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Visit RCReride for more photos, content and extras. RC Reride issue 139 features Coaster Con XXXIX.
 

Event News & Reminders
HoliWood Nights : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Go Karts Plus : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Coaster Con add-on at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels (Two-day event) : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/16/2017.
Coaster Con XL : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/18/2017.
Coaster Con add-on evening at Kemah Boardwalk : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/23/2017.
Coaster Con add-on night at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/24/2017.
Coaster Con add-on day at Schlitterbahn Galveston Plus Bonus Day : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/24/2017.
Classic Fun in the Sun : Online registration is available. Event starts 7/15/2017.
Coastin' By the Ocean : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/12/2017.
North Coast Con : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/26/2017.
Go Karts Plus : Registration deadline is 5/24/2017. Event starts 6/2/2017.
HoliWood Nights : Registration deadline is 5/27/2017. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Coaster Con add-on at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels (Two-day event) : Registration deadline is 6/5/2017. Event starts 6/16/2017.
Coaster Con XL : Registration deadline is 6/5/2017. Event starts 6/18/2017.
Coaster Con add-on day at Schlitterbahn Galveston Plus Bonus Day : Registration deadline is 6/5/2017. Event starts 6/24/2017.
Coaster Con add-on evening at Kemah Boardwalk : Registration deadline is 6/10/2017. Event starts 6/23/2017.
Coaster Con add-on night at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier : Registration deadline is 6/10/2017. Event starts 6/24/2017.
ACE Day at Santa's Village and Story Land : Registration deadline is 6/28/2017. Event starts 7/8/2017.
Ace Day at Silverwood : Registration deadline is 6/30/2017. Event starts 7/15/2017.
Classic Fun in the Sun : Registration deadline is 7/8/2017. Event starts 7/15/2017.
Coastin' By the Ocean : Registration deadline is 8/8/2017. Event starts 8/12/2017.
North Coast Con : Registration deadline is 8/11/2017. Event starts 8/26/2017.
Coaster Con XLI : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/17/2018.
KennyKon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/22/2017.
Oc~Boulder~Fest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/26/2017.
BeachCon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/3/2017.
Summer Under Cover Con : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/11/2017.
Bahn Con 2017 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/5/2017.
ACE Summer Conference : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/19/2017.
Riding of the Bull : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/9/2017.
Luna Park Fest VII : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/6/2017.
Seaside Screams 2017 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/10/2017.
A Christmas Storybook Land 2017 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/9/2017.
Seaside Hangover Part 6 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/10/2017.
Phoenix Phall Phunfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/6/2017.
West Texas Round-Up : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/28/2017.
Holiday in the Park : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/2/2017.
Winter Adventure 2017 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/16/2017.
Fall Thrillfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/14/2017.
ACE Day at Central Park Funland : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/15/2017.
International Fan Day at the Efteling : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/2/2017.
Celebrate America : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/26/2017.
Wild West ACE Day : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/27/2017.
HoliWood Nights : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Rip Roarin' Rampage : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/8/2017.
Lone Star Coasterthon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 9/23/2017.
Daredevil Daze : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/7/2017.
Smoky Mountain Coasterfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/11/2017.
ACE Day at Santa's Village and Story Land : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/8/2017.
Coasters on Rye! ACE Does Playland Fest I : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/5/2017.
Coastin' By the Ocean : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/12/2017.
Carolina Coaster Classic : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/26/2017.
CoasterMania! : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Storm the Kingdom : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/8/2017.
Hawg Wild : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/5/2017.
ACE Day at Seabreeze : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/15/2017.
Thrills in the Hills : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/28/2017.
Coaster Con add-on night at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/24/2017.
Coaster Con add-on evening at Kemah Boardwalk : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/23/2017.
ACE Fall Fantasy : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/6/2017.
Beach Boardwalk Bonanza 2017 : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/10/2017.
Schlittercon : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/27/2017.
Go Karts Plus : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Coaster Con add-on at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels (Two-day event) : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/16/2017.
Coaster Con add-on day at Schlitterbahn Galveston Plus Bonus Day : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/24/2017.
ACE Dives : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/3/2017.
Monstre Showdown : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/27/2017.
Classic Fun in the Sun : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/15/2017.
Coaster Con XL : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/18/2017.
Ace Day at Silverwood : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 7/15/2017.
ACE Day at Hersheypark : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/1/2017.
ACE Day at Dutchwonderland : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/30/2017.
ACE Day at Knoebels : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/29/2017.
North Coast Con : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 8/26/2017.
Fun Fore All Fiesta : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/21/2017.
Beech Bend Bash : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/9/2017.
ACE Digs It : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 9/23/2017.
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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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ACE News (February) Color Version Now Online    This article contains photos!

Download it from the new my.aceonline.org website. Posted 5/17/2017

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New Coaster Comes to Santa's Village Azoosment Park    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/12/2017

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HYDRUS OPENS THIS WEEKEND AT CASINO PIER    This article contains photos!

Posted 5/5/2017

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InvadR Opens at Busch Gardens Williamsburg    This article contains photos!

Posted 4/11/2017

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Mean Streak + RMC = Cedar Point's Newest Coaster    This article contains photos!

Posted 4/5/2017

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Swamp Fox Receives Historical Status    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/29/2017

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Renovation Plans for Lakemont Park    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/21/2017

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InvadR Test Run at Busch Gardens Williamsburg    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/21/2017

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Mystic Timbers Completes First Test Run    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/20/2017

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Boomerang's Grand Exit From Knott's Berry Farm    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/20/2017


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Featured Coaster
Screamin Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis

Screamin' Eagle
Six Flags St. Louis

-- by Tim Baldwin

One of the most recent recipients of ACE Roller Coaster Landmark status was a highlight of Coaster Con XXXIX. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this season, Screamin' Eagle still remains the signature ride in Six Flags St. Louis' collection. The park was known as Six Flags Over Mid-America when the ride made its debut.

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Screamin Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis