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Event News & Reminders
ACE Preservation Conference : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/5/2016.
Wild West Fun Day : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/7/2016.
Hawg Wild : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/20/2016.
Luna Park Fest VI : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/21/2016.
Carolina Coaster Classic : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/27/2016.
Beach con II : Online registration is available. Event starts 9/4/2016.
ACE Preservation Conference : Registration deadline is 7/28/2016. Event starts 8/5/2016.
Wild West Fun Day : Registration deadline is 8/1/2016. Event starts 8/7/2016.
Hawg Wild : Registration deadline is 8/7/2016. Event starts 8/20/2016.
Luna Park Fest VI : Registration deadline is 8/12/2016. Event starts 8/21/2016.
Flying High with a Blue Streak : Registration deadline is 8/13/2016. Event starts 8/27/2016.
Carolina Coaster Classic : Registration deadline is 8/19/2016. Event starts 8/27/2016.
Beach con II : Registration deadline is 8/26/2016. Event starts 9/4/2016.
Coastin By The Ocean 2016 : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/13/2016.
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.
Riding Of The Bull Ocho : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/10/2016.
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.
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.
Summer Under Cover Con : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/5/2016.
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 8/27/2016.
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.
Daredevil Daze : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/17/2016.
Beech Bend Bash : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/3/2016.
ACE Day at Silverwood : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/30/2016.
Coaster Christmas : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/12/2016.
ACE Mexico 2017 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 4/19/2017.
ACE Preservation Conference : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/5/2016.
ACE Fall Fantasy : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/21/2016.
Flying High with a Blue Streak : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/27/2016.
ACE Presents: A Christmas Storybook Land : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/10/2016.
Winter Adventure 2016 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/11/2016.
Hawg Wild : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/20/2016.
ACE Ohio Holiday Party : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/3/2016.
Wild West Fun Day : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/7/2016.
Luna Park Fest VI : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/21/2016.
Beach con II : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 9/4/2016.
ACE Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/4/2016.
Carolina Coaster Classic : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/27/2016.
ACE's Great American Woodfest II : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/14/2016.
ACE Rides the Raging Waves : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/13/2016.
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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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55-Foot-High Steel Rollercoaster Coming to Missouri    This article contains photos!

Posted 6/29/2016

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ACE News (June) Color Version Now Online    This article contains photos!

Download it from the new my.aceonline.org website. Posted 6/9/2016

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Conneaut Lake Park's Blue Streak is Operational    This article contains photos!

Posted 6/1/2016

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Kentucky Kingdom Opens With New Storm Chaser    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/31/2016

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Blue Streak Idle at Conneaut Lake Park    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/31/2016

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The Joker Is Unleashed    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/26/2016

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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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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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