Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:56 pm

Continuing on, this final day of The Pacific National Exhibition (full name)...
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On the way up to the Side Car Bar in Playland...
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But I have to finish the beer I have now, in here at the Celebration tent.
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Gator BBQ.
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Check out the cute cook!
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The final Concert tonight. Wish I had tickets.
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Yellow train running.
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Followed by the red train...
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Loved the beard! And he keeps it blue all year long!
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Yay! A non-unicorn win!
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Side Car Bar filled up nicely.
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The dads seem to be stuck with the oversize stuffies.
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See what I mean?
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Headgear is cool!
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This one actually deflated his hammer.
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So dad had to re-inflate it up.
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Un-won big stuffies.
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Neat tattoo beside me in the Bar.
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At least this unicorn got a ride! (To be continued...)
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:04 pm

Final set of photos of The Fair....till next year.

P.S. Sorry guys, but I totally forgot to take any photos of the "deflated bubble" that NOVA was using.
Or talk to anybody about it. My only excuse is my age, and I'm sticking to that excuse. :wink:

P.P.S. Playland reopens for the next two weekends, then closes to get ready for Fright Nights in October.

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Down for the count. I think they should sell it, and get something else.
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What I got, was PINA COLADA fudge. Pardon the fuzzy sign.
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<sighs> Another unicorn win.
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Then I saw this.
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A 60 year old Grandfather with his grandson. Cool!
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Mob scene at Coaster.
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"The Category Is"..... Biker POSE!
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On my way to the bus stop.
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Bye bye PNE! Thanks for an awesome two weeks! (o:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 pm

From the "Totally Forgot, Dude" Dept....

How could I forget to post The Last Fudge I bought, at this year's PNE?

Shame. Shame on me. :p

Here's what the Pina Colada Fudge looked like. And it was really good,
although I'm not quite sure what the nuts on top, were for. Whatever. It was good.

Also, here's three of most fun photos I got to take at this year's PNE.
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Kind of like the Pineapple-Walnut Fudge ~ with much less pineapple. (o;
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At the PNE Prize Home. Definitely into "Out At The Fair" Day.
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This was awesome! Made me think about a light red streak in my old grey locks. (o;
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You KNOW you WANT some RIBS from this guy, right?... Ladies? Gentlemen? Undecided?
@Gator BBQ. Our "Winner" this year at Rib Fest.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby KingOfNynex2003 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:24 am

sorry we missed you Nrthwnd, here’s the photos we got when we went on the last day, I left around 7PM and my friend left around 6ish, I was able to win close to $200 total at the Under/Over tables this year, not too bad.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:47 pm

^ That's okay, not connecting. There's always next year. :smile:

What did you think of POPnology, and the Sports Show?
I enjoyed going through the exhibit, and was kind of 'meh' with the Show.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:45 pm

Great reporting of the PNE as usual, Bill!

Love the food, beer, rides, strange exhibits...I'd love to check this out sometime!
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:34 pm

^ Thanks, Phil. And "just so ya know for long term planning", with the way calendars go year to year,
next year's PNE should be Aug.17-Sept.02/19. And the 'Out At The Fair' Day.
should happen on Thurs.Aug.29th, if they want it to happen again, within the Fair's second week.

Just a guess, mind. But possible, for now. :wink: And you easily buy your tix online,
once they become available for the Fair, the Concert Series, Playland tix, etc.

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby dwils01 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:51 am

My friend and I are going to Playland tomorrow because it's the only day we could both get off. It's suppose to rain about 20mm tomorrow so I wanted to know what are the chances of the rides running. The rain doesn't bother me, I don't mind getting wet. I just want to be able to go on the rides.

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:00 pm

A Rainy Day at Playland? :?r

I was ready for supposed, predicted, downpours today, at the park. Had my poncho handy, etc.
But it didn't rain. At - all while I was there. :smile:
Lots of clouds overhead. Dark grey ones. But no rain came down, and it was an easy couple of hours there.

I got two more rides on Coaster, bringing my total to 55 rides on it this season. 10 away from my goal of "65",
which is the age I turned this past March. I wanted to marathon it in one or more days. But it wasn't open the
first month of the season, and then.....well.... it didn't seem plausible to try that. So getting 65 rides in before
Fright Nights end has been The Goal, for now. And I should reach it by Fright Nights, definitely :wink:



P.S. After 4:30 this afternoon, we got MONSOON-style downpours, dumped all over the city! Finally! =)
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<sighs> Hells Gate never seemed to get a chance, this entire season.
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After riding Coaster twice, I took a photo of this.
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Starting to get ready for Fright Nights in October.
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Yellow train running.
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"Ya wanna got FAST-TER???"
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On The West Coast Wheel. Overcast skies, everywhere.
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Horse racing today at Hastings Park.
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Downtown. And look ma, no fire smoke!
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Clouds only. No fire smoke here......for now.
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Burnaby in the distance.
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Where Haunted House dark ride used to be during the PNE.
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I miss the Ride Side Bar already. And does anybody say "highballs" anymore?
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Secret passageway still secretly there.
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Bump.
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The most landscaping and theming in the entire park. For the kids' train ride.
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One more Whee!
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And then...it was closed. Supposed to "open later," but I'd finished today's visit.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:34 am

A Slightly Wet Hour at The Park

There was some rain falling, today. But nothing "torrential" etc. Still, there was hardly anyone at the park,
which made it a bit difficult to gather people together to ride Coaster! Their "standard" is a minimum of
12 people to run a Coaster train. My last ride (of four, today), it took us 20 minutes to get 12 people
on board! So after that ride, I figured it was enough time spent there, and headed home.

With my $1 popcorn bucket refill. ;)

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Doesn't look like it, but it was raining, although not that heavily.
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Noted. But define "inclement weather" please? (o;
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No big line at all for The Beast, today.
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View from the West Coast Wheel.
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Mmmm nice , wet, asphalt.
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Red train running. When it got at least 12 people to ride it, lol.
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It wasn't that bad! :P
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