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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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Wonderful open spot

Lots of room for toddlers to safely run around and climb. The carousel all day ticket is a deal, as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue K
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Irvine, California
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Still in progress....

There are high aspirations for this park. It's not there yet. Getting there can be confusing, it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen M
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good26%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“orange balloon” (23 reviews)
“balloon ride” (25 reviews)
“farmers market” (18 reviews)
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Irvine, CA
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+1 866-829-3829
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of room for toddlers to safely run around and climb. The carousel all day ticket is a deal, as well as is the punch card. No mature shade trees yet but nice picnic tables with umbrellas. Good place to bring trikes and lawn toys....More

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are high aspirations for this park. It's not there yet. Getting there can be confusing, it's at the eastern tip of Irvine. Looks like a desert landscape with a few buildings on it. This is part of the old "El Toro" Marine base. The...More

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the Southern California Irish Fair here. The park is well laid out, but a little lacking in amenities. For a park this size I would expect to see man more restroom facilities. The balloon ride look interesting, but not much to see based on...More

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

I like this place cos it's not busy like the other places. Kinda laid back and relaxing, there are attractions too if you need some adrenaline rush. But I prefer just enjoying the park, the walk and the fresh air. The balloon is a must...More

Thank Mani K
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 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 March 24, 2018 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 February 27, 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 February 23, 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 January 21, 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 January 3, 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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Lucy P
April 26, 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
April 18, 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
March 20, 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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