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Balboa Fun Zone

Address: 600 E Bay Ave # R, Newport Beach, CA 92661
Phone Number: (949) 673-0408
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59%
Ranked #13 of 16 Attractions in Newport Beach
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Attraction details
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Costa Mesa, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Its fun to see the play the games that a lot of us grew up on in the 80s and 90s. This place has a lot of the throwbacks and the kids still love to play the classics too. Lots of great food options in the area. Fun place on a Saturday afternoon.

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California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
1,002 attraction reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When you get right down to it, retro only goes so far when amusement is involved. This place seriously needs to up its game.

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Southern Cal.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are now a few rides but the Ferris Wheel is the iconic one. Cute little area but not worth going out of your way for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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322 reviews 322 reviews
200 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I been coming here since I was a kid and that was a long time ago! Its very family friendly and very much like a carnival. Good memories and good times.

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Fremont, California
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1,759 reviews 1,759 reviews
1,098 attraction reviews
1,033 helpful votes 1,033 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have enjoyed visiting this funky but fun Balboa Fun Zone. There is a variety of boat cruises one can take from here such as fishing, whale watch, sightseeing, and more. We have enjoyed going on a boat to see the amazing celebrity mansions in this area; we have done it both during Christmas boat parade time and also today... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are a lot of little shops with unique "tourist-type" items and beach wear at reasonable prices. It is a fun place to walk. They have several rides, including a ferris wheel. Anytime you're at the Fun Zone, I recommend you eat at the Harborside restaurant where the food is great, large portions, friendly staff, and very reasonable prices, which... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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155 reviews 155 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots of arcade games/rides. A ferris wheel and boardwalk feel. Great restaurants in the area. Ice cream, pizza and upscale restaurants.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is the centre point of the Fun Zone and advertises itself as the longest ride you will have on a Ferris Wheel. It was fun, with brilliant views, but the Fun Zone will only occupy an hour of your time but it is well worth taking ferry. It really is good old fashioned fun.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The Balboa Fun Zone, adjacent to Newport Beach, has a variety of fun options for the whole family. Our family particularly enjoyed renting an easy-to pilot 18' electric boat to explore the harbor. It was great fun to see the magnificent homes and luxurious yachts from the water. The ride was calm and totally enjoyable. The zone also provides a... More 

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los angeles
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180 reviews 180 reviews
100 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went here on a Saturday morning around 1030 for our 11 AM boat tour. We ended up driving around the area for almost and hour to get parking. I'm not sure how it is during the week but I'm assuming most working people will go on the weekends which it is REALLY busy. You can try to find a... More 

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