Funtown more than delivers on the promise of its name, offering Maine’s only wooden roller coaster, New England’s longest and tallest plume ride, the 200-foot freefall of Dragon’s Descent, and a whole lot more.
Young scientists can participate in the Middle School Science and Elementary School Science programs any day Funtown is open to the general public. Two annual festivals, one for choirs and one for concert bands, are an excellent chance to hear high school bands from across the area. Discounts are available for groups and birthday parties.
Splashtown, in the same park, has speed slides, tunnel slides, raft slides and river slides. It offers event planning for summer outings and can accommodate everything from class reunions to company gatherings.
The park has lockers where you can store luggage and valuables, and has a reputation for cleanliness and a friendly staff. And for the littler ones in your group, there’s an extensive kiddie ride section.
You’ll find all the usual amusement park fare at Funtown, from hot dogs to funnel cakes to lemonade, but it can be pricey and if you’re looking to save a little money, it’s fine to pack a lunch.
774 Portland Rd., Rte. 1
Funtown opens weekends in early May. Splashtown opens in mid-June. Everything’s open from June to Labor Day, Funtown from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. Saturday), Splashtown from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Rates depend on your height and which package is the best fit for you, but they range between $30 and $39.
For more, visit: www.funtownsplashtownusa.com