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Pacific Park in the News | June 2023

Published on June 30, 2023

Pacific Park is regularly featured in news articles, vlogs, and the media. Below are our picks for the top news and blogs mentioning Pacific Park and the Santa Monica Pier for April – June, 2023.

Characters from Nintendo's Super Mario displayed in lights above Santa Monica State Beach

Go Nintendo

Super Mario Bros. movie drone show spotted over Santa Monica

“High above the Santa Monica pier, Nintendo and Illumination put together a massive drone display to promote the Super Mario Bros. movie. Not only did it spell out the movie’s premiere date of April 5th, 2023, it also feature formations for Bowser, Mario and more!”

KTLA's Andy Riesmeyer interviews a young guest in front of the Whac-a-mole game at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

KTLA Los Angeles

Pacific Park’s new Sea Dragon ride welcomes guests aboard

“The famed Sea Dragon ride, a staple at Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier, is back in action just in time for the weekend. In March, the popular ride briefly closed so officials could replace the original Sea Dragon cart after nearly 30 years in operation.”

Joanie and Marlene Gordon in front of Playland Arcade at the Santa Monica Pier

Replay Magazine

Location Profile – Playland Arcade of Santa Monica

“The word iconic is often overused in today’s lexicon, but it’s a fitting one for Playland Arcade, which has been owned and operated by the same family on the historic Santa Monica Pier in Southern California for nearly 70 years. It’s the last of the family businesses on the pier, a pier that might have been torn down half a century ago if not for the arcade and the many others who fought to save it.”

The cast of Freeve's 'Primo' during their premier party at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

Bionic Buzz

Amazon Freeve’s PRIMO Season Premiere Red Carpet Interviews

“Bionic Buzz® covered the red carpet of Amazon Freeve’s season premiere of Primo at the world famous Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. From executive producer Michael Schur (The Office) & NYT Bestselling author Shea Serrano, Primo is a coming-of-age comedy series that has all eight episodes available to stream now exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the U.S., the UK, Germany, and Austria.”

The US flag depicted on the Pacific Wheel in Santa Monica in lights

Spectrum News

Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel to wave animated American flag Wednesday

“The Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park is set to fly an animated America flag on its 90-foot Ferris wheel Wednesday as part of Flag Day. The United States celebrates Flag Day on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the American flag in 1777.”

Volleyball players pose in front of the nets just south of the Santa Monica Pier

Volleyball Magazine

Great gathering as Santa Monica Beach Volleyball Hall inducts Menges, Lee, Saenz, Conrad

“A unique past-meets-present beach volleyball moment occurred earlier this month on the south side of the famous Santa Monica Pier. Several lower-ranked AVP players, current NCAA stars and other beach volleyball athletes with professional aspirations were playing in a California Beach Volleyball Association Open tournament.”

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has been featured in over 1,000 movies, TV shows and music videos, and is regularly featured in the press. As the most Instagrammed location in Los Angeles, the Pier regularly hosts social media influencers, Twitch streamers, YouTubers, and content creators. For more information on partnering with Pacific Park, read about media inquiries for the Santa Monica Pier.

Feature image courtesy of @attractions360