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Balboa Fun Zone

600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347
+1 949-673-0408
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Great place for a 1/2 day trip.

This is a fun day trip kind of place. There is a "Fun Zone" with arcades and old fashion... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Troy-Wo
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Anaheim, California
Fun place for families with children!

Good pizza, fair-like food, great views of the water, and plenty of fun places for little children... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Dario_Espinoza
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San Francisco, California, United States
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“ferris wheel” (84 reviews)
“arcade games” (8 reviews)
“cotton candy” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION
600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347
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+1 949-673-0408
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun day trip kind of place. There is a "Fun Zone" with arcades and old fashion games. You can rent boats, power or sail, Jet Skis, Para Sailing, day fishing trips and whale watching. There are restaurants from mid-upper scale, frozen banana’s,...More

Thank Troy-Wo
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Good pizza, fair-like food, great views of the water, and plenty of fun places for little children. Truly a fun place!

Thank Dario_Espinoza
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I love this iconic attraction on the Balboa Fun Zone. Ride it at night and look at all the lights or in the day and take in the scenery. So very happy they haven't ruined the Balboa Fun Zone by getting rid of it. I...More

Thank dawnb843
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The smallest Ferris wheel I've seen some small rides and a few tourist shops and restaurants make for a good time. With the beach a short walk away it makes for a family fun day.

Thank scottclark760
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I've been coming here for over 50 years. I came when I was a kid, I took my kids, and now I go with my grandkids. There used to be lots of things to do, including bumper cars and a carousel. There was also a...More

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Good fun little places and small fairground rides with plenty of little food stops and wonderful views.

Thank tryforyourself
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to the fun zone many times. It's a wonderful place to eat a chocolate covered banana or chocolate covered ice cream bar. Wonderful bungee cord bounce and human size hamster ball. Lots of fun here but can get very crowded in the...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Riding the Ferris wheel, walking past all the boats and looking at the arcades brought back a lot of memories of my In-Laws who lived here for 40 years. It is still a fun place to go but there are not as many rides as...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great place to rent a boat, paddle board, or a bike. The fun zone, however, is old and could use a good face lift. The BBQ take out place is the best place to eat. Skip the expensive restaurant. Not worth the money. There is...More

Thank mamaformany
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There are plenty of rides for the tykes and shopping for the adults. And, there are plenty of places to grab a quick bite to eat or sit down for a full service meal.

Thank Alan B
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