FunTime USA, coming back to Gulfport this summer on U.S. 90, will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week through the end of October, with special events planned in the winter. To help finance construction, the owners are offering annual company sponsorships for all the rides, and a chance to adopt each of the merry-go-round horses.
Rides and attractions: The names of participating companies will be featured at the entrance to each ride and on the miniature golf course, plus in other places where the ride is mentioned. Sponsoring companies also can promote and schedule a special day at the park with discounts for employees and customers, and get discounted season tickets for employees.
Merry-go-round: Those who adopt horses can pick a name that will be featured along with supplied information on each horse. Plaques also will be displayed on a marker at the merry-go-round entrance. Cost of adoption depends on the horse's size and location, with season passes included in the cost.
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Golden Ticket: For $1,000, a Golden Ticket gives four visitors access to the park, rides and miniature golf for 10 years. The ticket can be used once a day, and shared with family or friends.
Season Passes: $59.99 for adults and $32.99 for children 35 inches or under.
Giving back: FunTime plans to partner with nonprofits on their fund-raising efforts. Co-owner Romy Simpson is currently collecting new or gently-used backpacks for the Salvation Army's homeless program.
Learn more: Call Simpson at 228-323-3008 about sponsorship or adoption opportunities, or to donate backpacks.