Archive of posts tagged "playland"

Vancouver History: Wooden Coaster

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It’s where you can ride the Crazy Beach Party, visit Hell’s Gate, or take a spin on the Enterprise without leaving Vancouver. The Fair at the PNE has returned for the 101st year and with it children young and old will enjoy carnival games, marketplace shopping, livestock exhibits, rides, cotton candy, and more sticky-gooey tasty […]

FortisBC and the PNE 2011

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The FortisBC street team will be on location at this year’s Pacific National Exhibition (the PNE) from August 20 to September 5. Set up directly across from the prize home, which is always a main attraction, the FortisBC team will be giving away prizes to those who stop by and check in on Foursquare, Facebook, […]

Playland Introduces New Ride, Star Flyer, Atmosfear

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The Playland amusement park on the PNE fair grounds will introduce a new ride this year, for the first time in 4 years, according to a press release issued this morning. The $2 million “Star Flyer” will be placed near the pirate ship and stand 5 meters taller than the park’s current height champion, The […]

Fright Nights at Playland 2010 Car-n-Evil

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Playland’s Fright Nights featuring ghoulish characters, haunting music, and their classic amusement park rides are back again this year with a new theme: Car-n-Evil. If you’re like me and clowns scare you enough already, this will definitely get your heart pumping. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr For 2010 Fright Nights will have the wooden […]

PNE Parade in English Bay

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The 100th Anniversary PNE Parade will stroll through English Bay August 20th. Starting from Stanley Park and making its way to Sunset Beach, the parade will celebrate the grand opening of the PNE’s 100th year which will take place the following morning. The procession will feature giant balloons (think Macy’s Thanksgiving parade) and more than […]