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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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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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Fun times and beautiful atmosphere

We took the ferry over, rode the ferris wheel, walked around and had lunch. It was fun and the view of the bay and boats is beautiful. We have little kids, but for older kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mjoy3636
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the ferry over, rode the ferris wheel, walked around and had lunch. It was fun and the view of the bay and boats is beautiful. We have little kids, but for older kids they have some great arcade areas as well as boat rides in the bay. It is of course not Disneyland, but remember you're not paying... More 

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Thank Mjoy3636
Anaheim, California
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92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although there is little at the Balboa Fun Zone that reflects its past glory, children and adults alike might like to take a ride on the ferris wheel, playing a few arcade games, and grabbing a bite of bayside fare as you stroll the boardwalk watching the action on the Balboa Bay. Watching the Balboa Island Ferry cross back and... More 

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Thank Sheryl D
Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

someone made the dumb decision to take out the carousel and put in a chairs to eat at. They took out the bumper cars and scary ride. Some people think they are making good decision but they really need to ask the locals. This place is very boring now that they put in a go to once Explore Ocean learning... More 

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Thank AwardproTravel
Corona, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the peninsula is the famous Fun Zone and all it's attractions, arcades, rides, and water excursions await for our entertainment. Many good eating establishments within a short walk.

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Thank Carlonova
Beverly Hills, California
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK LETS REALLY TALK ABOUT A LITTLE PARADISE, A BRIGHTLY LIGHTED FUN ZONE. THEN THE 60, MUSIC DION, NEIL, PAUL, AND THAT SPECIAL GIRL ON YOUR SHOULDER, THERES DONA, CAROL, DENISE, SCOOBY DOO, IM IN LOVE WITH YOUR, THEY WORE their white and blue cotton hood tops and jeans, surfer girls , nice italian girl with hairspray, and the cute... More 

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Thank richard d
los angeles
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I wouldn't go specifically for that, but once you are there, it's a good park to bring young kids to. It's a great place for them to stretch out, get tired and keep moving.

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Thank sheilafajl
Simi Valley, California
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240 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you have kids they will love the Balboa Fun Zone! There is an arcade....ferris wheel & other rides for the kids. You can catch the ferry to Balboa Island from here too. Lots of good eating places......cheap or expensive.... & shopping !

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Thank JstLv2Crz
Newport Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

He fun zone evokes great childhood memories of less complicated days of arcades and rides that can now be shard with children. Lots of fast food and a couple of rides left, but most of the area has been taken over by the Maritime Museum and though much more educational , I am still nostalgic about the past.

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Thank lucky1250
USA
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

THAT redundant phrase n a vacation can be quenched simply by spending a few hours here. Busy enough to keep kids occupied, but not pricey enough to need to mortgage the house. Take TONS of photos as this is a classic vacation spot known world wide.

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Thank louiefrias
Fishers, Indiana
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Maybe my expectations were too high but I was imagining a small version of the Jersey Shore Pier and it was not even close. Interesting to walk through if you came from Balboa Island to the peninsula but do not go out of your way for this. The ferris wheel had some history but everything else was way over priced.... More 

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