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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:49 am

Not gonna lie. The PNE lineup leaves me a bit cold. The exhibits this year aren’t all that interesting... don’t know if I’ll attend this year.

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 25, 2019 2:23 pm

^ Yeah, I must admit. When I first looked at this lineup, no one act really caught my eye. The only act I was a bit interested in, was Colin James. And although I am not really a big fan of his... on the radio, I love his blues music, besides the pop songs. But - I would rather see and hear him in a much smaller setting than the Concert Nights. I've seen Huey Lewis & The News, and Boy George in the past few years, but that's with loud huge crowds (see below), including some who have been drinking a weeeeee bit too much, heh.

So - I'm taking a pass on this year's line up, and enjoy the music,
what nights I'm there at the PNE, from outside of the concert area. :wink:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Sat May 25, 2019 2:27 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:^ Yeah, I must admit. When I first looked at this lineup, no one act really caught my eye. The only act I was a bit interested in, was Colin James. And although I am not really a big fan of his... on the radio, I love his blues music, besides the pop songs. But - I would rather see and hear him in a much smaller setting than the Concert Nights. I've seen Huey Lewis & The News, and Boy George in the past few years, but that's with loud huge crowds (see below), including some who have been drinking a weeeeee bit too much, heh.

So - I'm taking a pass on this year's line up, and enjoy the music,
what nights I'm there at the PNE, from outside of the concert area. :wink:


I mean. I’m kind of interested in TLC... but I meant more the exhibits this year. Nothing really screams to me. I loved the Game of Thrones, and Genghis Khan exhibits.

But these are a bit meh.

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 25, 2019 2:40 pm

^ Understood. I was just commenting on the Concerts, separately from this year's PNE Exhibits.

Speaking of which... first of all I don't own a cell phone of any kind <GASPtextscrowd>, so the Snap Happy exhibit (A Do-It-Your-Selfie Experience!) could be a useless visit for me. Unless they lend you phones, LOL! Wouldn't that be crazy if they did? Probably not, but you never know with the PNE...

And Game Changers (Evolution of Video Games) I can take or leave. The only screen games I usually play, are card games, and most of the time, Hearts. :wink: But it could be an interesting exhibit to check out, all the same. And I did enjoy my Q-Bert, back then.

Never say never, when checking any of these PNE exhibits out, I believe. Like 2017's Hockey Exhibit. Not for me, but I was still interested in how they presented the exhibit, etc. And it was fine to walk through and photograph. No Hockey-Gasms though. :smile:

And they're bringing the Dinosaurs back to "roaring life." Fine.
And the perennial Superdogs show. And a Big Magic Show, too.

And the food, don't forget The PNE Food! :b :br And my upcoming (now) annual "Corn Dog Challenge", too!

(EEP - Just bought my online PNE Fair Pass: two weeks
of awful food, corny entertainment...and manure. I love it
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P>S> I'm also 66 years old, so most of my RANT is crap, anyway. <smile>
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 26, 2019 2:01 pm

Sunday, Sunday...

Yesterday was wet, but today was sunny with some clouds here and there. The park was busy, I got only two rides on Coaster, but that was enough. Also indulged myself in a capsule machine....thing. And $1 refill of popcorn, of course.

Here's the few photos I took today...

And by the way, Happy Memorial Day Weekend, USA! USA! :smile:
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In queue for Coaster.
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Revelation getting some work done, on it.
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Double Whee-Whee!
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At least four flat rides down today, including you-know-what.
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Looks like some seats are needing fixing on AtmosFEAR.
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Yeah, well...
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Heading out, I got this shot.
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Have no idea why it was there, but took a photo anyway.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu May 30, 2019 6:34 pm

^ Huh. And it's Italian-made, too. I was hoping it would be more North American-made, but that's okay.
And some where, in those two photos, I am among the other riders, since they took a lot of photos during
it's first run, which I was on.

So, maybe they'll have it (continually) running, starting this weekend! :b
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Thu May 30, 2019 6:40 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:^ Huh. And it's Italian-made, too. I was hoping it would be more North American-made, but that's okay.
And some where, in those two photos, I am among the other riders, since they took a lot of photos during
it's first run, which I was on.

So, maybe they'll have it (continually) running, starting this weekend! :b


Yes, it is a Flying Carousel model manufactured by Zamperla. The theming of the Sea To Sky Swinger looks great! It is definitely quite unique! :)
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu May 30, 2019 7:34 pm

Oh sweet! Silver Dollar City had the same model, and it's one of our favourite rides there. You'll enjoy this. Zamperla has a hit-or-miss reputation, but this is one of the rides they do really well.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri May 31, 2019 12:14 pm

Johnlloyd wrote:Yes, it is a Flying Carousel model manufactured by Zamperla. The theming of the Sea To Sky Swinger looks great! It is definitely quite unique! :)


I checked the Zamperla page, and that gallery could use a photo of our Swinger in there, now. It would definitely stand out from the other, more traditionally themed and decorated, swingers. And in BLUE, too!


p.s. And I hope I hope I hope it's going to be open and running, tomorrow. :airtime:
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