Carnival Rides & Games - OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, CA

Carnival Rides & Games

The 2023 OC Fair is July 14-Aug. 13, open Wednesdays-Sundays. Advance tickets are required! Make sure to buy your admission tickets online today so you don’t miss out on your favorite summer fair!

There will be two carnival areas: Main Carnival and Kidland. You can purchase ride and game tickets online by buying a FunPass, which can be loaded up ahead of time.

Buy Carnival Tickets

*Wristbands can only be purchased during your visit to the Fair on a Wednesday or Thursday. 

Rides at the 2023 OC Fair

Note: Supervising companions must be at least 14 years of age and will need their own tickets or wristband.

Main Carnival Rides # of Tickets (Per Person) Height Requirements
Alien Abduction 5 At least 48″ to ride
Big Top Swinger 5 At least 48″ to ride
Carousel 4 At least 42″ to ride alone
Crazy Coaster 6 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Creep Show 5 At least 36″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 42″ to ride alone
Cyclone 5 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Disko-O 5 At least 48″ to ride
Dodgem 5 At least 50″ to drive, 42″ to be a passenger
Endeavour 6 At least 48″ to ride
Euroslide 4 At least 36″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 42″ to ride alone
Farm Tractors 4  
Fun Factory 5 At least 42″
G Force 6 48″-78″ to ride
Galaxy Coaster 6 At least 54″ to ride
Haunted Mansion 5 At least 42″
Ice Jet 6 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Joker 360 8  
Konga 5 48″-78″ to ride
La Grande XL 9 At least 54″ to ride alone
Mach 1  9 56″-75″ to  ride
Monster Mash 3  
Moonraker 6  
New York New York  5 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
OMG 6 At least 54″ to ride
Raptor 6 At least 50″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 54″ to ride alone
Rave Wave 6 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Remix 5 At least 52″ to ride
Rocking Rodeo 5 At least 36″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 42″ to ride alone
Sea Ray 5  
Sky Flyer 5 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Sky Ride 2 6  
Sling Shot Separate ticket  
Surf Shack 4  
Tango 6 At least 52″ to ride
Tilt a Whirl 5 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Titan 14 56″-78″
Twister 5 At least 48″ to ride
Wild River 6 At least 42″ to ride with supervising companion; at least 48″ to ride alone
Winky the Whale 4  
Zipper 5 At least 48″ to ride: 340 pound maximum per unit
Kidland Carnival Rides # of Tickets (Per Person)
Balloon Ride 4
Big Wheel 6
Circus Train 3
Clown Glasshouse 3
Tractors 4
Goliath Slide 3
Jumbo Flying Elephants 5
Kiddie Bumper Boats 5
Kite Flyer 4
Liberty Wheel 5
Little Dipper 4
Mini Bumper Car 4
Monster Trucks 4
Motorcycles 4
Pelican Splash 4
Pirate’s Island 4
Puppy Roll 4
Quad Runners 4
Silver Streak 4
Survival Island 4
Tea Cups 4
Tug Boat 4
VW Bugs 4
Wacky Worm 4
Wiggle Wurm 4
Winky the Whale 4
Zero Gravity 5

Some carnival rides prohibit guests from wearing open toe shoes. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended. Please review the basic guidelines to facilitate self-determined access to rides and attractions within the patrons’ personal capacity and for their personal enjoyment.

Carnival Photos


Main Carnival Games

Game Name Tickets
Light Up 5
Bank Ball 4, 6
Balloon Pop 4, 6
Duck 4, 6
Goblet 8
Tubs 4, 6
Little Squirt 5
B-Ball 4, 6
Break Dish 4, 6
Duck 4, 6
Skeeball 4
Big Water 6
Beer Bust 4, 6
Mgun 6
Mini 4, 6
1 Ball 4, 6
Rising 5
Beer Pong 4, 6
Big Basketball 4, 8
Buoy 6

 
 
 
 
 

Game Name Tickets
Derby 5
Ring Bottle 6
Hi-Striker 4, 6
Bball 4, 6
Bball 4, 6
BBall 4, 6
Balloon 4, 6
Bank Ball 4, 6
Runnin 5
Block Party 4, 6
Balloon 4, 6
Goblet 8
Balloon #3 4, 6
Ring Bottle 6
Whopper 5
Bust 1 4, 6
Big Water 6
Duckie Derby 4, 6
Big Water 6
Bottle Up 4, 7

Kidland Carnival Games

Game Name Tickets
Balloon Pop 5
Fish O Matic 4
Balloon 4, 6
Top Glo 5
Duck 4, 6
BagGame 4, 8
Kiddie BBall 4, 8
Bass Fishing 4, 6

 

Read & Ride

RCS is offering a special deal for children ages 5-11! First, read three books. Then, go to ocfair.com/readandride to fill out the form. You’ll receive a QR code valid for two free rides in Kidland!

View Read & Ride Form


Get the RCS Funpass APP!

The FunPass app enables you to purchase passes, recharge passes, check value of passes, and view the history of your passes. You can share passes between family and friends. Once passes have been purchased or added, you can use the FunPass app on your phone to access rides and games.