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New attraction bounces into Balboa Fun Zone

July 11, 2012
  • A youngster jumps up and down on the new Ocean Motion ride at the Balboa Fun Zone which sits next to the water and next to the walkway.
A youngster jumps up and down on the new Ocean Motion ride… (DON LEACH, Daily…)

Newport Beach's Balboa Fun Zone unveiled a new attraction called "Ocean Motion" earlier this month.

It's part of ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum's efforts to "put the fun back in the Fun Zone" and revamp the 75-year-old tourist attraction for visitors and locals alike, according to Leslie Perovich, vice president of marketing and development for the museum.

The new attraction offers riders a chance to safely "flip, bounce and fly" with a bungee cord apparatus that launches riders up to 20 feet into the air, providing them panoramic views of Newport Harbor and the surrounding area.

Located just in front of the museum at 600 East Bay Ave. in Newport Beach, the ride is open daily at 11 a.m. and will be illuminated at night to add to the experience.

Each purchased ride ticket grants free entry to the museum.

— Jenny Stockdale

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