HomeToGo has released its annual list of the most affordable amusement parks in North America and Vancouver’s Playland made the cut.
The list features 50 parks from across Canada and the United States and includes entry price, the cost of parking, food and drink, and accommodation near each park for the 2019 season.
What’s more, the top two most affordable parks on the list are Canadian. Calaway Park in Alberta came first, and Galaxyland in Alberta came second. Also, Canada’s Wonderland in Ontario came in seventh place, and Six Flags La Ronde in Quebec followed in eighth.
Vancouver’s PNE Playland came in 17th place.
The most expensive on the roundup were Universal Studios Hollywood in 50th, Magic Kingdom (Disney) in 49th, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 48th.
The company also compiled a list of the top five amusement parks for families:
- Disney World
- LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
- Canada’s Wonderland
- Kings Dominion
HomeToGo is a vacation rental search engine that allows people to compare prices for rentals from more than 600 providers in over 200 countries.
Playland opens for the 2019 season today, Saturday May 4.
Vancouver’s favourite amusement park adds that admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions, which includes three new rides. In addition, the Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included for free with the price of admission.
Playland at the PNE Vancouver
When: May 4 —June 9: Saturday & Sunday 11am to 6pm; May 20 — Victoria Day: 11am to 6pm; June 14 — June 28: Saturday & Sunday 11am to 6pm & Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm; June 29 — July 31: Saturday & Sunday 11am to 7pm & Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm; August 1 — August 16: Everyday 11am to 7pm; August 17 — Sept 2: PNE Fair is on 11am to 11pm *Separate admission & ride passes required. Playland season passes do not apply.; September 7 — September 15: Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Where: Playland – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: One Day (48″ & taller) $36 online $38 at gate; Jr. One Day (under 48″) $26 online $28 at gate; Senior One Day $19 online $19 at the gate; Children (3 & under) Free
Season Passes: Season (48″ & taller) $95 online $99 at gate; Jr. Season (under 48″) $57 online $61 at gate