Balboa Fun Zone Newport Beach One of California's oldest and greatest coastal amusement parks, the Balboa Fun Zone is a great place for your entire family. With plenty for the entire family to do, the Fun Zone can make the time just fly by. Perfectly situated on the Balboa Peninsula along Newport Beach, the Balboa Fun Zone has always managed to rival with top amusement park giants such as Sea World, Disneyworld, and even Belmont Park. For more than 50 years, the Fun Zone in Newport Beach has provided people with something to do either day or night. Residents of the area and those who have visited in the past can recall the big name bands and loud music that streamed from the infamous Rendezvous Ballroom. From basking on the sandy yet pristine beaches to exploring the Fun Zone areas, you'll quickly find that there's always something to do here. You can go out on the Balboa Pier as well, which was built in 1912 as a way to go from Balboa to Catalina Island. The pier is also one of the few to survive the well known yet destructive coastal storms California endured during the 1980's. Those of you looking for adventure and travel would enjoy the Catalina Flyer, which is actually one hour to Catalina Island. The island ferry at Balboa Island only costs a buck or so, yet it takes you to the well known Catalina Island. One of the biggest attractions here is the well known Fun Zone ferris wheel. Since 1936, this wheel has proved to be a night and day landmark at the Fun Zone, calling out to all to enjoy the fun. If you've ever been on a ferris wheel, you know just how much fun they can actually be. In 1986, the Fun Zone was rebuilt completely from the ground up, adding to the already fun and exciting environment here. The ferris wheel, bumper cars, arcades, and everything else here make the Fun Zone so much fun for everyone who decides to pay it a visit. After you've had experienced a few of the rides and attractions, you can get some food at one of the many vendors or restaurants, then enjoy a cruise on the harbor. Young or old, the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach can help you relieve those precious memories from when you were a child. If you plan to visit California and you want something fun to do, make sure you visit the Fun Zone. There are plenty of things to see in the area as well, making the Fun Zone an absolute treasure. With no cost for admission, the Fun Zone is one area of Newport Beach that you don't want to pass by.