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Event News & Reminders
ACE Day at Lake Compounce : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/11/2016.
Outlaw Run Rendezvous : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/17/2016.
The Howling : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/18/2016.
BahnCon : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/18/2016.
Coaster Con XXXIX : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/19/2016.
Storm the Kingdom : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/24/2016.
ACE Day at Beech Bend Park : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/25/2016.
Mid Summer Scream : Online registration is available. Event starts 7/2/2016.
ACE Day at Wet’n’Wild Splashtown : Online registration is available. Event starts 7/3/2016.
ACE Day at Lake Compounce : Registration deadline is 6/5/2016. Event starts 6/11/2016.
Coaster Con XXXIX : Registration deadline is 6/6/2016. Event starts 6/19/2016.
Outlaw Run Rendezvous : Registration deadline is 6/10/2016. Event starts 6/17/2016.
The Howling : Registration deadline is 6/10/2016. Event starts 6/18/2016.
BahnCon : Registration deadline is 6/10/2016. Event starts 6/18/2016.
Storm the Kingdom : Registration deadline is 6/10/2016. Event starts 6/24/2016.
ACE Day at Beech Bend Park : Registration deadline is 6/10/2016. Event starts 6/25/2016.
Mid Summer Scream : Registration deadline is 6/15/2016. Event starts 7/2/2016.
ACE Day at Wet’n’Wild Splashtown : Registration deadline is 6/26/2016. Event starts 7/3/2016.
ACE Excursion at Playland & Cultus Lake Adventure Park : Registration deadline is 7/6/2016. Event starts 7/16/2016.
ACE Day at Silverwood : Registration deadline is 7/11/2016. Event starts 7/30/2016.
Coastin By The Ocean 2016 : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/13/2016.
Wild West Fun Day : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/7/2016.
Fall Thrillfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/1/2016.
Celebrate America : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/2/2016.
Coastin' Through the Snow at Christmastown : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/3/2016.
ACE Gets Wet : New event added since last visit. Event starts 1/21/2017.
ACE day at the State Fair of Virginia : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/30/2016.
Phoenix Phall Phunfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/8/2016.
KennyKon XXVII : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/24/2016.
Riding Of The Bull Ocho : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/10/2016.
Seaside Screams : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/11/2016.
Seaside Hangover : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/11/2016.
Rollercoasters, Eh?!? : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/17/2016.
HoliWood Nights : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/3/2016.
Lone Star Coasterthon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/24/2016.
Fright Bash : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/15/2016.
Feliz Fiesta : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/10/2016.
Beachcon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/4/2016.
Summer Under Cover Con : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/5/2016.
Carolina Coaster Classic : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/27/2016.
Luna Park Fest VI : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/21/2016.
ACE Dives : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/4/2016.
Memorial Day Madness : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/30/2016.
ACE Day at Seabreeze : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/16/2016.
Holiday in Lights at Six Flags America : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/10/2016.
Smoky Mountain Coasterfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/19/2016.
Funtown Fest : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/9/2016.
ACE Day at Lake Compounce : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/11/2016.
ACE Day at Keansburg Amusement Park : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/12/2016.
Schlittercon : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/28/2016.
CoasterMania : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/3/2016.
ACE’s Super Wicked Day at Six Flags New England : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/16/2016.
ACE Day at SeaWorld Orlando : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/13/2016.
Annual ACE/IAAPA Meet & Greet Dinner : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/16/2016.
ACE Day at Busch Gardens Tampa : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/19/2016.
Coaster Con XXXIX : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/19/2016.
A Night With Go-Karts Plus : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/3/2016.
Outlaw Run Rendezvous : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/17/2016.
The Howling : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/18/2016.
BahnCon : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/18/2016.
ACE Day at Beech Bend Park : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/25/2016.
Storm the Kingdom : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/24/2016.
ACE Excursion at Playland & Cultus Lake Adventure Park : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/16/2016.
Daredevil Daze : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/17/2016.
Hawg Wild : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/20/2016.
Beech Bend Bash : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/3/2016.
ACE Day at Wet’n’Wild Splashtown : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/3/2016.
ACE Day at Silverwood : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/30/2016.
ACE Preservation Conference : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/5/2016.
Coaster Christmas : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/12/2016.
Mid Summer Scream : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/2/2016.
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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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The Joker Is Unleashed    This article contains photos!

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GhostRider to Reopen June 11    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/19/2016

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Martin's Fantasy Island Acquired by Apex Parks Group    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/15/2016

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Seat Auction on Mako to Benefit Give Kids The World    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/10/2016

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ACE News (March/April) Color Version Now Online    This article contains photos!

Download it from the new my.aceonline.org website. Posted 4/21/2016

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SeaWorld's Mako Opens in June    This article contains photos!

Posted 4/5/2016

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2016 Officer Election Nominees Announced    This article contains photos!

Posted 4/4/2016

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Infamous Super Villain Gives New Twist to Family Favorite at Six Flags Great Adventure    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/29/2016

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces Its First Wooden Roller Coaster Coming in 2017    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/19/2016

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Dollywood Announces Lightning Rod Opening Delay    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/15/2016


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Featured Coaster
Swamp Fox at Family Kingdom

Swamp Fox
Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

-- by Tim Baldwin

One of the iconic landmarks of Myrtle Beach is the ever-young Swamp Fox. Built in 1966 by the legendary coaster designer John Allen of PTC, the wooden coaster celebrates a 50th birthday this season. The classic lines of this seaside beauty are reminiscent of an era when coasters were all about families having fun. Long before statistics started overtaking new rides or the charge to turn riders upside down in every which configuration became the norm, families loved the wooden coaster and its authentic experience. Good drops, snappy curves and moments of airtime make Swamp Fox an enjoyable treat.

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