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Three classic Playland rides are closed for the next few months

DH Vancouver Staff May 28, 2018 12:06 pm 12,639

It made the top-20 list of best wooden roller coasters in a recent poll, but now it looks like thrill seekers who have their sights set on the PNE’s famous wooden roller coaster at Playland will have to wait a little longer to get their kicks this summer.

In a statement on its website, officials explained that during the off-season, three of Playland’s attractions – including the wooden roller coaster – are undergoing routine maintenance.

“However, with many parts custom manufactured, suppliers have been slow to deliver required parts,” they said. “This has meant that our rides are behind in their maintenance schedule and will not be operational until late June/July.”

The wooden roller coaster, they said, is expected to be in operation by mid-to-late June.

In the meantime, the PNE said it has brought in three additional rides to offset the ones that are currently out of service.

“The PNE takes our guest experience very seriously and so to ensure a very good experience within the park,” the statement reads.

These rides include the Tilt-a-Whirl, Octopus, and Alien Abduction.

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’s total 2,840 feet of track.

In 2009, the coaster was designated as an “ACE Roller Coaster Landmark.”

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