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“Don't leave the beach once you get out of the water!”
Review of Balboa Fun Zone

Balboa Fun Zone
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Riverside, California
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Don't leave the beach once you get out of the water!”
Reviewed September 1, 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
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Rundown”
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
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cheap Fun”
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
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent for the kiddos”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

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
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Small version of the OC Fair”
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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