Kickstart Your Summer of Fun at Playland

Vancouver’s favourite amusement park is open for the season and unveiling exciting changes

PNE3After a wet and bleary spring, Vancouver locals may be craving some well-deserved family fun and a reason to celebrate. Legendary local amusement park Playland is now open for the season at Hastings Park… and putting fun back in fashion! The park will feature a trail-blazing new ride, the reopening of the beloved Playland wooden coaster, family-friendly activities, mouth-watering treats and much more.

Something for everyone

PNE2After a long haul of pandemic-related challenges, there’s never been a better time to start planning a day of non-stop action and fun. Amusement park enthusiasts of all ages will delight in classic midway games, mini-golf, the spine-tingling haunted house, a climbing wall and more. Take a pit stop to enjoy tasty delights including Triple Os unforgettable burgers, delectable pizza, totchos, slushies, the always-popular candy floss and essential mini donuts. There’s a diverse selection of culinary delights available to please all tastebuds and keep visitors refuelled and ready to play.

Skybender will feature innovative technology and immersive thrills

Bend1Your latest extreme thrill ride is coming soon! Playland’s newest ride, Skybender, features mind-blowing experiences unlike anything else available in Canada. Slated to open in early July, Skybender offers a single-rider experience, featuring a dazzling light package, dramatic action sequences and an astonishing combination of gravity drops and accelerations. Skybender has been designed by Zamperla, one of the world’s most respected amusement design and construction companies. At a total investment of 2.7 million, Skybender is Playland’s most significant investment in five years and is sure to become a bucket list experience.

The wooden coaster is back and better than ever

Coaster1Devoted hobbyists and ride-lovers alike will rejoice with the news that the Playland wooden coaster will reopen this July! Originally launched in 1958, this iconic ride is considered one of the best wooden rollercoasters in the world and is a well-known Vancouver attraction, drawing visitors from near and far. The coaster has won a long list of accolades including Coaster Classic and Coaster Landmark from the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), the world’s top coaster enthusiast organization. Over the past 12 months, extensive updates have been underway including the addition of over 1,200 lengths of structural grade Douglas Fir, lap belts added in the train to meet incoming safety standards, and many other state-of-the-art updates. This project is the largest refurbishment of this classic attraction since it originally opened. Locals will be thrilled to see the familiar sight of this landmark ride back in action against the breathtaking Vancouver skyline.

With monumental updates set to be unveiled, non-stop fun is definitely on the agenda this summer at Playland! At 100-smiles-per-hour, visitors are destined to have an unforgettable and electrifying experience. Check out Playland’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for the latest contests and updates, plus visit their website to purchase tickets today.