By Lookout Staff
August 31, 2012 -- The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel will mark the official end of summer with a colorful display of vibrant orange, red and yellow patterns on Labor Day at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.
The display will kick off after the sun sets at about 7:15 p.m. on Monday and will run until midnight.
The eco-friendly, enhanced LED lighting -- which presents dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment each evening -- provides 75 percent greater energy savings than most Ferris wheel’s traditional incandescent bulbs.
The nine-story tall Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel, which stands 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean, 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, LA’s only admission free amusement park, offers 12 amusement rides, 18 midway games and an oceanfront food plaza.
In addition to the Ferris wheel, the 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 or visit www.pacpark.com.