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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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LA GALAXY CUP

Came over from the UK to watch our son play in this tournament. The venue was the great park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katrina D
,
Swansea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great time

Had a great time with my 2, 3 and 10 years old kids. We went up in the balloon, enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
corina a
,
Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
via mobile
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
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“orange balloon” (23 reviews)
“balloon ride” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Irvine, CA
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+1 866-829-3829
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came over from the UK to watch our son play in this tournament. The venue was the great park. Although the surrounding area is still being built with houses, the charm within the park is already great. Soccer pitches and the stadium are excellent ....More

Thank Katrina D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with my 2, 3 and 10 years old kids. We went up in the balloon, enjoyed the carousel, walked around the gallery and spent some energy on the playground and kids' climbing area. Recommend it to all Irvine visitors!

1  Thank corina a
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Maybe someday it will be GREAT, but now on a Tuesday morning everything is closed. I mean really, really closed. Maybe we will return on a weekend

Thank Ron Y
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We attended a LaCross tournament here. The park is lovely and has nice facilities. However, we wanted to ride the balloon and found the protocol rather confusing. First you stand in line to reserve a spot. They give you a restaurant style beeper. We waited...More

Thank Kand1955
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We go to the park once a month for the swap meet and you can slowly see the progress that is being made with all the ball fields, tennis courts, etc. Once it is done, it truly will be a Great Park

1  Thank Jer7Bear
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great view of OC from the balloon on a clear day. Wish they had more to offer on the history of El Toro Marine base. When the base was open they had an awesome museum.

1  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Wonderful work in progress. Fun park for picnics and games. I love the quirky balloon. The park requires imagination, it jigs and jags as development intermittently occurs and stops. No rush. I believe there will be future changes. The positive is the Land was set...More

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were looking for one more thing to do before we headed back to the airport. We saw the balloon from the freeway and did some research and found this fun park. It is large but at least it helped me get my steps in...More

1  Thank MrsK45963
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The planning (second term) is good but this will become so crowded - Wait for traffic jams, expensive homes-cars-rash drivers, cut-throat competition.

Thank LLLLTG
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What has it been - a decade? This park is mired in political controversy and simply poor planning and management. It seems perpetually under development no matter how many tens of millions they've put in. Everytime I have to go there for an event, there...More

1  Thank John L
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Lucy P
26 April 2017|
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Response from MJWalsh | Reviewed this property |
The balloon costs $10 if you are 19 or older, $5 if you are 18 or younger and riding alone, and free if you are 18 or younger and riding with a paying adult. It's tethered to the ground, and you just go up about 400 feet... More
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Isaia F
19 April 2015|
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Response from OCIronMike | Reviewed this property |
If there are mild Santa Ana winds or a low cloud ceiling the balloon will be closed. Best is to call first.
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Jillayne R
20 March 2015|
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Response from michael k | Reviewed this property |
I know that there is storage for RV's. There is also a big parking lot that I havent seen used. I do not know if there are any hookups. There is a park office with a staff. I am sure if you go to the park website there will... More
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