Slayland runs on select dates between October 9th and the 31st. It features twenty of Playland’s most popular rides as well as lots of cool Halloween decor. On the last three days of the month there is also a Taste of the PNE drive-thru trick-or-treating event.
NOTE: The Drive-Thru Trick and Treating event was originally just going to be on October 30th and 31st. Thursday, October 29th, however, has been added as an additional day.
PNE Halloween Events in 2020
Halloween at the PNE in 2020 is not the same as it is during normal years. Two different events are still scheduled though, and both are designed to help Vancouverites enjoy Halloween in a fun and safe environment.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the PNE is unable to host its usual Halloween Fright Nights event in 2020. Instead, Playland is transforming the PNE grounds into Slayland for most of October this year, and a Drive-Thru Tricks & Treats event is set for the end of the month.
Even though Slayland offers rides and a haunted outdoor experience, physical distancing and face coverings are still required.
Slayland: Night of a Thousand Screams
The first and larger of the two Halloween events at the PNE this year is called “Slayland.” It’s essentially a Halloween-themed Playland. The event features rides, people in costume, festival foods and a haunted outdoor walk. Slayland is recommended for folk over 8 years of age and it’s open on select dates between October 9th and 31st.
Twenty rides are open during this Halloween season, highlighted by AtmosFear, the Beast and the Wooden Roller Coaster. Rides at Slayland in 2020 are listed in the table below.
|Music Express||Pirate Shop||Revelation (additional cost)||Wooden Roller Coaster|
|Scrambler||Balloon Explorers||Bug Whirled||Dizzy Drop|
|Flutterbye||Honeybee Express||Kettle Creek Mine Coaster||Merry-Go-Round|
|Rock’n’Cars||Sea-to-Sky Swinger||Tea Cups||West Coast Wheel|
Costumes are allowed for the first time ever at the PNE during Slayland! In fact, there are different themes each week that guests are encouraged to follow. Themes for 2020 are Superheroes, Fantasy and Retro.
Slayland replaces Fright Nights this year, but still promises to be fun and spooky. The outdoor haunted walk celebrates Halloween with a horror experience reminiscent of those in previous years at the PNE.
Slayland 2020 Dates and Prices
Admission to the event includes access to rides and the haunted walk. Slayland is open from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on the following Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October:
- October 9th to 11th
- Superheroes Costume Theme
- Tickets cost $39.50
- October 16th to 18th
- Fantasy Costume Theme
- Tickets cost $39.50
- October 22nd to 25th
- Retro Costume Theme
- Tickets cost $39.50
- October 29th to 31st
- No Costume Theme
- Tickets cost $44.50
Note: No costume face coverings are permitted and visitors’ eyes must always be visible. COVID-19 masks are required, however, and each paid admission includes a complimentary PNE mask (while supplies last). Prices are subject to change.
Tickets are only available online, and are especially limited in number due to COVID-19 safety precautions. To book your tickets before they run out, click PNE Slayland Tickets.
A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks & Treats
The second event at the PNE this Halloween season is the “A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks & Treats Edition”. It is intended for families looking to trick or treat in a fun and safe way this year. The driving route passes by Halloween decorations, people dressed in costumes, and more.
Admission to the drive-thru event includes one trick-or-treat bag in which you’ll find popcorn, cotton candy, mini donuts and a candy apple.
Guests are required to stay in their cars, but can come to full stops at each entertainment area to fully enjoy and appreciate the experience.
Drive-Thru 2020 Dates and Prices
Separate from Slayland, A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks & Treats Edition is operating on the following days and times:
- Friday, October 30th
- 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm
- Saturday, October 31st (Halloween)
- 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.
Tickets on either day cost $25 per carload, and include one trick-or-treat bag. Extra bags of treats can be ordered separately for $15 each.
Note: Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Click A Taste of the PNE to reserve your tickets.
For more details regarding both Halloween events at the PNE in 2020, visit the official PNE Website.
To read about what the PNE is usually like during this time of the year, click Fright Nights at the PNE.
Other articles that may be of interest include:
- Pacific National Exhibition
- Events at the PNE
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Vancouver Haunted Houses
- Halloween Activities for Kids
- Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches
- Lower Mainland Corn Mazes
- Vancouver Autumn Activities