Pacific Wheel

The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel gives visitors a panoramic view of the Southern California coastline from more than 130 feet above the Santa Monica Pier. Measuring 85 feet, the Wheel moves at 2.5 revolutions per minute with intermittent stops to pick up passengers. Features more than 174,000 energy-efficient LED lights that display dynamic, eye-popping computer-generated lighting entertainment in the evenings.

See the Pacific Wheel and watch our nightly light programs on our live-streaming webcams.

Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier

Fast Facts

The Pacific Wheel is the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel.

Height Requirement: 42” or under 42″ with adult. All riders above the age of 3 must have a valid ticket or wristband.

State law prohibits single riders on open gondola-style Ferris wheels.

Upcoming Light Programs on the Pacific Wheel

May 27, 2022
  • Special Wheel Lighting: Memorial Day Weekend

    The Pacific Wheel will be lit red, white, and blue and feature an animated, American flag in observance of the Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30, 2022.


    May 27, 2022
    May 30, 2022
May 28, 2022
  • Special Wheel Lighting: Memorial Day Weekend

    The Pacific Wheel will be lit red, white, and blue and feature an animated, American flag in observance of the Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30, 2022.


    May 27, 2022
    May 30, 2022
May 29, 2022
  • Special Wheel Lighting: Memorial Day Weekend

    The Pacific Wheel will be lit red, white, and blue and feature an animated, American flag in observance of the Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30, 2022.


    May 27, 2022
    May 30, 2022