Originally posted by mingster
i'm bitter cause the playlands got so much better a few years after i was too old to play.
Originally posted by the_fornicator
worst thing that they could have EVER done was back in the day when they put those HUUUUGE (what seemed huge to a small kid) turny things -before they had playlands.
It was essentially a manually powered tea-cup thing that you can ride on at disney-land.
sooooooo many kids puked from that thing after stuffing themselves with happy meals.
I have no idea what mcdink's was thinking when they put those things in (you could make it go as FAAAAAAAAAAST as you wanted)
Originally posted by kat
i remember playing in the one at yonge & eg when i was little
there were a bunch of other kids playing
since i was a somewhat anti-social kid, i buried myself under the balls and hid from them.
after a while i got bored and came up..only to see that all the other kids had left.
so i started playing again and went down the slide
when i hit something at the bottom i realized that there was another little boy hiding under the balls too.
he was my best friend for about 15 minutes, and then i had to put my shoes on and go to lichtman's with my dad.
i also miss lichtmans bookstore : /
both those places are gone now.
Originally posted by Brandon
I thought they were ripping out playlands and replacing them with playstation sponsored gaming stations. I hesitate to call them "arcades."
I've seen a few former playlands-turned-arcades in my area.
Originally posted by Scarlett
Curious...where was this? The only Playland I knew back in the day was the one in Gerrard (Square). It was totally different than the playlands nowadays. This probably reveals how much of a geezer I am.