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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:32 pm
by Nrthwnd
Evan-500 wrote:...I’m curious if this is indicative of the expansion plan starting soon?


One can only hope. :b

EDIT: It's just occurred to me, that this could well be the start of the transformation of Playland.
I mean, besides this happening (Corkscrew & Wave Swinger going gone), they will, for the first time,
start charging seniors who visit the park ($19cdn). It used to be totally free during the entire
Playland Season. They paid, of course, for the Fair itself in late August. But for Playland...nada. Till now.

And there's the new Seniors Season Pass as well ($48cdn). Ah well. These are the biggest changes that
Playland has done in a long long time (ride removal and prices), so something must be ~ could be coming up, pretty soon. :smile:

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:58 pm
by Kamui
My friend and I went to Playland today to see what they are doing

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 pm
by Evan-500
Kamui wrote:My friend and I went to Playland today to see what they are doing


That kind of looks like a new cement pad/electrical where Wave Swinger was?

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:43 pm
by robbalvey
Corkscrew still here

So did that ride actually close or not? RCDB has it listed as "removed" but clearly that's not the case.

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:51 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Well, the coaster is still listed for sale at this site...

https://intermarkridegroup.com/roller-coasters/corkscrew-coaster-rc1403

And only a month to go, before the park opens. So by that time,
I guess we'll find out whether it's running or just SBNO.

And/or still for sale. :wink:

And whoever buys it, has to pay extra for....

"Dismantle, load, shipping not included."

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:28 pm
by Kamui
Think someone who’s working on the construction posted some interesting stuff.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv5JFskBbeV/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1r34yxbvihovc

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:30 pm
by Nrthwnd
Manufacturer - Vekoma
Year - 1985
Notes - 2 trains, 2,400' track, 75' height, 68' drop, 40 mph. New hydraulic system 2016/2017. Needs paint.
Price - Contact us for incredible price!

Dismantle, load, shipping not included.


"Needs paint." :lol: And then some! I wonder if anybody is going to buy Corkscrew?

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:57 pm
by Nrthwnd
I went to the PNE grounds, to hopefully get updated shots of whatever flat ride is being installed
by The Beast. And to just check out the lonely PNE grounds, off season.

And if Corkscrew has been S-o-l-d! yet. ;)

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:59 pm
by Evan-500
Nrthwnd wrote:I went to the PNE grounds, to hopefully get updated shots of whatever flat ride is being installed
by The Beast. And to just check out the lonely PNE grounds, off season.

And if Corkscrew has been S-o-l-d! yet.


The ride ops booth has an ocean / orca motif. So ocean themed ride?

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:08 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ It could very well be that kind of theming. Hopefully I can see it better in a few days.
And I am also hoping, that it will be some kind of thrill ride. But I have the feeling
it's going to be more of a family-style kind of ride...

Based on killer whales. ;)