This amusement park is a wonderfully built recreation complex which offers bumper boats, go-karts, a miniature golf course, ... More
Sam's Fun City
This amusement park is a wonderfully built recreation complex which offers bumper boats, go-karts, a miniature golf course, and a wide variety of amusement rides. A full service, family friendly restaurant is also on site.
I absolutly love Sam's Fun City! My kids have been there 3 or 4 times for birthday parties. The last time we were there, the party had a personal hostest that followed the kids around from ride to ride. Most places try to give the birthday child attention and don'treally care about the other kids, but our hostest Amy went out of her way to make sure that ALL THE KIDS had a great time! I have already made my reservation for this fall for my oldest son's birthday party! I just can't say enough about how good of a time we had and I can't wait for this fall!!!
We have family that live in P'cola and we were visiting from Washington State. It was too far to drive to the beach from Cantonment so they suggested going to SFC! We took their advice and enjoyed the day cooling off in the Lazy River, with an employee named Melvin, who was friendly and attentive and watching over his patrons safety. After a while, we mozied on over to the Pizza Buffet (Mmmm...all you can eat!) which was delicious and filling. We talked to some friendly locals and they told us about SFC on Halloween night. Apparently, the train ride through the haunted house was a favorite attraction. Because we enjoyed our last visit, we may make it back to see what all the "HOOT" is about. Thanks SFC, you changed my experience in P'cola.
I recently took my family to this wonderfully laid out amusement park. The staff was amazing and they were more than helpful. Everytime we turned around an employee was right there to help us out. The food was so delicious that we asked the cook if he could cater for our child's birthday. One employee in particular, Elissa, personally took our children to every single ride and made the experience even more magical. My daughter still asks when the next time we can take a trip to Sam's Fun City. The water park was even more exceptional. The lifeguards are more than competent and helped with our every problem. We will definitely be taking another family trip very soon!
This year I took my 3 grandkids to Sam's Fun City for their Easter special the day before Easter. We had a BLAST! The kids got to ride all the rides and the go-karts almost 4 hours for only $15! We had such a great time that we decided to stay for a few more hour, which was only $10 more. So, for only $25 we got to ride all the rides, the go-karts, and play golf all day long!
After having such a great time that day, we dicided to bring them back a couple weeks later. And this time, just like before we had a great time! The staff was SO friendly, the kids had a great time on the Ferris Wheel (they probably road it 20 times!), and we had really good food too!
Since this Easter, we have been back to Fun CIty 4 times, each time, we have had a blast and count down the days till we return next time!
I have read the other reviews, and do you see the dates that they were wrote? They really need to go back and see how much they have changed. True they are no six flags or disney, but for Pensacola it is definately a great place for you to take your kids. You don't pay toget in like six flags or disney, so I can go and just watch my kids have a blast and only pay for them. We go every week and I watch the kids drive thecars for four hours or play laser tag and spend less than going to two movies, or bowling 2 games for two kids. The staff are very caring if you talk to them and give them the chance to help, and the food is amazing. They make a great pizza buffet every Fri or Sat night which is cheaper than going to Pizza hut and tastes fresher too. Now that the water park is open we look forward to going every Sunday (since it is not as busy, you get faster service) I stay all day in the lazy river and let the children play while I relax, and I feel safe. The other people that wrote those horrible reviews just don't know how to have fun if they go to"Fun City" and not have fun. Sure there may be some lines,but it's because they are busy because it is a good place to go. Chucky cheese is noisy, and falling apart and their prizes stink. Sam's Fun City is close and reasonable, you just need to know how to find the coupons or when to get the best deals. They have great holiday specials, and off season specials.
This place is a nightmare!!! The management is useless and the support staff is pathetically under trained and unable to deal with any issue other than taking your money. Do not expect any assistance deciding what to buy or what your kids are big enough or not big enough to ride. The water park is just plain nasty. Where does this place get off charging the same prices as six flags or waterville? I actually took my complaint to the owner Mr. Sanfilippo, recognize the name? Yes his family stole millions of dollars from unsuspecting families for homes that they never built. Still trying to rip people off and make a quick dirty buck... Dont try to clean up your name by marketing a good family park when nothing works and you dont clean...
Very over-priced for what is available. Amusement park does not have adequate staff to run the rides so you have to wait while the attendants run from ride to ride to let you on. Inside the line was very long, whether to purchase food, wristbands or tickets...everyone is grouped into one very slow line. The waterpark side is nice, but very small for the cost. I would rather take my kids to Waterville or Big Kahunas. They cost a little more but have so much more to do that their is no comparison. My kids were done with Sams Fun City waterpark in 2 hours, but spent the entire day at Waterville and Big Kahunas on different occasions.
I have had the annual pass to the park and been there on many occasions. Don't try to compare it to a major amusement park because it is clearly a local family attraction (which,BTW, we could use more of). I agree it is overpriced, but, in the heat of the summer, getting the kids outside in a cool place is priceless.
THE "AMUSEMENT" PARK side is a headache. If you can find someone to run the rides you better follow them or you will be walking around looking at a ghost town.
THE WATER PARK is well staffed with lifeguards and enjoyable for pre-school age kids. However, the junior area (ages 5-10 or so) has 2 out of 3 slides that have been closed for as long as the park has been open. When I asked, I was told they had no plans to repair these and make them usable. The other main problem is the cleanliness. By the end of last summer their was slime hanging from the water holes on the "palm tree fountains".
To Sams: Repair and clean what you have instead of building more!!!
Overall the place is run down. Almost everything needs to be painted including the pavement markings in the parking lot, the train station, the support columns holding up the slides. They are currently painting the bathrooms and they smelled better today compared to last summer. The staff was nice and they had plenty of life guards in the Water Park area. The Amusement Park area had limited staff. I hope they can clean up the grounds and parking area. Its not too inviting to see piles of concrete from their recent construction and construction equipment laying around.
I agree it is pricey for the Pensacola market. I understand they have added on to the Water Park and they are improving but $84.00 for a family of 4 from 11 to 5? Seems a little high for 6 hours in the water park. If you want the rides, putt putt golf, laser tag or any other "dry" amusement its another significant cost.
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