Great news, roller coaster enthusiasts! Vancouver’s newest ride, the ThunderVolt, officially opens this weekend, and fans of supernatural-themed attractions will definitely want to check it out.

Recognized as “Canada’s fastest electric launch coaster,” the ThunderVolt takes passengers on a journey through a mysterious, supernatural world, carrying 12 passengers at a time through an illuminated tunnel, up a steep incline, and down an 18-metre drop.

During the ride, visitors will see “extraordinary animals, graphics and lighting that pulses as the ride system charges,” according to the PNE.

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

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

Want to check out even more rides? The PNE’s historic Wooden Roller Coaster (rated #1 in Canada) and Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast are worth taking for a spin!

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 a Fun Season Pass for $109 online, or a Thrill Season Pass for $149.

One-day Fun and Thrill Passes are priced at $33 to $40 and $45 to $55 respectively.

Playland schedule

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.

The ThunderVolt will officially be open to ride at 11 am on Friday, July 6th. 

So there you have it, thrill seekers! BC’s most iconic amusement park is about to get a new addition.

Will you be taking a ride?