^ Yes, and The PNE also celebrates Out At The Fair Day again (this year. Thurs.Aug.29), like it started doing last year. You buy a pair of rainbow socks from the Pride Society's booth, outside the main PNE entrance, and you get in free! A "first" for a big annual fair, I thought. They were very supportive last summer's 'Day,' and everybody got into it, including the Fair staff.
or...."Ticket Counting Machines are NOT Money Changing Machines!"
Decided to start my Friday visit to the park, with another shot of that crazy-looking brake run in Coaster's station. After that, it was some more PLINKO (winning over 300 tix with just a few $$$), a ride on The Wheel, my dollar popcorn refill, and a generally nice day there.
Oh, and from the "Idiot GP Dept."...... A family assumed that the ticket counting machines were the money changing machines. So there was actual folded money inside both ticket slots of the back-to-back machines. The kids working the Arcade couldn't pull them out, so... maintenance pending. So I had to have my tix counted at the front redemption area. Thankfully, it was a "walk on" lol.
Sexy brake run? Got two rides on purple train. (o:
This is a "PNE/Playland Approved" block of cement!
Yeah, Pizza Pizza is pretty pricy for my liking. I can leave the park, walk a couple of blocks, and get two Large Loaded Deluxe Pizzas for one of these. I keep reminding myself that one day, I will have/try one - slice. And note, those I know in the USA, this is Cdn $. So....$23 U.S.? Is that good for you?
Gaming tables are ready. Now they have to wait another month before the betting gp arrives, at PNE time.
Note: The most totally useless things in Playland. People either slip by them, go through them, or let their kids turn and turn them like a propeller. Useless really, IMhO. But I guess it's a bit of "queue control."
Corkscrew's still For Sale, and Revelation stopped halfway for Maintenance.
The Twins have disappeared!
But these twins are flying nicely. ArrrrrrrrrrrSNAP!
From The Wheel I saw this. First time in a while, not seeing anybody in the queue. Then I found out. A.....um....."spill" had occurred in that back row, a ride op is cleaning up. I did not envy this ride op.
Local TV news personality with her "haul" before doing the afternoon weather.
People! These take tickets. Not cash! (How could these idiots miss all this info.on it???)
A hot sunny Sunday, today. Got one ride on Coaster, but left it at that, as the queue was really long by the time I got off the train. No matter. A nice leisurely spin on The Wheel, several $$$ worth of quarters plunked into PLINKO and a MONOPOLY version of the quarters drop machines. And that was it!
By the way, I think the MONOPOLY quarter drops, are much more...uh..... "profitable" in the prize tickets? In the PLINKO machine .... $10 = 200 tickets. The MONOPOLY machine I tried, first time? $4 = 214 tickets. And these machines are mostly ignored, since the great location of PLINKO immediately draws the curious kids in. With quarters. Lots of quarters.
Things that make you go "Hmmmmm."
But I'll never tell about the MONOPOLY machines.
This got much MUCH longer, after I rode Coaster.
I Do Respect. I also wish there were more gardens around the park, too.
The Twins are in full view. I always love this view on The Wheel.
Glad? Not really. The Gladiator has been closed, for several weeks now. )o:
These chairs sure get around. I wonder if they'll repaint them red, the colour they usually are, for the PNE?
The Beast: "I see Swingers! Nom nom nom nom nom."
Front Row, Hands Up!
The Beast, soaring above The only Old West themed "attraction", in the park. (o;
Just out! The 2019 Pride Guide is out, around town. We celebrate Vancouver Pride through the week (up to), and have our Pride Parade on the first Sunday of August (Aug.04 this year). Which then allows us to get down to Seattle/Portland for their Pride weekends, usually end of June.
So, here's the page in the Guide, the Pride Society put out about Out At The Fair at this year's PNE! All the info is there, and more importantly, the socks are a different design, and with the year on them, too!
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