Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

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Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby HowieP » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:45 pm

Finally made it to California this year and I did Disneyland as well, but first Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park.
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First I did the Third Street Promenade.
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Getting this at where I work.
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Already have this at where I work!
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Now I'm on my way to the Pier!
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MADE IT!
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And what I came to do.
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The pirate ship.
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Scrambler.
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Solar-powered ferris wheel!
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And the main reason why I came to Pacific Park; to try out West Coaster!
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Up the lift!
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Passing by.
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In the station.
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Rounding the second helix.
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Returning to the station. They actually give you two circuits! They better as small as the track length is!
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Up close and personal!
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A view of the Pacific Ocean.
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Frog Hopper.
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Plane ride.
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Beach!
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Some more of the boardwalk.
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More boardwalk.
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Pizza Hut Express and Taco Bell Express next to each other!
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More food!
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Bumper Cars.
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Back end of Pacific Park.
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Performer on the boardwalk.
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Oh yeah! The end of Route 66.
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The park and boardwalk from the beach.
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Mountains in the distance.
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Downtown Santa Monica.
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Another performer near the boardwalk.
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The historic carousel from 1922, still in operation. There is a soda bar there which served me a chocolate egg cream which was great!
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Below next to the boardwalk is more souvenir shops and restaurants.
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The aquarium which is next to the boardwalk.
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Another view of Pacific Park.
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Yours truly on the beach in front of Pacific Park.

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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby XYZ » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:10 pm

Nice Photo TR. I need to go to Pacific Pier one day since I live less than 2 hours from it.
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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby Jew » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:19 am

Great TR. Santa Monica Pier is a place that could really use another big ride. If I remember right, they still have one section of the pier still used as parking they could tap into.
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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby 805Andrew » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:51 am

The Santa Monica Pier is definitely under-utilized. If they could add a coaster like an Eurofighter or some unique flats it wouldn't take up too much space and people would line up to ride. It's too bad a park (if you can call it a park) in such a nice setting is represented by a helix coaster with no real drop and a few mediocre flats. They're not taking full advantage of the LA market and tourism and are only the third best beachside park in CA, and CA only has 3 beachside parks.
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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby PalmTree55 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:21 am

Great TR! Going to California next month so its good to see an updated TR of an attraction I'll be visiting.
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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby alexinla » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:47 am

Did you really drove from third street promenade to the pier? lol, you are young, could have walked that in 5 minutes!!!

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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby gisco » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:53 am

It is one of those places I have been to once but probably never go back.

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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby Meteornotes » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:50 pm

^Yeah, I can't imagine I'll ever get back there unless they add a major attraction. I'd much rather go to SCBB.

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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby John Peck » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:01 pm

The Solar Powered Ferris Wheel is pretty cool. It's a shame that Solar Power in the United States only counts as 0.2% of energy.

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Re: Photo TR: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Postby AllenA07 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:12 pm

One of my favorite places!
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