Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

A $28.95 value - Included with your Go Los Angeles Card!

3.5/5 2 Reviews
Gate Prices Adult $28.95
Child $16.95

Take a sun-powered spin on the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel at Pacific Park! Breathe in the salty ocean air, then let it all out in a scream as you dive toward the Pacific on a steel roller coaster. Opened in 1916, this historic seaside park continues to thrill. With your Go Los Angeles pass you can enjoy unlimited entertainment on 12 different rides!

When you’re finished checking out the rides, you can opt to try your hand at a few of the traditional arcade games at Pacific Park, such as “Wac-A-Mole”, “Riptide Ring Toss”, “Roller Derby”, “Break A Plate”, and the risky “Pier Plank Plunge” (prices not included with admission).

Afterwards, satisfy your cravings with an iced mocha drink from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a funnel cake, or some traditional fare from the Harbor Grill or Café Inkie! You can also get great seafood overlooking the ocean at The Lobster Restaurant or Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Factory.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has something for people of all ages, and visitors will enjoy its old-world feel.

Here’s a glimpse of the some of the rides you can expect to find at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier:

Inkie’s Wave Jumper: A super-cool pier-top surf ride that rotates, letting riders jump up and down and bounce as if they were actually riding a wave.

Inkie’s Pirate Ship: Ride this exhilarating pirate ship that rocks you and lifts you up and down as if you were out on the high seas in the days of the swashbuckling pirates!

West Coaster: The only West Coast, oceanfront, steel roller coaster located on a pier over the Pacific Coastline (a very specific title!) that lifts you 55 feet in the air and gets you all misty with saltwater spray from the waves below! Check out the spectacular views from the top!

Pacific Plunge: A 9-story tower ride that makes you feel completely weightless as it whizzes you 150 feet over the Santa Monica Bay in a 10-seat gondola before dropping you in a freefall!

Frog Hopper: This ride bounces young riders straight up and down to heights of 18 feet, taking some exciting plunges!

Some will want to visit Pacific Park for the rides, others for the arcade-style games, and others just to experience being out on the magnificent Pacific with the breeze in their hair. Whatever your interests, Pacific Park provides a great, low-key alternative to the more mainstream amusement parks in the area!

The Go Los Angeles® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which includes discount Pacific Park tickets on the Santa Monica Pier, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your Pass at the Main Ticket Booth only on partial or full operating days when the ticket booth is opened, located adjacent to the Pacific Wheel Ferris Wheel, or present at any open ticket booth.

Your Pass is valid for the All-Day Unlimited-Ride wristband.


Peak Season: (Memorial Day-Labor Day, Spring Break, Winter Break, and all major holidays), 11:00 am-12:00 am;
Off Peak Weekdays: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm (limited or partial operation on off-peak weekdays).


Open daily (weather permitting). Your Pass cannot be redeemed on limited operation days when the ticket booths are not open. Please call or visit the Pacific Park website for operating hours and limitations.


Convenient and affordable parking is available through the City of Santa Monica's beach parking lots located on and adjacent to the Pier. Hours vary seasonally; call to verify operating hours.


380 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Driving Directions

I-10 west to Santa Monica. Take 4th St/5th St. exit, turn right 1 block to Colorado Street. Turn left on Colorado Street, 1/4 mile to the Pier.

Public Transportation

Metro: LA Metro Buses # 4/304, 33/333, 20, 720, Big Blue Bus

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

By dorko135 Verified Reviewer from San Antonio, TX on
Foggy sometimes
Best Uses:
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier:

The unlimited ride wristband was a great plus! We has a great time on the rides even though it was really foggy all day. Also, it was neat to be on location for a music video taping.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Nostalgic old style rides with a view
By Web of Cornhusker Country Verified Reviewer from Lincoln, NE on
Beautful scenes, Shorter lines, Family Fun
5 'adult' rides,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier:

Entertained with just the views and the street performers. Two adults enjoyed the short lines on the old-school rollercoaster and the view at the top of the ferris wheel. 3/19/11

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