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“Don't leave the beach once you get out of the water!” 4 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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Riverside, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Don't leave the beach once you get out of the water!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are in the water near Balboa Pier, don't go home once you get out of the water. Walk across the street (about 100 yards from the water) and go to the fun zone. There is a small carnival on the bayside of Newport. Lots of shops and places to buy pizza, eat a restaurants on the water etc.

Visited January 2013
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Northridge, Ca
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Rundown”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I haven't been to the fun zone in years it's ok still has the Ferris wheel and a few other rides for kids arcade games boat rentals and such but it looks so run down now and finding parking is a pain, Santa Monica pier and shopping are much better and cleaner I probably come back because the people at Marina Boat Rental were awesome and renting the boat was a fun way to spend an afternoon but it's not what it used to be

Visited August 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Cheap Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Affordable fun for the whole family. As busy as it is, you can still do everything with a little wait. Right next to the ferry.

Visited August 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent for the kiddos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Ferris wheel, corn dogs and arcade were a hit for the kids! They also loved the water hampster ball...very fun but expensive. Some of the activities closed a little early though. Overall...totally fun!

Visited June 2013
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Eureka, California
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“Small version of the OC Fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Fun Zone has not been freshened up since I was in high school (and that was way more than 10 years ago). There is the ferris wheel, which is fun. But the sidewalks are filthy, the food is Fair quality and the shops are full of imported junk. It has an amazing location, right on the water and could be so much more! Take the ferry ride over to Balboa Island. It is an easy walk along the water to the charming shops on Marine Ave.

Visited July 2013
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