Hulu and Disney+ to light the Pacific Wheel in celebration of all LGBTQ+ stories.
Hulu and Disney+ have partnered to bring Love, Victor to the Santa Monica Pier this June. In addition to Love, Victor theming on the world-famous Pacific Wheel, there will be a rainbow-colored light program the weekend of June 10-12 celebrating LGBTQ+ stories and experiences, all part of the city-wide Pride celebrations.
Love, Victor Ferris Wheel
June 3 – 15, 2022
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Set in the world of the original 2018 film “Love, Simon,” the Love, Victor series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. In both the film and series, integral moments in the story happen on a Ferris wheel. Being the most celebrated wheel on the West Coast, Hulu and Disney+ worked with Pacific Park to bring this experience to the Pacific Wheel in Santa Monica. There will be similar events happening in West Hollywood and Washington DC.
This fun event also coincides with SoMo PRIDE: a month focused on family-friendly displays and activities that safely celebrate our city’s inclusive and diverse spirit at the Santa Monica Pier, Downtown Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Place, in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Travel and Tourism. Officially designated LGBTQIA+ Pride Month by the City of Santa Monica, SaMo PRIDE will focus on art, events for people of all ages, and community connection. Support our LGBTQIA+ community and pay tribute to love in every color. The city-wide celebration in June is anchored by “Miles of Pride,” a vibrant light installation spanning the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Other city landmarks, including City Hall, Santa Monica Pier, and the Main Street Santa Monica Travel and Tourism visitor’s center, will also service lighting displays as an extension of “Miles of Pride.” These installations will illuminate the sky with a rainbow of colors and serve as a backdrop for a full calendar of events that bring together community, families and supporters from around the world.
Disney+ is the streaming home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. From new releases to your favorite classics and exclusive originals. Hulu is an on-demand video streaming platform that has been around for more than a decade. It’s one of the best and largest streaming platforms in the United States, that offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. The Love, Victor series streamed on both Disney+ and Hulu.