Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach

3.2
#10 of 14 in Theme Parks in Orange County
The Balboa Fun Zone is a family destination located on the Balboa Peninsula in the city of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. The Balboa Fun Zone offers both an ocean and harbor experience for an estimated seven million annual visitors to Newport Beach.
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  • We used to take our children to the Fun Zone many years ago. Now I go with great grandchildren. They love the Ferris Wheel where you can see both the bay and the ocean. There are other games there....  more »
  • The fun zone had a few things that we went on. The boys enjoyed the Ferris Wheel and you seemed to get a decent amount of time for your $5 (PP) admission. Good views from the top too.  more »
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  • This is certainly an iconic place with lots of history and my younger daughter loves it. There are games, rides, souvenir shops, and plenty of food selections. However, each of the times I've gone over 30 years, I can't help feel it has a run down feel to it. That may be part of the charm, though. It is a great family place and if one is in the area, worth a visit. Keep in mind parking is an issue in the summer.
  • Yeah, I would get on my beach cruiser, hop on the ferry, head over to Pizza Pete's for a slice and spend hours at the Balboa Fun Zone for hours as I was growing up. At some point (say, 16) I made frozen bananas for tourists--sheeeeeeeesh, and I hate bananas! But I really loved this place...and am happy to bring my New York City kids to see this slice of their Daddy's history a couple of times/year!

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