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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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This place has a lot of potential

We go to the park once a month for the swap meet and you can slowly see the progress that is being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Trabuco Canyon, California
Visit on a Clear Day

Great view of OC from the balloon on a clear day. Wish they had more to offer on the history of El... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Kevin M
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“balloon ride” (26 reviews)
“orange balloon” (16 reviews)
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Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the park once a month for the swap meet and you can slowly see the progress that is being made with all the ball fields, tennis courts, etc. Once it is done, it truly will be a Great Park

1  Thank Jer7Bear
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great view of OC from the balloon on a clear day. Wish they had more to offer on the history of El Toro Marine base. When the base was open they had an awesome museum.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Wonderful work in progress. Fun park for picnics and games. I love the quirky balloon. The park requires imagination, it jigs and jags as development intermittently occurs and stops. No rush. I believe there will be future changes. The positive is the Land was set...More

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were looking for one more thing to do before we headed back to the airport. We saw the balloon from the freeway and did some research and found this fun park. It is large but at least it helped me get my steps in...More

1  Thank MrsK45963
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The planning (second term) is good but this will become so crowded - Wait for traffic jams, expensive homes-cars-rash drivers, cut-throat competition.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

loved the balloon experience although we had a hard time reaching their. very nice big park as well.

1  Thank Hebah_asb
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What has it been - a decade? This park is mired in political controversy and simply poor planning and management. It seems perpetually under development no matter how many tens of millions they've put in. Everytime I have to go there for an event, there...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon at the Park. A very nice escape from the daily grind. Enjoyed the farmers market, strolling around and riding in the giant Orange balloon.

Thank colby101105
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a great outdoor park, fishing, the little zoo, paddle boating. And a great train ride The picnic tables are excellent for a party or just admireing the view of the trees and open areas Very relaxing.

Thank Tinkerbell1568
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The great park is still in development. Parking is easy. The park offers a helium balloon ride for $10 a person and goes upto 400' . The running trails are well maintained and so is the visitor center.

Thank Shyam S
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Lucy P
26 April 2017|
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Response from MJWalsh | Reviewed this property |
The balloon costs $10 if you are 19 or older, $5 if you are 18 or younger and riding alone, and free if you are 18 or younger and riding with a paying adult. It's tethered to the ground, and you just go up about 400 feet... More
Isaia F
19 April 2015|
Response from OCIronMike | Reviewed this property |
If there are mild Santa Ana winds or a low cloud ceiling the balloon will be closed. Best is to call first.
Jillayne R
20 March 2015|
Response from michael k | Reviewed this property |
I know that there is storage for RV's. There is also a big parking lot that I havent seen used. I do not know if there are any hookups. There is a park office with a staff. I am sure if you go to the park website there will... More