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“Boring compared to what it used to be”
Review of Balboa Fun Zone

Balboa Fun Zone
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Gone are the bumper cars & merry go round. Now it's just an arcade game venue & small ferris wheel. The original Fun Zone was really fun. Now it's just a place to walk through to take the ferry, board the fishing boat or head to the beach. Boooorrringg!

1  Thank tkinc2win
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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.

Thank Huskerlaw
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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

Thank Darin_and_Christi
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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.

Thank SeattleMomOfThree_11
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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!

1  Thank caligirlatheart008
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