Oct 2

Harvest-Themed Fun

Fall is officially here and so are some great events to help you celebrate it! From fun family events to the haunting Halloween festivities, there is so much to do this October. Here are our top 5 events that you should check out:

Harvestland

Harvestland is a brand new event and it’s taking place at Hastings Park, home of the PNE Fair. It is an event unlike any other harvest event out there. The kids will love cheering on the lumberjacks and going on tractor rides, while you snap the ultimate family picture in the Woodland Labyrinth and pumpkin patch. All right in Vancouver!

Dates: October 10-20, hours vary by day

Location: Hastings Park, home of the PNE Fair

Prices: $44.99 family, $14,99 adult, $9.99 child/senior (3-12, 65+), plus tax and fees

Website: https://harvest.land/  

Fright Nights 

Nothing quite compares to the eerie, goosebump-inducing sensation that comes with a visit to Fright Nights at Playland. The air is thick with fog; creatures lurk in the shadows; the roar of a chainsaw followed by shrieks echoes in the dark distance. With 20+ rides and attractions (including dark mini golf this year) and 8 haunted houses, Fright Nights is the THING nightmares are made of.

Dates: Oct 4-31 (select nights)

Location: Playland

Prices: $25-$45 online for regular admission (includes rides and houses, price varies by date), $65-105 online for Rapid Passes (includes admission and Express Entry for Haunted Houses & 5 rides). PRO TIP: Buy tickets in advance to save money and skip the lines at the ticket booths.

Website: https://frightnights.ca/ 

The Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, inspired by Halloween and other spooky tales. This family event is open to all ages and offers a glimpse of the goblins and ghoulish characters inhabiting the stories, legends and folklore of Halloween and Harvest celebrations. Don’t miss this year’s theme: Alice in Wonderland. Follow Alice and the Not-So-White Rabbit through an endless series of stone doors and enter into a gothic nightmare world filled with tombs and tombstones, crypts and catacombs!

Dates: Oct 11-31

Location: Stanley Park

Prices: Matinee – all guests (11am to 4pm) – select dates $7.55, Adult (18 to 64) $15.10, Youth (12 to 17) $11.20, Child (3 to 11) $9.90, Senior (65+) $11.20

Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ghost-train.aspx

Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus is the 19+ Oktoberfest-inspired celebration that Vancouver has come to love since 2014. With a delightful menu of liquid gold biers, hilarious character hosts, authentic Oompah and live DJ entertainment, and probably the largest collection of lederhosen in the country the party comes to life in true festive fashion. There are seven unique sittings so pick your night now before they sell out!

Dates: October 10-12, 18, 19

Location: PNE Forum

Prices: $24.99-$29.99 depending on date, $39.99-$49.99 for VIP, plus tax and service charges

Website: https://harvest.land/haus/

Dooms Night

Canada’s largest running Halloween music festival “DOOMS NIGHT” returns for its 16th year anniversary featuring Martin Garrix, Cosmic Gate, Sam Feldt, Julian Jordan & Daijo! This is an all ages event with a 19+ bar.

Date: October 25

Location: Pacific Coliseum

Price: $110-$149 plus fees

Website: https://www.ticketleader.ca/events/detail/dooms-night-2019

 

What event are you going to visit for some harvest fun?

Aug 14

New Wristbands Process for Summer Night Concerts Makes For a Fuller Fair Day

Everything you need to know about getting into the Summer Night Concerts for FREE!

Rather than have you stand in a line all afternoon to get into the PNE Amphitheatre for free, we’ve introduced a new procedure this year: Time-stamped wristbands (and much less waiting)!

Beginning at 2:00pm daily, time-stamped wristbands will be available at no cost to guests wanting to see that night’s concert. Wristbands will only be available at the Revelation ride booth located on the North East corner of Playland next to The Corkscrew entrance.

Wristbands will be available on a first come first served basis. Only one (1) wristband will be issued per guest and they must be secured on your wrist by staff at the booth.

GUESTS DO NOT NEED TO WAIT IN LINE TO GET INTO THE VENUE. That’s right! Your wristband secures your time of entry.  Simply return to the Revelation booth 10 minutes before the time stamp on your wristband.

The first group of wristbands will be allowed in at 6:00pm, followed by a 6:30pm group, 7:00pm group, and 7:30pm group (access times stamped on wristbands). ALL WRISTBANDS EXPIRE AT 8:00pm. Your wristband does not guarantee entry after 8:00pm. All concerts start at 8:30pm (except for the iHeartRadio music festival September 3 & 4).

For more information on the wristband policy, please click here.

Jun 14

Scream your way into the spotlight with Playland Scream Choir

We want you to send us a video of yourself screaming. Why, you ask? Because we’re putting together the world’s first “Scream Choir,” inspired by the most common sound people make on our rides. We even hired a real composer, Bob Smart, to help us do it. 

Auditions for the choir are open to people of all ages and screaming abilities. If selected, you’ll have two rehearsals with Bob. By the end of the rehearsals, you’ll be screaming a classical song like a total champ for a special live performance.

Auditions close June 18th. To learn more about how to submit your audition, visit screamchoir.com