Pacific Park, the evocative funfair on the Santa Monica pier

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Pacific Park is a located amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier and one of the main attractions in the area around Los Angeles, California. AND one of the most evocative locations in the entire United States, the park directly overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a splendid view of the ocean and the long beach of Santa Monica.

Pacific Park is the only amusement park in Los Angeles that can be accessed without paying a ticket. Admission is free, you only pay for the tickets for the various attractions and rides. There are a total of twelve attractions and rides at this funfair on the pier, including a Ferris wheel and roller coaster that surrounds most of the park.



Among the peculiarities of this amusement park, in addition to being the only one located on a pier on the west coast of the United States, there is the fact that it hosts the first and the world's only solar powered Ferris wheel, which offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. There are also grocery and shopping outlets.

It certainly has a unique charm and it is demonstrated by the fact that it has been used as location in over 500 movies and TV shows. Today, this amusement park opened in 1996, is one of the most visited places in Los Angeles and the whole of California, and a 'excellent destination for families that I want to have fun and have a good time outdoors.

This pier is famous not only for hosting this beautiful amusement park, but also for being the final part of the historic one Route 66. In fact, on the pier there is a sign that indicates it, and there are many who take the opportunity to take their picture with this sign, an icon of a myth.



Opening time

The opening hours from Sunday to Thursday is from 11:00 to 23:00

On days of Friday and Saturday the park is opened one hour earlier and closes one hour later, ie from 10:00 to midnight.

Ticket prices

As we mentioned, Pacific Park is an amusement park with free entry, you can enter without paying an entrance ticket, you only pay for the rides.

The rides and attractions vary in price $ 5 to $ 10 for each run. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office.

They are also available wristbands that allow unlimited access throughout the day to the various attractions and rides and attractions. The cost of the bracelet is $ 35, while for children under the age of 8 the price is $ 19.

Attractions and Rides

West Coaster - a steel roller coaster that runs around the perimeter of Pacific Park. The maximum height of the West Coaster is 17 meters and the carriages reach a maximum speed of over 55 km / h per hour.

Pacific Wheel - this Ferris wheel has a height of 26 meters and the lookout point at the top is 40 meters high above the Pacific Ocean. It is also the only solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world.

Pacific Plunge - a launch tower 14 meters high


Sea Dragon - pirate ship


Say Alert EV - autoscontro

Frog Hopper - a reduced drop tower on bouncing frogs that reach 5 meters


Seaside Swing - swing over the sea

Inkie’s Air Lift

Inkie scrambler

Inkie’s Sea Planes

Shark frenzy

Inkie’s Wave Jumper


How to get there and where to park your car

Getting to Santa Monica Pier, the famous pier that is also home to the Pacific Park amusement park, is quite easy if you arrive by car. Just set the address on navigators and smartphones and in about 30 minutes you will reach the waterfront from downtown Los Angeles.

Once arrived, you need to find a parking. There are various paid parking lots in the area. Fares are usually $ 1-2 per hour, with a time limit of 2 hours. For longer car parks, multi-storey car parks are recommended.

Official web site: www.pacpark.com

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