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Orange County Great Park

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Address: , Irvine, CA
Phone Number: 8668293829
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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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Nothing Special about it anymore....Once a great park now only in Name Sake.

This weekend was my second visit to the park and though I live quite close by never get an opportunity to visit it again and again. It was such a vast difference in experience... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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CA, USA
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61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This weekend was my second visit to the park and though I live quite close by never get an opportunity to visit it again and again. It was such a vast difference in experience from my last visit (I don't know how long back) to now. From WOW to PHEW. Except for the balloon ride nothing worth visiting about in... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's great in size but not so great in substance. Not much to do. Just lots of wide open spaces, concrete, some greens. The nice thing about it is there are no crowds but there's a reason for it.

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east coast
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99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

LIKED: Big open space; plenty of free parking; nice cold AC visitor Center, airplane hanger with old plane & exhibits; merry-go-around; tied down "hot" air balloon; handicapped accessible DISAPPOINTING: This our 3rd attempt to do a balloon ride. But unfortunately it was too windy(15 mph). So we didn't stay long after cooling off in the visitor center. This might be... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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Irvine, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Even though the label "Great Park" conjures images of a grand tourist attraction, at this time, it is a 1300 acre open area (with some historical significance) in a neighborhood that is being built out densely with little breathing space. For the locals, it is wonderful that at least the core of the park will remain an open area with... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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154 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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26 reviews
4 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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