Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach

3.2
#8 of 14 in Theme Parks in Orange County
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  • A wonderful throwback to another era, but sadly, some of the old shops and amusement rides have been removed.  more »
  • So fun to ride the mini Ferris wheel right next to the water. Views of the ocean and harbor. The arcade and bungee ride are a must for the kids. Feels like going back in time to a memorable summer car...  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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