Pacific Park in the News | September 2021

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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 July – September 2021.

Bugs Bunny displayed on the Pacific Wheel during the HBO Max Take Over at Pacific Park | Photo curtesy of HBO


HBO Max Takes Over Santa Monica’s Pacific Park for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

“HBO Max took over Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park this weekend, adding its branding and logos while celebrating the launch of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” both in theaters and on the steamer’s subscription tier. The event included a Ferris Wheel light show featuring Warner Bros. characters”

Drake walking down Santa Monica Beach with Santa Monica Pier in the background while shooting his 'Way Too Sexy' music video in 2021


Drake Pays Homage to Rambo, Backstreet Boys and More in Playful ‘Way 2 Sexy’ Video

“After a brief animated interlude — in which Drake flexes his muscles at a Jessica Rabbit-type woman at the liquor store — the video cuts to what seems to be an older version of Drake, sporting a massive belly as he walks along the beach in front of Santa Monica Pier.”

The United States flag displayed on the Pacific Park Ferris wheel for th3 4th of July | Photo by @oooskooskieooosk

Visit CA

Celebrate the Fourth of July in California

“Undoubtedly, the Ferris wheel at Pacific Park is Santa Monica’s most recognizable landmark. This year, the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel will light up with red, white, and blue colors, patterns, and transitions. Keep an eye out for one distinctive pattern—a 130-foot-tall, animated waving American flag.”

Photo courtesy of @briancdouglas

A multi-colored Ferris wheel reflects off the water by the Santa Monica Pier | Photo by Scott Trento, Upsplash

Trending Travel

10 Best Historic Seaside Amusement Parks In America

“More than 100 years later, the Hippodrome continues to anchor the pier and Pacific Park. The only West Coast amusement park on a pier features classic arcade and amusement rides like the West Coaster. However, the star attraction is the Pacific Wheel, the world’s only solar powered Ferris wheel.”

The American Flag displayed on the Pacific Wheel in Santa Monica | Photo by Doug Bass

NBC Los Angeles

Olympics Illuminated: The Pacific Wheel Pays Tribute

“With that in mind, the people at Pacific Park wanted to shine a literal light on all of the amazing athletes of Tokyo 2020, the Olympians who so strongly shined in their competitions over the last few thrilling weeks. That light will glow nightly on the park’s famous Ferris wheel through the close of the games, on Sunday, Aug. 8.”

Pacific Park in Santa Monica as seen from the beach | Photo curtesy of Thrillist


The Best Places to Visit in LA to Get a Taste for the City

“Few spots are as iconic as the Santa Monica Pier, with it’s lit-up Ferris wheel and throngs of visitors. Photo ops are pretty much endless, whether you want to pose in front of neon signs or take some action shots of the surfers shredding out on the water. Hop on a roller coaster, do some fishing, or take a selfie in front of the Route 66 sign — there are endless possibilities for fun here, making it one of the crucial stops in your LA tour.”

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 @miri.vo_

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