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Massive bounce park coming to Sunrise Mall

Funbox franchise owner Michelle Coppola and another worker watch as bounce park items are set up outside Sunrise Mall on Nov. 8, 2023. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
An inflatable bounce park is being set up at Sunrise Mall, and organizers say they expect it will draw about 20,000 people to the mall in the coming months.

The bounce park is part of Southern California-based amusement company FunBox, and franchise owner Michelle Coppola said she is aiming for a Nov. 18 opening date. The 25,000-square-foot play area is open to all ages, and will be set up through Jan. 15, 2024.

“We’re just really excited to bring something fun to this market,” Coppola said. “We’ve previously operated over at the Galleria Mall in Roseville, but feel like this is a really great area as well and so we’re really excited to bring it out to the Citrus Heights community.”

Admission is $22 for a 90 minute session that includes 75 minutes of jump time, she said. Children two and under are free, as well as adults over 65. Coppola expects to be open Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays, but added that she might make weekday times available, and is looking to add open while area schools are not in session during Thanksgiving and winter break.

The bounce park will be closed in the event of rain, but Coppola said she will honor tickets for future sessions.

Features include a 30-foot slide, a ninja wall, wrecking ball, battle beam, inflatable mountain, and a marshmallow mountain, Coppola said. Concessions such as shaved ice and hot chocolate will also be available.

Coppola is hiring temporary workers to help with setup, and plans to hire seasonal employees to work during operating hours.

FunBox will be located in the northwest side of the Sunrise Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

“That’s really what we hope to bring is just a unique experience,” she said. “It’s a great bonding time for parents and kids just to come out and experience something they’ve never seen before.”

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