Located in the iconic Santa Monica Pier Pacific Park ends Route 66 (or at least what remains of it) and looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean, in the direction of Catalina Island.
It is a place full of history (opened in 1909) and memories (from all of those American movies filmed onsite like Steven Spielberg’s 1941) but to be quite honest it desapointed us quite a lot. Not only for the rides and size (in the movies everything looks bigger and greater) but also because it is quite unsafe (with a large number of husslers rooming around try to trick and rob the turists).
The park now has 12 rides including the Pacific Wheel that measures 85 feet (26 m), andis the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel and West Coaster with trains that reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.
The park is “non-gated” and there is no charge for admission; individual rides charge a fee. But these days is more a photo op than a “real” theme park.