Like haunted candy stores, amusement parks provide an acceptable atmosphere in which to scream aloud with a mouth full of confections. Get a sugar rush and adrenaline fix in one outing with this Groupon.
$22 for an Amusement-Park Visit for Two (Up to $42.66 Total Value)
- 45-minute Newport Beach sea lion tour or celebrity homes cruise for two (up to a $14 value/person)
- Ferris-wheel ride for two (a $3 value/person)
- Two slices of cheese pizza from Azar's Pizza (a $2.75 value each)
- Two regular sodas from Azar's Pizza (a $1.58 value each)
Guests must be at least 50 inches tall to ride the ferris wheel without an adult or a convincing pair of stilts. View FAQs here.
Balboa Fun Zone
One of the oldest amusement parks in southern California, Balboa Fun Zone is a harbor-sized time capsule sent from an era when carnival rides were designed with a distinctive panache. The colorful attractions have occupied the Balboa Peninsula since 1936, when the original landowner converted an old boat yard into a seaside carnival. The peninsula juts out from Newport Beach to form the storied patch of real estate that has attracted countless patrons with spinning carousels, arcades, and a ferris wheel known for its longish rides and elevated views of the Pacific's horizon.
The amusement park enjoyed a rebuilding in 1986 and today retains its original elegance despite decades of serial owners and various changes to the landscape and surrounding shops. Although the beloved merry-go-round was retired in 2011, the wooden stallions still drop in once a summer to greet old friends and nibble on cotton candy.
What some people are buzzing about:
95% of 247 customers recommend
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“You don't have to make reservations to take the Harbor cruise. We showed up and we went right on the showboat. Great time with my little sis... BIG brother, BIG sister of OC.”
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