Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:32 pm

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:
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I still miss the awesome Gift Shop they had at Playland, right where you entered the park.....
and you would go into, just before you left the park. A perfect location.
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What it was turned into, after it was closed up, at this location. At least they kept the top of it, in place.
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This is where they moved it to. Small cramped space. And then.... no more. )o:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Kamui » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:58 pm

My friend and I went to Playland today to see what they are doing
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A building replacing the old purple roof building.
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A closer look at what they are doing with the spot of the wave swinger
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They are pretty much finished with setting playland up except for the coasters
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Corkscrew still here
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The tent from fright night is still up?

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 pm

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?

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Corkscrew still here

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

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:51 pm

^ 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....

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Kamui » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:28 pm

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

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:30 pm

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!

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"Needs paint." :lol: And then some! I wonder if anybody is going to buy Corkscrew?
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Whoa! There is definitely a flat ride of some kind-type going in there. Where Wave Swinger used to be.
Thanks to kiki____k for posting the photo! (o: (Small bldg. is possibly the ride op's bldg.)
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ALSO TO CONSIDER: They might have just removed the platform/stairs altogether (that you climb up to the swings)
and are putting Wave Swinger on ground level, like so many others I have been on. Hmmm...
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:57 pm

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. ;)
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They're hiring for the PNE!
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Where the main entry gate and ticket booths sit.
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Nice. I never noticed this, because there's usually vintage cars all around it.
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Where various food trucks and sales trucks sit.... currently a parking lot.
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The PNE Administration Bldg....now with Palm Trees!
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Looking through the middle of what would be the outdoor bar area, and Festival park.
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What's this? What's this?
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The 2019 PNE Prize Home being assembled. I like the look of this one, compared to last year's.
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Looking back to where I came in.
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"Follow the green planters."
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The Livestock Buildings, which could use some TLC... i.e. PAINT!
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Looking across the Beer Garden ~ Rib Fest area, to where the PNE Concert Series happens.
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SBNS = Standing But Not Sold...yet.
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It's Asphalt Day today! Best shot I could get. Will check again on Saturday.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:59 pm

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?
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:08 pm

^ 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. ;)
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