Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

I finally "turn on" my 2 PNE Quarters Games prizes! (o;
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 6813
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:10 am

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.
Top 3 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Coaster (PNE Playland)
Top 3 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Untamed, Expedition GeForce
Image
Most Recent Trip Reports- Rainbow MagicLand & Gardaland

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:29 pm

^ 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:
IMG_9154END.JPG
Back in May.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

What's with the donkeys anyway?
 
Posts: 66
Joined: 30 Jan 2006
Location: Canada
Gender: Male

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:34 pm

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...

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm

^ 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.
IMG_8876.JPG
Also back then. All that was left of Red Train is right there. In the middle of Purple Train.
And eventually, they repainted Red into Purple. <sighs> R.I.P. Red.
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:30 pm.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

What's with the donkeys anyway?
 
Posts: 66
Joined: 30 Jan 2006
Location: Canada
Gender: Male

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:45 pm

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?”

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:47 pm

^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!
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:44 pm

"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:
IMG_0142.JPG
Noted.
IMG_0143.JPG
My usual entrance. But not today. And that electronic sign is still - showing - nothing! )o:
IMG_0144.JPG
A graffiti mural along the way to the other PNE Gate..
IMG_0145.JPG
Backs of buildings, and exhibitors' parking.
IMG_0146.JPG
There be Dinos behind these tarps!
IMG_0147.JPG
The Italian Gardens, which are hardly visited much, even during The Fair.
IMG_0148.JPG
Interesting house on the other side of the street.
IMG_0149.JPG
The Coliseum PNE Entrance.
IMG_0151.JPG
You want strollers? I got strollers!
IMG_0152.JPG
End of the 2:30 Super Dogs show. I'll be seeing the 5:30 one.
IMG_0153.JPG
First corn dog of the day.
IMG_0154.JPG
Looks good. With a nice NeFAIRious Happy Hour beer.
IMG_0155.JPG
Good. A bit thin on the corn bread batter, but it's good.
IMG_0156.JPG
IMG_0157.JPG
A mini train winds it's way through the PNE crowds.
IMG_0158.JPG
Greenery!
IMG_0159.JPG
Ooooo what's this?
IMG_0160.JPG
"Live"?
IMG_0161.JPG
I didn`t bother trying to remember all their names. Too many names to photograph. Yeah, I was lazy.
IMG_0163.JPG
Dinos In A Row.
IMG_0164.JPG
IMG_0165.JPG
The Big Guy.
IMG_0168END.JPG
IMG_0169.JPG
Another "secret pathway" on the Fair grounds.
IMG_0171.JPG
IMG_0172.JPG
Canadian National Railway, celebrating it's 100th birthday, had a big display at The Fair.
IMG_0173.JPG
Interesting entrance.
IMG_0174.JPG
Lots of walk through displays and some entertainment, here.
IMG_0177.JPG
And where you can get a train ride through part of The Fair.
IMG_0178.JPG
You can fish here too, at The Fair!
IMG_0179.JPG
Still one of the busier games.
IMG_0181.JPG
My view from the Side Ride Bar, my one beer there, after getting Dollar Popcorn. (o:
IMG_0183.JPG
Who's playing tonight in the PNE Concert Series.
IMG_0184.JPG
Corn Dog #2.
IMG_0185.JPG
Another corn dog, another Happy Hour beer. (o:
IMG_0186.JPG
This 2nd one was awesome! Lots of thick cornmeal batter around the dog. Corn Dog King > The Other One.
IMG_0190.JPG
Two Happy Hour Beers!
IMG_0191.JPG
Yep, everybody needs a break now and then.
IMG_0198.JPG
Glass Blowing is being demonstrated here. I will check that out on a future visit.
IMG_0200END.JPG
On the way to Super Dogs... Fried Onions-A-Plenty!
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 pm.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:01 pm

"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.
IMG_0201.JPG
IMG_0203.JPG
The starting set up.
IMG_0205.JPG
Suites usually used for sports stuff.
IMG_0208.JPG
IMG_0211.JPG
I don't think we ever found out what that rope was for.
IMG_0213.JPG
The dogs bring the crowds.
IMG_0215.JPG
IMG_0219.JPG
Everybody comes out to first say hello.
IMG_0220.JPG
IMG_0223.JPG
IMG_0225.JPG
IMG_0226.JPG
IMG_0227.JPG
IMG_0228.JPG
IMG_0229.JPG
IMG_0231.JPG
A mini magic act in the middle, with a cute assistant. Who kept pushing things over. Such a sweet pooch!
IMG_0232.JPG
IMG_0235.JPG
IMG_0237.JPG
This would get me dizzy, myself.
IMG_0239.JPG
IMG_0247.JPG
Great jumpers these dogs!
IMG_0250.JPG
IMG_0253.JPG
IMG_0256.JPG
IMG_0257.JPG
IMG_0259.JPG
IMG_0267.JPG
End of the show.
IMG_0268.JPG
The mob goes down to greet some of the performers.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:12 pm

"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:
IMG_0273.JPG
IMG_0274.JPG
One train running = Huge Queue.
IMG_0275.JPG
Over 300 tickets (so far) Way ta go!
IMG_0276.JPG
Happy Hour is on.
IMG_0278.JPG
IMG_0280.JPG
IMG_0281.JPG
IMG_0284.JPG
Some just can't take a whole day at The PNE.
IMG_0285.JPG
IMG_0286.JPG
IMG_0288.JPG
Who was playing, last night.
IMG_0289.JPG
Saturday crowds.
IMG_0290.JPG
Found Henry's!
IMG_0291.JPG
My meal.
IMG_0293.JPG
New proof-of-age wrist band (red) cause they ran out of blue. (o;
IMG_0296.JPG
This was opposite me.
IMG_0297.JPG
And this was the guy who actually did it, all the way, of all who tried. Yay him!
IMG_0298.JPG
First wig sighting.
IMG_0299.JPG
IMG_0305.JPG
Silly but fun.
IMG_0307.JPG
Yes, I had three beers while there.
IMG_0309.JPG
IMG_0310.JPG
Bull riding, if you're really feeling macho.
IMG_0315.JPG
She certainly was! And did pretty good, too.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 24841
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:22 pm

After my eats and drink, it was off to The Barns and check all the farm stuff out.
IMG_0317.JPG
IMG_0318.JPG
Everything here for your farming needs.
IMG_0319.JPG
Including bees.
IMG_0320.JPG
Indoor veggie gardens.
IMG_0321.JPG
Mama pig taking a break from the little porkers.
IMG_0322.JPG
She's leaning against a big fan, there. Happy.
IMG_0323.JPG
IMG_0324.JPG
IMG_0327.JPG
IMG_0328.JPG
This is a strange (to me) set up.
IMG_0329.JPG
I mean, I wonder how parents explain this to their kids. "Look Joey, this is dinner for 20."
IMG_0330.JPG
A place for the kids to be busy and have fun, too.
IMG_0331.JPG
<shock> I mean, where are they all???
IMG_0333.JPG
Pony rides.
IMG_0334.JPG
Passed by this....
IMG_0335.JPG
....which I saw last year.
IMG_0338.JPG
Note: Brown hens lay brown eggs. The more you know...
IMG_0340.JPG
Mini tractor races for the kids.
IMG_0341.JPG
Where knights rest.
IMG_0343.JPG
I'll be watching this in an hour or so.
IMG_0344.JPG
IMG_0345.JPG
Hi Clydes!
IMG_0346.JPG
Horses' butts.
IMG_0348.JPG
Looks like any old S&M store to me. :P
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron