Playland at the PNE returns to wow thrill seekers who love their extreme fairground rides and also for concert goers who love to see some old and famous faces from the past and of course some local Canadian talent.
Rides to enjoy if you are daring enough!
Playland is host to an amazing array of rides for the young and old and some are certainly not for the faint hearted – here are some of out top picks!
Sitting in a double swing, you’ll be raised 218ft up to the sky while spinning 360° at 70km/hr. Depending on who you talk with, this is a breathtaking experience that offers you an unparalleled panoramic view of the entire city, or on the flip side, a height defying, dizzy blur that leaves you begging for solid ground! What side of Atmosfear will you encounter on your next visit?
As wild and dark as its name depicts, this ride will have you screaming with terror from before you even get strapped in. The Beast is the first of its kind to North America, and Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride. With one menacing pendulum arm, you will be swung 120° in either direction, reaching heights of over 125 feet (that’s nearly 12 storeys), all while flying 90 km/hr in a seat that spins you 360°. Sounds as scary as it is, trust us
The Wooden Rollercoaster
Built board by board in 1958, the Wooden Roller Coaster is Playland’s most historic and spectacular attraction. Reaching speeds of 45 mph on the steepest drop, the many twists, turns and camel hops of the Wooden Roller Coaster keep you on the edge of your seat until the last hair-raising turn into the station
There are some amazing nightly concerts coming your way featuring The Steve Miller Band, Foreigner and Chris Isaak. The Concerts will run nightly at 8:30pm in the PNE Amphitheatre.
August 20, 2016 KiSS RADiO WHAM BAM featuring Hedley**
August 21, 2016 Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies
August 23, 2016 The Sheepdogs
August 24, 2016 Steve Miller Band
August 25, 2016 Simple Plan
August 26, 2016 Olivia Newton-John
August 27, 2016 FOREIGNER
August 28, 2016 Culture Club
August 30, 2016 MONSTER TRUCK
August 31, 2016 A Tribe Called Red
September 1, 2016 Dru Hill with Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao, 20th Anniversary
September 2, 2016 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: We Live For Love Tour
September 3, 2016 Tim Hicks
September 4, 2016 The Monkees Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour
September 5, 2016 Chris Isaak
For further information please check the PNE website: http://www.pne.ca/index.html