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Pacific Park in the News | March 2020

Rashad Jennings at the Santa Monica Pier - Photo by Lucas Rossi
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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 January – March, 2020.


The 50 Most Iconic Landmarks in the United States

“Tasked to think of a classic vision of fun in the California sun, the Santa Monica Pier is sure to be one of the first places that pop into your head. In addition to being home to a myriad of carnival rides and cafes, it is the official end of Route 66.”

Attractions Magazine

Pacific Park to redesign steel roller coaster to celebrate Route 66

“Pacific Park in Los Angeles, Calif. will send travelers to get their kicks on Route 66 with the reimagining of their steel roller coaster into something new inspired by the Mother Road.”

The Inscriber Magazine

Austin McBroom Unveils New Single, “Only One” And Official Video!

“Patriarch of The Ace Family, singer, songwriter, social media superstar, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Austin McBroom unveils a new single entitled “Only One” today…. To accompany the track, he shared the cinematic music video. After he and his wife Catherine pull up to the Santa Monica Pier, he dons a dapper bowler hat and bow-tie and delivers a show-stopping performance under the glow of the carnival and Ferris wheel lights.”


Hallmark Channel Helps Shelter Dogs Find Fairytale Forever Homes with ‘Adoption Ever After’

“On Sunday, people walking through Times Square and around the Santa Monica Pier were treated to a surprise: a gaggle of adorable, adoptable puppies! The puppies were part of Hallmark Channel’s “Adoption Ever After” events in New York and California.”

10 Best

Come and Cuddle at L.A.’s 10 Most Romantic Places

“There’s the pretty Ferris wheel, which we suggest riding after dark and stealing kisses at the apex (when you’re not drinking in the views of the water and the L.A. landscape to the east); take a whirl on that, the roller coaster and other fun rides, all colorfully curling against the skyline and providing a lit-up atmosphere at night. Carnival-style games also line the pier, so test your mettle and win a prize for the one you adore.”

LA Weekly

Culture Pick: A Look Back at the Santa Monica “Pleasure” Pier

“Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today, an extensive exhibit at the Santa Monica History Museum running through Feb. 22, offers rare historical photographs and artifacts exploring the history of the locale, focusing on its “Pleasure Pier” era at the turn of the century and into the early 1930s, when businessman Charles Looff opened the entertainment and amusement hub.”


Lunar New Year Symbols to Shine in Santa Monica

“For Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park is the place to be for such over-sized observations of the occasion. And things’ll get mighty mousy, but in the most mega way, on Jan. 24, 25, and 26, 2020. For that’s when the Pacific Wheel, the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel, will feature images that honor The Year of the Rat. This sweet ratty? He’ll over 90 feet tall, if you’re looking for a super-sized sign of good fortune and positive signs of things to come.”

Santa Monica Daily Press

Strongman, firefighters prepare for Saturday’s competition

“The Arnold Strongman USA Championship will return to the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, January 18 and its bringing some of the strongest men in the world who will compete alongside 10 firefighters looking to prove they are just as tough. The inaugural Arnold Strongman USA Championship was held last January on the pier, where a sold-out crowd chock-full of celebrities, local residents and first responders witnessed Martins Licis take home the title.”

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 by Lucas Rossi

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