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Pacific Park in the News – October 2019

Published on November 12, 2019

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 October, 2019.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Movie Landmark

Fodor’s Travel

13 Famous Movie Landmarks You Can See in L.A.

“Anyone who has seen postcards of Los Angeles will instantly recognize the Santa Monica Pier for its iconic Ferris wheel and spiraling rollercoaster. Movie-watchers will also remember it for scenes in The Sting, Forrest Gump, Iron Man, and Not Another Teen Movie.”

Photo by Vasile Tiplea on Unsplash

Tsunami on the Pier Scene from 9-1-1


How the epic tidal wave that devastates LA on ‘9-1-1’ was created

““We built Santa Monica streets in the tanks and filmed them to look they were in seven feet of water.” Production designer Giles Masters built the upper halves of houses, streets and even the pier’s yellow Ferris wheel to enhance the illusion.”

Photo courtesy of Fox

ABC News at the Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship 2019

ABC News

2019 Pacific Park World Taco Eating Championship

“Joey Chestnut beats his own record and wins for the second year in a row.”

Chefs at Pier Del Sol

Greer’s OC

LA’s Top Chefs at 2019 Pier Del Sol

“Special Olympics Southern California presents a unique culinary experience with LA’s top chefs at the 2019 Pier Del Sol. This exciting event takes place Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Historic Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park.”

Santa Monica coastline

Yahoo News

You’ll Want to Book a Trip ASAP After Seeing This List of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches

“Santa Monica Beach is one of Los Angeles County’s most beautiful strands, and its iconic pier is a can’t-miss attraction. In addition to an amusement park (a ride on the Ferris wheel is a must), you’ll also find an aquarium, a historic carousel, and snack stands.”

Image by DarkNoise.

Le Diner en Blanc on the Santa Monica Pier

LA Weekly

Le Diner en Blanc Hosts a Picnic for 3,200 on the Santa Monica Pier

“A record sell-out crowd of 3,200 Le Diner en Blanc diehards came from across the Southland to converge on the Santa Monica pier at sunset on Saturday for a peaceful evening picnic…  Le Dîner en Blanc is a chic, secret pop-up picnic, held at a secret location only revealed upon arrival at the departure point. The Parisian-style “secret dinner” started under the Eiffel Tower in 1988, when the first white linen tablecloth was laid out by Francois Pasquier and a few friends. Since then the event has grown to 80 cities in 30 countries.  It came to Los Angeles this year for the sixth time.”

Photo by Michele Stueven

Bluffs overlooking the Santa Monica Pier

We 3 Travel

Plan a Fun and Affordable Weekend in Los Angeles

“Santa Monica State Beach is a state beach so it is completely free to use, so make sure to pack your swimsuits and towels. There is an additional paved path that runs adjacent to the beach that is perfect for running or cycling. If none of this appeals, Santa Monica Pier is appropriately touristy but can easily gratify whatever entertainment you are looking for. Daring kids may enjoy Pacific Park, which is home to a host of amusement park rides. There are also tons of typical snack food stands to satisfy whatever fried or sugary carnival food it is that you are craving.”

Photo by Tamara Gruber

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 @dan_ian