May 20

Announcing ANOTHER Fresh NEW Fair at the PNE!

This year’s Fair is full of new shows, attractions and drool-worthy food options, plus a few returning favourites… SuperDogs anyone?!

We just announced the 2015 Fair at the PNE  lineup and are so excited to bring BC so many unique, brand new and unprecedented events this year, most of which are FREE with your Fair gate admission.

For this year only, come out to see The Broadway Musical, Peter Pan

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Over 35 new nightly concert acts

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Attractions including The Beatles Memorabilia ExhibitionSuperhero Discovery Centre and Dinosaurs Alive! A Jurassic Experience.

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We have a brand new Craft Beer Fest that is sure to become a fan favourite alongside the 5th annual Vancouver Rib Festival and Dueling Pianos!

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There’s even a new Rapid Pass to help you get onto your favourite rides faster, including our brand new extreme-thrill ride, The Beast – a must for any ride enthusiast planning to experience the over 50 Fair-time rides.

See this year’s exciting Fair lineup of shows, attractions, food, rides and everything in-between at www.pne.ca.

Fair at the PNE – August 22 to September 7 (closed Monday, August 24 & 31)

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Mar 19

The Beast Rises

If you’ve driven down East Hastings Street over the past two weeks you should have noticed a daunting new addition to the Playland skyline. The dark black and green legs of our new ride, The Beast, have been erected, the menacing pendulum arm is attached and we’re now working through final design details and of course its operation.

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The Beast is the first of it’s kind in North America and is only at Playland. Deemed ‘Canada’s Most Extreme Pendulum Ride’, it is the tallest and largest pendulum ride in Canada reaching 125 feet at full swing and speeds of 90km/hr.

The Beast will be ready for you to experience, if you’re brave enough, on Playland opening day, Saturday, May 16, 2015. The new ride is included in a Playland PlayPass, which you can save on if you purchase ahead of time online or at participating retailers.

Check out the time lapse of The Beast being lifted into place (photos below).

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Jan 8

Ever wonder how we spend our ‘down time’?

It’s already busy behind the scenes here at Playland as we’re setting up for an epic 2015 season. We’ve been tirelessly working over the past few months on a lot changes for the park, with a lot of work still ahead, as opening day on May 16 quickly approaches. Here’s a glimpse into a few of  the larger projects currently underway.

After over 30 years in the same location, Music Express will be moving to a different spot within Playland and will have an unexpected old friend as a neighbour!

After over 30 years in the same location, Music Express will be moving to a different spot within Playland and will have an unexpected old friend as a neighbour!

We weren’t ready to part with the party, so we’ve played a game of musical rides, and found a new home within Playland for Crazy Beach Party.

We weren’t ready to part with the party, so we’ve played a game of musical rides, and found a new home within Playland for Crazy Beach Party.

Special delivery all the way from Germany. We'll be busy getting this installed on Crazy Beach Party once it's settled in its new home in Playland.

Special delivery all the way from Germany. We’ll be busy getting this installed on Crazy Beach Party once it’s settled in its new home in Playland.

The hole was dug, the concrete poured and now we're waiting for The Beast to arrive.

The hole was dug, the concrete poured and now we’re waiting for The Beast to arrive.

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