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Orange County Great Park

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Address: Irvine, CA
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The park is not as planned. Where did the money go??? There is a tethered balloon ride which is fun. A Sunday morning fresh food market with food trucks. There was an antique... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Irvine, CA
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Orange County, California
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Park is minutes around the corner from where I live. When we moved into our new house in the area we were told about the glorious Great Park that was going to be just down the road. 4 years later, it is neither a park nor is it great. Sure, there is the carousel and my grandkids have ridden... More 

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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Park is no where near a starting point yet; it's has no $$$, not definitive plan, no leadership. The City of Irvine is in the state of dysfunctional and not effective in leading the efforts to complete the Park. A lot vacant lot and bare land, no park facility and features yet. It may take another 3 to 5... More 

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The park is not as planned. Where did the money go??? There is a tethered balloon ride which is fun. A Sunday morning fresh food market with food trucks. There was an antique market but the park did not renew the contract. sucks. There is a community garden. But this work in progress may never be finished. No entrance fee.

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Newport Beach CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This " park" far from the center of anything in Orange county does not deliver of its promise. There is very little to do and it's a long drive from central orange county. Don't waste your time unless there is a doe isl event.

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Orange County, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is great potential here, just give it some time. In the meantime, there are occasional events that are unusual and interesting.

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Escondido, California
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118 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

hot air balloon, carousel, art, and just plain fun for all-nice to be outside-and it is all reasonably priced in Orange County-take the family and spend as much time as you like, genreally not crowded, this place is a find

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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We go here all the time. The zoo is brilliant ($3 per person), the animals are well looked after and in decent sized accommodation. The mountain lion feediing is quite a spectacle! The rest of the park is lovely, spacious, reasonably priced cafes, picnic areas, bikes and pedalos to hire, it's all good fun. The special events are fun too,... More 

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Irvine, California
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Great Park is big and good for special events, but I found it generally lacking in atmosphere. It think this is mainly due to it being incomplete. You can take the kids on the Merry Go Round but it is not always open. The big orange balloon has a long wait but has good view from the top. It's... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I went back to see what has happened since the great park was stolen. (see previous "Great Park Mystery" review). Not much has changed. The market has shrunk, the number of food trucks are down. The path leading to the market is now lined with trees. Were the full grown trees in boxes used? Of course not. Little saplings have... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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70 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Pretty funny that they're calling this corrupt place a park. A tethered balloon and a merry go round = a park. Many who fought to make this a park are dead now and all the place has is concrete. Money is a mystery because its been flushed into someones pocket. Sad it has come to this.

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Additional Information about Orange County Great Park

Address: Address: Irvine, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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