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Pacific Park in the News | March 2023

Published on April 4, 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 January to March 2023.

A helicopter hovers above the Santa Monica Pier prepared to lift the Sea Dragon ride off to retirement - Photo by Pacific Park

Fox 11 KTTV Los Angeles

New Sea Dragon ride to debut in Pacific Park

“After the retirement of its predecessor, the new Sea Dragon ride at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will make its grand debut. Good Day LA’s Bob DeCastro gets one of the first rides.”

A crowd gathered outside of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier to see competitive eaters set a world record in eating pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios Calls Upon the Universe, a World Champion Eater, and TikTok Creators to ‘Get Crackin’

“Wonderful Pistachios has teamed up with Major League Eating to host the “Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship” on World Pistachio Day, February 26, 2023. World champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut and other top-ranked Major League Eating athletes including Geoffrey Esper, Miki Sudo, and Nick Wehry will vie for a world record for pistachio-cracking and -eating at the inaugural event taking place at 10:00 a.m. PST at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.”

Photo courtesy of @wonderfulpistachios

Local leaders and activists pose under the famous Santa Monica Pier sign to comemorate 50 years since they saved the pier from destruction

Santa Monica Daily Press

Santa Monica Pier celebrates 50 years of being saved

“This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the date that the Santa Monica Pier was officially saved and many who were involved in this labor of love gathered for a group photograph to commemorate the occasion.”

Photo courtesy of Scott Snowden / SMDP

TCU fans donning purple crowd the Santa Monica Pier for a pep rally before the National College Football Championship game in Los Angeles

NBC Dallas

Purple Wave Hits Santa Monica Pier as TCU Fans Ready for National Championship

“Sunday evening the Santa Monica Pier in California looked more like downtown Fort Worth with a wave of purple washing over it during a TCU pep rally. TCU fans traveled in large numbers to support the Horned Frogs in the College Football Championship Game.”

An actor performs in front of the Santa Monica Pier merry-go-round

The Hollywood Reporter

The Ultimate Guide to Frieze Week L.A.’s 125-Plus Parties, Openings and Talks

“John Cage’s Speech will be performed at Monday Evening Concerts “Action 3” at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel, commemorating curator and gallerist Walter Hopps mounting his first major group exhibit at the site in 1955. Presented by Frieze Projects: Against the Edge.”

Photo courtesy of Frieze / @friezeofficial

KCAL News broadcast news room featuring images of Pacific Park's world-famous Pacific Wheel

 KCAL News

Lighting up the Pacific Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier

“KCAL News Eveyln Taft talks with the programmer who designs the animations that light up the iconic Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.”

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.