Oct 25

Fright Nights Final Weekend!

Listen up Fright Fans… This weekend is the final weekend for you to check out Fright Nights at Playland.

Come out and enjoy all of the screams and scares that Fright Nights has to offer!

Check out some of the awesome photos that people have shared already…

So I went to the PNE fright night last night!

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Fright night with the long n mcquade crew!!

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Don’t miss your last chance to experience Fright Nights this year! Purchase your tickets online at www.frightnights.ca and SAVE!

 

 

 

Oct 12

Fear Friday the Thirteenth

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is not a word one comes across on a regular basis. In fact, at most, it would only matter to someone with this particular issue a few times a year. That’s because, this word means “the fear of Friday the Thirteenth.”

According to Wikipedia:
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, ‘originating from the story of Jesus’ last supper and crucifixion’ in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday.   While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.

It could be that the 1907 publication of Thomas W. Lawson’s novel Friday, the Thirteenth contributed to the dissemination of the superstition. As the story goes, a stock broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on a Friday the 13th

The Friday the 13th horror movie franchise – which began in 1980 – is now up to a dozen films as well as comic books, video games and merchandise. The films mainly focus on the character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at camp due to the negligence of the staff.  In each of the movies, Jason is either the killer or the motivation for the killings. His hockey mask has become one of the most recognizable images in horror and popular culture. In the eighth movie New York is the setting, however Jason spends a third of the film on a boat. Vancouver stood in for NY in most of the city scenes. Watch the scene below to spot some local locations.

Friday the Thirteenths happen every year. In 2017 there was one in January, and again this month. While this occurrence happens about equally in all months, it’s especially creepy when it occurs as we approach Halloween. It should be noted that it won’t happen again in October until 2023, and then 2028.

Naturally, the best place to celebrate this dark day is at Fright Nights at Playland. Twenty rides and eight haunted house will be open to until midnight to thrill the fear out of you!

Sep 25

2017 Reel Youth Stop Motion Animation Program

For the third year, The PNE has partnered with Reel Youth to bring a series of animation programs to local youth.

For this year’s PNE Stop Motion Animation Programs we asked local youth: “What is great about Canada? What would you like to change?” Using stop motion animation, these young creative filmmakers produced colourful and imaginative films for your enjoyment!

Check out the videos below and let us know what you think! For more information on Reel Youth programs please visit their website.

Its Harder Than You Think

Created by: Meg and Drew


No Trump

Created by: Donovan, Sarah, and Hediyah


Skytrain: The Symbol of Love

Created by: Gayatri and Hediyeh


Hand in Hand

Created by: Salome, Star, and Andrew


Language Barrier

Created by: Ayan and Jackline


Look Outside Your Phone

Created by: Kaya and Isla


Life is What You Make It

Created by: Nolita and Emma


East Van Crossroads

Created by: Robert and Jack


Nature is Irreplaceable

Created by: Ansaf. Leo, and Michael


Nature Keeps Life Going

Created by: Jack, Avril, and Anto


Bippity Boppity

Created by:Jason, Cameron, and Marcel


Nature

Created by: Danniella, Joyce, and Paul


Totem Pole

Created by: Cameron, Kiran, and Debanhi


Welcome to Canada

Created by: Hai, Selwyn, and Tony