Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park is offering all San Fernando Valley residents up to 53 hours of free rides during Carmageddon weekend.

From July 16 to 17, the 405 Freeway will be closed for the removal of the historic Mulholland Drive bridge. This closure is expected to cause severe traffic jams in the Westside and the Valley.

“If guests can make their way to Pacific Park through the detours and stifling traffic, we want to recognize their efforts with a free, unlimited ride pass,” said Director of Marketing and Sales at Pacific Park Jeff Klocke in a statement released Wednesday.

Individuals from the Valley will be subject to ID verification before obtaining the free ride pass, and the park will only give out five ride passes per group.

Local residents who purchase unlimited ride passes will receive a free construction cone-colored cotton candy. For individuals ages 8 years and older, an unlimited ride pass is $21.95. For individuals younger than the age of 7, the pass is $15.95.

Pacific Park offers 12 amusement rides and 18 midway games.

For more information about the 405 closure, visit

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