Sea Dragon ride leaves Santa Monica's Pacific Park via helicopter

The original Sea Dragon ride opened with Pacific Park on May 26, 1996, and after carrying more than 12 million guests will take its last ride via heavy-duty helicopter from Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier and will land at the Port of Hueneme in Ventura County to go into retirement. HP Helicopters will provide the Sea Dragon with a high-flying farewell as it departs on its last ride by helicopter 250 feet over the Pacific Ocean to California’s produce and autos specialized commercial seaport, the Port of Hueneme, for transport to its retirement destination at City Museum in St. Louis, Mo., where it will continue to fly high on top of the museum’s roof and sit next to a Big Eli Ferris wheel, slides, and other eclectic attractions.

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