The Cruisers are on the same platform as the Mini-Himalaya. The cars are based on the styling of a convertible Chrysler PT Cruiser, which compliments the beach/surf theme with a "woody" look. Built by Venture Rides and installed new at Funland in 1987, it was updated in 2002 to its current car theme. The update that is being done on the ride was handled by Advantage Rides, who assumed the inventory of Venture's rides and parts. The ride undulates along the circulative track, like the large Himalaya rides, going in a forward direction, and then running also in reverse.
The helicopters have been at Funland since the late 1950s. Always a crowd favorite, they were there before our family bought the park, and withstood the wrath of the Great Storm of 1962.
The Jungle has multiple elements for the kids to challenge themselves. Net climbs and web towers offer vertical climbs, while the tubes, log jams, and spider webs keep the kids working to get forward through the elements. Near the end of the maze is a three-story spiral slide that takes the riders from the very top all the way down to ground level!
This is one of those rides that looks tame from the outside, but once you ride them, you'll find they're not necessarily a kiddie ride! The Dazys were installed originally outside, in front of the Swinging Gyms, in the mid 1960s. They were moved to their present location around 1977.
The Freefall has replaced the Frog Hopper which was located inside the building where the Balloon Wheel is now positioned. We had this ride designed specifically for the same location as that of the Frog Hopper, but we felt after seeing the finished product, we moved it to the outside!