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“Nostalgic, but not much to do.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Fun Zone

Balboa Fun Zone
600 E Bay Ave # R, Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-0408
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Ranked #13 of 16 Attractions in Newport Beach
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nostalgic, but not much to do.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The little Ferris wheel was fun, and we spent five minutes in the free model ship museum, but other than t-shirt shops, that's all there is.

Visited October 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“You have to visit, other wise you can't say you have been to Newport”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This place is a landmark of Newport Beach, even though it is a bit old and needs a refresh. However I am sure younger kids will like it all the same.

Visited May 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fun on the Peninsula”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We enjoyed walking through the Fun Zone. Lots of people there on Labor Day weekend, but lots of restaurants and fun things to watch and do.

Visited September 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“What can you say”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Typically american,or if you are english like Blackpool.Tacky but acceptable.A maze of small cafes selling whatever you want,a few rides for the kids,close to a beautiful beach but I feel generally lowers the tone for Newport Beach which is really a lovely swish resort to stay in

Visited August 2012
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141 reviews 141 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“It's Cool, Closes Early”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

There is nothing exceptional here... Do not make a detour for this, but if you're in Balboa, stop by. But stop by early as all games/rides close early as well as the stores.

Visited August 2012
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