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Playland reopens for summer with limited attractions

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Jul 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm PDT

Summary

Playland is now open despite the COVID-19 pandemic

12 of the rides will be running

Masks are also mandatory for lineups all rides

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — While the Wooden Roller Coaster remains closed, Playland is open again.

The amusement park at Hastings and Renfrew streets reopened Friday morning as part of a phased approach, but with limited attractions.

According to the PNE, Playland is the only place in Canada attempting such a reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

About a dozen of the rides will be running Friday to Sunday, but the Wooden Roller Coaster is not among them.

“The first phase will include 12 of our most popular family-friendly rides,” PNE President and CEO Shelley Frost said previously.

“We have plans to increase the number and types of rides as our phases continue through the summer and, as always, we’ll work with all of our health authorities to ensure proper health and safety protocols throughout the park.”

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Patrons planning to visit Playland are required to pre-order admissions passes online for specific dates, and select either mornings or afternoons. Children under three are free with a paid adult admission.

Masks are also mandatory for all lines and rides.

“We know people like to scream and laugh and stuff while their on the rides, so everyone will have to wear a mask,” said Frost.

Rides open in July:

  • Honeybee Express;
  • Choppers;
  • Kettle Creek Mine Coaster;
  • Tea Cups;
  • Cap’n KC;
  • Merry-Go-Round;
  • Balloon Explorers;
  • The Flutterbye;
  • Cool Cruzers;
  • Pacific Adventure Golf;
  • Bug Whirled (will not operate in the rain);
  • Sea-to-Sky Swinger.