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Pacific Park in the News | March 2024

Published on April 2, 2024

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 through March, 2024.

Cast members Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhardi of Disney's Percey Jackson pictured at their event at the Santa Monica Pier

Hollywood Reporter

‘Percy Jackson’ Stars and Fans Takeover Santa Monica Pier Ahead of Finale

“Ahead of the season 1 finale of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, stars Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhardi surprised fans in Santa Monica, one of the stops on Percy, Annabeth and Grover’s quest.”

Pacific Park as seen from the beaches south of the Santa Monica Pier


The Top 10 Beaches In The U.S.—According To A 2024 Tripadvisor Report

“Santa Monica State Beach in Santa Monica, California: With a pier with amusement park rides including a Ferris wheel to show off beach views, Santa Monica beach is a summertime classic.”

Photo courtesy of @gettyimages

The inside of the Pier Gear souvenir shop filled with magnets, t-shirts, and gifts.

Souvenirs, Gifts, & Novelties Magazine

Just Beachy

““We found out that people love magnets,” says Katherine Vasquez, retail manager and buyer for Premier Parks LLC, which operates Pacific Park amusement park and the Pier Gear gift shop on the Santa Monica Pier in California. “They come from all over the world and take it home as a souvenir.””

The Burger King pop-up at the Santa Monica Pier

PR News Wire

Burger King® Takes “Have It Your Way” To The Next Level, Offering Guests The Chance To Win $1 Million For Their Ultimate Whopper® Creation

“On Feb. 17 and 18, Burger King Guests in the Los Angeles area can visit “Million Dollar Whopper World” at the Santa Monica Pier – an immersive pop-up experience that will allow them to sample a California-inspired Whopper sandwich, or create their own Million Dollar Whopper Contest inspired sandwich, using a number of ingredients that can’t be found in restaurant, snag exclusive merch and more.”

Photo courtesy of @eatwhateveryouwant

A young guest in a Hawaiian-style shirt rides a bumper car at Pacific Park


If You Live In LA The Term ‘SigAlert’ Is Way Too Familiar. But Why Is It Called That?

“The Santa Monica Pier’s bumper cars are also named after Sigmon’s work, dubbed Sig Alert EV. Their website says “Our Sig Alert EV is a great way to blow off steam after an hours-long commute to the west side”.”

Photo courtesy of @kostas_kreations

Joey Chestnut and Joey Bosa eating Pistachios behind a green table at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Daily Press

Shell shock as pistachio eating contest goes nuts over new champion

“Pacific Park presented pounds of pistachios as the competitors of Major League Eating cracked open over 1,600 nuts, including a new world record for consumption of the tiny snack. James Webb, the fifth-ranked eater in the world from Sydney, Australia, shattered the previous record of 188 pistachios in an eight-minute time frame with an astonishing 338 pistachios, taking home the Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship title”

Photo courtesy of @smdailypress

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 @alvaroserranopics