Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Happy New Year from Everyone at Playland & The PNE!

Recommended Posts

^ Ah, now I understand. And I took a look at a video of It, too.

 

Yes, it is a bigger, taller version of It, but less rows (4) and the really unique

part about The Beast - two rows facing inward, two facing out.

 

And The Beast goes really REALLY high, too.

IMG_7527.JPG.95875a5b45d45013520a8165bdebf9e5.JPG

Random shots of the day....

IMG_7528.JPG.c638cd0cf45005dd59a2caf082f64081.JPG

IMG_7529.JPG.edbc67ae0ec41d6006fbb3d3d282ac01.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

For those locally, who are VanCity members...

 

It’s that time of year again for Vancity members. Each year during The Fair at the PNE, a special day is designated as Vancity Member Day. Vancity members and a guest can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Fair for only $5 each. To receive the discounted admission, present your Vancity MEMBER CARD® debit card or Vancity enviro™ Visa, (or another form of membership verification), at any Fair at the PNE ticket booth on Thursday, September 3. Gates open at 11 am.

vancitymemberday.jpg.fe452951969127ec6f0753f79aaf8a2c.jpg

Just a reminder....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was just looking over their rides page because I want to get my enhanced drivers license and come up, and I found this gem:

That's one way to describe it... I found out long ago not to ride to the outside of someone with any significant mass

There are a lot of rides up there i would actually really like, and of course Coaster is there. Looking forward to it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is the last week, to get any use out of my Playland Season pass, as Saturday The Fair

opens. Usually, there are already a few incoming rides already up and we're able to get rides

on those, w/o having to wait for the fair. Not this time, it seems. They've gotten wise at

the PNE, and every ride already up for the fair is behind fences.

 

Boo. And we still don't get any kind of discount with our pass for a ride pass during the Fair.

 

Double Boo.

 

But here's some "getting ready" shots before Saturday/Opening Day happens...

IMG_7667.JPG.019dbd1bf06cbfe43205482d9553cd2c.JPG

Originally I thought this was for Fright Nights. But not so, I found out! (o; Stay tuned....

IMG_7668.JPG.9c41203f04534e1e798660a5dee6ca21.JPG

Coaster likes to show off what's happened with it in the last 60 years or so...

IMG_7669.JPG.63d1417a673adcc25bcf6e3d5c7f3c61.JPG

So was this their day off???

IMG_7670.JPG.7d2402f9b05eabb5493b5e40595810e3.JPG

Even Buddhist Monks know a good coaster when they see one.

IMG_7671.JPG.4363d33f23e82edeadd66a7a66c932bd.JPG

And the usual weddings, blah, blah, blah...

IMG_7673.JPG.d6778a48ea6638d53b579af2720193eb.JPG

Vancouver Skyline from the Sky Wheel And...

IMG_7681.JPG.c1011f9d1daf9baf85e75812968923bd.JPG

Fenced off rides in back and at the side, not to be ridden till Saturday. )o:

IMG_7682.JPG.dba5b91930d5ca3f57ef275eebc9d009.JPG

Lane where a lot of the pop-up food places go. Several are there already.

IMG_7686.JPG.d1d6b4fb6fe6f2b0867ede90f5b10f33.JPG

Where trucks go to socialize and party.

IMG_7687.JPG.6c733c56a3da9f04aa240aa463e6258f.JPG

The scrambler is "down" they said, but it's a lie! They moved it! Again!

IMG_7688.JPG.b5b38f310adff92f9f871a7607a648f2.JPG

Where I hope the future site of the BBQ FEST happens. With four contestants this year! Yumm.

Can't wait for this. And the Craft Brew Festival as well. Hope they are close to each other, lol.

IMG_7689.JPG.e5dba4948517243113217e5e87b52f23.JPG

The nice clean clear view from the SkyWheel.

IMG_7691.JPG.5095161c4d02ed270bba6bcfcb4bb4ff.JPG

And The Twins looking perky, as always. (o:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

PNE Opening Day!

 

Just got back from touring the fair grounds, checking out what was what and where. And of course the FOOD stalls, trucks and counters

were everywhere. So many choices of old favourites and new stuff to try. I went through the fair without going into any of the main

exhibits, the livestock buildings, or seeing any of the free shows offered every day. Then I left The Fair, mid-afternoon.

 

Here's what I saw today....

IMG_7716.JPG.e6903c8622f2c938280878a536f7aed2.JPG

Main Entrance to the PNE. Disregard the "Winter Wonderland" notice. (o;

IMG_7717.JPG.26cb0c5644e9c2d2bfe101ae8462c5a3.JPG

Not much to see when you get in, and turn the corner.

IMG_7718.JPG.343f3e3bce65636e2f46244258c49b41.JPG

But then, things start popping up. Here's the Beatles exhibit. It's a $3 upcharge, though I

still don't understand why. Will check that out another day.

IMG_7720.JPG.a52329c774b9c36048bc39b1ddbcc376.JPG

But first, to Customer Services...

IMG_7721.JPG.bc322283619207d105e5aa4847fbc464.JPG

For my PNE fair Season Gate Pass. Good for the entire run of the fair.

IMG_7722.JPG.dac6dc53a8d4b25a1ab840667f8af7f2.JPG

One of the several beer gardens on site. Not too busy now, but I'm sure

it will get very busy with these hot, hot, hot August days we're having.

IMG_7723.JPG.b706ed4dadc7103ab5dbea215e6dc5c2.JPG

One of the few main stages on site that feature free entertainment during The PNE.

IMG_7724.JPG.cf3a17cd1024603bf3cd88b5e7c54f11.JPG

Why this fence is there I have no idea. But here's some food stalls.

IMG_7726.JPG.67628cd86c2eaedd072a9ee3469d6d1c.JPG

"The Best Fish & Chips in Town"...? We'll see, on another visit.

IMG_7729.JPG.6382f03651d854e48af63e68783590b4.JPG

One of the mainstays of the fair, Jimmy's Lunch. Loads of fried onions served here, with their burgers.

IMG_7730.JPG.e76233f4a134bb7ce25d686c7caf5609.JPG

What fair isn't complete without funnel cakes, and deep fried 'stuff.'

IMG_7731.JPG.6ed98a60429c8ba889349896cda3f189.JPG

The PNE Prize Home this year. Ultra modern. Too 'modern' for myself.

IMG_7732.JPG.b42df6feb483ebe474c3c333a2742d67.JPG

One of my fave stalls to go to. Every year.

IMG_7733.JPG.3262a769475550b9840d0a325e998c6e.JPG

A SuperHero exhibit to check out, later on.

IMG_7736.JPG.3f6024c14f05ddd2a9df2ef1f4a95496.JPG

Band entertainment in the upper area of the fair. They were very good.

IMG_7737.JPG.56dc16a71a974752cc53c2f9cef6f6a1.JPG

The Pacific Coliseum, where "Peter Pan" (evenings) and the Super Dogs show (afternoons) play.

I will probably see the dogs and not Pan. :p

IMG_7737a.JPG.ee13790302327b1e67ba672f22a21a13.JPG

Sign that shows where you've gone too far, and how far to go...

IMG_7738.JPG.b49017bc3e0c1b5a2ce5e0dc08104970.JPG

Looking down Miller Drive. Home to...

IMG_7739.JPG.ce01c9d10738412ec5f05fb56318ee0c.JPG

Dinosaurs! The big ones move, the small ones don't.

IMG_7741.JPG.0d2d321b0d62686b1f1c05532a1ba8fb.JPG

Hey! You lookin' at me?

IMG_7742.JPG.6de071df68518df97d701a84f39fa02b.JPG

Entry to the Craft Beer Festival. Will go to it another day.

IMG_7745.JPG.1a37ca9528b37f4c7d0d49dbc56f95da.JPG

If you have a thing for race horses, this is the place to go during the fair.

(More to come...)

Edited by Nrthwnd
Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ Thanks! And I think I did see the Twin Flip at Playland, in it's usual spot.

I'm heading back there tomorrow, so I will check on it for you.

IMG_7681.JPG.28488d9aea1b56690ba2dcb748b74857.JPG

Is that the Twin Flip, in the background, in front of the trucks? I'll get a closer shot, tomorrow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

More of Opening Day (today)...

 

Three things to note in this set of photos.

 

1) The Rib Fest Contest was not as "All-Canadian" as we were led to believe, when the papers

reported on it for this year's fair. Two are from Canada - but the other two are American. Not

that there's anything wrong with that. But I was expecting a full slate of four Canada companies.

As advertised. Anyway, rant over, and I'll be checking it out soon.

 

2) There's a second Haunt House at The PNE! Which is great! It`s an up charge, like the original Mansion

on the other side of Playland, but that`s for the actors, which I totally agree with. And now, I have TWO

Haunt Houses to push-pull-shove my partner David through, bwa - ah - ahhhhhh.

 

3) Food - I`m going to try and get at least one of the food stalls visited for either a snack or a meal

itself. And of course, all those beer gardens, too.... I did and it was 'okay' at best. So for this

fair I create the My PNE Food Grade and give this first try.... a C. More to try, later on.

IMG_7746.JPG.ffbc2079dae042fb4bd6eabd60674595.JPG

Here we are - Rib Heaven - or at least four BBQ stalls in a row.

IMG_7747.JPG.e18d381276311f2ae66e84aa83d4f364.JPG

Our fave - and the winner last year - Misty Mountain from Hinton, Alberta.

IMG_7748.JPG.59460e96ec3fa291e8bab1109f455f55.JPG

Next was Prairie Smoke & Spice, from Regina, Saskatchewan.

IMG_7749.JPG.9488d5d5c10f10b2027ebc52f6dab63f.JPG

Now the Americans. This one is from Seattle WA.

IMG_7750.JPG.5d0914826e070078c1bdcae50bd826a0.JPG

And the other - a repeat we found too sweet - is from Florida! Hi Robb and Elissa and Kristen!

IMG_7752.JPG.64da37f0214d34350757b7a6c55b3343.JPG

Add to that, the fact, you can take your order out of the hot, hot sun, and into this Beer garden

right beside the Rib Fest, for your beverages with your BBQ. It's perfect!

IMG_7753.JPG.530150ea258427d9b4ded3fbb0cbff8d.JPG

The round up is an extra ride for the fair. This is opposite the Rib Fest and Beer garden. Wrong place?

IMG_7754.JPG.07357c425c39d7b21eeabdb13c97b24b.JPG

Looking up towards the front of the fair and more food stalls.

IMG_7755.JPG.b5bb90349821a233d80434f9e9736487.JPG

ShyWheel shot. But more importantly.....

IMG_7755a.JPG.c5ace8e79f0cf4405c258f256d1aa155.JPG

The ground base that it's on, is actually one of the least visited bathrooms at the fair! Nobody notices

them, AND there's a great cold water fountain in between the entrances. It's a great secret of The Fair.

IMG_7756.JPG.e0b0cfab1603d235e87973a5b09e1aeb.JPG

Where the main stage acts will be performing for free. Or $20 extra,

gets you a closer seat. Colin James plays tonight.

IMG_7757.JPG.f93d2b9886a1068619a87471c9d37fbf.JPG

The Music Express looks sooo much better with the middle hanging thing and the "back flap" taken off.

IMG_7760.JPG.afd126b5aac1f0e091444dc89590402b.JPG

Am still thinking about maybe one visit to the Cuckoo Haus. Not really a fun house,

but I might give it a try, knowing it'll give me a bit of a workout. (o;

IMG_7760a.JPG.98564f165e78cbf81124caa4c8cd40e6.JPG

Remember this is I saw, before the fair opened? Well it's surrounding a new Haunt House called...

IMG_7761.JPG.5f1165ac2b7420ed3b75b6a16f8279f6.JPG

Keeper's Doll Factory! Cool! This one, and the Haunted Mansion I'm taking the partner through,

on Sept.3 when we go together,hee hee hee.

IMG_7762.JPG.df158379e2d156b5c1d5b51ad5f60bbd.JPG

There's the entrance. And the red umbrellas are for this new FastPass thing they've got going. On top of your

$40 (cdn) Ride Pass for the Day, an Extra $20 gets you to the front of 10 main rides at The Fair. I won't do it,

as most if not all the rides in question are at Playland, off season, so it's a no-brainer not to do it, for myself.

IMG_7764.JPG.b7b4573a3c3fa294773950dca08cc476.JPG

I went to Shrimp Boat, cause I'd always wanted to try their shrimp baskets at The Fair. But

after standing in line for several minutes, we find out the fryers aren't working right, and then

one patron in line "passes the word" down to the rest of us. So - I left the stall for....

IMG_7765.JPG.c25dbcd76b87e37e5d06000e38c663c4.JPG

...Waffles With Benefits! I had never had chicken& waffles in - my - life, so this was a good place to try it out, I thought.

IMG_7766.JPG.57e51f73475dfec942368a1ece4d43d5.JPG

I chose the Buffalo Chicken. Cost about $12 cdn. No sides.

IMG_7767.JPG.c5a1e270b190cc1cb4744fe63089419e.JPG

Honestly? The best part about it was the Hot Sauce! The chicken was 'okay' but didn't taste really

"southern fried" at all. Very plain. The waffle was plain also. Not much flavour to it, I felt. So, what

I need to do, is find a REAL Chicken and Waffles place in the USA, hmm? My PNE Grade: C

IMG_7768.JPG.6ed8cb3c70c995ffdda3c48c8ead056c.JPG

Another mainstay of The Fair. I am definitely going to try a half-chicken platter, eventually. (o:

IMG_7773.JPG.c4a5e987683c6274d76db2ca2ac282dc.JPG

Then, as I was leaving The Fair, I saw THESE CARS, just sitting at the entrance! Must of missed them, when

I was running to get my Gate Pass done, heh. No matter. Really nice kept up police, ambulance, AND fire

trucks (other side).

IMG_7774.JPG.28cbd7c1752b3c5e09a807affcbb7cd9.JPG

Here`s the fire trucks.

IMG_7775.JPG.3b963c02e0cf9eda5111b911252f3cbb.JPG

Just look at that chrome. Beautiful!

Edited by Nrthwnd
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

That's a nice fire jeep, much better than the giant SUV's our fire chiefs drive around

 

Thanks for posting so many great pics! Of course I'd like to see more of the rides, but I'm sure you'll get back there plenty with the season pass. Ride Coaster in the back for all of us who can't be there

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ Thanks, and I plan to do a post with (most of) the rides in Playland, this year. Stay tuned. And owl_enthusiast, I did a search for what exactly the Twin Flip looks like - and am afraid this Playland ride is not one of those. It's an Orbiter which is like a Twin Flip, only has four arms instead of two. Maybe that's the one you meant, about being your "favourite flat ride," etc. Only way to find out, is when you get to The Fair next Sunday.

 

So, today's visit was for SuperHeros & Super DOGS!. One was an exhibit, the other a show with a lot of talented canines. Both were fun to taken in, although I found the SuperHeros display so varied and soooo muuuch stuuuuff to see and read...it was exhausting just to walk through all of it! But it a lot for the kids and plenty for the adults to enjoy. And a souvenirs shop of course.

 

For my food fix, I went to one of the closest food stalls I was interested in, Henry's Chicken BBQ. It - was - wonderful! The 1/2 chicken was so juicy and flavourful, the fires were so plentiful and nicely done (I left some, there was just too many of them), and a Coke to wash it all down. Not exactly a cheap deal ($18 cdn w/coupon) but still, oh so good. My PNE Food Grade: B

IMG_7779.JPG.9494fa1e14de0f15b56222761b52909f.JPG

The little booklet held lots of $ off coupons and other deals for food, games and merchandise.

It was free if you got the All Fair Gate Pass, and only $2 if you had to pay cash.

IMG_7780.JPG.70bdcfacae68ea22dc4559abe8d8d9e1.JPG

Really a great little thing to have during the Fair. And a great little Fair Map in back, too!

IMG_7782.JPG.3f04d610fa4d5113527ee4b06121dcce.JPG

The Lottery Home now had a lot of people lining up for a look see.

IMG_7783.JPG.9da5809cf11086a8d49af7594a5bf96f.JPG

On the way to see the Dogs, there's something for poutine lovers here.

IMG_7784.JPG.230a57e0cb70be0bdfa6ae0d8865c08a.JPG

Now playing!

IMG_7798.JPG.f681335cca8844c9e880aa2e8344ca1e.JPG

The setup before it all starts. The Peter Pan show stuff is all behind that curtain.

IMG_7800.JPG.f0bc836337d320c0cc9c0c30a9ce3b16.JPG

Immediate gift shop right there ta the end of the show floor.

IMG_7801.JPG.94ebc4b5740a697088d92957000ff357.JPG

Announcements made.

IMG_7802.JPG.01267e4b7c15bb6e6261e7260cd59036.JPG

The crowd is ready.

IMG_7806.JPG.951d46a7f87809844188bcf578dc1cd3.JPG

Opening, showing all the dogs involved.

IMG_7807.JPG.b0ffc85c72c32b4719b27ac3abd52270.JPG

IMG_7809.JPG.009de5530ed530a4156f1c8f0f20644e.JPG

Timed stunt course. All the dogs were given Star Wars names, re: "Salute to HollyWOOF!"

IMG_7816.JPG.7460e2f3091641f36b8e0b3e5f2401a9.JPG

The host was confused whether this was a dog..or a cat.

IMG_7818.JPG.dd2586cfdbbb849899714ccd4ab79a86.JPG

And he ran pretty good & speedy all over the course.

IMG_7819.JPG.65b06ad1e48b04dd34e63c107dafee9e.JPG

Had a little bit of trouble getting over those "logs" though. (o;

IMG_7821.JPG.2c93183a9a4a9910c83afc748b1340e0.JPG

IMG_7825.JPG.62cc5d1d828610fb771539bd00079f22.JPG

'Paws' for a Live Dog Food Commercial. (o;

IMG_7826.JPG.788b7437917ac1d3cc50c6be775d6539.JPG

These were Celebrity Dogs. The middle one had been in "Heartland." The one by the host had been in a

version of "Marmaduke." And the other three were in some upcoming History Channel special.

And then they were off! Didn't do a trick at all. Celebrity does have it's perks I suppose.

IMG_7827.JPG.f6d90ebcbc27667423cc373dd1e6fbba.JPG

Oooooo - curtain colour change!

IMG_7829.JPG.d3ebd4853baade1956520163dd90c9f2.JPG

Two kids in the "Fashion Contest" awaiting their two 'helpers'.

IMG_7830.JPG.0f61c3d502809b9c5a29c17ac05321f6.JPG

Object - the helper gets 3 things from the pails to get to the kids.

IMG_7832.JPG.aa974612e22deda6062ca0b2e987ea0b.JPG

One helper was not being too co-operative....

IMG_7835.JPG.a9c9cf84fd12f7c315979b82a26ee631.JPG

...And did his 'exit' this way. Spoiled dog. :p

IMG_7849.JPG.a4ac0fe1f9d7766142ed75f580355c33.JPG

Jumping dogs.

IMG_7856.JPG.756a9fd350a30cc62f7127e7f3934996.JPG

IMG_7860.JPG.9e67ddb811b0d063c02d75226a9822c4.JPG

IMG_7866.JPG.b9f982b90f4315c43db91eacf0e1b0b7.JPG

A balancing dog.

IMG_7867.JPG.c705d5b45afad63bf5455ccf6bcc994b.JPG

IMG_7870.JPG.155135ff31f2f5a4e77becaf576a4b57.JPG

Pairs of dogs competing against each other.

IMG_7873.JPG.736b5a69d30d64f4064a0b065fc238a8.JPG

IMG_7882.JPG.9bbb27bb3a1741daaad23778ef4a32cb.JPG

Final bow (wow).

IMG_7882a.JPG.86b3f2da599871ad79f1e2f05cac5428.JPG

Got the souvenir kerchief. I know Stella won't have anything to do with it, lol.

Edited by Nrthwnd
Link to comment
Share on other sites

(Right after I saw the Super DOGS show...)

IMG_7884.JPG.2c697b5718759c1093f1abc9be27e235.JPG

The sign says it all.

IMG_7886.JPG.0a3ed8da94b221b5c304484a07a83212.JPG

Where kids can register with their own SuperNAME. Truth, this kid wanted to be called SuperDIRT, lol!

IMG_7887.JPG.e45aa8081158a420969771ac8c4d817f.JPG

In the old days, there was this thing called....radio. Many super heroes had serial programmes on, then.

IMG_7888.JPG.94a7366c45cfa5130f33c876c830d664.JPG

Drawings and art concepts.

IMG_7889.JPG.b70889cf763a623ce9303b922e6c15c1.JPG

Old comics.

IMG_7890.JPG.476e7e63c0c4a1235dfc64f1e16b543c.JPG

This reminded me of the Spider Man ride in IOA! Don't really know why.

It just did. (I've ridden the version of it in Japan.)

IMG_7893.JPG.e1f41c6b1ef83b4e7ac0fccaba1c9631.JPG

Hey Hulk, ready to pound something?

IMG_7894.JPG.0961dd2e8fbcf1d1a00dc44110ffed32.JPG

Far view.

IMG_7895.JPG.e87ccca603e37b6d3cedae833c4233d4.JPG

Closer up. Hey Bat, my Man!

IMG_7897.JPG.115ed2fc8c824fab099da42acf09c659.JPG

Supe gets a crystals background, of course.

IMG_7898.JPG.77cdacee65e127dd2909b843ada83070.JPG

And who - is - this? Hardly anybody took 'his' photo. I thought he might

be an anime' character, from Asia. But, there was no sign, saying who he was.

IMG_7900.JPG.c34382da43a713eba6f910979c6d2c41.JPG

OMG - it's a TARDIS!!! Actually, there's nothing inside of it, and it's just used

as a 'tunnel' between other exhibits. Big disappointment, and not much of

Dr.Who there, either. Except in the souvenirs shop, of course.

IMG_7901.JPG.8a9130a7e51bcd979038b0a563400f74.JPG

Note the two lines in the middle of the sign. Under "featuring"...

IMG_7902.JPG.fd9ed0486da07c6c770ea7de15bcb2a1.JPG

They weren't kidding! I guess better 1/2 this way, than the front or back of it, LOL.

IMG_7906.JPG.8c049ea82ef01dbf9c9580b6068f1912.JPG

Souvenirs Shop as you leave the building. PNE Trivia: This building is known as the Rollerland Bldg.

as they actually had a full sized roller rink in here, back in the days.

IMG_7907.JPG.8ed34cb175721e1249fdd2c46995a342.JPG

The Dr.Who stuff to buy. And pillows below.

IMG_7907a.JPG.a622d75edfed0366681f2d042967e988.JPG

On the way to eat, passed our old Agrodome.

IMG_7908.JPG.6f3253d612522580a93eb5309795fe9e.JPG

Cow judging (I think).

IMG_7909.JPG.b9b40e14968d83b1c893b6ff13571994.JPG

Here we are. Henry's! And my coupon book gave me a $2 off deal for...

IMG_7910.JPG.c91fe47564cf5a3db7b237a4cc12484b.JPG

...This. 1/2 chicken with a load of fries and a good sized drink. (o:

IMG_7911.JPG.1adf7b6c5e26de8e37ed99e4c27678a1.JPG

There were too many fries to finish, but the chicken was juicy and delicious. And I finished it!

IMG_7914.JPG.b63e3039f657ac2a2925241ccea58d98.JPG

Now, owl_enthusiast - this is what's at The Fair now. Called the Orbiter, and has four arms which fling about

cars, just like the two-armed Twin Flip does.

IMG_7915.JPG.d60899b2d9f9e5f37f96526f169f56c2.JPG

Another shot of it. I am planning my next visit for Tuesday, and will have a real good look around ALL of

the rides, to see if Twin Flip is somewhere else on The Fair site. (o;

Edited by Nrthwnd
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The cars on an Orbiter are fixed and don't flip, and also don't have front+back facing seats. I remember getting mildly ill on the Orbiter they used to have here in Seattle; this Moser thing looks way more instense and vomit-inducing

BTW nice trip report so far, looks like a lot of things to do. That's some expensive chicken!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^^ Gotcha. I'll check around on Tuesday, when I'm there.

 

and ^ Thanks for the video. And no thanks for the ride. I'll skip that one, lol.

And yeah, the Fair Food always costs way more than I would ever spend, on

a daILY basis. But hey - it's The PNE, so for now, I can pity any "family of four"

(or so) that has to pay way more for their food, than I have to do.

 

For now, I've determined that any fairly decent meal at The Fair I get, could

cost me up to $20. Such is The Fair Life, heh.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ Who knows how they pick and choose (and keep) their traveling selection?

I definitely don't and always wonder why they don't keep good working versions

of the Zipper, or a good Rock-O-Plane, etc. in their traveling lineup.

 

That said, I am leaving around 6, get a pricy (but juicy I hope) burger and fries

there, pick up a couple of buttons from the SuperHeros gift shop, check out how

the Craft Beer Fest is doing , and by then it'll be dusk, but enough light

for me to case Playland, and see if that Twin Flip truly exists at The Fair this year.

 

Later.

IMG_7920.JPG.06da4217b7cdb3952691af321d18c2d6.JPG

Here's the back of the coupon book, which has a really cool PNE map and it's very easy to figure out,

besides finding where all the coupon deals are. (o;

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey the fair up here is going to have a KMG Freak Out, and then I was just watching videos of The Beast--also a KMG right?--and wonder: which set of seats on the Beast is better? Inside or outside? I didn't think about it much until imagining being on it myself, and realized they probably give very different rides. Inside looks fun! I am looking forward to trying the Freak Out, then graduating to The Beast later in September

 

Sounds like you enjoy The Fair Life- I am too cheap to enjoy something that expensive, I would be worried about how much I was overpaying for food, etc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^ I tried it both ways on Opening Day, and I much preferred being inside, as the force

on me, pushing me against the restraints outside, was just too much for my body. I

felt sicker, facing outward, than facing in.

 

But it is still a really intense ride, to be sure. I have watched dozens of kids and adults

coming off of it, wondering what hit them. And nobody seems to be running back in

line, immediately after that first time.

 

They still have to catch their breath - and their stomach.

 

And owl_enthusiast, sad to report there is no Twin Flip at The Fair time time 'round.

In fact, where they used to put a few flats down between the horse paddocks and the

corkscrew in that 'avenue', now there's nothing there, and it's fenced off, after where the

Rib Fest is, and a few flats there.

 

And this is really the Very First Time I have done this All-Gate Pass thing to the PNE. Truth!

I think, that with all the touring I have done, I am treating The Fair like a theme park,

with a two-week pass, so I can pick and choose what I want to do and see in one day,

not to mention, whether I want to, and can afford, the obviously crazy prices they're going

to charge me for food... or go to good, much cheaper places to eat, just outside

the main gate, up the street.

 

And so - it's too late to load all of it up and review the day - so here's one I took...

IMG_7967.JPG.c52cf4604aed33726176b3b14947c8ff.JPG

8:20pm PST, yesterday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey the fair up here is going to have a KMG Freak Out, and then I was just watching videos of The Beast--also a KMG right?--and wonder: which set of seats on the Beast is better? Inside or outside? I didn't think about it much until imagining being on it myself, and realized they probably give very different rides. Inside looks fun! I am looking forward to trying the Freak Out, then graduating to The Beast later in September

 

Sounds like you enjoy The Fair Life- I am too cheap to enjoy something that expensive, I would be worried about how much I was overpaying for food, etc.

Haven't done a ride like the beast, however, been on KMG freak outs and giant frisbee rides with outward facing seats.

 

Personally think the freak out (inward seating) was far better. A lot more forceful, and a great feeling if you ride with a large group of people, as you can see everyone on the ride with you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday, I hit The Fair for two specific things: food and Playland with the lights on. And it seemded like both were "okay" thought nothing

spectacular about either.

 

First the food. Went to Jimmy's Lunch, another mainstay of The Fair for several decades. Most known for their frying up piles and piles of

onions for their burgers. If you're withing a few hundred feet of the place, you can easily smell that lovely fried onions aroma. So, I went

to have their hamburger with onions, side of fries and a drink. And honestly, it was meh. I expected the burger itself to be good enough to

compete with all the newer, more adventurous burger places on site. But it was plain, the bun was nothing to note, and the onions? Not

something I would rush back for. So, for my money... My PNE Food Grade: C-

 

Then I picked up few buttons from the Superheros building, checked out how Craft Beer Fest was doing (it's fine, just fine) and sticking around

long enough to get some almost-nights shots of the rides at Playland.

IMG_7921.JPG.bf1e2fbc78b1f3a395ddece3ea9e0c5a.JPG

This is the Main Entrance of the PNE, which I didn't go through yesterday. Went to another gate.

IMG_7922.JPG.36f616f5e8369f3958f9283a00d11115.JPG

Which is along Renfrew St. showing the 'back' of The Fair. This is the building where the Marketplace holds court.

IMG_7923.JPG.683eddcf2bb6caa44f1cef177ef0271a.JPG

It's a pretty big building, too.

IMG_7924.JPG.ed6cfc7b0f77f88d8964869a0601c02f.JPG

Outside the fences, the StarFlyer can still be seen.

IMG_7926.JPG.01d624cec6a674cae58f5433e94562e7.JPG

There's a skateboard park that is open and free (meaning not part of the PNE) to all.

IMG_7928.JPG.8e62b30f358131cc02b55e0546578b9b.JPG

Beyond the fences, a lot of gardens and greenery at this end of The Fair.

IMG_7929.JPG.c6db59908ecd7a981af16bad44f94142.JPG

Looking north, parallel to Renfrew St.

IMG_7930.JPG.875953475c03b12b4a844a9b52e3f9b4.JPG

Some really beautifully landscaped areas here.

IMG_7931.JPG.c70c8ed59260728c44b177027ce7dfae.JPG

IMG_7932.JPG.97bc6e0b95cf286ff5a7413e7c9cc478.JPG

Here's the back of the Rollerland building, where the SuperHeros exhibit is housed.

IMG_7933.JPG.eec9764a9672cb76eeead62913be4e01.JPG

Here we are! The West Gate of The Fair.

IMG_7934.JPG.4812d9ba35f97b0949a0e30f8e304018.JPG

I checked through the Police Box one more time, and still found nothing of Dr.Who to look at.

IMG_7935.JPG.02cba8bfc00f3be4e4904908c928e67f.JPG

What to choose? What to choose?

IMG_7936.JPG.0e57e4b83acf486db256f48ef15c4bea.JPG

These three.

IMG_7937.JPG.ef5ee7205d062d79c155d43a5f8a9b64.JPG

On the bag, along with everything else.

IMG_7937a.JPG.54fcee5749b64dab321acd8ff50974ac.JPG

Here's dinner!

IMG_7938.JPG.e08044aa8e65cdf794aba6b5b3f8dc06.JPG

And here are The Onions, before and after frying up.

IMG_7939.JPG.4b42ff7e079e5052ea5840e861195d06.JPG

Dinner. Again, it was not that memorable. Except damn, they like to hand out fries!

IMG_7941.JPG.b621e873f8f90e827c5d01efdf793cfe.JPG

Not a Twin Flip. (o;

IMG_7942.JPG.fa8e57b648cb91e053ab45bdd4195e38.JPG

Ye Olde Gravatron.

IMG_7943.JPG.68c623313af3b043ae24c9c97f6b9ef6.JPG

This is where there used to be more rides during The Fair. Not this year. )o:

IMG_7944.JPG.445e4cc3442035087c4ff7ced6a988b4.JPG

The mini-StarFlyer.

IMG_7946.JPG.4206eb7dc723fc0be051264d62f39ec9.JPG

Well, somebody won a lot of arcade game tickets there, hmm?

IMG_7947.JPG.164b522d7651028771ec7a3aa9252c3a.JPG

Lights starting to go on.

IMG_7951.JPG.25a0524e3071f13c6486265803b19fba.JPG

I love the lighting package on The Beast. It's so varied and unpredictable,

even if there is a repeating pattern to it. Candy Canes!

IMG_7954.JPG.9c45af22cd6b90282f2ceb0fac7af753.JPG

The crowds at 8pm.

IMG_7955.JPG.9c2689302b3be309019d44614e85ceb8.JPG

Rainbows holding up the SkyWheel.

IMG_7956.JPG.0dad89174c7a5afaa2281673e2438518.JPG

Entrance to the nightly Mainstage Concerts. Sloan played last night. (To be continued...)

Edited by Nrthwnd
Link to comment
Share on other sites

More photos of Playland with the rides' lights on. And pardon what appears to be semi-bright skies in my shots.

The camera did an "auto-adjust" to the background lighting, so the sky appears brighter than it actually was.

IMG_7958.JPG.bb09083dfede9bc625ec33fcfaec3165.JPG

Kettle Creek Coaster for the kids, and the credit whores. (o;

IMG_7961.JPG.e7630b5c6d8f9eb21238324c9163aba6.JPG

Beast starting to come "alive".

IMG_7962.JPG.fca1fe3791a551f68486118058861ef8.JPG

Here's a ride sign for you, Larry.

IMG_7967.JPG.b60a45b2e8eeae57e15ec9485c8b4649.JPG

Up It goes!

IMG_7971.JPG.3fdae61d9e0c430539e8d6d3f867729a.JPG

No lights on, on Coaster, just yet.

IMG_7974.JPG.d1e53b80a04703969916a6e52d0cc35c.JPG

IMG_7976.JPG.9b878ad7dbe8b3d7c9f5050c9097f775.JPG

Sign and The Moon

IMG_7977.JPG.19881d1e02657319f638cf9f6850be69.JPG

Suddenly, a good shake of green magic...

IMG_7979.JPG.d7d90dcb9d5540772a2ee443921bdbfd.JPG

And lights!

IMG_7980.JPG.3c0153f5d73e06afb6a840b647e59ab7.JPG

Different colours, too.

IMG_7981.JPG.606bde84d4c002b9cc52e253cdec0225.JPG

Climbing wall, opposite Coaster.

IMG_7982.JPG.23db04886308cd299ae46c5ad3effaec.JPG

IMG_7984.JPG.d00e85621fd4b2c6d2f1d4d2691a08a6.JPG

A lot of bright white lighting, doesn't help with the shot.

IMG_7985.JPG.bf3917de597e3867edc400f07f64b056.JPG

All-white lights on the Wave Swinger.

IMG_7986.JPG.8d80f219928c7c4c62cc4aff09efc3cc.JPG

The Balloon Ride looking bright and festive.

IMG_7988.JPG.798d8a65ab75ade8c0915d15bc670480.JPG

Crazy Beach Party, spinning better than it used to.

IMG_7989.JPG.dfc429f28fc7928da47ce59a2a9169c1.JPG

Tea Cups Tango.

IMG_7991.JPG.11ab036d454d6ca95e90ad343450f4a4.JPG

One of these in a whirl.

IMG_7992.JPG.8fd7a72754f0197d3f0eed4557505d0b.JPG

IMG_7993.JPG.9f89bf8641f6d762dc81e15789f617c1.JPG

IMG_7994.JPG.c8b3fb041a24867c0e44ed369e883580.JPG

Corkscrew only gets floodlight love.

IMG_7997.JPG.d7c43bce7c34be0686ab6944d441eae4.JPG

Now it's dark!

IMG_7998.JPG.47be0552d526c3159b7ed9a518623d25.JPG

IMG_7999.JPG.22cdc4f26e2098d328f91f11c509a933.JPG

IMG_8004.JPG.8fab6e5d6a300ae2ec44de4945856df2.JPG

IMG_8007.JPG.cd4aa75e535d793415f89e4d3978bf1c.JPG

IMG_8010.JPG.f9fdac37e8b4a6d1ea21c55e22f89cb1.JPG

IMG_8017.JPG.df3ca5cf4dacf03374334d1d1996c3c0.JPG

IMG_8019.JPG.a5528027d5f87baf188ad3aa20c917f2.JPG

From my bus stop, heading home.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday was a great day at The Fair, with an excellent pulled pork sandwich for eats, but more importantly, taking in

The BEATLES Magical History Tour at the old Garden Auditorium. Although it was an upcharge ($3) which I am

still not thrilled with shelling out (small as it is). But afterwards, I considered it totally worth paying for! The exhibit is

really amazing with lots of key historic parts of their history as a starting group, through all the crazy tour times, and

how, eventually, they all went their separate ways.

 

Unfortunately, there was no Beatles music played throughout the exhibit and that felt strange. Also, no 'extra display'

of when they came to Vancouver in 1964. That was a teensy bit of a disappointment.

 

Still, I was so happy with this exhibit, I am planning to go again, with David in tow, and get a few more shots I missed in

my initial visit. It's worth the upcharge, IMhO.

 

As for the sandwich, it was great. Juicy pork on a chibatta bun, with a little slaw on the other bun side, plenty of fries,

and a nice sized drink. The BBQ sauce was fine, nothing special, but a bit of Sriracha Sauce kicked it up, nicely.

My PNE Food Grade: B

 

Here's the photos of the exhibit, and the food...

IMG_8022.JPG.2b1ddafe615733d71fdd70bd34440d8c.JPG

The general map of The Fair.

IMG_8023.JPG.9b9881300260c62755501635c2b437d9.JPG

And where I am headed for: #2 on the map. The Garden Auditorium.

IMG_8024.JPG.e67433e419237579259a9cd27c606b91.JPG

Can't miss it, right by the Main Gate.

IMG_8024a.JPG.5ee7766d2c45763358ddccd274cc29fd.JPG

Outside sign, for group selfies.

IMG_8024b.JPG.aa4386e2db249f2cb27ada92f39e8d58.JPG

Explanation sign.

IMG_8027.JPG.4fe22d26aead79bff59272bfceebcec3.JPG

Radio days exhibit.

IMG_8029.JPG.6681d51decb8b9adf25851eb1425bb40.JPG

IMG_8030.JPG.34dcee87961e6ded68c5a08b09d44241.JPG

It's quite extensive in set up and display.

IMG_8031.JPG.42950383b2754cf9e39bb09fc6ee9fb9.JPG

I certainly missed a bunch, on my first time through it.

IMG_8032.JPG.68c54f5f12dfc5e9bffa85be02655372.JPG

Replica of the little stage The Beatles first played at The Cavern Club.

IMG_8033.JPG.6ab17343c7205766a3b10b92cfc9bec3.JPG

When magazines and LP records were thriving.

IMG_8034.JPG.391563d8ccf29c92eeab6c9344d1d22f.JPG

And bobbleheads too!

IMG_8035.JPG.03ae902c52a6bf68c8bf0b1d8a92f91c.JPG

Love the board game.

IMG_8036.JPG.2556a43fa9a0835b29455b9d4ceb7e8b.JPG

More souvenirs and stuff.

IMG_8037.JPG.736afb383115e7fdef7e98f7a7c541da.JPG

The "Paul Is Dead" time.

IMG_8038.JPG.4ea09f9895b9a3d87cbbc4db78f87f40.JPG

I remember these psychedelic posters of the boys! Here's George.

IMG_8039.JPG.7dbf47dbced41b3cc06ba7a0c54ca9fa.JPG

And Ringo. (I missed getting Paul and John, so that's a couple of missed shots to get)

IMG_8040.JPG.275f6406964ffa6a5d3e60d05fc840a0.JPG

Some one(s) is/are missing here, right?

IMG_8042.JPG.33ad8398a2f42bf31acd51aa468d9845.JPG

The "Screen Room". Sight and sounds of the '60s.

IMG_8043.JPG.08e13e051fd6ae14ef548fa1971c396a.JPG

Oooo colours....

IMG_8045.JPG.931924968de27e3a7da243e0b552c43d.JPG

When you round the corner, you get bombarded with all of this!

IMG_8046.JPG.48dd78b5b9ad2b99cd7a101e5195e8c5.JPG

The Beatles' Break Up Letter.

IMG_8047.JPG.42b7266ef50ae33adb0cf54c7559285d.JPG

More display.

IMG_8048.JPG.f29f82ee4d46a0639b2e48725a906e68.JPG

Not as bright in there, as it looks here.

IMG_8049.JPG.a35f6dbde06980b9d1f42b802d3dad49.JPG

The very last record John Lennon signed - to Mark Chapman...

IMG_8050.JPG.2f923211e9a3719d8492dee3f8073ac8.JPG

...who would several hours later, murder John Lennon.

IMG_8052a.JPG.ef0a5ea69ea911a34237bc85e7a576f5.JPG

The car of many colours.

IMG_8052b.JPG.4e3d67126d829f6559f7a361680ac483.JPG

Very nice repaint job on it, I believe.

IMG_8053.JPG.21e61a58d91db9f372f99136984b2b6e.JPG

On the shopping bag. Great line from George.

IMG_8053a.JPG.c51781007c93f4a101b825d475427066.JPG

Now it's time for Pulled Pork!

IMG_8054.JPG.c31338d5466457fcd0bc95074ba1f2ea.JPG

Here's what I got for $15 Cdn. It was worth the money. (o:

IMG_8055.JPG.ac1571f07d38816d014f2d159cdbd726.JPG

Lots of seating for eating and drinking, too.

IMG_8058.JPG.42d78b4cd7a219e3ad08ac10cb945c46.JPG

Tai Kwon Do (or something like that) show going on, by local club.

IMG_8059.JPG.a374c8456416135984de240631c0a415.JPG

And - it's all gone! (o;

Edited by Nrthwnd
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/