Now a Balboa Island community staple, Once Upon An Island was founded in 2015 by former theme park "royal" cast members.
Once Upon An Island opened with a mission that we have forever held at the highest; make high quality, unique character experiences and everyday magic on a more intimate level. No lines in the hot sun waiting to greet your favorite character for 2 minutes. Here, we invite you to sit down for tea, or swim into our magical salon to turn into a mermaid or princess yourself.
Once Upon An Island remains the only daily, small venue character experiences in Southern California. Both a destination of its own for travelers and a regular celebrity favorite, Once Upon An Island is an experience all it's own full of unique and imaginative play experiences daily!
Swim in today for a magical play date, or to plan your next magical birthday party!
We are open for play 7 days a week
Intimate, magical one-of-a kind!
Makeovers, dress up, tea parties, mermaid beach play and more make our princess experiences a true dream come true.
One-on-one, or with a small group, princess experiences are perfect for an intimate celebration or just a fun, special day!
All-Inclusive Birthday Parties
From character entertainment and stunning high end decor to food and drink, dress up, makeovers and more! Our All-inclusive parties are the crème de la crème! Magical memories to last a lifetime.. and no stress for mom!