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Orange County Great Park

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Address: Irvine, CA
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+1 866-829-3829
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Thu - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Seems Like It's Still In Development

Went to the Park on Saturday at 4pm. One of the main roads into the park is closed, so had to take a detour. Lots of construction going on along the road to the park. We ended... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
Los Angeles
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Fullerton, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Great Park three times now, and it gets better every time! Originally, it was pretty sparsely populated, but now they've added music, interesting facts, and a big hot air balloon! This is a great activity for anyone who enjoys being outdoors and wants a fun, relaxing day or evening out.

Thank jam00re
San Clemente, California
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the NIMBYs, this ideal place for an international airport is just an excuse to develop more housing. The Great Park is a joke. Practically none of the ideas shown on elaborate landscape architectural renderings were actually completed. The public was duped.

Thank BruceSteph
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This farmers market has a handful of produce vendors, a few food trucks, and then an assorted collection of vendors selling crafts. I would say the craft-sellers outnumber the produce vendors. For a much better selection of produce check out the Irvine Farmers Market on Saturdays (5001 Newport Coast Drive). Park is still under construction so it feels like you're... More 

Thank TomfromBoston
Newport Beach, California
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37 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

There is nothing there. . Just a politician dream with no money!! (goes along with the "train to nowhere"!)

2 Thank TADwight
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The Orange Balloon ride was quite nice, no winds, cool weather and rather serene and surreal when you float up high. It looks like you are looting down on a toy city, even with the train chugging by below, and planes coming in for landing. The ballon can get a little lopsided if everyone is standing on one side. It's... More 

Thank jessicapN688OO
Bengaluru, India
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I had been to this park to take a ride in the hot air balloon. After a long walk in sun i reached near the balloon when i realized that the balloon wont fly because of Wind. Miles and bare land and a carousal - nothing else in the Great park ....Phewwwww!!

1 Thank Subs_Wanderlust
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245 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We loved coming here when it was free to ride the orange balloon and the Carousel. They also used to offer free family fitness classes. A few years ago their New Year event was a great place for families to go to to celebrate especially with children. They no longer offer those things for free. But they still offer the... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
Los Angeles
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132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Went to the Park on Saturday at 4pm. One of the main roads into the park is closed, so had to take a detour. Lots of construction going on along the road to the park. We ended up at the sports field parking lot and had to back track to the Carousel. We got there too late to see the... More 

Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Westminster, California
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We went to the park this past weekend for my grand-daughter's birthday and were sorely disappointed! Their is lots of construction going on, but the part of the park that was open was a terrible. The only new building on the park is the visitor center and they offer no maps of the park. All the other buildings are renovations... More 

1 Thank bullseye49er
Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This park was a major letdown. We went there this afternoon and were so disappointed. On the drive to the central park area, we noticed that the area was not the park retreat with wide open spaces that the developers promised but several large multi unit subdivisions. We learned the current plan for the Great Park was to take all... More 

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