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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:10 am
by Canobie Coaster
I'm glad they got Coaster up and running but that's unfortunate it's down to one train during the busiest time of the year.

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:29 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Me too, also glad. But now I keep worrying, if anything happens with the yellow train.....what then? Can this train still be rebuilt, in today's times? And I am asking about replication, not a new style train, w/restraints/belts, blah blah <horrors>. That would kill Coaster's ride experience for sure. So every time I go by it, or watch it a bit, I hope that nothing happens, etc.

KNOCK WOOD :wink:

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:34 pm
by Evan-500
Nrthwnd wrote:^ Me too, also glad. But now I keep worrying, if anything happens with the yellow train.....what then? Can this train still be rebuilt, in today's times? And I am asking about replication, not a new style train, w/restraints/belts, blah blah <horrors>. That would kill Coaster's ride experience for sure. So every time I go by it, or watch it a bit, I hope that nothing happens, etc.

KNOCK WOOD :wink:


So they only have two trains now-a-days? Which means down to one due to purple dying? Who thought that through...

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Nope. Just the yellow train ONLY. The red train is no more, remember?
And the purple train....<sighs> yeah, well. :sad:

And I still say it, but let's face it...when they dismantled Red Train they jinxed them self.
That reason they felt they didn't need the "extra train" since they rarely run all three, if at all.... Blah blah Blah.

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:45 pm
by Evan-500
Nrthwnd wrote:^ Nope. Just the yellow train ONLY. The red train is no more, remember?
And the purple train....<sighs> yeah, well. :sad:

And I still say it, but let's face it...when they dismantled Red Train they jinxed them self. That reason they felt they didn't need the "extra train" since they rarely run all three, if at all.... Blah blah Blah.


Yeah that’s what I’m saying... they only have two now... which means if one fails (as it did) down to one? That’s crazy.


Also I woke up this morning and thought “I wonder if they’d ever get RMC to redo Coaster?”

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:47 pm
by Nrthwnd
^Sorry, you're right. Right now they still do have two trains. If (and when) Purple is finally fixed up.

And as far as RMC-ing Coaster.... I would like Coaster to remain the way it is, somehow. The whole circuit is perfect and still leaves first time riders going WTF? when they return to the station, lol. If it can be RMC'd and not look any different than it did before, including all three trains (hello?), I'd be all for that!

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:44 pm
by Nrthwnd
"Everything Is SUPER, Today!" Part 1

I spent a few hours up at the "front" of The Fair, today. Had a few Happy Hour brews, checked out their Dinosaur Display (which moved up beside the park's Italian Gardens), and then took in the annual SUPER DOGS Show. This one with a bit of a "magic" theme, though it's mainly a lot of dogs running, climbing, jumping and generally being Super High Octane performers.

And treated myself to two classic corn dogs from two different places I'd bought from before. Both good, but one had a definite edge over the other. :smile:

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:01 pm
by Nrthwnd
"Abbraca-Barka!" Part 2 (Best I can do, spelling the thing.)

The Super Dogs annual show is always a fave for families and general dog lovers. They do try to theme it to something different every year, but the format is basically the same. Lots of dogs, big and small. All with their "special tricks" etc. It's a quick 1/2 hour show that everybody loves. This year they pitted the two sides of the audience against each other. One group was Wish Bone; the other side was T Bone. Yelling and screaming for their fave dogs. A fun time.

Best shots are posted here. It's pretty tricky getting good clear shots,
with these dogs running around so fast. But I did my best.

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:12 pm
by Nrthwnd
"Farm Life & Knight Life at The PNE" (And a mini-Wigstock going on)

My first of the "things to do" yesterday at the PNE, was a walk through the barns which hold all the stuff that makes up farming in BC. Lots of things to see, and especially lots of stuff, and all the animals, for the kids to get involved with.

But first before that, a mid-day meal. I went to the Revel District (after a beer at Playland's Ride Side Bar), and found Henry's BBQ which used to be in another location at The Fair. Got a 1/4 chicken with fries, got myself settled in the big beer tent there, and people watched as I ate and drank.

I noticed that a LOT of people were wearing wigs there. ??? Turns out it was an online thing, and everybody just wore the wigs. That's it. Nothing to do with the concert that night. Just people having some extra fun at The Fair. :smile:

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:22 pm
by Nrthwnd
After my eats and drink, it was off to The Barns and check all the farm stuff out.