15 Apr Funplex:
East Hanover, NJ
I have very fond memories of visiting Funplex with my extended family over twenty years ago when I was a kid. I still clearly remember the fun we had in the Foam Frenzy area, playing and shooting each other with the foam balls. I was extremely impressed back then with the design and fun elements of the Foam Frenzy area. During our recent trip, the Foam Frenzy area was temporarily closed due to the COVID19 pandemic but we had such a great time on all the other rides and with the many arcade games spread all over the facility.
The first ride that we noticed upon entering Funplex was the bumper cars. Just behind that was the Super Twister, a giant pendulum-like ride with seats all around the end. It swung its riders from one end to the other while twisting them around and around. In that large entry room, we couldn’t help but notice all the arcade games beckoning us to give them a try. There were plenty of the standard games and many original games as well. The Skyscraper ride took the riders up, up, and then around; a calmer ride, but still fun.
The XD Dark Ride was a 4D interactive ride where we could compete in shooting with other riders or with ourselves. There was also laser tag, a Hologate virtual reality game, and a party room for celebrating special occasions.
The obstical course known as the Warrior Course intrigued us, but we were unable to try it, as it is only open at designated times, which did not include that of our visit.
The second room, the Boardwalk, was home to the go kart track. The speed could be set according to the rider’s ability. There is nothing like racing during rain or shine in the indoor track. There were two thrilling rides right near the go karts: Drop n Twist and Reverse Time, a ride that took riders high up to the ceiling and then let them down with a drop. The other ride spun the riders on an angle both backwards and forwards – definitely not for the faint of heart.
The bowling alley at the Boardwalk rounded off the wholesome fun experience with state of the art bowling alleys and choices of which type of game to play. One thing we really enjoyed was that the bumpers lifted up just for the players that needed it. We had an awesome time at Funplex even without Foam Frenzy; we couldn’t imagine how much fun it would be when it reopens.
During the summer months Funplex also has an outdoor waterpark, Splashplex (separate entrance fee) to be able to enjoy the outdoors and cool off while having fun.
Posted: January 24, 2021
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Check online for the current hours and to purchase online tickets:https://thefunplex.com/hours/
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 45 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Monsey: 45 minutes
In Person: $49.00 + tax
Unlimited Select Indoor Attractions Plus One Hour of Bowling, Shoe Rental, a $5 Game Card and Select FREE Video.
In Person: $39.00+ tax
UNLIMITED Select Indoor Rides. Excludes Arcade, Bowling and Shoe Rental
$15 Fun Card = 30 Credits to be used on any arcade game, bowling, or on indoor attractions.