Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 12, 2014 6:23 pm

On one of my return weekend visits to the park since opening weekend,
I took more photos of the park's Brand New Attraction....Rock 'N' Cars.

And a sign photo for you, Larry. Sorry I can't get it lit at night. Yet.
That won't happen until the PNE, late August. :wink:
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From a distance.
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Closer still. I like the colours and overlay of the cover itself, but after that...still a bumper cars.
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Here's the sign. There's also a ride op's butt wedged in there, above the -N-. Yeah....
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Everybody having at it. Lots of back lights on the cars now. That's...something.
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And now for something completely different. I hadn't noticed this on the wave swinger before, but....
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It's built by a Schwarzkopf! Probably not related to "that coaster guy".
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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri May 16, 2014 11:32 am

Was a good time this morning at the film shoot! Thanks to everyone who showed up!
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Postby Nrthwnd » Fri May 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Here's a few more non-riding-coaster shots I took, before we all climbed aboard Coaster
and screamed ourselves silly!

Thanks Robb and Elissa, for organizing this morning shoot on Coaster and (sighs) The Corkscrew.
And Thank You to the Playland coaster ride ops for really hauling butt, getting that Coaster train
(and the Corkscrew train) through the station.
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Everybody arriving for the shoot - at 8:30 in the morning! This IS Early for me, retired as I am. (o;
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Elissa chatting with Tom.
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Robb and Elissa doing their cameras set-up thing.
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The Group Shot. Nice meeting all you guys. It was great fun.
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Postby BCTom » Fri May 16, 2014 12:28 pm

It was a lot of fun and nice to meet some people. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Postby Owl_Enthusiast » Fri May 16, 2014 1:28 pm

It was a fun way to start the long weekend! I can't wait to see it on YouTube later =)

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri May 16, 2014 2:29 pm

I watched the footage of the girls on the rider cam. There is some SERIOUS stand-up hair time in that footage! Should have it online in a couple of weeks.

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Postby loop-de-loop » Fri May 16, 2014 4:35 pm

robbalvey wrote:I watched the footage of the girls on the rider cam. There is some SERIOUS stand-up hair time in that footage! Should have it online in a couple of weeks.

Can't wait to see it!

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 17, 2014 6:14 pm

Here's some photos I took in Playland, last weekend.

I think my biggest, latest surprise, after actually looking around a bit,.
was the grilled cheese place Cheese Please. I did not know it existed,
until this visit. And the add-ons look great, too.

And it also made me think - I have never seen such a theme park food place
anywhere in my TPR world tour travels, that I remember. Which then
makes me ask...are these grilled cheese sandwich stalls any where else in
the world? In any parks, theme or non-? I can't remember, lol. I do know there's
a food truck in the city, that sells grilled cheese sands. So......?

Next visit... A Playland Food TR... on their grilled cheese sandwich place, CHEESE PLEASE! ;)
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The entrance to Playland, with that wonderful scenic background, there.
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Looking at Coaster from the SkyWheel.
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Newly renovated Music Express! I was Surprised! This wasn't announced for the season, as it was mainly a
removal-and-repaint job. The cars have been painted in a black and white theme. With red lights.
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Another view of it. They took out the middle flat piece that hung down and created a "tunnel" at the back of it.
That's the 'removal' part. Now it's gone, and you can see the entire ride, front and back. And it looks great!
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A far shot with Crazy Beach Party in action, in it's final year, here at Playland.
New attraction replacing it, next season!
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My money shot of AtmosFEAR. From the SkyWheel. Hellevator surge (?) tower on the right, there.
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A look from the park's merry-go-round. It's relaxing and provides a few good shots for me
here and there. The Tea Cups aren't exactly "Disney style teacups" but the families enjoys them
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Our old Vekoma Corkscrew still chuggin' along.. And it actually wasn't bad, and fairly (dare I say) smooth,
when we filmed yesterday, with TPR. I was surprised. <shock>
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And if ya gotta go - this is in the kids area of the park. I love the themeing of it.
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This is in the Kids Playce of Playland, too. Kids like grilled cheese sandwiches? Still??? omg...
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The Menu. Looks adventurous, especially for the parents, LOL! Definitely worth a look-see-eat next time, LOL!
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Last look before I leave, with a great view of AtmosFEAR, and the mountains in back.
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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby loop-de-loop » Sun May 18, 2014 9:06 am

Any idea of what attraction or how big it will be that's replacing Crazy Beach Party?

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Re: Playland (at the PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 18, 2014 12:31 pm

Am pretty sure it's this kind of flat.

Called an XXL?
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Not a great photo of it, but it gives you
the idea of what's coming next year.
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