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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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First time visit

We were looking for one more thing to do before we headed back to the airport. We saw the balloon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Open space now, future will make the entire Irvine non-livable

The planning (second term) is good but this will become so crowded - Wait for traffic jams... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Irvine, California
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  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible19%
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“balloon ride” (26 reviews)
“orange balloon” (16 reviews)
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Irvine, CA
+1 866-829-3829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MrsK45963
Reviewed 12 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.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

loved the balloon experience although we had a hard time reaching their. very nice big park as well.

Thank Hebah_asb
Reviewed 4 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

Thank John L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon at the Park. A very nice escape from the daily grind. Enjoyed the farmers market, strolling around and riding in the giant Orange balloon.

Thank colby101105
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a great outdoor park, fishing, the little zoo, paddle boating. And a great train ride The picnic tables are excellent for a party or just admireing the view of the trees and open areas Very relaxing.

Thank Tinkerbell1568
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The great park is still in development. Parking is easy. The park offers a helium balloon ride for $10 a person and goes upto 400' . The running trails are well maintained and so is the visitor center.

Thank Shyam S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We spoke about the theft of the great park a couple of years ago. How this magnificent monument to man's endeavors was stolen in the middle of the night and replaced with wrecked barracks, trees in boxes and a sorry faded balloon to mark where...More

3  Thank michael k
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Has not lived up to expectations. No resumption of Summer Shows, no entertainment or significant attractions.

Thank audgen333
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Come here if you have a specific thing to do or see, like soccer games, the balloon ride, or the farmer's market. As just a park, to hang out and recreate, it still suffers. It's getting better all the time, but still very incomplete. And...More

Thank MJWalsh
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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
Isaia F
19 April 2015|
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.
Jillayne R
20 March 2015|
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