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“A Magical blast from the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pacific Park

Pacific Park
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Ticket to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
Ranked #6 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier features 12 rides, 14 midway games, restaurants and shops.
Santa Monica, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Magical blast from the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier is a whimsical blast from the past. Make sure if you don't like crowds, you go on a week day. The Magical vintage carousel will just transport you to older, simpler times...The rides are so fun and if you're into it and have children, make sure to stop by the local Aquarium underneath it. Stay for Sunset: It'll be a moment you'll forever hold in your heart!!

Visited August 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“a very nice place to spend a couple of hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place has very good beach. But if you're tired of spending time on the beach, they have a lot of fun stuff to do on their huge pier.

First a tip on parking: if you're spending only an hour or two, you can pay $3 per hour. Use the parking right next to the pier. If you use other parking a few blocks north, they charge $12 flat.

There is a nice boardwalk next to the beach with restrooms.

Overall a very lively place for a family. We enjoyed our visit. Had some dippin dots on our way back.

Visited July 2014
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Northridge
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93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fun, but Small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is fun for about an hour or so. You can buy ride tickets or get a wrist band (which is worthwhile if you plan to ride the rides more than once). There is a big kid area and a little kid area. My kids really enjoyed the roller coaster, but were done within a couple hours. It's sort of expensive especially considering the parking cost ($12 in 2014). After the kids were done with the rides, we went to the beach and they played in the water for the rest of the day. I think they enjoyed the water better than the rides.

Visited June 2014
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San Bruno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun on the Pier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

The rides were very fun especially the ferris wheel. The views were absolutely amazing! We rode the roller coaster too. It was fun but nothing extremely memorable. Those were the only rides we made and like I said, the views were worth every penny spent.

Visited June 2014
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Wickenburg, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
“Fun- & Action-Packed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

This small amusement park is fun packed for the whole family. It’s small all right, being on the pier, but makes for perfect entertainment. Its food court is a great chance to get food that is NOT as overprices as the restaurants on the pier. Ok, it’s fast food, but still highly recommendable for a quick snack and especially drink during the day. There are also vending machines with drinks and snacks.

Visited June 2014
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