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Pacific Park, Santa Monica

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Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California.

The park, located on the Santa Monica Pier, looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean, in the direction of Catalina Island. It is the only amusement park directly located on the West Coast of the United States located on a pier and LA's only admission-free park. There are a total of twelve rides in Pacific Park, including the world's first and only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. Pacific Park is also home to 14 midway games and over-the-ocean food and retail outlets. It has appeared in over 500 movies and television shows such as Fat Albert, Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Kidsongs, 90210, Bean, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as the popular video game Grand Theft Auto V. In 2020, it featured in the opening ident for the sky television channel Sky Comedy. It is operated by Premier Parks LLC.
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  • This was by far the best Ferris wheel ride ever. My girlfriend and I happened to get on around the perfect time to watch the sunset over the ocean. What a priceless view! The ride was long and... 
    This was by far the best Ferris wheel ride ever. My girlfriend and I happened to get on around the perfect time to watch the sunset over the ocean. What a priceless view! The ride was long and...  more »
  • We had a great evening here! Since we weren't going to be there for too long, we didn't purchase the day pass, but instead just paid for a few tickets for a couple rides. My boys picked one out they.....  more
    We had a great evening here! Since we weren't going to be there for too long, we didn't purchase the day pass, but instead just paid for a few tickets for a couple rides. My boys picked one out they.....  more »
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  • Lines were short, people were nice and the rides were fun! None of the rides were crazy exciting, but that worked well for my kids who are more on the nervous side and my wife who was recovering from surgery. Perfect spot to chill and have a good time. Not too expensive either.
  • Great experience especially for taking someone on a tour guide of West coast living. The sand is dirty, the water wasn't much different but it was cold and invigorating. Seen a few sea grabs under the bridge as well. We asked a life guard for some hygienic assistance but she didn't even look at me and barely responded, couldn't tell if she was too busy working or was just being a straight up bi**h. Other than that, it was a cool experience.

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