Pacific Pier - Santa Monica
Pier, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA (310) 260-8744 pacpark.com
Pacific Park is Santa
Monica's amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier. On a beautiful, sunny
Southern California afternoon thousands of people stroll onto the pier (you
can also park there, too), to enjoy a sprawling complex of rides,
restaurants, shopping carts, artists creating portraits for customers and
sometimes even a concert.
Santa Monica's old
fashioned pier is old fashioned fun. You don't need to convince the kids and
adults to leave the computers, television sets and video games behind. The
primal green, orange, purple, red and blue colors of Pacific Park are
brighter than any video game or HDT screen to bring you outstanding, real
world colors set against the backdrop of the Pacific blue ocean and
Billed as the only
amusement park on an oceanfront pier along the West Coast, it includes a
2-acre amusement park that offers rides, midway games and an over-the-ocean
food plaza. Opened in 1996, the facility includes more than 2,000 parking
spaces for those who prefer not to walk. While parking on the pier is
charged, entry to the amusement is free. Each ride or game is charged a fee
with an unlimited all-day wristband sold for unlimited use of rides.
Often seen on Los Angeles
news and weather reports (via a Pier Cam), not only is this theme park
available for party rentals, it also popular as a film location for movies
and television. On a Hollywood tour, we learned that this pier contains the
generic elements sought for the filming of "Any Town USA". Open daily,
Pacific Park features 12 rides such as Pacific Wheel, the world’s first
solar-powered Ferris wheel which soars nine stories high and lifts riders
more than 130 feet
above the Pacific Ocean. Other rides include West Coaster, a steel roller
coaster; Pacific Plunge, a 45-foot tall tower ride that propels riders more
than four stories high above the Pacific Ocean; Sea Dragon; Inkie’s
Scrambler; Sig Alert; Ship Ahoy, a swinging ship ride; Inkie's Lil'
Scrambler; Red Baron; Pier Patrol; Crazy Submarine and Frog Hopper.
Miniature Golf is a small 9-hole course and the midway's Pier Pressure Zone
with 21 games provide a day of fun.
For those who prefer
their mile on the pier instead of the dozens of restaurants across the
streets or at the Third Street Promenade, Pacific Park has Taco Bell,
Pizza Hut Express, Harbor Grill, Dippin’ Dots and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Pacific Pier -Santa
Monica Pier, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
To confirm park hours, call (310) 260-8744. pacpark.com.
(310) 260-8744. pacpark.com
General Pier Information:
For Santa Monica Pier information and events, call (310) 458-8900.