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Orange County Great Park

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Address: Irvine, CA
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+1 866-829-3829
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Thu - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00

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Seems Like It's Still In Development

Went to the Park on Saturday at 4pm. One of the main roads into the park is closed, so had to take a detour. Lots of construction going on along the road to the park. We ended... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Los Angeles
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Newport Beach, California
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing there. . Just a politician dream with no money!! (goes along with the "train to nowhere"!)

Thank TADwight
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Orange Balloon ride was quite nice, no winds, cool weather and rather serene and surreal when you float up high. It looks like you are looting down on a toy city, even with the train chugging by below, and planes coming in for landing. The ballon can get a little lopsided if everyone is standing on one side. It's... More 

Thank jessicapN688OO
Bengaluru, India
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I had been to this park to take a ride in the hot air balloon. After a long walk in sun i reached near the balloon when i realized that the balloon wont fly because of Wind. Miles and bare land and a carousal - nothing else in the Great park ....Phewwwww!!

Thank Subs_Wanderlust
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243 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We loved coming here when it was free to ride the orange balloon and the Carousel. They also used to offer free family fitness classes. A few years ago their New Year event was a great place for families to go to to celebrate especially with children. They no longer offer those things for free. But they still offer the... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
Los Angeles
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130 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went to the Park on Saturday at 4pm. One of the main roads into the park is closed, so had to take a detour. Lots of construction going on along the road to the park. We ended up at the sports field parking lot and had to back track to the Carousel. We got there too late to see the... More 

Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Westminster, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went to the park this past weekend for my grand-daughter's birthday and were sorely disappointed! Their is lots of construction going on, but the part of the park that was open was a terrible. The only new building on the park is the visitor center and they offer no maps of the park. All the other buildings are renovations... More 

Thank bullseye49er
Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This park was a major letdown. We went there this afternoon and were so disappointed. On the drive to the central park area, we noticed that the area was not the park retreat with wide open spaces that the developers promised but several large multi unit subdivisions. We learned the current plan for the Great Park was to take all... More 

Thank Deb7091954
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This was actually a uniquely simple pleasure in this day and age. With so much over the top technology and cost the simplicity of this park is great for families with young children and older folks who don't want or need the overload. The price is excellent for the value.

Thank Linda C
Irvine, California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This park has really fallen flat on its promises and expectations. Good to go if you have a sporting event or tournament. Good fields that are plentiful and close. Small other smaller fun things to do there, but lacks everything to even be considered a "great park." Very disappointed in the leadership team on their broken promises and major lack... More 

Thank Noah W
Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
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91 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great for children. Ballon ride was also available. Best time to go for a ballon ride would be after 8pm, as when you reach 400 feet high, the panoramic view of the city all lit up is beautiful!

Thank Lakshmi M

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