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.
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.
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
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)
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!