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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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Not so great park

We've visited the "Great Park" a couple of times, and wonder what's so great about it. After all... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2013
Richard G
Irvine, California
A wonderful work in process

Work in progress with interesting art displayed, a wonderful organic farm with an educational... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2013
Orange County
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We've visited the "Great Park" a couple of times, and wonder what's so great about it. After all these years of planning, there isn't much to see/do there. The free balloon ride isn't free any longer, and it's pretty much a large expanse of land...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Work in progress with interesting art displayed, a wonderful organic farm with an educational component for kids, playing fields, a balloon ride, a classic merrygoround and more

1  Thank rpmcestmoi
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

They have lot of nerve calling this place great! There is virtually nothing here AND they charge for parking. Beware, rip off alert!

Thank Irvine-Robbie
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Other than the food truck and farmers market on Sundays (which is great), there is nothing to see at this park. Its just undeveloped land...

1  Thank Craig J
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Balloon ride is no longer free and the car show has also been removed from the farmer's market. This place is not making any progress in a positive direction. There is really nothing to do here at all. Still a waste of time.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I read about this place, albeit mostly negative, and decided to check it out. There is absoluetly nothing there to do except watch the grass grow. I am not sure what the hype is. There are many other attractions in Orange County. Why anybody would...More

Thank randy h
Reviewed November 24, 2013

go up in the orange balloon, great views on a clear day. They also have a market on the weekends, go early

Thank GeneD1959
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We went there on a Sunday and there was a farmer's market with lots of interesting goods. One stall sold the best lemon pound cake that I have tasted! There was also a tethered balloon ride which we were eager to try. Unfortunately, the skies...More

Thank gafrancomd
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

People aren't kidding when they say there's really not much to do. If you're planning a family excursion there are many other things in South Orange County that are worth your time. HINT - The only exception is that the first Sunday of every month...More

Thank FunintheOCsun
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a former air base with several hangers which are used for exhibits and vendors. There were plenty of rest rooms and a shuttle with stops throughout the exhibits many of which were set up along a runway. There were water stations throughout the...More

Thank erza2
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Lucy P
April 26, 2017|
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Response from MJWalsh | Reviewed this property |
The balloon costs $10 if you are 19 or older, $5 if you are 18 or younger and riding alone, and free if you are 18 or younger and riding with a paying adult. It's tethered to the ground, and you just go up about 400 feet... More
Isaia F
April 18, 2015|
Response from OCIronMike | Reviewed this property |
If there are mild Santa Ana winds or a low cloud ceiling the balloon will be closed. Best is to call first.
Jillayne R
March 20, 2015|
Response from michael k | Reviewed this property |
I know that there is storage for RV's. There is also a big parking lot that I havent seen used. I do not know if there are any hookups. There is a park office with a staff. I am sure if you go to the park website there will... More