Know Before You Go
Great Park is in Irvine, Orange Country, California, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Balloon rides are given Thursday through Sunday from 10AM to 3PM, and 7PM to 10PM (no rides Monday to Wednesday). Rates are $10 for adults (19 and older), $5 for children 18 and younger without an accompanying paid adult, and free with an adult (kids under 13 must have an adult with them). There is also a carousel at the park, which is only $3 for an all-day pass (single Ride: $2). See the website for more details and group rates.There is free parking at the site, and rides are first-come, first-served. Flight availability also depends on weather conditions. During Halloween season, the balloon is decorated to resemble a giant pumpkin.