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Orange County Great Park, Irvine

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 bo...  more »
  • Has not lived up to expectations. No resumption of Summer Shows, no entertainment or significant attractions.  more »
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  • Boring park, needs more playgrounds, basketball court, water feature. Dog park would be nice. This parks is large and modern but is lacking in the fundamentals of a park. Parking is confusing and the entrance changes weekly. I think they are building a ice rink here, which is the dumbest idea ever. Million of dollars to build a complex for the least popular sport in California. COME ON!!! The people​ in charge of this parks future have no sense of what the public wants. Get your head out of the clouds!!! ☁️🌦️🌤️ I have been to smaller parks in Orange, Fullerton and Tustin that have more playgrounds, restrooms, dog park and water feature. Then this million dollar, multi year never ending park project. 👎💰💰💰😫
  • The Orange Balloon ride was quite nice, no winds, cool weather and rather serene and surreal when you float up high. It looks like you are looting down on a toy city, even with the train chugging by below, and planes coming in for landing. The ballon can get a little lopsided if everyone is standing on one side. It's a great family event for a ten minute ride. The hanger with history bits on on the area was neat too!
  • good park and balloon ride need to pick a good weather day. 2 doller for 1 ride and 3 dollor for all day is not bad.
  • I must have missed the turn off to the "OC Great Park", because the little I found at this location wasn't anything like what I voted for 15 years ago. Among other details, that park was going to look like this: "the Great Park will be larger than New York's Central Park, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and San Diego's Balboa Park... and include a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) canyon, a 26-acre (110,000 m2) lake, botanical gardens, a cultural terrace, lawns, performing arts venues, a sports park, and a wildlife corridor connecting the Cleveland National Forest to the Laguna Coast Wilderness." Bait and switch perhaps?
  • Very large cool park with lots to do. The balloon ride is really cool.

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