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Event News & Reminders
ACE Day at Adventure Park USA : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/9/2015.
ACE's Great American Wood Fest : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/29/2015.
BeachCon I : Online registration is available. Event starts 9/6/2015.
Preservation Conference : Online registration is available. Event starts 9/18/2015.
ACE Day at Adventure Park USA : Registration deadline is 8/3/2015. Event starts 8/9/2015.
ACE NorCal’s Horticulture Hoopla I : Registration deadline is 8/14/2015. Event starts 8/22/2015.
Flying High with a Blue Streak : Registration deadline is 8/15/2015. Event starts 8/29/2015.
ACE's Great American Wood Fest : Registration deadline is 8/26/2015. Event starts 8/29/2015.
BeachCon I : Registration deadline is 8/31/2015. Event starts 9/6/2015.
Preservation Conference : Registration deadline is 9/3/2015. Event starts 9/18/2015.
Coaster Con XXXIX : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/19/2016.
Summer Under Cover Con III : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/24/2015.
Fall Thrillfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/3/2015.
Rollercoasters, Eh!?! : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/19/2015.
Holiday Havoc : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/3/2015.
Celebrate America : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/4/2015.
Smoky Mountain Coasterfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/21/2015.
Phoenix Phall Phunfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/10/2015.
Coastin' Through the Snow : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/12/2015.
Lone Star Coasterthon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/3/2015.
ACE UK! 2015 : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/18/2015.
ACE Summer Conference : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/14/2015.
Oc-Boulder-Fest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/5/2015.
North Coast Con : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/22/2015.
A Christmas Storybook Land : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/5/2015.
Winter Adventure : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/6/2015.
ACE Day at Adventure Park USA : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/9/2015.
Flying High with a Blue Streak : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/29/2015.
Daredevil Daze : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/26/2015.
Riding Of The Bull Siete! : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/12/2015.
Phantom Fright Night : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/17/2015.
Preservation Conference : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 9/18/2015.
ACE Fall Fantasy : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/23/2015.
ACE Halloween Haunt Night : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/4/2015.
ACE NorCal’s Horticulture Hoopla I : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/22/2015.
BeachCon I : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 9/6/2015.
ACE's Great American Wood Fest : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/29/2015.
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MERCHANDISE NEWS
New Merchandise Now Available At ACE webstore!!! [details]
Request For ACE Merchandise Designs! [details]
ACE's Online General Store is always open!
Refer to the merchandise flier if you prefer to order the merchandise via mail-order or to pay for the merchandise via check or money order.
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Welcome!

Welcome to the official site of American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), the world's largest club of amusement ride enthusiasts. ACE was founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit, all volunteer club to foster and promote the conservation, appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of the art of the classic wooden roller coaster and the contemporary steel coaster.

Our club has grown from a handful of members to over 5,000 members representing all 50 states, DC, and 12 countries. We publish a bimonthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine for our members. We also sponsor several events at parks each year. If you love the thrill of the twists, turns, drops, and loops of a roller coaster, this club (and this site) is for you!

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Host Parks for 2016 ACE Conferences, 2017 Coaster Con Announced    This article contains photos!

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Tron Lightcycles Power Run, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Among Coaster Offerings at Shanghai Disneyland    This article contains photos!

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ROAR to be Silenced August 16    This article contains photos!

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ACE Founding Member Clarence Hintze Has Passed Away    This article contains photos!

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Kentucky Kingdom to Introduce Storm Chaser in 2016    This article contains photos!

Posted 7/30/2015

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Joyland Roller Coaster Demolished    This article contains photos!

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Carowinds' Thunder Road Closes Forever    This article contains photos!

Posted 7/30/2015

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Lake Compounce Announces 2016 Coaster Addition    This article contains photos!

Posted 7/11/2015

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Shockwave To Be Retired    This article contains photos!

Posted 7/9/2015

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NEW GERSTLAUER COASTER COMING TO ADVENTURELAND IN IOWA IN 2015    This article contains photos!

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Featured Coaster
Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia

Georgia Cyclone
Six Flags over Georgia

-- by Tim Baldwin

When Six Flags Over Georgia opens for the 2015 season, Georgia Cyclone will be celebrating a 25th birthday. Opened in March of 1990, this rollicking woodie was one of four wooden coasters to debut that year.

Capitalizing on the dynamic layout that has made Cyclone so famous, Georgia Cyclone was erected near the front entrance, making for a dramatic visual as guests made their way into the entrance drive. Awash in blues, the woodie has delighted fans with its sequence of airtime-inducing drops.

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Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia