Rides on the Great Park Balloon and Carousel in Irvine

Thursday – Sunday: The Great Park’s tethered, 118-foot-high, helium-filled balloon allows passengers to soar 400 feet in the air for a birds eye view. The two-minute carousel ride tops out at 4.5 miles per hour. Balloon rides: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Adults $10; kids ages 12-18 without a paid accompanying adult, $5; kids ages 18 and younger with an adult, free. Carousel rides: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. All-day pass, $3; single ride, $2. Family & Friends Pass, $20 for 10 all-day passes. Riders under 42″ must be accompanied by an adult. Check in at the visitors’ center for both balloon and carousel.

Orange County Great Park, Irvine