Pacific Park

Pacific Park

Infobox Amusement park
name =Pacific Park


caption =Pacific Park Entrance
location =Santa Monica
location2 = California
location3 = United States flagicon|USA
coordinates =coord|34|00|30|N|118|29|53|W|display=inline,title
address =
phone_numbers =
homepage = [http://www.pacpark.com/ Pacific Park]
owner =
general_manager =
opening_date =May 25 1996"Pacific Park Fact Sheet"]
closing_date =
previous_names =
season=May to September
Limited operation outside main season
area = convert|2|acre|m2
rides = 12
coasters = 1
water_rides =
slogan ="The Family Amusement Park on the Santa Monica Pier"
"LA's only admission-free amusement park"

Pacific Park is a family themed amusement park in Santa Monica, California.The park (located on the Santa Monica Pier) looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean, in the direction of Catalina Island. There are a total of twelve rides in Pacific Park, including a Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. The park also includes various attractions including a miniature golf course.

Rides

This is a list of rides in operation at Pacific Park as of 2008."The Rides" (Pacpark.com)]

Adult rides

*West Coaster - A steel roller coaster running around the perimeter of Pacific Park. West Coaster's maximum height is convert|55|ft|m, and the single train reaches speeds of 35 miles per hour.
*Pacific Wheel - The world's first and only solar powered Ferris wheel. Pacific Wheel is convert|85|ft|m wideFact|date=March 2008 and carries 20 gondolas. It was replaced in May, 2008 with a brand new state of the art version. In April, the old Ferris wheel was sold on Ebay. [ [http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=4668512 "Ferris Wheel Goes From Santa Monica Bay to eBay"] ,BRIAN ROONEY, ABC News, April 16, 2008. ]
*Inkie's Scrambler - A 12 car Scrambler.
*Sea Dragon - A Pirate ship with a 180° swing.
*Pacific Plunge - A convert|45|ft|m|sing=on Drop tower built by Moser Rides. Carries 10 seated people in 2 gondalas.
*Sig Alert - A bumper car hall.
*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 dollars a person.

Children's rides

*Ship Ahoy - A children's pirate ship ride, carrying 12 riders.
*Red Baron - A children's ride themed around 8 World War I biplanes.
*Crazy Submarine
*Pier Patrol - A 'train' of cars propelled around a beach-themed track.
*Inkie's Lil' Scrambler A scaled-down Scrambler for children.
*Frog Hopper - A scaled-down 'bouncing' drop tower reaching convert|18|ft|m
*Eurobungy - A bungee jump themed attraction that takes place on a trampoline for little kids.

References

*cite web |url=http://www.pacpark.com/pdf/presskitFactSheet.pdf |title=Pacific Park Fact Sheet |accessdate=2007-06-08 |format=PDF |publisher=Pacific Park |pages=3
*cite web |url=http://www.pacpark.com/rides.php?location=rides&navheight=short |title=Pacific Park - The Rides |accessdate=2007-06-08 (Pacpark.com)


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