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Event News & Reminders
Jeepers It's Winter : Online registration is available. Event starts 3/7/2015.
ACE Day at Wisp Mountain Resort : Online registration is available. Event starts 3/15/2015.
Spring Fling : Online registration is available. Event starts 4/11/2015.
Coasterstock : Online registration is available. Event starts 5/16/2015.
Fiesta Fest : Online registration is available. Event starts 5/22/2015.
SchlitterCon XII : Online registration is available. Event starts 5/23/2015.
ZDT's Construction Tour : Online registration is available. Event starts 5/25/2015.
Coastermania : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/5/2015.
ACE UK! 2015 : Online registration is available. Event starts 7/18/2015.
Jeepers It's Winter : Registration deadline is 2/28/2015. Event starts 3/7/2015.
Great Nor'Easter : Registration deadline is 3/5/2015. Event starts 3/14/2015.
CoasterBash! XXVI : Registration deadline is 3/6/2015. Event starts 3/14/2015.
ACE Day at Wisp Mountain Resort : Registration deadline is 3/10/2015. Event starts 3/15/2015.
ACE UK! 2015 : Registration deadline is 3/16/2015. Event starts 7/18/2015.
Spring Fling : Registration deadline is 4/4/2015. Event starts 4/11/2015.
Coasterstock : Registration deadline is 4/30/2015. Event starts 5/16/2015.
Fiesta Fest : Registration deadline is 5/17/2015. Event starts 5/22/2015.
SchlitterCon XII : Registration deadline is 5/17/2015. Event starts 5/23/2015.
Coastermania : Registration deadline is 5/21/2015. Event starts 6/5/2015.
ZDT's Construction Tour : Registration deadline is 5/17/2017. Event starts 5/25/2015.
Coaster Con XXXVIII : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/21/2015.
Luna Park Fest V : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/28/2015.
Coaster Con XXXIX : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/19/2016.
BeachCon 2015 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/6/2015.
Summer Under Cover Con III : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/24/2015.
Flying High at Michigan's Adventure : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/11/2015.
ACE Summer Conference : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/14/2015.
Great Nor'Easter : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 3/14/2015.
ACE Day at Hersheypark : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/19/2015.
Seaside Screams : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/27/2015.
Pre-Con at Clementon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/20/2015.
SchlitterCon XII : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/23/2015.
Fiesta Fest : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/22/2015.
ZDT's Construction Tour : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/25/2015.
Preservation Conference : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/18/2015.
Spring Fling : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 4/11/2015.
KennyKon XXVI : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/12/2015.
Coasterstock : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/16/2015.
Jeepers It's Winter : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 3/7/2015.
ACE Dives : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/6/2015.
CoasterBash! XXVI : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 3/14/2015.
HoliWood Nights : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/29/2015.
Fall Thrillfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/3/2015.
ACE Day at Wisp Mountain Resort : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 3/15/2015.
5th Annual Wooden Warrior Day : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/2/2015.
ACE Day at Dorney Park : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/20/2015.
Opening Day at Knoebels : New event added since last visit. Event starts 4/25/2015.
Monstre Showdown : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/23/2015.
Rip Roarin' Rampage : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/6/2015.
BahnCon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/27/2015.
ACE Day at Kentucky Kingdom : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/11/2015.
ACE Day at Beech Bend : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/12/2015.
Rollercoasters, Eh!?! : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/19/2015.
ACE Day at Holiday World : 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.
ACE Day at Six Flags New England : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/11/2015.
ACE UK! 2015 : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/18/2015.
Coaster Campout : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/28/2015.
Coastermania : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/5/2015.
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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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New Registration Rule for CoasterMania!    This article contains photos!

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Busch Gardens' Gwazi Has Closed    This article contains photos!

Posted 2/2/2015

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Carowinds tops off Fury 325    This article contains photos!

Posted 2/2/2015

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Holy Backwards, Batman!    This article contains photos!

Posted 1/27/2015

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LAST CHANCE TO RIDE GWAZI    This article contains photos!

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GWAZI TO BE RETIRED    This article contains photos!

Posted 12/24/2014

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Maurer announces change of corporate form    This article contains photos!

Change represents the company's new international strategy. Posted 12/20/2014

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ACE News (September/October) Color Version Now Online    This article contains photos!

Download it from the new my.aceonline.org website. Posted 12/13/2014

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Conneaut Lake Park Trustees File For Bankruptcy Protection    This article contains photos!

Posted 12/6/2014

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Conneaut Lake Park to be Sold at Sheriff's Sale    This article contains photos!

Posted 12/4/2014


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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