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Address: 600 E Bay Ave # R, Newport Beach, CA 92661
Phone Number: (949) 673-0408
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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We hopped across on the ferry and had a quick tour of the Fun Zone area. We enjoyed an excellent lunch in a restaurant on the waterfront, and it was a very short walk to view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Coreena W
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Victoria, Canada
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Victoria, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We hopped across on the ferry and had a quick tour of the Fun Zone area. We enjoyed an excellent lunch in a restaurant on the waterfront, and it was a very short walk to view Newport Beach.

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Newport Beach
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is good for kids as they get off or on the beach. It is not as good as dave and busters but it is way better than chuck e cheeze. Have a blast with your kids.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great place for your family to go for the day. You can take a trip to Catalina Island out of the fun zone.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A blast from the past with the arcades, ferris wheel, a view of the boats and the bay. A fun way to spend a few hours on a sunny day in Newport!

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Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I would come here on occasion since my friends lived near by. There isn't too much to do except walk around. There are some rides for kids and places to eat/shop. I enjoyed the place because I didn't come often but I can see how it can get boring to many. At least the area is clean and there are... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fun to come walk around, get some ice cream and a snack, and check out the shops around the area. It could use some upgrading for sure since it has been roughly the same since I was a kid. But a nice place to take the family after a long day at the beach.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is more geared towards smaller children. My teenagers were totally uninterested. If you have small ones, it would be more fun.

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Malibu, California
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531 reviews 531 reviews
155 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Tourist trap and t-shirts Corn dogs, bad pizza and arcades Whale watching and boat rentals Cool if from Midwest Relatively clean and trash free

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is a little fun for kid or families with them. I don't have any so it meant nothing to me. There are several bars there and other attractions too.

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I grew up going to the fun zone and I still love it. The Bay arcade has stollen many a quarter and summer afternoon from my childhood, but it was always worth it.

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