|Address:||6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618, USA|
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Fun balloon ride, but the rest of the "Great" Park has nothing to do. Get there half an hour before they open so you can put your name on the waiting list and get a pager to be notified when its your turn. Call ahead to see if weather (clouds/wind) might delay/prohibit the balloon from flying that day. Follow the orange/white checkered path all the way from the parking lot to the balloon office to get your tickets. Theres a farmers market with food trucks on Sundays at 10am.
sharon jimenez acacio
The balloon is so cool! I took my 5 yr old. We had fun. It doesnt move around but your in the air just long enough to see around. Theres also a carousel and other fun places to play for kids. You can buy a bracelet for unlimited rides for the carousel. Kids are free to ride the balloon with a paid adult. It cost $10. There was a museum but we didnt go in. There is a lot of parking.
I brought my friends here while they were visiting Orange County. I think we got there late or there was wait time, but in any case we had to take the last ride of the day. Im terrified of heights so I may or may not do it again. Its still attached to a cable so the balloon doesnt float off. You get a great view of Orange County though!
Always Be sure to Call Ahead to see if the Balloon is running that day. Due to strong winds and maintenance, the balloon is usually grounded. But that doesnt mean the trip is wasted, there are plenty of things to do around if the balloon is down. But the ride overall is quite enjoyable, a nice rush & great views.
This balloon has been a pretty big waste of park money. The view is OKAY (it will probably be a lot better once the rest of the park is finished), and it certainly is the center of the park, but its really not necessary. I do like how they make it look like a pumpkin around Halloween though :D
Great place to come if you in the area. Its free to go up in the ballon. Just sign some waivers and you are good to go. You can also bring dogs on it. There are other things to see all around here. Theres a carousel and its free. Everything here is free!!!!! And at the same time fun.
Had a good time in here.. Only problem is with the wind. Need to check on it as they would cancel the rides if there would be any medium to high winds... The best time to visit is in the afternoons of the weekday as there would be less public and can have a view in day-light
Had a great experience. Visitors center staff was friendly and informative. The balloon crew was nice and helped my family take a group photo. $10 per person for a 15min ride. The park itself is family friendly.
Pretty cool. Never know of ur gonna actually ride or not though which is frustrating. Took me 3 visits before I actually got to ride. They close down alot and with little or no notice.
Great place to spend at least half day...be there by 9-9.30 AM for the balloon ride as after that, the winds pick up and the balloon is grounded. Carousel is entertaining.
Only good thing is the balloon ride. Nothing much here. Theres construction all the way to the park and it looks like half built
Fun and inexpensive. Great view just know that the ride is dependent on the weather like winds and visibility
Balloon was closed the day we were there, but we still had a great visit - carousel museum, farmers market.
Fun experience for family. Nice view in the night. Weather and wind dictates whether the ride happens.
Waste of time to travel to the park..more over the main attraction balloon ride never worked!!
We got there late at sunset. My daughter and son had the park all to themselves. We had fun.
Great view if the wind is low enough to fly. Call ahead to check (morning hours are best)
Carasoul ride for little ones is great. Find the way to the park is a little chalanging.
Great aerial view for 10 dlls. 4 stars only because it used to be free, not anymore.
Plenty of free parking. Also very spacious for family get togethers and picnics etc.
The view from the balloon ride is very nice. My family and I enjoyed it much.
Super fun, different activity to do with kids. Awesome view of Orange County.
Although ride is nice and park is very big but ride is closed most of the time.
I like this huge park a lot a soccer field, kids and teens always trainning
This park has everything even on Sunday they host a Farmers market.
Theres construction going on and it was difficult to find my party.
Be sure to get there early to reserve a ride they fill up quick
Movie on the lawn and the balloon ride are great for families
Ride is seldom available but great things to do otherwise
Great place to have a day out with family and friends.
Great place for all ages.The staff are very welcoming.
Its OK if you want to have a walkabout and thats all.
The baloon ride is cost effective and real fun ....
Can any one tell me how much they charge per person?
Love it....:) so clean an enormous great place...
Excellent ballon ride taking us at 400 ft height
Surender Singh Rajpurohit
Mind blowing experience, nice view from the top
$10 feels pricey, but the view is really nice.
The balloon is really fun, but a bit pricey
Almost impossible to get a ride, good luck.
Great place to take the kids for some fun.
Great place to have fun with my daughter!
Not free anymore. Now there is a charge.
Nice place. Cant wait till they finish
Fun night watching movies in the park
park is awesome. fields always clean.
Pretty cool ballon goes up 400 feet
great if you do it at night
Fun little attraction
Big orange balloon
Saritha Gopinath Ramkumar
A perfect evening
Charge money now