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Pacific Park in the News | September 2023

Published on October 3, 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 July through September, 2023

The Jolly Roger from Netflix's live-action adaptation of One Piece depicted on the Pacific Wheel in lights at Pacific Park in California.


Straw Hats Assemble for ‘ONE PIECE’ Fan Celebrations Around the World

“The festivities kicked off on 24 August with Pirates on the Pier in the US. Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Pier was taken over by ONE PIECE — including the famed ferris wheel lit up as Jolly Roger. Guests enjoyed multiple photo opps, tunes by DJ Pee.Wee, a screening of the first episode and a drone show”

Good Morning America

Will Reeve has fun at Santa Monica Pier

“The ABC News correspondent tries out some games and high-flying fun that brings millions of people to the historic pier year after year.”

santa monica beach and pier

Fox News

Are you planning a trip to California? Here’s a guide to attractions to add to your visit

“No. 1. Spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier: The Santa Monica Pier is filled with fun things to do. Spend time relaxing on the beach and walking down the pier. There are tons of rides you can take a spin on, including the Ferris wheel, which will give you a great view of the beach.”

Verge Magazine

The Chainsmokers Release “Self Destruction Mode” With Bludnymph

“Grammy Award-winning and chart-topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released their second single from the TCS5 Era, “Self Destruction Mode” with genre-bending dark rap/pop artist Bludnymph, today. The song, which fans have been rabid for on social media, arrives alongside an official video that was directed by Jeremiah Davis and filmed on the Santa Monica Pier.”

Time Out

The best boardwalks in the U.S.

“Originally built in 1909, the Santa Monica Pier has transformed during the last century from a 1,600-foot concrete pier with a pipeline used to get rid of treated sewage into a famous oceanfront gathering spot. Located at the endpoint of Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier is home to funky shops, restaurants, bars, boardwalk performers, Pacific Park amusement park, an historic merry-go-round, a trapeze school, and Playland Arcade. The pier is also a popular place to go fishing.”

British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, walks with his wife and two daughters along the pier in Santa Monica

The Independent

Sunak strolls along sun-soaked California pier with family in holiday photos

“The Prime Minister, his wife Akshata Murty , and two young daughters, Krishna and Anoushka, were pictured at an amusement park on the buzzy Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, the first day of their US trip.”

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 @netflix