Playland’s new launch roller coaster now open to the public

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Playland’s new launch roller coaster is now open to the public!

ThunderVolt is Canada’s fastest electric launch coaster. The $18-million-dollar ride was built by Zamperla of Italy, which 12 passengers at a time through a themed environment with extraordinary graphics and lighting that pulses as the ride system charges.


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“This is a very significant and exciting day for our park,” says PNE President and CEO Shelley Frost.

“Adding this ride shows the commitment of the PNE to investing in Playland and this ride, one of the best of its kind in North America, will be an incredible juxtaposition to our beloved historic Playland Wooden Coaster. It sets Playland up to thrill many more generations of British Columbians and guests from across Canada and around the world, making it a jewel in the crown of our organization.”


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The new attraction blasts off with 1.3 G’s of acceleration through an illuminated tunnel, up a steep incline before an 18-metre drop.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Only one way to find out!

Playland is now open Wednesday to Sunday in July and August from 11am to 5pm, and select Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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