Travel Blog

24 Apr

Playland Vancouver Opens April 28, 2011

Playland Vancouver. Photo credit: Remy Scalza

It may seem hard to believe, but summer can’t be too far off when Playland, one of Vancouver’s biggest summer traditions, kicks off its 2012 season this Saturday, April 28.

The Playland Amusement Park at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is one attraction that’s fun for all ages, from the littlest kids to full grown adults. Packed with rides—including the 218-feet-high AtmosFEAR, which debuted in summer 2011, and the famous/infamous Wooden Roller Coaster—as well as Midway games, fairground food, arcades, sports, and the Haunted Mansion, Playland truly has something for everyone. (Plus what better way is there to spend a sunny Saturday than riding the Playland Westcoast Wheel and munching on mini donuts?)

Though Playland opens April 28, it won’t be in full swing until June 30 (i.e., it won’t be open daily until June 30). Here’s the current schedule for Playland 2012:

  • April 28 – June 24, 2012: Saturdays, Sundays Holidays 10am – 6pm
  • June 15 – 29, 2012: Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
  • June 30 – August 17, 2012: Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm; Saturday Sunday 10am – 8pm
  • September 8 – 30, 2012: Saturdays Sundays 10am – 6pm

Playland Amusement Park season passes are on sale now; buy them online or from select retailers for a $5 discount. You can also “pre-register” your Season PlayPass online “to fast-track your way through the gates;” get details here.

To whet your appetite for Playland’s 2012 Season, check out Remy’s Playland in Pictures post from July 2011.

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