Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby loop-de-loop » Sun May 18, 2014 2:04 pm

That looks awesome, thanks!

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby KI Kidd » Sun May 18, 2014 2:46 pm

Who manufactured the trains for Coaster?

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 18, 2014 4:02 pm

^ Well I looked and looked and then FINALLY found the answer
for you - from an old TR of mine on Playland, LOL! The 2009 visit.

Back then, the ACE plaque was there right at the queue entrance.
Now it's not there any more, (actually, it might be interesting to
find out where it went...) but the writing on the last three lines
of that big paragraph, tell you that the designer/builder of the
coaster also built the three trains, as well. Carl Phare & Walker LeRoy.
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Right there, in the small print. (o; And this was installed right after I returned from the 2009 TPR Scandi Tour!
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And this is what (currently) replaced the plaque. Is this...
Progress?
Improvement?
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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby KI Kidd » Mon May 19, 2014 2:53 pm

^Thanks for posting that!

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 19, 2014 4:00 pm

^ You are most welcome!

And here's a vertical shot of AtmosFEAR with the mountains behind.
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Showing more of the tower itself. There are some great shots, this direction, with the mountains in back.
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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon May 19, 2014 4:18 pm

I haven't been to Vancouver since high school, and that was on a summer-band-program trip--no time for Playland. Need to check the place out some day.
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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby GayCoasterGuy » Mon May 19, 2014 4:19 pm

Wow, a purple train!? Looks great! Coaster is at the top of my must-ride classic coaster list.

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 19, 2014 4:59 pm

^ You won't regret it. And on our Playland Gay Day in mid-July,
it's a bit patronizing, but they DO use the purple train,
as well as the (usually) red train, for that Saturday.

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 25, 2014 4:18 pm

Another visit to the park, yesterday. And I totally forgot about checking out the Cheese Please sandwich stall. Ah well, next visit for sure. :wink: But as I left the park, it occurred to me that while there is very little actual "landscaping" in the park itself, outside the park's main entrance, there is a near "forest" of trees on either side of the gates, most of which have been there for a long, long time, as you can see.
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Playland Entrance "Plaza"
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A bit closer to the ticket booths.
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The far side of the entrance area.
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From the SkyWheel. Lots of stuff going on down there. And yes, there are a few trees here and there onsite.
But still, most of them are in "pots" above ground.
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Arrrrr, and sez I....everybody still loves that there Scrambler!
The park is also starting to add "hedging" around some rides, like the TeaCups.
But all of the metal fencing, still looks tacky to me. aaaarrr....
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An AtmosFEAR shot. And all that landscaping, in plain sight.... sort of/kind of/not. (o;
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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Mon May 26, 2014 6:24 pm

I'm glad I finally made it out to this park. The hype I had heard about Coaster was totally justified, loved that ride!

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