Tips for Oracle Arena

7000 Coliseum Way Oakland CA 94621
4.3 by 2091 members
Oracle Arena 4.296891439502631 out of 5 2091

568 Oracle Arena Tips

  • Take public transit 2
  • Arrive early 2
  • Parking is expensive 1
6 events
1 review
31 stars
Share ahead with the kids your budget. Dolls are $35 , lite wands $30 , snow balls in a plastic cup with lid and logo $12. and it is set up to make you feel bad if your don't purchase and the kid to feel left out if you don't buy. Have a discussion ahead and help kids see the set up or save their allowance for the goodies.
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8 events
1 review
22 stars
It was fun. I liked the staging which is always impressive but if you have done the frozen experance in California adventure you get the same experance. Of course my daughter loved it. My advice for what it is worth, BART is not worth the walk, especially after the show when your kids are tired and on a sugar rush, just pay for parking. Eat before but get there early to avoid the crowds going through the metal detectors. Don't bring anything metal. Bring your own dollar store candy, yes they go through your stuff but they are looking for candy. While at the dollar store buy some wands or whatever you your kid wants because otherwise you are paying $28 for a light up wand you could have gotten for $1. Also don't bring a stroller, they sent allowed inside and it holds up the line getting in. Oh and the lighting prevents decent pictures of characters so do a shoot with the kids at the tide photo booth before the show and if you are going to spend more money the program is the best way to get pictures you can see $20. Hope that helps. Have fun!
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1 events
0 reviews
1 stars
The weather was sunny/breezy - typical Oakland weather.. I wore casual clothing and two layers because its an ice event and we were in the front row. .
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29 events
24 reviews
5 stars
8 events
1 review
22 stars
Bring your own snacks. Otherwise it's $15 for a thing of cotton candy or $12 for a nachos.
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8 events
1 review
22 stars
Take the BART otherwise it is $35 to park
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15 events
6 reviews
4 stars
We drove to the Bay Fair BART station and rode the train for 8 minutes. $3.70 round trip vs. $35.00. Spent the money on dinner at Chili's at Bay Fair instead.
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1 events
1 review
0 stars
Parking fees at Oracle Arena were pretty high. $35/car for this "event".
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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
Parking lot well laid out. Didn't take long to get to the freeway.
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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
pbert
8 events
7 reviews
1 stars
I don't know about parking at BART--unless it's daytime!
Harlem Globetrotters
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pbert
8 events
7 reviews
1 stars
Get the arena to tone down the parking fee...it is a ripoff!!!!
Harlem Globetrotters
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3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
3 events
3 reviews
0 stars
Food is terribly expensive and not very tasty. Dip
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