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Orange County Great Park

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Address: Irvine, CA
Phone Number: 8668293829
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Hours:
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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Every time we have gone we go on the ride for free. I don't know if that is still the case. We also have been to events here like Cirque de solei and circus vargus. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Eric G
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Irvine, California, USA
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Irvine, California, USA
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Every time we have gone we go on the ride for free. I don't know if that is still the case. We also have been to events here like Cirque de solei and circus vargus. The parking is always free and easy to get in and out.

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Lake Forest, California
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow! Talk about a disappointment… It is just a big area of nothing… Even to call it a "park" is unfair to most parks anywhere else. I am serious. This place started off as a great dream with a lot of very cool ideas. But then… Nothing really happened… Except for the balloon that is filled with hot air and... More 

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Laguna Hills, United States
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Used to be El Toro Marine Base now the Great Park...love the events, and activies. Best place for family and children for educational programs.

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Orange, California
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107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This park was sold to the voters with a lot of hype. It was supposed to be an incredible world class park. Very little work has happened yet on the park. Maybe one day it will begin to have even a glimmer of the promise, but for now it is a dream.

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138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited the park this past Sunday and spent an enjoyable morning there. First, we walked through the Farmer's Market. It's small, but has some interesting and varied offerings. There were also several food trucks serving breakfast and lunch items. Next, we went over to the main area of the park to visit the new military museum in the hanger.... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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182 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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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Additional Information about Orange County Great Park

Address: Irvine, CA
Phone Number: 8668293829
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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