Jan 13

Behind the Scenes at Playland!

Playland has been in maintenance mode over the holiday break to be sure our rides are in tip top shape for the 2017 season! One of the largest projects over this period has been the winter maintenance of the Westcoast Wheel! Our tech team at Playland is absolutely amazing and has spent countless hours dismantling these rides and putting them into hibernation! Check out some of the photos below to see behind the scenes of Playland maintenance/ hibernation mode.

Read on to get some great insight on our contest; on now at: Playland Ride Expert Contest! You could WIN a Playland Season Pass by simply doing out quiz and filling out the form! Don’t miss your chance for a summer of fun!

Wave Swinger

The Wave Swinger has all the chairs and chains removed to bring it to its maintenance mode over the winter!

 

Westcoast Wheel

The Westcoast Wheel dismantled and put into hibernation mode!

 

The Westcoast Wheel enclosures are stored away in their very own tent with heaters to have them ready for the 2017 Playland Season!

The Westcoast Wheel enclosures are stored away in their very own tent with heaters to have them ready for the 2017 Playland Season!

 

Merry-Go-Round

The Merry-Go-Round characters are all stored away to prevent them from being cold over the winter!

 

Flume

All the carts from our Flume ride are stored out of the water to prevent hypothermia!

 

In addition to putting the park into maintenance mode, our tech team is currently prepping the site for the 3 new rides coming to Playland this spring! Here is where one of them will be set up!

New Ride Prep Area

One of the THREE NEW RIDES to Playland this year has had the area prepped and ready for its arrival!

DONT FORGET! There are only a few days left to take advantage of the BEST OFFER OF THE YEAR on a Playland Season Pass!

Best Offer of the Year!

If you haven’t yet, make sure you complete our Playland Ride Expert quiz for a chance to WIN a Playland Season Pass for the 2017 season!

Dec 16

The Best Holiday Gift Ever!

Do you have an adrenaline junkie in the family, someone that likes to play carnival games, or who loves the HIGH energy of an amusement park? We have the perfect gift idea for them this holiday season! The Playland Season PlayPass is back with the BEST OFFER OF THE YEAR! That’s right; you won’t find a better deal on a Season PlayPass this year!

Playland Season PlayPass

Best Offer of the Year!

Season PlayPass holders get UNLIMITED access to over 30 rides and attractions here at Playland; including 3 NEW FAMILY RIDES! Take a sneak peak at the rides we have coming in 2017!

 

Top Secret New Playland Rides!

Need to start planning your Wooden Roller Coaster marathon? We have you covered! Check below for the 2017 Playland schedule!

Playland PlayPass 2017 Schedule

Get your Season PlayPasses at www.pne.ca! Follow @PNE_Playland on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to stay up to date with events in Hastings Park and to find out when the new rides will be unveiled.

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Dec 5

Family Fun this Holiday Season

Are you looking for some great shows, events or concerts around the community this Holiday season? You have come to the right place! Check out the list of activities and events happening in and around Vancouver!

Stanley Park Bright Nights Trains:

Bright Nights Reindeer

If you like beautiful Christmas lights, this is the place to be.  Enter Stanley Park Plaza and the Bright Nights Christmas Train to see over 3 million sparkling lights! Purchase tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train to experience the lights, breathtaking displays and live performers along the train tracks.

You can also check out the displays in the Train Plaza which is by donation. All donations and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund ($4.00 suggested). Since 1998 $1.4 million have been raised to help burn survivors and their families. If you would like to donate click here.

Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Click here to purchase tickets for Bright Nights Train or find out more information.

Cirque du Soleil – Toruk – The First Flight:

Toruk - The First Flight

If you like Cirque du Soleil performances or the movie Avatar; then we have a show for you! Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil – Toruk – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility. Did we mention there is an App that that will enhance the overall show experience and allow audience members the opportunity to be part of the action?

Toruk - The First Flight App

Find out more information or purchase tickets here Toruk – The First Flight.

Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market:

Hastings Park Farmers Market

Come support local businesses in the Hastings Park community every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at the Hastings Park Farmers Market! Only minutes away from the Second Narrows Bridge and close to the highway, this is the perfect place to stop and shop local!

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The Farmers Market is located between the PNE Forum and the PNE Agrodome with tree-lined pathways, great smells and locally produced goods. Wander through the Italian garden and stop by the sanctuary pond, bring the kids bundled up and play in the playground, or drop into the skateboard park if you’re brave! There’s plenty to do for everyone in the family including your pets.

The Hastings Park Farmers Market features a great selection of local produce; nursery items, fish, meat & dairy; artisan prepared foods, baking and treats; the best in local crafts, and of course, hot food trucks.

Make It: The Handmade Revolution

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

For all the DIYer’s and home crafters, here is an event you won’t want to miss! The “Make It: The Handmade Revolution” comes to the PNE Forum for what will be an exceptionally crafty event. Come check out some of the coolest handmade items, chat with the ‘Makies’ and purchase some gifts for the holidays.

Check out this short video to see what you can expect at the Vancouver Make It: The Handmade Revolution event at the PNE Forum.

For more information on where you can purchase tickets visit the Make It: Handmade Revolution website.

PNE Catering and Venue Rental

Did you know the PNE does Venue Rentals as well as catering for any event that comes to Hastings Park? If youre looking for a suite to rent during a a show or event, a boardroom for a meeting or a building to host your company Christmas party, no event is too small or to large for the PNE team. You can check out the 2016 Catering Menu here  or get more information on Venue Rentals here.

Catering Menu 2016

There you have it, 5 shows and events in Vancouver this Holiday Season for the entire family. Remember to tag @PNE_Playland (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) in any Holiday adventures you and your family partake in!

Happy Holidays from the PNE Team!