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Playland Family Pass Giveaway

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 — 8:29am PDT
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Playland was once known at Happyland when it was part of the Vancouver Exhibition almost 100 years ago. Since that time, it has brought smiles and laughter to millions through midway games, attractions, and rides. It’s now open for the season with two new rides along with family favourites.

1929: Entrance gate to Happyland on Renfrew. VPL # 7925. Photographer: Leonard Frank

New this year are The Teacups and Balloon Explorers. Spin the teacups or soar 42 feet above the park in a hot air balloon ride. These two join the line-up of over thirty rides and attractions at Playland, including the iconic 1958 wooden roller coaster.

Playland Hours

May 4 to June 30 (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays): 10:00am to 6:00pm
June 14 to June 26 (Monday to Friday): 10:00am to 3:00pm
July 1 to July 28 (Saturday, Sundays and Holidays): 10:00am to 7:00pm
July 2 to July 31 (Monday to Friday): 10:00am to 6:00pm
August 1 to August 16 (Monday to Sunday): 10:00am to 7:00pm
September 7 to September 22 (Saturdays and Sundays): 10:00am to 5:00pm

Playland Pass Prices

Playland One-Day PlayPass (over 48” tall): $32.50
Playland Junior One-Day PlayPass (under 48” tall): $23.75
Playland Season PlayPass (over 48” tall): $91.75
Playland Junior Season PlayPass (under 48” tall): $53.75
Playland Guardian Pass (max 2 adults per child 12 and under): $18.50
All prices include tax

The Atmosfear Ride / Playland, Vancouver
Photo credit: Geoffery Kehrig on Flickr

Save when you book your passes online or receive the same promotional prices when you shop at Lower Mainland 7-Eleven, Safeway, Save-on-Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods and Urban Fare stores.

If you would like to check out the amusement park (plus the new Teacups and Balloon Explorers), I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite Playland ride, past or present (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a family pack of #Playland tickets from @PNE_Playland & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:00pm. For more information about Playland’s season, the PNE, ride passes, etc. follow the amusement park on Facebook and Twitter.

Update The winner is @zojirushi!

Current contests on


  1. rob k says:

    It’s gotta be the Wooden Coaster

  2. Lisa says:

    “old woody” – the wooden roller coaster!

  3. Josephine says:

    The wooden rollercoaster for sure

  4. Donna L says:

    I have (not so) fond memories of having the bejeesus scared out of me after going on the Pirate. My parents should have known better than to let a woosy 6 year old on it…

  5. Alan says:

    My favorite is surprisingly Atmosfear, because I have a fear of heights, but I was “encouraged” to go on it last year and enjoyed it. My wife’s favorite is the Flume and my step-daughter’s is Music Express.

  6. eschelle says:

    my fav ride will always be the coaster. But I am happy they have the teacups now cause I have missed the strawberries they used to have lol ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Radhika K says:

    I’ve never been so I don’t have a favorite ride. (also tweeted)

  8. janet price says:

    my daughters would squeal with delight if I won this and it would make it a happy summer. they love playland and the PNE as much as I did as a kid. amazing memories as we took our first ride on the wooden roller coaster – family fav!

  9. brendan says:

    The scrambler has always been our family favorite!

  10. Rachel says:

    Wood roller coaster of course

  11. bjh says:

    I’m too much of a chicken to go on most rides, but I would love to be able to give these passes to a family I know who otherwise definitely would not be able to afford to go!

  12. Lynn Berreth says:

    By far my favorite has always been the swings

  13. Robyn C says:

    The wooden coaster, 100%

  14. Varley says:

    The good ole wooden coaster.

  15. Ray Maddly says:

    In the past it was the covered musical ride that went in circle (can’t recall the name)- a fav because you could really squish your friend on the outside seat, haha.

  16. Deb says:

    Always had fun on the Hellevator

  17. Antonio says:

    The zipper was great. I had lots of fun with friends on the music express but the wooden roller coaster is a classic

  18. Karl says:

    Wooden roller coaster, hands down.

  19. Greg says:

    Coaster, easy!

  20. Mary says:

    This year I am going to definitely say Spinning Tea Cups and Balloon Explorer! Reminds me of Disney park!

  21. Peter K says:

    Wooden Roller Coaster for sure!

  22. NicT says:

    Favourite is easily the roller coaster!

  23. Jaegen says:

    The swings!

  24. Helen says:

    The Music Express.

  25. leah says:

    wooden roller coaster! Always feels like I’m going to fall out haha

  26. Oana says:

    Definitely the wooden rollercoaster!

  27. Jen says:

    I’m not a ride person, but I do love the log ride! Great on a hot day!

  28. ho says:


  29. Curtis says:

    The Music Express has always been a favourite since I was a kid, I also miss the Wild Mouse one – that was scary!

  30. Brie says:

    The old wooden roller coaster!!!!

  31. Sandra says:

    The swings!

  32. Ramona says:

    The Hellevator, so intense!

  33. Peter vT says:

    The Zipper and the Octopus were two of my most terrifying experiences of my childhood. Fun House I believe it was and house of mirrors were more my speed. Love roller coasters and I would be up for try the old wooden one again. Win this and I am gifting it to a very deserving family who need all the smiles, laughs and fun they can get! :~) Great giveaway!

  34. chista says:

    Hell’s Gate

  35. Tara says:

    the rolleroaster!!

  36. Sonja says:


  37. steve says:

    Wooden Roller Coaster!!!!!!!

  38. Nicci says:

    Favourite has always been the swings!

  39. Jen says:

    I’ve never been to Playland…past or present! ๐Ÿ™
    I would sure love to win some tickets so I can change that!!!

  40. Randy says:

    Love the Hellevator.

  41. KayKay says:


  42. Elaine says:

    Old Wooden roller coaster!

  43. Lelainia Lloyd says:

    The spinning tea cups (tiltawhirl) hands down!

  44. Sabrina says:

    My favourite ride used to be known as the Jaguar (back in the very early 80’s), before they changed its name to the Music Express. In high school we used to go with friends on Friday nights and loved it – you’d never know if it would be going forwards or backwards! Also loved the skyride across the whole PNE when I was a kid. Ah, memories!

  45. Greg says:

    wooden coaster

  46. Veronica says:

    Hands down, the Coaster!
    You feel like you’re taking your life in your hands when riding that thing…

  47. Debbie says:

    The long standing wooden roller coaster

  48. Elke Porter says:

    Hi, I never got to ride on anything except for the big wooden roller coaster, so that would have to be my favourite ride!

  49. Hayley says:


  50. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    the roller coaster four sure…four to go please!

  51. rachel says:

    The pirate ship!

  52. Megan J says:

    Gotta be hell’s gate- I love that it flips you upside down.

  53. Sanaz says:

    Wooden Coaster

  54. Jennie says:

    Favorite Ride? The Flume! (AKA The Log Shoot back in the 90’s!)

  55. Heidi says:

    My favorite has to be the Musical Express. Great tunes. “Do you want to go FASTER?!!!”

  56. Andi says:

    My favourite ride is still probably the old wooden coaster, unlike the other rides I have real fear when I ride it!

  57. dutedute says:

    The Mouse Trap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can go on that ALL day.

  58. Gwen says:

    I love ferris wheels, and I would love to take my son for the first time.

  59. Shara says:

    Ah, the Tilt-a-Whirl is definitely the most memorable. In Grade 7, I was on that ride in Nova Scotia and threw up on a girl who later became a suitcase hauler on Deal or No Deal Canada!

  60. jan says:

    the hellevator!

  61. Ella says:

    Honey Bear train!

  62. Sunshine G says:

    Love the swings, and it’s always my first ride – it’s a good view of the park to plan your day!

  63. au07 says:

    i like all of the rides, but wooden roller coaster isn’t that scary for me. .thnx PNE & Miss604! ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. fiona n says:

    wooden rollercoaster is my all time fav

  65. Tanya says:

    The Atmosfear, not because I actually liked it ~ I held on for dear life and accidentally dug holes into my palms with my nails, and my biceps were sore for a week after ~ but because my six year old rocked it! He had SUCH a great time, and not just laughing at his pale and clammy mom!

  66. Anne Taylor says:

    undoubtedly, its the wooden rollercoaster!


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  67. Amarbir (Peter) Nagra says:

    My favorite ride is THE JET STAR 2 !!! Me and my best friend went on it when we were just old enough to be allowed, and on that first day, we rode on it 18 TIMES !!! time of our lives, we still talk about it to this day ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you Playland ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Marie K says:

    tweeted ๐Ÿ™‚ . My favorite ride would have to be the Pirate Ship!

  69. maria says:

    I like the Rainbow

  70. Emilia says:

    The roller coaster, But fond memories of the helicopter ride too. It was the first ride I was allowed to ride by myself

  71. Sylvia P says:

    The Rainbow for sure!

  72. Kim says:

    The giant swings!! Although the wooden roller coaster is awesome too.

  73. Mo says:

    Family favorite is the Merry Go Round

  74. Pearl says:

    wooden coaster!

  75. diana r says:


  76. Iz says:

    The wooden rollercoaster!

  77. Iris @muckymoo says:

    The Wooden Rollercoaster is terrifying but fun!

  78. Nina says:

    The wooden roller coaster!

  79. Tina says:

    It’s funny I can think of lots of rides I don’t like because they freak me out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of the ones I like I think the log ride is lots of fun.

  80. Am says:

    The pirate ship!

  81. Leanne M says:

    I love the swings

  82. Kerri says:

    Wooden roller coaster

  83. Jacinda K says:

    LOVE the Coaster, it’s classic!

  84. Dilara says:

    The wooden roller coaster – it’s a classic!

  85. Kyle says:

    The log flume!

  86. Heidi says:

    The wooden coaster, for sure.

  87. Kelly says:

    wooden roller coaster

  88. Bryan says:

    The wooden roller coaster!

  89. Alice says:

    Definitely the wooden coaster!

  90. Maria says:

    Our family favourite, the swings!

  91. Elizabeth Sales says:

    wooden coaster!!!

  92. Christine McDonald says:

    The ferris wheel lol

  93. iain says:

    the pirate ship

  94. Shannon says:

    The log ride!!!!

  95. Wally says:

    I like all rollercoasters.

  96. Dan says:

    the giant slide with my son

  97. Lori says:

    the tea cups : )

  98. mary says:


  99. db says:

    The wooden rollercoaster!

  100. Julia says:

    I loved the swings!

  101. Vince says:

    The wooden rollercoaster was great!

  102. Swapnil Shah says:

    ATMOSFEAR is my favorite ride at Playland, hope to win.

  103. Anna says:

    I love the ferris wheel!

  104. Deni says:

    My favourite is The Coaster!

  105. Tracy says:

    Of course the coaster!

  106. Heather says:

    I love the roller coaster.

  107. Amanda says:


  108. Ria A. says:

    Scooters are my fav! ^_^

  109. Justin says:

    The Wooden Roller Coaster!

  110. Dae says:

    The Coaster

  111. lee says:

    Music Express!

  112. Laureen says:

    Love the wooden roller coaster!

  113. Kevin H says:

    Call me a cheesy romantic but I like the Ferris Wheel!

  114. Darren says:

    No doubt, the wooden roller coaster is my favourite.

  115. janelle says:

    AtmosFEAR!! wooo!

  116. Kathleen says:

    I love the pirate ship.


  117. Katie Borrett says:

    Hells gate

  118. Kelly says:

    What a fabulous contest! Remembering (in fear) the Mousetrap. That thing was insane!!!

  119. sheryl stephenson says:

    love the roller coaster!

  120. Kristine Mikkelsen says:

    It would definetly be the historic wooden rollercoaster ! Yahoo

  121. Ingrid Turk says:

    The log ride.

  122. Gary says:

    the wooden roller coaster for sure

  123. Brent says:

    the roller coaster for sure

  124. Gigi says:

    Wooden roller coaster!

  125. Michelle W. says:

    Of course the wooden roller coaster!

  126. Cyndi says:


  127. Jenn S says:


  128. liz says:

    My 3 kids and I are big fans of the bumper ars as well as the scrambler and the music express.

  129. Cory Wise says:

    Crazy Beach Party is my favorite ride’

  130. Noella says:


  131. Terry Calhoun says:

    Love the high swinging chairs. Great view and a fair bit scarier than it looks.

  132. Jeremy Dyson says:

    My boy is going to love Balloon Explorers!

  133. Jenny says:

    Not going to lie, but it took me so long to get the nerves to go on the wooden rollercoaster. Now it’s my fave ride!

  134. Rebecca says:

    The log ride is great, as long as you can get someone to sit in front of you. That way, only he or she gets wet!

  135. Sharon says:


  136. Amy says:

    Ferris wheel!

  137. Hei Moon says:

    mouse trap for sure

  138. Bonnie R says:

    Always love the roller coaster!

  139. Michael says:


  140. Diana says:

    The wooden roller coaster.

  141. Elizabeth MacDonald says:

    Log ride!!!! P.s. your blog is awesome! So informative for me since I just recently moved to bc!

  142. Ruby says:

    love getting splashed on the log ride on a hot summer day

  143. Anna says:

    Wooden Roller Coaste

  144. Kevin says:

    The coaster, of course!

  145. Maos says:

    Luv the roooollllercoaster

  146. Jessica says:

    The wooden coaster is a classic. definitely my favourite.

  147. Chris says:

    My kids love playland!!!! Favorite ride is the old wooden coaster.

  148. Joanne Curley says:

    It is a toss up between the boats (one of the original kiddie rides) and the Wild Mouse! Great memories!

  149. mary says:

    definitely the coaster!!

  150. anna says:

    The Hellevator

  151. bal says:

    The wooden coaster

  152. Rachel says:

    The Music Express

  153. linda says:

    I haven’t done any of the Playland rides. Just experienced the PNE.

  154. cindy says:

    music express! ahhhhhhhhhhhh

  155. Harv says:

    The wooden rollercoaster

  156. Jag says:

    I usually just watch but like the log ride

  157. Shelley says:

    The Monster Mouse was my favorite. You always thought it was going off the edge of the rails. Just great memories.

  158. Dennis L. says:

    Coaster. What else?

  159. Alex says:

    The old coaster is still a great ride.

  160. Ro says:

    Haven’t been in ages!

  161. Ro says:

    Oops, hit send too early! Definitely the pirate ship. ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. Nicky F says:

    This would be awesome to win for my friends kids!

  163. Harjit says:

    The rickety roller coaster is and has always been such a thrill! Thanks for the chance.

  164. Bill says:

    the Wood roller coaster

  165. Fiona says:

    I kinda like the Ferris wheel and the coaster for sure!

  166. Gurj says:

    the log ride and wooden coaster are my faves

  167. Sandy says:

    the wooden coaster

  168. Alex says:

    the lovely wooden rolla-coster!!!!

  169. Sandy says:

    The good ol’ wooden coaster!!! Great memories play land!!!

  170. Karen says:

    I used to love anything that twisted and turned at a fast rate…do you wanna go faster???? And we’d all scream YES!!! But I think the old wooden roller coaster is my favourite.

  171. Karen says:

    I used to love anything that twisted and turned at a fast rate…do you wanna go faster???? And we’d all scream YES!!!

  172. tania says:

    I love the swings

  173. Hannah says:

    The coaster! It’s really one of the best ever!!!

  174. Melody says:

    The Wooden Roller Coast of course!

  175. Liam says:

    The Hellevator

  176. Bea says:

    Music express!

  177. Grace says:

    Wooden coaster!

  178. Lor. says:

    Wooden roller coaster

  179. Amanda says:

    wooden rollercoaster and the enterprise are my two most fave rides

  180. erin says:

    The Coaster, although it’s getting a little rickety.

  181. Angela Mitchell says:

    The wooden rollercoaster for sure. I remember riding it 9 times in a row when I was a kid.

  182. Rose Eh says:

    Favourite rides – zipper and the rollercoaster.

  183. Glenda says:

    music express has always been my fave

  184. Shawna says:

    Roller Coaster!!!

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