Balboa Fun Zone

★★★★☆
  • 600 E Bay Ave

    Newport Beach, CA 92661

    Cross street: at Palm St

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  • 949-673-0408

About Balboa Fun Zone

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-10pm Sat 11am-10pm

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After the Nautical Museum took out the caousel and arcade attractions one of the most recognized places along the CA coast for 75 years lost a part of its heritage :'(

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After the Nautical Museum took out the caousel and arcade attractions one of the most recognized places along the CA coast for 75 years lost a part of its heritage :'(

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You know the photo booth where you take four different shots asnd it prints out on a stip. THey have them at the Fun Zone. You can go there at anytime and take pictures with your friends. I recommend to go late in the evening so you have the area all to yourself. make sure you have a bunch of $1 bills

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★★★★★

You know the photo booth where you take four different shots asnd it prints out on a stip. THey have them at the Fun Zone. You can go there at anytime and take pictures with your friends. I recommend to go late in the evening so you have the area all to yourself. make sure you have a bunch of $1 bills

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In an age where condos crowd the waterfront, it is nice to see an old-style amusement park on the waterfront. The merrygoround and the ferris wheel are great fun--even for adults. I was introduced to Balboa Bars and Frozen Bananas and wish I had tried these on my first day at the Fun Zone. The summer sun is nice, but I love the Fun Zone in early spring and fall. It's a great time to take a walk around Balboa Island and play a few games of SkeeBall. I hope the Fun Zone is able to fight off future development! Fun Place!!

PROS: A "Must See" for visitors to the OC
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In an age where condos crowd the waterfront, it is nice to see an old-style amusement park on the waterfront. The merrygoround and the ferris wheel are great fun--even for adults. I was introduced to Balboa Bars and Frozen Bananas and wish I had tried these on my first day at the Fun Zone. The summer sun is nice, but I love the Fun Zone in early spring and fall. It's a great time to take a walk around Balboa Island and play a few games of SkeeBall. I hope the Fun Zone is able to fight off future development! Fun Place!!

PROS: A "Must See" for visitors to the OC
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What California beach experiences should be. Take the kids, go on the ferris wheel, get a frozen banana or a Balboa bar, and take a tour of the harbor; it's the land that time forgot.

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★★★★★

What California beach experiences should be. Take the kids, go on the ferris wheel, get a frozen banana or a Balboa bar, and take a tour of the harbor; it's the land that time forgot.

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Where else can you ride a ferris wheel and bumper cars and then put your towel down on white sand for a nap? This place is great! The arcade has Skeeball and lots of pinball machines. Maybe I am just a sucker for games that give tickets when you win, but I enjoy winning just to see the number of tickets I win for each coin. The vintage merry-go-round is one of the reasons I make the trip to Balboa. Good family fun with a view of the Balboa Bay!

PROS: Historic Merry-Go-Round and Bumper Cars
CONS: Parking at the peak of summer

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★★★★★

Where else can you ride a ferris wheel and bumper cars and then put your towel down on white sand for a nap? This place is great! The arcade has Skeeball and lots of pinball machines. Maybe I am just a sucker for games that give tickets when you win, but I enjoy winning just to see the number of tickets I win for each coin. The vintage merry-go-round is one of the reasons I make the trip to Balboa. Good family fun with a view of the Balboa Bay!

PROS: Historic Merry-Go-Round and Bumper Cars
CONS: Parking at the peak of summer

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One of the only Ferris Wheels at the water side left in Southern California. You can rent boats or kyakes, or you can start your trip to Catalina from here. A four block radius of shops, shoreline , restaurants. A good place to spend an afternoon with kids.

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CONS: Crowded in the summer parking is difficult.

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★★★☆☆

One of the only Ferris Wheels at the water side left in Southern California. You can rent boats or kyakes, or you can start your trip to Catalina from here. A four block radius of shops, shoreline , restaurants. A good place to spend an afternoon with kids.

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CONS: Crowded in the summer parking is difficult.

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This is a good location to spend a weekend day because it's so close to a lot of cool locations (balboa island, newport pier, the penisula area, the crab shack). Though the place is a bit dirty and the smell of restroom is pretty predominant, this place is still a lot of fun. There are little rides for the kids and tasty (cleanlines??) food. It would keep your children occupied for the rest of the day.

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★★★☆☆

This is a good location to spend a weekend day because it's so close to a lot of cool locations (balboa island, newport pier, the penisula area, the crab shack). Though the place is a bit dirty and the smell of restroom is pretty predominant, this place is still a lot of fun. There are little rides for the kids and tasty (cleanlines??) food. It would keep your children occupied for the rest of the day.

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this place is not what it used to be. They do have cool things, like a rock climbimg wall, but some of the other stuff, is a lil junky. There is a scary dark ride that I wouldn't waist my money on, but the arcades are good, and you simply must rty a Balboa bar....and Pete's Pizza!

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★★★☆☆

this place is not what it used to be. They do have cool things, like a rock climbimg wall, but some of the other stuff, is a lil junky. There is a scary dark ride that I wouldn't waist my money on, but the arcades are good, and you simply must rty a Balboa bar....and Pete's Pizza!

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Tourists and locals flock to this boardwalk of fun-filled rides, treats and games. A nice change from O.C.'s major theme parks, the Balboa Fun Zone is free, with reasonably priced pay-per-ride tickets available for…

 

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