Balboa Fun Zone

Balboa Peninsula Point

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In a Nutshell

Venerable seaside amusement park spins riders on ferris wheel that grants bird's-eye views of Newport Harbor

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Promotional value expires Oct 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Children must be at least 50in or be accompanied by guardian to ride ferris wheel. Punch card cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A ferris wheel's circular movement emulates life's highs and lows, just as its regular pauses symbolize life's commercial breaks. Enjoy metaphorical movement with this Groupon.

$15 for 10 Ferris-Wheel Rides ($30 value)

Fun-seekers stroll the boardwalk armed with a sharable punch card good for 10 ferris-wheel rides located on decades-old amusement park's nostalgic site on Balboa Peninsula. Click here to view the ferris wheel's live webcam.

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.

Customer Reviews

Extremely long rides and amazing views
Amanda D. · October 10, 2012
A great way to spend an afternoon with your little one.
Bethzaida P. · October 7, 2012
Great place for family fun.
James R. · September 9, 2012

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