Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:43 am

Nrthwnd wrote: Mean Girls Pink Tilt-A-Whirl, which got me a little bit queasy. I hadn't ridden one since Bert and I rode the one in Cedar Point.


and that was a quest to ride too, as it was down with one thing after another, and we kept going back to check since I wanted to ride it :)

glad you had fun, even tho only 3 rides were really going that you wanted to ride!
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 06, 2018 2:41 pm

^ Well, I certainly enjoyed that Tilt-A-Whirl, waaay more than this one. While running, it was like, continually "bumping along", something I've felt on coasters, before. But never on a T-A-W. No matter. Today, I didn't ride it. I should have listened to it, to check if it still 'sounded' like what I felt yesterday.

No matter. Today was a much bigger improvement over Opening Day. Three rides, including Coaster, were still down, but that was okay. All the arcades were open, and I was surprised that practically all of the food stalls were open as well! Including White Spot, Pizza Pizza, and Fundunkers. I got to do my first rounds of Ice Ball at the Quarters Arcade, starting my build up of tickets through the season, for a bigger, better prize or two. :wink:
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Here's where I get the bus to get to the park...#14 Hastings. One bus, no transfer needed!
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And here's where it lets me off...
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...Right opposite the park! Great!
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And there's the sign that should have been out, yesterday. But today, now we know what's not running.
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Including <sighs> this one. Eventually I'll ride it.
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Arcade is OPEN!
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My Play Arcade.
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With all the prizes that are available, right now. Most of them will be gone by season's end.
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Corkscrew was running, so I took a ride on it. Not too bad, actually.
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I got two rides on Bug Whirled, which was fun.
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Revalation was running, all the time I was there.
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Crazy Beach Party still down for the weekend.
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Time for a ride on The Wheel.
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The mountains above, and the PNE Race Track below.
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To be continued....
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 06, 2018 2:47 pm

The rest of the photos I took, today....
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WHEEE! #1
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WHEEE #2
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Going doooooown.
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This is the REAL "Tilt-And-Whirl"! (o;
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Many, many food stalls open today.
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Token Alien Abduction ride shot. NOTE that child in front, was given back to Earth. :P
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The main entry into Doll Keepers Factory is here. I wonder if they're planning to
open it again for this season, rather than just the PNE in August. Stay tuned...
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#SmokersHERE
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Fright Night's newest haunt house's facades still up. Lazy staff. /o:
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Nom Nom Nom!
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Sploosh!
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No, THANK YOU for making it a really good Opening Weekend! (o:
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My first $1 drink (Barq's Rootbeer) and my first tickets from Ice Ball
- in my Surf Lounge (plastique) Glass, thanks Cedar Point! (June,2017)
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby CNMC » Tue May 08, 2018 9:58 am

Hellevator was a blast and a drop. It has such an interesting sequence now. It basically combined the launch mode and the drop mode in to one round. You get launched upward first and drop back down to the half way point and bounce back up to the top. You stop at the top and it does the usual drop sequence. Playland also really should get rid of corkscrew and replace it with a new ride! *Cough* RMC Raptor *cough* *cough* :lmao:

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue May 08, 2018 11:20 am

^ I'd rather have an El Loco in Corkscrew's place. And be the first park in Canada to have one.
And while riding Corkscrew yesterday, I could definitely see an easy "fit" for one. :smile:

(Picture this in Corkscrew's place, with the mountains behind it.)
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The one I rode at Flamingoland. Named MUMBO JUMBO. TPR 2010 UK Tour.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue May 08, 2018 1:10 pm

Playland just announced several PlaylandNIGHTS19+
available, all on Friday evenings 7-midnight, for Adults Only...

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Regular tickets and VIP Passes Now On Sale!
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby CNMC » Tue May 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:^ I'd rather have an El Loco in Corkscrew's place. And be the first park in Canada to have one.
And while riding Corkscrew yesterday, I could definitely see an easy "fit" for one. :smile:

(Picture this in Corkscrew's place, with the mountains behind it.)

Well true, but I feel like a Raptor will be a main star attraction and attract a lot of people to come to this park and it will be first of it's kind in Canada

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue May 08, 2018 1:25 pm

^ Well.....if we're dreaming, let's have BOTH of them, then! =)
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My First Signature Martini at PlaylandNIGHTS+19 last summer. It was held only one night mid-July.
The place was slammed and a half! So there's 6 dates available this late June-July which is great! (o:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 13, 2018 2:53 pm

~ Happy Mother's Day! ~

To all you mothers, moms, mamas...and all muthers in general. :wink:

The day was very quiet, Coaster was still SBNO (same for Crazy Beach Party and Hells Gate, too), but it was a brilliant sunny day, everything felt more 'casual' about riding and just taking it all in. And there were several mothers there, taking their families to the park, and just being Mom.

And since I was sad about waiting to get my annual Onride Coaster Photo taken, I did the next best thing.
And rode the Kettle Creek Coaster for this year's Onride Pic, lol.
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<sighs> Oh well, lots to still enjoy while here.
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AtmostFEAR has it's own Special Events Tent! This also becomes one of the bars during PlayandNIGHTS+19.
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This colour reminded me of those Rose Pink Minnie Ears, available at the Disney parks.
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Nice wooden Adirondack chairs to sit in and cool off, with. They sit elsewhere during the PNE.
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Great view of Corkscrew's lift hill.
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...And the second inversion.
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Photo Bomb!
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Looking below Alien Abduction here...
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....I spotted two relics of the past....telephone booths.
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A Mountains View.
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I think this was added to take the place of the down flat rides. As was Alien Abduction and Tilt-a-Whirl.
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New Face Painting booth. A bit smaller than the set up before, but it looks nice and "woodsy.".
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My Annual Onride Photo - Kettle Creek Mine Coaster ~ Mother's Day, 2018 ~ I look like I'm having a seizure. (o;
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed May 16, 2018 5:51 pm

HA! So I finally checked my online ONride Photo of me on Kettle Creek coaster,
last Sunday <SeeAbove> But - the actual photo was 'bigger' than what I got,
in hand. Hmmm. Seems they did a bit of "cropping", lol. So now my Caption is:

"HOT DAMN! I just saw me Overhead BOOBS, comin' down that dang coaster hill!"
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Hee hee hee. Waiting for a meme, ANY meme! (o;
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