Located between the Balboa Pier and the Auto Ferry, the Balboa Fun Zone is the place for family fun in the sun. For over 80 years the Fun Zone has been an iconic attraction for locals and tourists to eat, play, and discover with a little SoCal flair.


The Balboa Fun Zone is open year-round, excluding Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, with seasonal hours.

Monday - Friday: CLOSED

Saturday - Sunday: OPEN 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

*Hours of operation vary based on overcast and rainy weather, please contact Customer Service at (714)542-2823.

For ride and hours of operation for the Balboa Fun Zone Ferris Wheel please click on the link:

Please note that Balboa Ferris wheel is independently owned and operated.


Head to the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. You can drive down Balboa Boulevard, cross by foot or car on the Balboa Ferry, or walk across the street from the beach. Either way you can’t miss the iconic Ferris Wheel, great views, and tasty food.
Click here to get directions from your location.


Parking is available along Balboa Boulevard in metered stalls and in the pay-to-park lot located at Balboa Blvd and Palm St.
If parking in the Fun Zone lot, download the ParkMobile app to pay from your smart phone.