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Event News & Reminders
Phoenix Phall Phunfest : Online registration is available. Event starts 10/7/2016.
What's In The Shed? : Online registration is available. Event starts 10/15/2016.
Fright Bash : Online registration is available. Event starts 10/15/2016.
BOO-lder Dash Bash : Online registration is available. Event starts 10/15/2016.
Fall-O-Ween Fest : Online registration is available. Event starts 10/16/2016.
ACE South of the Border : Online registration is available. Event starts 4/19/2017.
ACE Annual Knott's Scary Farm : Registration deadline is 9/27/2016. Event starts 10/2/2016.
ACE Night at the Haunt V : Registration deadline is 9/29/2016. Event starts 10/1/2016.
What's In The Shed? : Registration deadline is 10/3/2016. Event starts 10/15/2016.
Fall-O-Ween Fest : Registration deadline is 10/5/2016. Event starts 10/16/2016.
Phoenix Phall Phunfest : Registration deadline is 10/6/2016. Event starts 10/7/2016.
Fright Bash : Registration deadline is 10/7/2016. Event starts 10/15/2016.
BOO-lder Dash Bash : Registration deadline is 10/10/2016. Event starts 10/15/2016.
ACE Day at SeaWorld Orlando: Mako Me Happy : Registration deadline is 11/1/2016. Event starts 11/13/2016.
ACE Day at Busch Gardens: Conquer the Curse : Registration deadline is 11/1/2016. Event starts 11/19/2016.
ACE South of the Border : Registration deadline is 11/4/2016. Event starts 4/19/2017.
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.
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.
Annual ACE/IAAPA Meet & Greet Dinner : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/16/2016.
Coaster Christmas : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/12/2016.
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.
ACE Ohio Holiday Party : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/3/2016.
ACE Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain : New event added since last visit. Event starts 12/4/2016.
ACE Holiday Magic : New event added since last visit. Event starts 11/27/2016.
ACE Day at SeaWorld Orlando: Mako Me Happy : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 11/13/2016.
ACE Day at Busch Gardens: Conquer the Curse : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 11/19/2016.
Fall Thrillfest : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/1/2016.
Celebrate America : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/2/2016.
Coaster Con XL : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/18/2017.
Coaster Con XLI : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/17/2018.
BOO-lder Dash Bash : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/15/2016.
Phoenix Phall Phunfest : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/7/2016.
ACE Phantom Fright Night : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/22/2016.
KennyKon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 7/22/2017.
ACE Annual Knott's Scary Farm : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/2/2016.
ACE Ghost Lake : New event added since last visit. Event starts 10/21/2016.
ACE Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/9/2016.
Fall-O-Ween Fest : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/16/2016.
What's In The Shed? : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/15/2016.
ACE South of the Border : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 4/19/2017.
No Coaster Con : New event added since last visit. Event starts 1/7/2017.
Eastcoaster : New event added since last visit. Event starts 2/4/2017.
Coastermadness : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/9/2016.
Wooden Warrior Day : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/6/2017.
Fright Bash : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/15/2016.
ACE Preservation Conference : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/19/2017.
Winterfest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 1/21/2017.
ACE Night at the Haunt V : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 10/1/2016.
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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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SeaWorld San Antonio Adding $18 million Roller Coaster in 2017    This article contains photos!

Posted 9/27/2016

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Golden Ticket Awards - Top Coasters    This article contains photos!

Posted 9/11/2016

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Six Flags Announces New Coasters and Other Attractions For 2017    This article contains photos!

Posted 9/1/2016

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Phoenix Phall Phunfest – Phriday Evening Exclusive    This article contains photos!

Posted 8/22/2016

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Great America: Vortex's Last Stand    This article contains photos!

Posted 8/19/2016

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Demon to Receive VR Experience    This article contains photos!

Posted 8/8/2016

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2016 ACE Election Results    This article contains photos!

Posted 8/1/2016

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GOODBYE, MEAN STREAK    This article contains photos!

Posted 8/1/2016

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New Wood Coaster Coming to Kings Island    This article contains photos!

Posted 7/29/2016

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55-Foot-High Steel Rollercoaster Coming to Missouri    This article contains photos!

Posted 6/29/2016


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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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