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Address: 600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347
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This little boardwalk area is kitchy and fun -- but is very, very small. Don't go expecting that you will spend more than about 20 or so minutes before you've seen it all. Not a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
CandyceW
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St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little boardwalk area is kitchy and fun -- but is very, very small. Don't go expecting that you will spend more than about 20 or so minutes before you've seen it all. Not a destination all by itself - just comes along for the ride with the rest of the island experience.

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Thank CandyceW
Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this as a kid and the best is that I still enjoy it with my grandkids. It's original landmark is a place that everyone has on their to do list. Fun, fun, fun!

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Thank 3vickih
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

don't go there with big expectations for the kids. It's just a modest ferris wheel and a silly swing ride and a modest arcade. The Zone is a nice quick stop-by if you are already in the area and passing through, i.e. using the ferry to/from Balboa island. Food concessions, souvenir shops, bars and restaurants make up the difference.

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Thank Dave S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

You will enjoy the Balboa Fun Zone, we sure do. It is FUN to walk it, go in the little shops, get frozen bananas on a stick, cotton candy, and much more at the stands. Games, ferris wheel, next to the Ferry entrance. It really is a must see, especially for the kids/teens .... but for us mature adults too.... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We mostly spent the time people watching and walking around. A clean, safe, fun place for families, small kiddos and/or older couples. Lots of things to do, and great places to shop and eat!

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Thank AZTravelersII
Lihue, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We read great reviews so we came here to either do a harbor cruise or ferry our car rental over to Balboa Island. When parking, we noticed a really foul odor (sewage?) in the parking lot. Not sure if it was a slow day or the norm as we visited on Columbus Day around 2pm, but the fun zone was... More 

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australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This area is perfect for the family with children, its got the rides & fun-zone with games. There are dining options that would cater perfectly for kids, theres ice cream vendors it has it all really. Theres options to take a boat trip out to see the seals or just head to the beautiful beach & enjoy the water, sun... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I thought that there would be more to do here. There are some shops and restaurants but that is really about it. We only walked around to a few of the stores and grabbed some pizza.

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San Diego, California
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508 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Been coming here since I was a kid and this time is no different! Very fun, get ice cream, bumper cars, arcade, Ferris wheel and much more. Great summer stop if you are visiting Newport!

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Balboa fun zone only offers 4 rides. All are for younger children (kids over 8 won't enjoy) and are way overpriced ($5-$10)

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