Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 04, 2019 2:05 pm

Well, I'll keep this part brief. Opening Day proved to be a bit of a mess, because... Nobody had the right key(s) to unlock the front entry gates until a 1/2 hour or so later. Although a lot of us pass holders were at the front of the queue, we then found out that Photo ID Passes would only be done at the "far right ticket booth". Getting into that queue we waited, and waited...and waited while the other single day ticket booths opened up for others w/o Season Passes. Till eventually, one of the staff came out front to tell us the "cameras aren't ready yet" so we have to save our print out passes for now, use them whenever we came back to the park, and eventually (they said next week) the ID Season Pass Booth would be up and running.

I shall not hold my breath till then. And once we got in, at least five of the flat rides weren't running. And "The New Ride," now known as Sea-to-Sky Swinger, wouldn't be ready till...next weekend.

Anyway, I got two rides in on Coaster, although then I found out my fave coloured train (the red one) was scrapped, and one part of it is now in the purple train. <sigh> Took a quick look around, rode the Bug Whirled coaster and the West Coast Wheel, and that was about it for me, for today.

I am returning tomorrow, a bit later, so that I can check out the Arcade, once it's open, and also get an On-Ride pic on Coaster. It's my annual one, and I get it every Season, now.

Till tomorrow, then. And here's the photos I took today.....
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Here we go...
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Noted.
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Through the entry gate, still locked, I see that this ride is not ready, yet.
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From the second queue we are directed to. Over there are the single tix booths.
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Our queue, so far. Later on, we're told to get back into the main queue.
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Yep. Seniors now gotta pay to get in.
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Gasp! Purple train ATE the red train! <sad>
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Meanwhile...
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Planters and plants in place.
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Vancouver Skyline and the 2010 Winter Olympics Flame.
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Lions Gate Bridge and Siwash Rock, beside Stanley Park.
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An Inukshuk and BC Mountains.
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Peak-to-Peak Gondolas and Wild Birds attacking tourists. (o;
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Whales, whales, whales.
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The seats await being hung. Does that sound dirty?
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Yellow train operating today.
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Haunted Mansion usually doesn't open until noon.
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Closed, standing there, and For Sale. I'm not sad about it.
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This corner building(s) is to eventually become a new Dark Ride.
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Going down.
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This, and Hells Gate (surprise!), AtmosFEAR, Gladiator were down for this day. )o:
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Noted. But you won't see the lights on, until PNE time,
Adults Only Nights and Fright Nights in October.
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<yawn>
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Yellow info. sign is new.
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Last existing spot for the Gift Shop is now totally removed, under the Hellevator roof.
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What it used to look like. R.I.P. Playland/PNE Gift Shop.
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Whee!
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See ya / ride ya next week!
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ATMs protected by killer whales.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Sun May 05, 2019 12:08 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:Well, I'll keep this part brief. Opening Day proved to be a bit of a mess, because... Nobody had the right key(s) to unlock the front entry gates until a 1/2 hour or so later. Although a lot of us pass holders were at the front of the queue, we then found out that Photo ID Passes would only be done at the "far right ticket booth". Getting into that queue we waited, and waited...and waited while the other single day ticket booths opened up for others w/o Season Passes. Till eventually, one of the staff came out front to tell us the "cameras aren't ready yet" so we have to save our print out passes for now, use them whenever we came back to the park, and eventually (they said next week) the ID Season Pass Booth would be up and running.

I shall not hold my breath till then. And once we got in, at least five of the flat rides weren't running. And "The New Ride," now known as Sea-to-Sky Swinger, wouldn't be ready till...next weekend.

Anyway, I got two rides in on Coaster, although then I found out my fave coloured train (the red one) was scrapped, and one part of it is now in the purple train. <sigh> Took a quick look around, rode the Bug Whirled coaster and the West Coast Wheel, and that was about it for me, for today.

I am returning tomorrow, a bit later, so that I can check out the Arcade, once it's open, and also get an On-Ride pic on Coaster. It's my annual one, and I get it every Season, now.

Till tomorrow, then. And here's the photos I took today.....


I’m super impressed with the localized theming on the new swing ride. Nice to see they commissioned a unique theme for the ride.

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 05, 2019 2:49 pm

^ Yes, I am too. And hopefully, that means getting maintenance and parts for the Swinger doesn't mean waiting to get them/it from Germany or somewhere else in Europe. I hope. :wink:

And Today's Visit was muuuuch better! Most of yesterday's closed flats were open today. Except Crazy Beach Party. Still have to wait for that one. But with the sun fully out and shining, and no clouds greying the skies....much better day, today.

And, got my first set of Ice Ball tix; my first $1 popcorn refill; my Annual On Ride Photo on Coaster, taken yesterday; and some fudge from "What The Fudge." And a few more flyer/maps to take home.

And I picked up my photo ID Season Pass, too. A real good day....
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Standard <IwillNeverRideItAgain> shot.
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I still love the open air station we have, for Coaster.
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Surprise surprise, Coaster Dogs is open!
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Yellow train is the train for the day.
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But - Roasted Veggie Dogs sold out? In less than 2 days??? Hmmm...
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Meanwhile...
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Oooo starfish.
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And a sun starfish! This really is, a beautifully themed Vancouver/BC ride! (o:
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The other arcade in the park.
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But... no longer open? Hmmm. Wonder what might be going in here, eventually? If anything?
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Yay! Fudge time!
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I picked this one.
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Whoa! Hell's Gate is open today! But Crazy Beach Party alas, was not.
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Another sign on the West Coast Wheel queue.
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Whee!
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Bug Whirled is open and running; not so much, Crazy beach Party.
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Long shot from the Wheel.
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A bit closer.
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I love these mountains!
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AtmosFEAR is running and UP!
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Wide shot of all the mountains that are the city's background.
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Take the tunnel?
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New spot for slushee drinks. Very woodsy. Like the Face Painting booth, opposite it.
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Speaking of face painting... Many, many ways to have one's face painted.
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Me and KC. (And I forget... what DOES "KC" actually, really, stand for?)
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Opening next weekend, I was told. Hope it's true.
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Last Coaster look.
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Walking-to-The-Car Shot. (o;
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What I got and bought today.
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The fudge. With SKOR!
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My first ride on Coaster, yesterday. Dark, but I like it.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sun May 05, 2019 3:44 pm

Nice Pic!

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and I got the Wasabi Kit Kats b-day gift in the mail yesterday (!!!!). . . OMG, thank you *so* much, Bill. . . so sweet you remembered :)
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 05, 2019 3:51 pm

Thanks and You're Welcome! I got the Deep Purple Yam Kit Kats for myself. Interesting taste. :smile:

And here's the other photo of me and KC. Not much different than the first one, hmm?
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Here we are....again! And to be honest, I think I'm smiling more in this shot.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 06, 2019 6:22 pm

Just found out.... the 2019 PNE Prize Home Draw tickets are now available!

https://pneprizehome.ca/ (also for other prizes, as well)
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Looks purty. And that's in Canadian Dollahs....
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As it looked, a couple of weeks ago, on it's PNE site.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm

Well, tomorrow is the day this new swinger is supposed to open. I keep checking the site to see if they've put it up yet, but not so much. There does seem to be a gap in place for where the photo/name will go.

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu May 09, 2019 4:19 pm

^ Um, you meant Saturday? (Unless you meant "tomorrow, when they start testing it", we hope) And I figured they wouldn't list it with the other rides until... a) they have it up and running and... b) they have some action shots to put there on the list. :smile:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Thu May 09, 2019 4:38 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:^ Um, you meant Saturday? (Unless you meant "tomorrow, when they start testing it", we hope) And I figured they wouldn't list it with the other rides until... a) they have it up and running and... b) they have some action shots to put there on the list. :smile:


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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu May 09, 2019 4:42 pm

^ My pleasure. :devil:

p.s. I did recheck the PNE site, and it looks like they do have the new Playland map up, which takes out the Corkscrew, and re-numbers (#16) and re-colours (blue and white) where the new Swinger is.

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