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Santa Monica's Pacific Park Celebrates Flag Day with 90-Foot American Flag on the Ferris Wheel

If you can't make it in person to view after sunset, go online

The world's only solar-powered ferris wheel will display a 90-foot tall animated American flag on Flag Day, June 14. The 174,000 LED lights feature custom computer-generated lighting entertainment, and on Flag Day they will show red, white and blue colors, patterns and transitions.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American Flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

The Pacific Wheel is the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel featuring 174,000 LED lights that are mounted on the Ferris wheel's 40 spokes and two hubs. The Ferris wheel's lighting system features 16.7 million color value combinations 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 Ferris wheel soars nine stories high and lifts riders more than 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean to offer extraordinary views of the Southern California coastline from its location on the internationally popular Santa Monica Pier.

For Flag Day, the famous ferris wheel will display the animated flag from sunset (about 8:07 p.m.) to 12:30 a.m. It can also be viewed online at

Pacific Park's rides, including the Pacific Wheel, are currently open to the public. The Park is also offering select services in its over-the-ocean dining plaza, beachside retail, and midway games.Following written guidelines from the state, guests should expect new experiences including the option to purchase ride tickets online in advance of their visit, a single entrance to the ride area at the east side of the Park, and monitoring the number of people in the Park at one time.


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