Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica. The park, located on the Santa Monica Pier, looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean, in the direction of Catalina Island. It is the only amusement park on the West Coast of the United States located on a pier.
There are a total of 13 rides in Pacific Park, including the world’s only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. Even though its only 2 acres in size it’s a fun attraction for families to visit.
The rides they have are:
West Coaster – A steel roller coaster running around the perimeter of Pacific Park. West Coaster’s maximum height is 55 feet (17 m), and the train can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.
Gyro Loop – A game controlled by the riders that can do a variety of actions such as swinging, flipping, and spinning. Seats two people and costs $5 per person.
Pacific Wheel – The world’s first and only solar powered ferris wheel, Pacific Wheel was installed in 1996. The 85 feet (26 m) widewheel and carried 20 gondolas. Pacific Wheel was listed on eBay in April 2008, with the proceeds from the sale donated to the Special Olympics the ride was replaced in May with a new solar-powered ferris wheel, while the old wheel was transported to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Inkie’s Scrambler – A 12 car Scrambler, refurbished in 2013.
Inkie’s Lil’ Scrambler – A scaled-down Scrambler for children
Sea Dragon – A Pirate ship with a 180° swing.
Ship Ahoy – A children’s pirate ship ride, carrying 12 riders.
Pacific Plunge – A 45-foot (14 m) Drop tower built by Moser Rides. Carries 10 seated people in 2 gondolas.
Frog Hopper – A scaled-down ‘bouncing’ drop tower reaching 18 feet (5.5 m).
Sig Alert EV – A bumper car hall.
Crazy Submarine – Young sailors can ride up, down and around the inside of a swirling yellow submarine.
Red Baron – A children’s ride themed around 8 World War I biplanes.
Pier Patrol – A ‘train’ of cars propelled around a beach-themed track.