Playland's Rides at Night

A sure sign that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, Playland at the PNE will open its gates for another season of family-friendly entertainment in less than two weeks. This year Playland is introducing two new rides that will send guests spinning and soaring: the Teacups and the Balloon Explorers.

Get the whole family together and go for a spin in the Teacups! Parents will remember this classic ride from their childhood and kids will have a blast whirling and twirling as they spin their teacup as fast as they can go!

Then soar to new heights on the new Balloon Explorers, a hot air balloon ride that’s sure to be enjoyable for both children and parents. The Balloon Explorers will take guests 42 feet high while slowly spinning 360° for a full view of the Playland park.

With over 30 rides and attractions Playland has something to offer guests of all ages. Thrill-seekers will love the hair-raising rides including Atmosphere, Hellevator and the iconic 1958 Wooden Roller Coaster. More fun can be had at the Midway, the Climbing Wall, Pacific Adventure Golf, The Glass House and the Haunted Mansion. (Additional charges apply for the Haunted Mansion and Pacific Adventure Golf)

May 4 – June 30 (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays): 10 am to 6 pm
June 14 – June 26 (Monday – Friday): 10 am to 3 pm
July 1 – July 28 (Saturday, Sundays and Holidays): 10 am to 7 pm
July 2 – July 31 (Monday – Friday): 10 am to 6 pm
August 1 – August 16 (Monday – Sunday): 10 am to 7 pm
September 7 – September 22 (Saturdays and Sundays): 10 am to 5 pm

Playland One-Day PlayPass (over 48” tall): $32.50
Playland Junior One-Day PlayPass (under 48” tall): $23.75
Playland Season PlayPass (over 48” tall): $91.75
Playland Junior Season PlayPass (under 48” tall): $53.75
Playland Guardian Pass (max 2 adults per child 12 and under): $18.50
*All prices include tax

For more information please visit:

We’re giving away a Family Four-Pack of Tickets to Playland at the PNE! All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, May 17th and notify the winner by email.

Updated Friday, May 17th: Congratulations Cracote! You are the lucky recipient of a Family Four-Pack of tickets to Playland at the PNE. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Enjoy the May long weekend!

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  1. Karen

    I would love to ride the teacups! But I wonder how you define family for your tickets.

    • linda

      would love to try out the new rides my foster kids have never been to the PNE , were going this year ,but free would be nice !!

    • Rachel

      The kids would love the tea cups.

  2. Louisa

    …Soo looking forward to the summer @ PNE Playland!! new rides!! ride on!!

  3. Anna

    LOVE PNE!!!

  4. Amanda

    looks like fun! :)

  5. Hans

    My family would love to go to Playland.

  6. Gabi

    Family tradition to go every year, it’s lots of fun!!!

  7. Hercy

    It’s my birthday so I’d love to get this tickets!!! yeah! :)

  8. yay new rides and cotton candy. :)

  9. Roisin pender



    My children like to go PNE every summer. I would be happy to get free tickets this year :-)

  11. Cracote

    woot woot!!!

  12. Becky

    I can’t wait to go to Playland this year, the new rides look awesome!

  13. My kids would LOVE this opportunity…as would mom and dad! :)

  14. Sveta

    Playland!!!! Back to childhood;) Yeahhhhh

  15. NicT

    Scary cause it feels like it could fall apart-the roller coaster! Love the PNE in all it’s midway glory.

  16. Erin

    This is awesome, I can’t wait to take my daughter this year!

  17. Diana

    mmm…it’s time for those mini donuts! pick me! pick me!

  18. Deni

    Would love to check out the new rides!

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  20. Alice W

    Yes! I love playland :D

  21. Helen C

    Summer is not complete without playland at the PNE! <3

  22. KRM

    I moved to Van in Aug 1997 and was at the PNE days later; I’ve not missed one ever since. Now I’ve a toddler and I can’t wait to bring her along!

  23. Barb

    a Vancouver tradition! Can’t wait to go.

  24. guy

    we would love to have a cool family outing at the P.N.E. what a good way to kick of summer 2013 hell yaaaaaaaaaaaa for \,,/,

  25. Karin

    My daughter begs that we go every year but we just can’t afford it. Would love to be able to take her.

  26. Jocelyn

    It’s been ages since I’ve been to the PNE but it always reminds me of childhood summers :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Katie

    Would love to take my family!!! Beautiful weather for hells gate!! Lol

  28. christophe

    me please!

  29. Anna

    Would love to go~!

  30. Peter

    Couldn’t go last year to the PNE because of work, hope to this year.

  31. Me please!!! Would love to go. Love’em mini donuts!

  32. Mike

    This is great! Thanks :) new rides should be fun.

  33. Natasha Khan

    Love the PNE!! I haven’t been in years, can’t wait to try the new rides. Would love to win the 4pack and take along my family this year :)

  34. Heidi

    Yeahhhhh play land is here!!

  35. monica

    I love Playland and would love free tickets as the prices are too expensive!! Best Rollercoaster ever!!

  36. Natasha Khan

    Love the PNE!! I haven’t been in years, can’t wait to try the new rides. Would love to take my family this year :)

  37. Miya

    I can’t wait to try two new rides “Teacups and Balloon Explorers”!! I live close to PNE and go there every year!! :)

  38. Olivia

    That sounds fun!

  39. Yonglan

    fun time!

  40. Angela

    Summer is not complete without a visit to PLAYLAND and the PNE!!

  41. anna

    This year we will come for sure

  42. Lana

    My kids have never been to playland. Would love to take them for the day….!

  43. Jess

    I haven’t been yet, but would love to go!!!

  44. Tamryn

    Can’t wait for summer and can’t wait to take my kids to playland. This will be their first year going;)

  45. Ameeta

    Would love to go to the much talked about PNE as this will be my very first one whilst I travel round canada

  46. Michelle N.

    Would love to win!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  47. Mo

    Time to take the grand-kids to Playland! Always a fun day!

  48. Going to Vancouver this sommer on a family vacation! Can’t wait to enjoy the rides !

  49. Ruth

    What a great gift for the kids

  50. Betchie

    Cant wait!!

  51. Glesy

    Playland is always great to go to. I’m proud that as Vancouverites we continue this tradition!!

  52. Gabriella Schmidt

    I love the sights and sounds of Playland. I grew up in the neighbourhood and could hear the screams from the roller coaster in my backyard. I want to scream on the coaster. Thanks.

  53. Sonja S

    I would love to win this and check out Playland!

  54. Natasha Funk

    One of the most fun and memorable things you can do in Vancouver in the summertime!!!

  55. Diane

    Nothing says summer like Playland. Fingers crossed!

  56. karen

    The kids always get to go with school. It has to be my turn this summer!!! These tickets would certainly justify me going!!

  57. Mairi

    Love the PNE – a sure sign of spring!

  58. Nicole Burch

    Haven’t been in years, would love to go

  59. Meg

    The new rides sound like lots of fun. We can’t wait to be at Playland!

  60. Dani

    Going to Playland is always a good sign that summer is here!

  61. John Francois

    Woop woop PNE Playland

  62. Rob

    Yee Ha! Let the hurling begin!

  63. Christine

    I Love Playland!

  64. MoogsC

    Can’t wait to go back to Playland this year! Looking forward to taking my niece on the new rides!

  65. Rachel Macdonald

    i live right beside Playland and would love to go:) looks like so much fun.

  66. Alice Chang

    I would love to take my family to give it
    a try!

  67. Suchi

    I will go to Playland in this summer with my family.

  68. Wendy

    Awesome contest! I would love to take my family as we have yet to attend Playland at the PNE!! Happy Mother’s Day to all!!

  69. Erin

    It wouldn’t be summer without Playland and the PNE!

  70. Nicole L

    My husband would love this ! He’s dying to take our son

  71. Wendy Oliverio

    Wow this looks fun! Coming to visit in July and can’t wait to check it out.

  72. Shannon

    My sons are just getting into rides and would love to take them!!

  73. Burk

    Playland/PNE is the epitomy of summer! I would love to take my family!

  74. svetlana nouri

    LOVE PNE!!!

  75. STACY


  76. Ruth

    No one from my family has ever been to Playland or the PNE. This has to be the year.

  77. AJ

    Looking forward to having fun at PNE, trying the new Teacup ride and Balloon Explorer ride, and enjoying a beautiful Vancouver summer with friends and family!

  78. I love Playland!! It’s my birthday month and it’d be fun to go for birthday festivities :D

  79. Gloria

    Would love to take my 7 year old!

  80. Sylvia

    Hope I win!

  81. mevl

    Family Fun!

  82. Craig

    My son loves the tea cups!

  83. Mark

    pick me!

  84. Corrine LaPlante

    Would love to spend a day at Playland!

  85. Stephanie

    That would be awesome to spend a day at Playland!

  86. Jenny

    Haven’t been there in quite a while. This would be great as this is the last summer that I will be in Vancouver with the family!

  87. Nicole

    A must go to every weekends! The kids love it very much!

  88. Anny

    Would love to visit PNE. The kids would love it!

  89. Laura

    haven’t been to playland in years! would love to go!!

  90. Bradley

    I would love to win free passes and i also love playland! <3

  91. Josephine

    I’ve always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon!

  92. shaista

    I would love to go on the tea cup ride and the balloon one with my nieces and nephew they can’t wait until the PNE Opens! Every year we visit playland more than 10times coz of the kids so I think we deserve to get some free tickets :) loooooooooooove pne ! Vancouver rocks!

  93. Love to do this again as a family :) excited for the new rides

  94. maria

    I’d love to take the family!!!

  95. Jordan Lin

    The new hot air balloon ride sounds like alot of fun! Definitely something to check out. I would love to share this experience with my family!

  96. Judy Cha

    Haven’t been to these in years! Sounds like so much fun!

  97. Swapnil

    Awesome, would love to enjoy the weather at PNE!

  98. Brandi

    Love the PNE. We go every year. It’s a fantastic and safe way for my family to enjoy themselves!

  99. Teresa K

    I’d love to win. I love the coaster.

  100. Ryoko

    I would love love to go to the PNE!

  101. Jamilla

    yes please!

  102. victoria

    yes its finally here!

  103. Donna L

    it’s been years since I’ve been to playland. I think the food is calling me!

  104. Barb

    Summer tradition in our family!

  105. Winnie

    My friends and I go to Playland at least once every year. I really want to try the teacups!

  106. natalie

    This would make my day!!!!

  107. iain

    playland + triple o’s = kid bliss

  108. Ryan

    I haven’t been to Playland in ages. I’d love to relive this part of my childhood again!

  109. Brad

    My daughter loves Playland she can’t go enough, she would go everyday if she could!!!

  110. ken

    me my wife and 3 kids are coming to Vancouver for our first time unfortunately not a pleasure visit would love to go to take the family to the pne .

  111. Umar

    Can’t wait! Flying to Vancouver in 2 weeks!

  112. Dee

    Tilt a whirl, salt and pepper, Roller coaster, so many memories to share with the younger set of the family.
    Thanks for considering me,

  113. Angela

    Haven’t been to PNE in years! Would love to win

  114. Ron


  115. Sabrina

    My daughters have yet to enjoy a day at Playland!! Hopefully we can win some tickets! Its been about 20 years since my last visit!!

  116. Gili

    Yaaay!! Looks life fun :D

  117. Alice henderson

    It is serendipitous that have you have posted this blog, my friend and I are taking her two foster sisters to Playland this summer. As an out of towner I am now even more excited!

  118. Michelle

    I would love to try new teacup ride with my kids!!

  119. HR


  120. Rafika

    Yes please! :) I am having guests coming soon from out of town. I hope I can show them Playland and the new rides!

  121. Marnie Costa

    Playland! A great place to take the kids!!!

  122. Lisa

    I can’t wait to bring my 18 month old for the first time this year!

  123. Jenn Hoban

    Okay two wonderful deserving children that would love to spend the day on tea cups, while parents take way too many pictures. Playland is one of the most amazing places to just be a kid again.And the donuts……