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General Information about Events

ACE hosts Coaster Con, our national convention, annually as well as several other smaller conferences at parks around the globe. Our events are a great opportunity for fellow ACEers to gather together to ride coasters. Typically, our events include:

  • Group rates for park admission
  • One or more picnic-style meals
  • Exclusive Ride Time! (ERT), which is time we get to ride the coasters when the park and/or the coaster is closed to the public.
  • Hotel lodging at group rates.

Upcoming Events

We have a great line-up of events slated for the upcoming months. Note that all information is tentative until we actually announce the event with a flyer! Click on an event for more details, including the event flyer, costs, schedule, directions, registration instructions, and the latest news about the event. Click on a column header to sort the table by that column.

Event DateEvent NameHostLast Updated
2/24/2018
Off-Season Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  * California's Great America (Santa Clara, CA)
 Online registration available
Region2/12/2018
3/3/2018
CoasterBash! XXIX
  * Salvatore's (Pittsburgh, PA)
 Flier available
 Online registration available
Region2/3/2018
3/4/2018
Mountainfest
  * Wisp Mountain Ski Resort (McHenry, MD)
 Flier available
 Online registration available
Region1/22/2018
3/17/2018
The Great Nor'Easter
  * Lake Compounce (Bristol, CT)
 Flier available
Region2/12/2018
4/7/2018
Spring Fling
  * Six Flags Over Georgia (Austell, GA)
Region2/20/2018
5/4/2018 - 5/6/2018
2018 Spring Conference
  * Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)
 Flier available
 Online registration available
ACE2/1/2018
5/5/2018
Wooden Warrior Day
  * Quassy Amusement Park (Middlebury, CT)
Park12/16/2017
5/12/2018
North Coast Con
  * Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
Region10/27/2017
5/18/2018 - 5/19/2018
Coasterstock
  * Kings Island (Kings Mills, OH)
 Flier available
Park2/16/2018
5/25/2018 - 5/26/2018
Fiesta Fest
  * Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, TX)
Region2/3/2018
5/26/2018
Magic Springs Fest
  * Magic Springs & Crystal Falls (Hot Springs, AR)
Region11/8/2017
5/26/2018 - 5/27/2018
Schlittercon
  * Schlitterbahn New Braunfels (New Braunfels, TX 78130 , TX)
Region2/3/2018
5/28/2018
Memorial Day Madness
  * ZDT's Amusement Park (Seguin, TX)
Region2/3/2018
6/1/2018
Coastermania!
  * Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
 Flier available
Park2/12/2018
6/1/2018 - 6/2/2018
Coastershack (HolliWood Nights)
  * Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (Santa Claus, IN)
 Flier available
 Online registration available
Park12/16/2017
6/9/2018
Seaside Screams
  * Casino Pier (Seaside Heights, NJ)
Region11/24/2017
6/16/2018
Wild West Fun Day
  * Adventure Park (New Market, MD)
Region12/16/2017
6/17/2018 - 6/22/2018
Coaster Con XLI
  * Six Flags America (Largo, MD)
  * Kings Dominion (Doswell, VA)
  * Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
 See event details for important news
ACE2/21/2018
6/23/2018 - 6/24/2018
Ocean Fest
  * TBD ()
Region12/16/2017
7/7/2018
Bunnies, Bobsleds, and Bears... oh my!
  * Seabreeze Amusement Park (Rochester, NY)
Region12/28/2017
7/14/2018
ACE Day at Lake Compounce
  * Lake Compounce (Bristol, CT)
Region12/5/2017
7/14/2018 - 7/15/2018
Thrills in the Hills
  * Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)
 Flier available
Park2/7/2018
7/21/2018
ACE Plays in Maine
  * Funtown / Splashtown USA (Saco, ME)
  * Palace Playland (Old Orchard Beach, ME)
Region12/5/2017
7/21/2018
KennyKon XXIX
  * Kennywood Park (West Mifflin, PA)
Region12/5/2017
7/28/2018
ACE Day at Wet 'n' Wild Splashtown
  * Wet 'n' Wild Splashtown (Spring, TX)
Region2/3/2018
7/28/2018
Bahn Con
  * Schlitterbahn Kansas City (Kansas City, KS)
Region11/8/2017
7/28/2018 - 7/29/2018
Southern Ohio Summerfest
  * Coney Island (Cincinnati, OH)
  * Stricker's Grove (Hamilton, OH)
Region2/14/2018
8/3/2018 - 8/5/2018
2018 ACE Preservation Conference
  * Michigan's Adventure (Muskegon, MI)
  * Indiana Beach (Monticello, IN)
ACE8/1/2017
8/11/2018
ACE Rides the Raging Waves III
  * Raging Waves (Yorkville, IL)
Region2/14/2018
8/11/2018 - 8/12/2018
Coastin' by the Ocean
  * Morey's Piers (North Wildwood, NJ)
Park12/15/2017
8/18/2018
ACE Day at The Great Escape
  * The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom (Lake George, NY)
Region12/28/2017
8/25/2018 - 8/26/2018
Flying High with a Blue Streak
  * Conneaut Lake Park (Conneaut Lake, PA)
  * Waldameer Park (Erie, PA)
Region11/25/2017
9/2/2018
BeachCon
  * Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
Region2/3/2018
9/8/2018
Riding of the Bull
  * Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)
Region12/16/2017
9/9/2018
Seaside Hangover
  * Casino Pier (Seaside Heights, NJ)
Region12/16/2017
9/15/2018
Rollercoasters, Eh?!?
  * Canada's Wonderland (Vaughan, ON)
Region12/16/2017
9/22/2018 - 10/3/2018
East Meets ACE
  * Central Park (Himeji, Japan)
  * Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida City, Japan)
  * Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (Yokohama, Japan)
  * Hanayashiki (Taito-ku (Tokyo), Japan)
  * Higashiyama Animal Park (Nagoya, Japan)
  * Hirakata Park (Osaka, Japan)
  * Nagashima Spa Land (Kuwana (Nagoya area), Japan)
  * Parque EspaƱa-Shima Spain Village (Shima, Japan)
  * Tobu Dobutsukoen (Zoo) (Minami, Saitama, Japan)
  * Tokyo Disneyland (Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan)
  * Tokyo DisneySea (Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan)
  * Tokyo Dome City (Bunkyo, Japan)
  * Tokyo Joypolis (Odaiba, Minato, Japan)
  * Toshimaen (Mukouyama, Nerima, Japan)
  * Universal Studios Japan (Osaka, Japan)
  * Yokohama Cosmo World (Yokohama, Japan)
  * Yomiuriland (Inagi, Tokyo, Japan)
 See event details for important news
ACE10/17/2017
9/29/2018
Mystic Mayhem
  * Kings Island (Kings Mills, OH)
Region2/14/2018
10/5/2018 - 10/6/2018
Phoenix Phall Phunfest
  * Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, PA)
Park2/3/2018
10/13/2018
Fall Thrillfest
  * Kings Dominion (Doswell, VA)
Region12/16/2017
10/13/2018
Fright Bash
  * Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, TX)
Region2/3/2018
10/14/2018
Celebrate America
  * Six Flags America (Largo, MD)
Region12/16/2017
11/3/2018
Summer Under Cover Con
  * Schlitterbahn Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Region2/3/2018
11/10/2018
Coaster Christmas
  * Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)
Region11/8/2017
12/1/2018
ACE Ohio Holiday Party
  * Kalahari (Sandusky, OH)
Region2/10/2018
12/1/2018
Coastin' Through the Snow
  * Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Region12/16/2017
12/8/2018
A Christmas Storybook Land
  * Storybook Land (Egg Harbor Township, NJ)
Region12/16/2017
12/8/2018
Feliz Fiesta
  * Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, TX)
Region2/3/2018
6/16/2019 - 6/21/2019
Coaster Con XLII
  * Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA)
  * Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)
 See event details for important news
ACE6/27/2017
6/21/2020 - 6/26/2020
Coaster Con XLIII
  * Hersheypark (Hershey, PA)
  * Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, PA)
  * Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (Allentown, PA)
  * Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster, PA)
ACE6/27/2017

Events Lodging Summary

ACE negotiates special rates for some area hotels for ACE events. Each event's flyer contains detailed information about the negotiated rates and procedures for making reservations at each hotel.

When making your reservations at any of the lodging facilities for any of the events, please pay close attention to the reservation code and provide that code when making your reservation. Also, some hotels may not offer the discount if you contact the chain's toll-free number, so you may need to contact the hotel directly to obtain the discount.

Important Information for Non-Members

ACE encourages non-members to attend our events as a way to "check out" our club before deciding whether to join. However, non-members may only register to attend ACE events as a guest of a member who is also registered to attend the event. That member will be responsible for the actions and behavior of their guests.