Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel gets an upgrade

- The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park debuted a new look Thursday night, featuring a $1 million LED lighting upgrade.

If it's dark out as you're reading this, check out the live webcam feed from the pier, and you'll catch the new display in action! Here's the link:

Throughout the month of May, the wheel went mostly dark as they removed the existing 160,000 lights and installed 174,000 new ones to help make design transitions smoother and more appealing.

“This new system is more energy efficient and the ultimate goal is we’ll be able to make a lot more colors on the Pacific Wheel,” Pacific Park marketing and sales manager Nathan Smithson told KPCC.

Instagrammers, get out there and start taking new pics this weekend!  Share your photos by tagging #FOXLA as well! We'd love to see them!

Here are some photos on Instagram using the hashtag #PacificWheel.

(Photo used with permission from "A touch of soul productions" on Instagram. Original post here)

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