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Balboa Fun Zone

600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347
+1 949-673-0408
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Like a bad carnival

If you like greasy smells and cheesy sites, this is the place for you. This place gave me a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GPC2
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California
Changed a lot since I was a kid

If you are looking for the Fun Zone of the 60's, this isn't it. Not much for little kids here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gina M
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Mission Viejo, California
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  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
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“ferris wheel” (86 reviews)
“arcade games” (9 reviews)
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600 E Bay Ave Ste R, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1347
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like greasy smells and cheesy sites, this is the place for you. This place gave me a stomachache as soon as I was in smelling distance of the grease in the air.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for the Fun Zone of the 60's, this isn't it. Not much for little kids here anymore. There have been a lot of changes. The amusement park feel is pretty much gone. Still good places for beach food and shops. A...More

Thank Gina M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Across the main st. from the Balboa Pier and next to the Ferry among other things. This is the best of the Peninsula.

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Fun to walk around and imagine what this was like 75 years ago. There are some good restaurants nearby, and the amazing ferry docks here.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A fun area by the marina and ferry with a few rides and ferris wheel, good basic takeaways and coffe shops, average seaside shops

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Something called the FUN Zone, seemed like a good place to visit. Not sure if it was because it was raining, but this place was a bust. Nothing was going on. We spotted a typical arcade, visited a gift shop and coffee shop. And... that...More

1  Thank sandyinlv
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We took the kids down there on March 5, a Saturday night. No rides were going. The arcade is a total rip off and lame. The public toilets were beyond disgusting.

Thank Kari_28
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

No trip to Balboa Island would be complete without taking a ride on the ferris wheel!!! The ride is fairly lengthy and provides an EXCELLENT view of the harbor!! It's a little pricey if there are several in your group, but the gentleman running the...More

Thank kelleynifp551502018
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

while waiting for our whale watching cruise, we spent an hour at this fair. The kids enjoyed it, and it was a convenient way to pass an hour.

Thank Doug A
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Balboa Fun Zone is a family friendly attraction located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach Its one of Southern California’s oldest coastal amusement park. There is a Ferris Wheel, arcade games or one can visit the nautical museum The area is also a...More

1  Thank tommomelbourne
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