Heard In The Neighborhood

Funtastic on Gateway Park has closed, effective August 11. The indoor play center — owned and operated by a Natomas Park couple — opened in January earlier this year.


  1. That’s a shame. They got some nice coverage and business when the air was really smoky. We always enjoyed the equipment and really looked forward to watching our kid hit the next stages of tumbling there.

  2. Nooo! I (oh, and my son) love Funtastic – that place is a blast. Perfect for Sacramento when it gets too hot outside to play. Hopefully someone will buy it?

  3. my wife enjoyed taking my son there, but said it was always soo crowded…I wonder what happened?

  4. “The VIP Passes are valid at the Elk Grove location until November 1st.
    The cards are at their facility. Just let them know your card was from
    the Natomas location and give them your last name. “
    Zack Bulter

  5. That is so sad – we loved that place and went to several birthday parties there.
    Tyus will miss Funtastic!

  6. I think it’s a symptom of the economy — I also heard that Pump It Up in Rancho Cordova and Woodland are closing (or are already closed).

    I imagine if people are tightening their pocketbooks to pay for gas and groceries, one of the first things to get cut from the budget would be something like this.

    It IS a bummer, but not altogether surprising.

  7. What is business attrition rate in North Natomas? I’m thinking it is dismal.

  8. I’m not surprised. I’ve attended many events at the Funtastic in Elk Grove, and the difference in customer care and events was dramatic. The Natomas facility seemed uninterested in accommodating working families. I went there one day, which should have been a normal workday for them according to the website, and it was closed. In addition, the Elk Grove facility is always sending out coupons, holding events and had parent’s night out events. It all comes down to service for your dollar in these days!

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