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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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  • If you want to feel like a kid again, just head to Pacific Park. It is located on the Santa Monica pier and is a great place to spend a day or evening. You get great views from the big ferris wheel... 
    If you want to feel like a kid again, just head to Pacific Park. It is located on the Santa Monica pier and is a great place to spend a day or evening. You get great views from the big ferris wheel...  more »
  • Crowded but worth a visit. The area is famous for many reasons, even making it into video games and paintings. 
    Crowded but worth a visit. The area is famous for many reasons, even making it into video games and paintings.  more »
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  • The Santa Monica Pier is a family friendly Beach location. It's very clean and spacious. There are lots of vendors to choose from. The rides are a bit pricey but due to the convenience and the location it's worth it. The restaurants close around 6:00 p.m. but the park stays open till 10 00. $15 to park. It's well worth it. We had lots of fun.
  • Great spot to take pictures at night with all the carnival lights and neon signs! Ride tickets are pretty pricey but that's to be expected. The fishermen at the pier were a lot of fun to hang around and talk to, one even let my nephew hold a crab he caught! Many street vendors, musicians, and tons of food and gift shops. Definitely worth swinging by if you're in the area and looking for something to do with the kids.

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