Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:20 pm

"ELECTRIC FIRE!.... and another corn dog."

Electric Fire was the show that closed the Fair every night. Only 15+ minutes long, it absolutely packed those minutes with fire, led costumes and a huge led screen, fire, fireworks.....did I mention fire? :wink: It was really an amzing quick show to end the evening for us. Definitely recommended if you can hang on through the day, to see it, feel it, hear it. Awesome show.

We also got that Ramen Corn Dog from the Corn Dog King, as a late night snack.
It was really good. I wanted another, but held back.
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The Coaster queue was still outrageously packed. Even in the evening.
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Lazy unicorn.
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From The Corn Dog King....The Ramen Corn Dog!
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It was nice and crunchy. The batter was good, too. We'd get one again.
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The covers band playing their last set for the night.
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Where Electric Fire happens.
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I'll just let the photos show it all.
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They did re-use the stage for this, but we didn't see much from where we were. That was okay.
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Got one! The sudden fire bursts were hard to get, considering we didn't know when they were going to happen.
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A final blast, and it was over! And then we went home.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:35 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:"ELECTRIC FIRE!.... and another corn dog."

Electric Fire was the show that closed the Fair every night. Only 15+ minutes long, it absolutely packed those minutes with fire, led costumes and a huge led screen, fire, fireworks.....did I mention fire? :wink: It was really an amzing quick show to end the evening for us. Definitely recommended if you can hang on through the day, to see it, feel it, hear it. Awesome show.

We also got that Ramen Corn Dog from the Corn Dog King, as a late night snack.
It was really good. I wanted another, but held back.


I'm glad you got to Electric Fire! Was nice of them to bring back a show like this, they used to do these shows in that exact location back in the day, and then moved them to the amphitheatre when the night concerts happened where Festival Park is... then moved the concerts to amphitheatre and stopped the night show...

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:38 pm

^ I remember they used to do a couple of those closing night events in front of the Agrodome, and kids danced on the overhang on the entry way, there. And yeah, the night concerts' spaces went back and forth for awhile, before they started staying with where they are now, beside Revel District.

Just the PNE trying to keep things a bit different, every year, right? =) And Electric Fire was really GREAT!
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:14 pm

"It's Closing Time..."

Yes, that time of year. Labour Day, the last day of the PNE. :sad:

I went mid-afternoon, to check out my last Happy Hour there, say goodbye to those who I got to know regularly (mainly at the bars), and just take a final walk around the place.

Got myself a couple of Diggity Dogs, both of which were really good. Then one more dollar popcorn refill, a few dollars into the quarters games (my last PLINKO for the season), and then cashing in all those prize tickets I've saved up since the off season. Turns out they put more prizes up on the shelves! Including light up neon lights, and a cool looking LED message board.

So I got the LED board and a light up palm tree. =) I was happy with that. And headed home.
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Not even a "See You Next Year" on that message board? :sad:
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Buh bye to this year's exhibits.
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Here we are!
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Where the action happens!
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I decided to be a little piggish.....
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....and got two of them! The Macho Nacho and Southern Comfort ones. With beers of course!
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SC was good as always. I had one last year.
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Macho Nacho turned into a colourful mess of stuff. But it was good!
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Nope. Not for me.
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Who was playing tonight for the last PNE Concert.
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My very last NeFAIRious Beer at the Ride Side Bar in Playland.
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Coaster's still pulling in the huge queue for it's last day of The Fair.
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See ya at Fright Nights in October!
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Local businesses nearby had these cute PNE posters in their window.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:25 pm

^^^^ Electric Fire looked awesome, but I wasn't sure how early they'd close Coaster's queue so I was in line at that time. The queue was in the extension all day and took about 90 minutes each time.

They ended up closing the queue at 10:45 and it was still about an hour long. Their closing process was pretty odd. They kept all other rides running until Coaster ran its last train. Then everything stopped. I've never seen anything quite like that.

As for Coaster, that ride is incredible. I spent almost 7.5 hours in that queue line yesterday. It was hot and slow-moving, but Coaster was worth it.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:59 pm

^ I'm glad you enjoyed Coaster....but spending almost 7.5 hours in queueing up for it? Sheesh. Maybe next year, when they've finally, hopefully, got two trains running again during The Fair, the wait will be half as long etc. I also think, that the way the weather is becoming every summer (hot, humid, and more hot) they might consider a structure to shade that back and forth queue area. Maybe. :smile:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:44 am

^ Yeah I was stunned there wasn't any shade in that queue.

Since Coaster is the main reason for me to return to Playland, I would probably try to visit when it's not the PNE next time.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 pm

^ Yeah, I would do that next time, too. Playland usually re-opens in May, weekends only. Then around the middle of June it starts weekdays, etc. But you can always check out the site, to find out the actual schedule. And as far as queue shading goes....these heat waves we're now getting, are still relatively new here, believe it! In the past, they've never had to even consider shading for any of the rides' queues. But now... maybe you could send a Coaster Fan Letter to them and suggest the queue shading, etc. Worth a try. :smile:

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P.S. Forgot to mention, but over this past Playland season (non-PNE), I ended up riding Coaster a total of 76 times! Pretty good, for myself, at my age and health. Next year I turn 67, so the goal is 67+ times on Coaster, then. Should be easy. :wink:
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby djcoastermark » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:58 pm

Keep on a riding. My dad who is 85 , and mom, who is 80 got on Cheetah Hunt at BGT. Mom was screaming like a school girl. So much fun. (also rode the wild mouse and were totally bored with it.)

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:10 pm

^^ It wasn't super hot; I think it was in the mid-70s. But it was sunny.
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