Pacific Park will display a 90-foot tall ghost and sugar skull on its world-famous Ferris wheel along with not-too-scary flying bats, a grinning jack-o-lantern, orange and red lights and patterns, and more for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos.

Halloween is an annual celebration observed in many countries on October 31, as a time to remember loved ones who have passed, as well as celebrate the end of harvest season. Similarly, Dia de Los Muertos aka Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday widely celebrated on November 1 and November 2, involving family and friends gathering to remember those that they have lost.

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 while the programming and display software presents imaging up 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 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.

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Submitted by Cameron Andrews