February 6th, 2017
Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel to also be illuminated by 174,000 LED lights in colors of red, pink, and white lighting patterns including heart and kiss icons on Valentine’s Day
SANTA MONICA, Calif., (February 6, 2017) — Already voted one of Los Angeles’ “most romantic places for couples” by USA Today, Valentine’s Day sweethearts will now enjoy a live romantic violin serenade by Daniel Morris while taking a ride on the Ferris wheel on Tuesday, February 14 from 6-10 p.m.
Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel will also be illuminated by 174,000 LED lights in colors of red, pink, and white lighting patterns including heart and kiss icons from February 10-14. A Valentine’s Day ride on the world-famous Ferris wheel is $10.
Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel is a can’t-miss spot in USA Today’s “The Romantic Places for Couples in Los Angeles” and Westways magazine cites the Ferris wheel as one of Los Angeles’ “Great Places to Make a Romantic Proposal.” Couples will rise 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean to enjoy romantic views of the Santa Monica coastline, Catalina Island, Malibu and Palos Verdes Peninsula.
“The Ferris wheel is one of the most romantic places for couples in Los Angeles and this is a great way for us to celebrate sweethearts on their special day,” says Jeff Klocke, Vice President and General Manager at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. “We’re also excited to feature Valentine’s Day colors and icons for the first time with the Ferris wheel’s new lighting package. It is going to be a spectacular light program.”
In May 2016 Pacific Park debuted a nearly $1 million new lighting system on the world-famous Ferris wheel to celebrate its 20th Birthday that now features higher resolution, greater color depth and faster “frames per second” display speed.
Standing 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Wheel’s new 174,000 LED lights are mounted on the Ferris wheel’s structure including the 40 spokes and two hubs. The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel’s new lighting system features 16.7 million color value combinations while the new programming and display software upgrades increase imaging to 24 frames per second to display dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment. The eco-friendly, enhanced LED lighting provides 81 percent greater energy savings than most Ferris wheel’s traditional incandescent bulbs.
The nine-story tall Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel first debuted in May 1996 with the opening of Pacific Park and was adapted as the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel in November 1998.
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, LA’s only admission free amusement park, offers 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside shopping. In addition to the Pacific Wheel solar-powered Ferris wheel, Pacific Park’s signature rides include The West Coaster, a steel roller coaster that races 55 feet above the Santa Monica Bay; and Inkie’s Air Lift Balloon Ride, the high-flying, family-sharing kids’ ride. For additional information and hours of operation, call 310-260-8744, visit www.pacpark.com, follow on Twitter: @pacpark and Like at Facebook: facebook.com/pacificpark.