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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.to 10 p.m. (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 $10 for an all-day pass (single Ride: $3). 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.