) in all of the Delaware beach towns. Located on the Rehoboth Boardwalk, Funland offers old-fashioned fun that is still cool in the modern day with its old-school kiddie rides for toddlers and exciting thrill rides for teens. Grandparents who once rode the rides themselves are now bringing their grandkids to Funland.
The entire family can truly have fun at Funland without shelling out hundreds of dollars. With a motto of “today’s fun at yesterday’s prices,” the rides run on a ticketing system. A single ticket costs 35 cents (no joke!) and there are kiddie rides that can be ridden for one ticket. Some of the rides include old-school fire engines or boats that move slowly around in a circle and the kids can beep the horn (you know the ones!), carousel, bumper cars, helicopters, freefall, Gravitron, the teacups and the Seadragon.
Skill games and carnival games with opportunities for good prizes (not lame carnival prizes) also fill Funland. There are “win every time” games, basketball shooting, Skee-ball, Derby horserace game, ring toss, Wac-a-mole, duck pond, arcade games new and old, crane games and so much more. Games cost around $1 or $2. Skee-ball is just 25 cents to play! Thousands of stuffed animals, balls and other prizes fill the storage areas of Funland each summer, waiting to be won. A large variety of small to giant stuffed animals are available as prizes, along with things like headphones, speakers, candy and more. And if you happen to not win anything, there’s always a gift shop that sells Funland memorabilia.
The SimRider (highest cost ride at 6 tickets) has guests going inside what looks like a minivan bus and watch a simulator movie as the bus moves all around. The Haunted Mansion, which only runs at night, has families returning every year. There is no blood and guts in this haunted land, so it is family-friendly with more “pop out and boo” scares than anything else. Ride a tram car like ride and watch out for ghosts, giant spiders and other special haunted guests as you coast through the mansion. The haunted mansion costs five tickets and opens at 6:30 p.m., but it’s always recommended to get in line early. A $5 photo of your reaction to the haunts is available at the end, too.
Open from June through early September and on the weekends in May. On most days, the games open at 10 a.m., the rides open at 1 p.m. and the haunted mansion opens at 6:30 p.m. There is no scheduled closing time at Funland. Closing time is based on crowds and weather conditions. During the busy summer months, closing is not usually before 11 p.m. But if it’s mid-week and a rainy evening, be sure to call first and ask what time they will be closing that day. In order to keep guests’ costs low at Funland, they close the park early when there is no crowd. Tip: Download the Funland app on your smartphone and get the latest updates about park happenings.
Single ticket: 35 cents, 20 ticket strip: $7, 50 ticket book: $15, 100 ticket book: $25 and tickets are good for life — best deal around! Rides range from one to three tickets for smaller rides and four to six tickets for thrill rides.
Height and Age Policy
Certain rides require guests to be a certain height and the height policy varies by ride. But even toddler-size is welcome on some rides with or without an adult riding, too. The inside “little kid” rides are mostly for about 15 months to 9 years old. The outside, thrill rides are more for middle school-aged children and teens.
The concession stand is small, but offers all the amusement food fare like popcorn, sodas, cotton candy and Dippin Dots ice cream.
There is no designated parking lot for Funland, but metered, street parking surrounds the area and change machines can be found at Funland.