Who’s ready for some classic summer fun? Vancouver’s Playland amusement park at the PNE is set to open for the season this weekend, and now’s a great time to snag some tickets.

Featuring over 30 exciting rides and attractions for visitors of all ages, Playland is a quintessential family experience in the city.

From the historic Wooden Roller Coaster (rated #1 in Canada), to Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast, there are plenty of rides to choose from.

New this year? The newly constructed ThunderVolt, which takes passengers on a journey through a mysterious supernatural world on “Canada’s fastest electric launch coaster!”

Note that this is an “Extreme” ride that requires a Thrill Seeker Pass to ride.

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Admission & tickets

Admission to Playland gets you unlimited access to 30+ rides and attractions, including the climbing wall, mini-golf course, balloon explorers, and more.

Whether you stick with the enjoyable family-friendly rides or seek more heart-stopping, extreme thrills — there’s a ride for everyone at Playland. This year, grab an Early Bird Fun Pass for $89 online, or a Thrill Season Pass for $129.

Tickets for opening weekend are priced at $33 for kids and family rides, and $45 for thrill rides.

Playland schedule

Playland will officially open for the 2024 season on Friday, May 18th, at which time the amusement park will operate on select days in May and June from 11 am to 5 pm, in addition to select Saturday evenings.

In July and August, the park will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, and until 10 pm on select Fridays and Saturdays.

So there you have it, thrill seekers! BC’s most iconic amusement park is almost back in action.

Enjoy!