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ABOUT US

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 

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Mermaid Experiences 

Swim in ANY day to meet a real Neverland mermaid & transform into a mermaid yourself! A fun day out, or a great way to celebrate!

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Princess Experiences

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!

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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!

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Traveling Characters

Our incredible characters from Mermaids to Pirates to Princesses can come to YOU wherever you are to make your event extra magical!

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Once Upon An Island does not provide or represent copyrighted or licensed characters. All characters are original representations of classic, public domain characters, and or parody versions based on new and original versions of classic fairy tales of various origin.