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The Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel turns teal for Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Published on May 28, 2020

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit in teal on the evening of June 30th to kick off Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.

Myasthenia Gravis (pronounced My-as-theen-ee-a grav-us) comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning “grave muscular weakness.” The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. In June, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America will hold a series of events educating the public about this rare disorder. The Pacific Wheel will be lit in teal on June 30th to help MGFA celebrate Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.

It is estimated that in the United States, 20 in 100,000 people have MG, however it often goes undiagnosed. There is no known cure for MG but there are many effective treatments that can make managing life with MG easier.

This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Tuesday, June 30th. The Ferris wheel lights can be seen from dusk until 11:30 PM each evening. Enjoy watching the light program online at


Special Lighting of the Pacific Wheel for Mysathenia Gravis Awareness Month


Dusk to midnight (around 8:00 PM)


Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier


See the lights from home at

Pacific Park regularly programs the Ferris wheel to display seasonal programing and themed light designs for holidays and special occasions. The Pacific Wheel’s state-of-the-art lighting package was installed in 2016 and can display over 1.6 million different colors and animate patterns and icons in 24 frames per second. The energy efficient LEDs on the face of the Ferris wheel are powered by solar arrays inside Pacific Park. The light programs are curated and designed by Pacific Park staff. Each design is manually animated; some designs can take hours of programming. The aim is to provide fun, high-energy, and sometimes whimsical designs to entertain guests on the Santa Monica Pier and surrounding beaches.

Feature image courtesy of @kaneda33