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Orange County Great Park

The park offers fun activities with events throughout the year, a rotating art gallery and a farmers market every Sunday, including: The Great Park Balloon is a 118-foot-high helium balloon that's become an O.C. icon, soaring to 400 feet, and offering a 360 degree view of up to 40 miles. The Great Park Carousel is a favorite for kids of all ages. The Kids' Area includes the Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, the Incredible Edible Farm, Walkable Historical Timeline, North Lawn recreation area, a 105-acre Great Park Farm and Historic Hanger 244.
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ChocXo Bean to Bar Chocolatier

A member of the Chocolate Production team walks participants through the chocolate making process from the bean to the bar. You'll walk along the educational wall and see a scale model of a cacao tree, learn how chocolate is fermented and dried, then view the ChocXO factory to find out what happens next. This in-depth look is as educational as it is delicious. Participants will sample cocoa nibs, cocoa liquor, and, of course, the finished product of chocolate bars, filled chocolates and chocolate bark.
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