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12/30/2010

(Almost) Free: Angel's Flight rides

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |


Downtown Angelenos get a special treat New Years Eve. In celebration of its 109th anniversary, LA landmark funicular Angel's Flight will not only NOT increase its fare, it's lowering it to a mere penny--but just for a day. (Now, that's a great use for those pennies!)


Dubbed "the shortest railway in the world," Angel's Flight opened New Year's Eve back in 1901. It connected Third and Hill streets by means of two counterbalanced cars (named Olivet and Sinai) moving up and down. It has since moved half a block from its original location, but it has survived plans for demolition and a long period of closure to once again take its place as one of LA's most beloved oddities.

Beginning Monday, December 27th, patrons will also be able to purchase a numbered, limited edition Mandarin orange ticket for one dollar. On December 31st, anyone who shows the commemorative ticket across the street at the Grand Central Market will receive a free Grand Central logo shopping bag (while supplies last).
Photo credit: Kansas Sebastian

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