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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Mar 26

A New Home for a Pair of Long-Time Residents

Check out our resident Bald Eagles who have made a new home here at Hastings Park.

Bald Eagles

The pair have been constructing a new nest since late last year in a Douglas Fir at the South West corner of the Sanctuary here in Hastings Park. This new nest replaces the previous nest they occupied for years closer to the PNE Forum, which had been blown over last year in a wind storm.

Did you know that the PNE’s Sanctuary is home to 137 different species of birds. This natural ecosystem in the middle of Hastings Park is a beautiful walk with ponds, trees and diverse wildlife.

Thank you to Hastings Park Conservancy friend, Doug Cooper for the photo and background on our resident Bald Eagles.