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Event News & Reminders
ACE Mardi Gras Celebration : Online registration is available. Event starts 4/8/2017.
ACE Preservation Conference : Online registration is available. Event starts 5/19/2017.
HoliWood Nights : Online registration is available. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Coastin' By the Ocean : Online registration is available. Event starts 8/12/2017.
ACE Mardi Gras Celebration : Registration deadline is 3/31/2017. Event starts 4/8/2017.
ACE Preservation Conference : Registration deadline is 5/1/2017. Event starts 5/19/2017.
HoliWood Nights : Registration deadline is 5/27/2017. Event starts 6/2/2017.
ACE Day at Santa's Village and Story Land : Registration deadline is 6/28/2017. Event starts 7/8/2017.
Coastin' By the Ocean : Registration deadline is 8/8/2017. Event starts 8/12/2017.
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.
ACE South of the Border : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 4/19/2017.
Wooden Warrior Day : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/6/2017.
Oc~Boulder~Fest : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/26/2017.
Schlittercon : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/27/2017.
CoasterCon add on day at Schlitterbahn : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/16/2017.
CoasterCon add on day at Schlitterbahn Galveston : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/24/2017.
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.
Monstre Showdown : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/27/2017.
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.
ACE Dives : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/3/2017.
Go Karts Plus : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/2/2017.
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.
CoasterCon add on day at Kemah Boardwalk : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/23/2017.
CoasterCon add on day at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier : New event added since last visit. Event starts 6/24/2017.
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.
ACE Day at Clementon Park : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/13/2017.
ACE Digs It : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/13/2017.
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.
North Coast Con : New event added since last visit. Event starts 8/26/2017.
HoliWood Nights : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/2/2017.
Coaster Con XL : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 6/18/2017.
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.
ACE Preservation Conference : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 5/19/2017.
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.
Lightning Rod Run : New event added since last visit. Event starts 5/22/2017.
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.
ACE Mardi Gras Celebration : Event details/flier added since last visit. Event starts 4/8/2017.
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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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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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Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster to Debut at Six Flags New England    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/17/2017

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ACE News (December 2016) Color Version Now Online    This article contains photos!

Download it from the new my.aceonline.org website. Posted 3/13/2017

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Silver Dollar City Building Something Big    This article contains photos!

Posted 3/10/2017

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Iron Dragon and Virtual Reality    This article contains photos!

Posted 2/27/2017

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Casino Pier Reveals HYDRUS    This article contains photos!

Posted 2/8/2017

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SeaWorld San Diego Announces New Coaster for 2018    This article contains photos!

Posted 1/2/2017


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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