Saturday, February 20, 2010

Turning a childhood dream into a reality....Happy Anniversary Irvine Park Railroad!















See Giveaway details at end of post.

Irvine Park Railroad, a favorite fun spot in Orange County for locals and tourists alike, is celebrating their 14th anniversary this coming weekend; Saturday, February 27 and Sunday February 28th.

For John Ford and Steve Horn, Irvine Park Railroad is a story of perseverance and commitment, a message that is all too often forgotten in our fast moving world full of immediate gratification. What began as a summer job at Doheny State beach renting bikes and selling concessions, with hard work, patience and lots of learning, turned into a favorite family Orange County attraction. Starting at the ripe old age of 13, John and Steve began to learn the building blocks of business. The ABC's of business if you will. Little did these two 13 year old boys know, but they would some day climb the ladder bringing them to where they are today, owners and operators of a top Southern California amusement attraction that has brought families together enjoying what has become a favorite pastime that will be cherished throughout their lives.

Although officially founded in 1996, John and Steve of Irvine Park Railroad began building this recreational attraction in 1986 when they took the fantastic opportunity to lease their own concession and bike rental business at Irvine Regional Park. Step by step, they have built a business they love alongside a community who loves it right along with them.

As a token of their appreciation and commitment to their community, they are rolling back their prices to their 1996 prices. Now that's a price I can handle! Join our family as we ride the train, bounce in the bounce house, eat a hot dog and some ice cream, or maybe even get our faces painted. Each of these fun activities are only $2 a person during this celebration weekend. There is a $5 cost per car for parking at Irvine Regional Park and you can spend the day with so much to enjoy. We are counting the days and will be there to join the fun and celebrate with our friends at The Irvine Park Railroad.


OC Fun Guide will be giving away two train tickets to three lucky winners courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad. Enter to win! All you need to do is follow our blog and leave a comment here.


This giveaway will run until Saturday, February 28th at 12 midnight. The winners will be drawn at random and announced on Monday, March 1st. Good Luck to everyone!

For more information on the Irvine Park Railroad or their anniversary celebration please visit their website. Visit OC Fun Guide for fun FREE and Low Cost activities in Orange County! Be sure to sign up for our NEW email activity calendar. Don't miss out on another Fun FREE or Low Cost event in OC and hear about it after.

Happy Anniversary Irvine Park Railroad!

28 comments:

  1. My hubby grew up in Irvine:-)
    Thank you for the blog comment, I love your blog!
    Andrea

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  2. How fun! Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest!

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  3. Owwww.. I never knew about it, I live in Mission Viejo and work at Irvine !!!
    Isn't OC awesome?? haha...
    Stopping by from SITS, Happy SITS sharefest !!!!

    I would love if you could stop by my blog and also enter in a giveaway I am hosting... http://artisan-designs-at-shopganesh.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursday-giveaway-time.html

    Hope to see you there !!! :)))

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  4. Oh BTW I am so going to follow ur blog !!! :))

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  5. Great blog! I'm a new follower from the Follow Me Club @ MBC! Love for you to come visit me!

    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

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  6. Our Child and Me group talks about this all the time and I have never been. I cant wait to take the family!

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  7. Love your blog...love Irvine Park Railroad!

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  8. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great week!

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  9. Stopping by from SITS...my kids would love to check out that park. Too bad we live too far away. Enjoy your day!

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  10. Looks really cool! I'm not in Cali, but I might be taking a trip there this summer- your site could really be handy! I'm now following from MBC

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  11. What a great story. Sounds like a fun place to be.

    Thank you for visiting my blog on my SITS day. hope you'll come back again!

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  12. My sister lives by there.


    Stopping by from SITS to say hello.
    Have a great day!
    Harriet

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  13. Sounds fun!

    Just stopping by from SITS!

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  14. OH NICE!!! We live in Laguna Niguel and my little guy would love to ride this train!!! how fun. We would love some tickets! I'm following your blog also.

    mommy-momo@live.com

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  15. Following from MBC

    Deanna
    http://www.moneysavingmomcanada.com/

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  16. I'm on the other side of the country so I couldn't take advantage of this great place! Came by from SITS to say hi.

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  17. my husband would love this! I hope I get tickets...

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  18. That looks like so much fun. Renting a bike and riding around in the warmth sounds fun too!

    I will be getting out of Missouri this week and go to Florida. Perhaps I can find a bike to rent for a day.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  19. "giveaway! I love the nail color. Your newest follower from SITS"

    Thanks so much for commenting and following! :) The nail color was my favorite too, that's why I picked it!

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  20. My son would love that place! It looks like lots of fun.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you now too.

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  21. My daughter and niece would love to win this!
    I follow your blog on facebook.
    jen62728@aol.com

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  22. I never knew about this place!

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  23. Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving me some blog love! Everyone was so sweet and I really enjoyed the day!

    Blessings,
    LMM

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  24. Happy Saturday Sharefest! Stopping by from SITS, following you now!

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  25. Wow, if I can't be at Disney, at least I can go along with your family virtually. I loved it. My best vacations were spent at Disneyland when I was a kid. How wonderful of you to share it with us.
    Thanks,
    Mary

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  26. Wow! What an encouraging story. Thanks so much for sharing! Good for them for building up such a wonderful place out of a part-time job!

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