[POSTPONED TO 2021] Coaster Con 43
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 Export to Your Calendar 6/21/2020 to 6/27/2020
Where: United States
Contact: Steve Berto

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ACE's 2020 Convention Going Virtual!

American Coaster Enthusiasts is sad to announce that due to the ongoing pandemic and the concern over the health and safety of our membership, this year's convention is going to be virtual.




This difficult decision to postpone was made in order to offer ACE members the full experience of Coaster Con, our annual convention. Amid concerns of COVID-19, we believe it is in the best interest of our members and park partners to allow focus to stay on reopening strategies that are targeting the health and safety of guests. We are taking a year off to ensure many more to come.

During the traditionally scheduled week of Coaster Con, your ACE volunteer teams are planning to take the convention VIRTUAL for 2020. Our week will be filled with online interactions and activities to connect and celebrate roller coasters. There will be many online coaster-related games and activities for us all to enjoy. There will be solo projects as well as some items scheduled for small groups of family and friends. There will also be speakers, online meetups and games. In addition, we want to hear YOUR ideas and are looking for volunteers to assist in the planning and execution of the week's activities.


HOTEL UPDATE

If you previously made a reservation at a host hotel for this year's convention using the ACE room block, please be advised that it is taking longer to amend the Coaster Con 43 hotel agreements to 2021 due to very limited hotel staff. It is expected that information on the status of bookings should be clarified by May 31, 2020. Where possible, reservations will be moved to June 2021 while others will require you to cancel your current reservation and make a new booking.

Please check back on this page for additional information regarding the hotels as it becomes available. The following hotels are the ones providing a room block and/or discount to ACE for Coaster Con 43:


HERSHEYPARK AREA

Host Hotel
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey

4751 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717.939.7841
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Holiday Inn Harrisburg (Hershey Area) I-81
604 Station Rd
Grantville, PA 17028
717.469.0661

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Comfort Inn at the Park − Hershey
1200 Mae St
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717.566.2050

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Courtyard by Marriott Hershey
515 E Chocolate Ave
Hershey, PA 17033
717.533.1750

Website


DORNEY PARK AREA

Banquet Hotel
The Center at Holiday Inn Allentown − I-78 (Lehigh Valley)

7736 Adrienne Dr
Breinigsville, PA 18031
610.391.1000

Website


Four Points by Sheraton Allentown Lehigh Valley
3712 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
610.437.9100

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Allentown − Fogelsville
7720 Main St
Fogelsville, PA 18051
610.572.2023

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Days Hotel by Wyndham Allentown Airport/Lehigh Valley
3400 Airport Rd
Allentown, PA 18109
610.266.1000

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KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT AREA

Pine Barn Inn
43 Pine Barn Pl
Danville, PA 17821
570.275.2071

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Hampton Inn Danville
137 Old Valley School Rd
Danville, PA 17821
570.271.2500

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Holiday Inn Express Bloomsburg
14 Mitchell Dr
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570.387.6702

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Comfort Suites Bloomsburg
120 Plaza Dr
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570.387.9100

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Selinsgrove − University Area
651 N Susquehanna Trail
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
570.743.9275

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Quality Inn Selinsgrove
613 N Susquehanna Trail
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
570.374.8880

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National Events Schedule

With this year's convention going virtual, the new national events schedule has Coaster Con being hosted by the Eastern Pennsylvania parks in 2021. Join ACE in June 2021 for rides at Hersehypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania), Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom (Allentown, Pennsylvania) and Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, Pennsylvania).

This year's tentative itinerary will serve as a guide to planning the delayed Coaster Con, but changes are inevitable as new opportunities may be available. We are renegotiating our park agreements and lodging options to reflect the new dates.


Want to Get Involved?

All the fun begins with a CONTEST! What should this unusual, special and hopefully memorable week be called? Submit your ideas for the name by May 9. The chosen submission will come with a special enthusiast prize pack. Submissions can be made here.

Do you have photos or videos of Past Coaster Cons? We want to share these moments in ACE history and reminisce during our traditionally scheduled week of Coaster Con. Please upload them here or email them to tbaldwin@aceonline.org (when submitting, include the photographer's full name as well as the ride and park name). If you need assistance uploading media, please email tbaldwin@aceonline.org for help. Photos and videos will be used for (but not limited to) YouTube videos and the ACE history documentary currently in production. Photo and video credit will be acknowledged. Make sure to include first and last name for proper credit.

There will be a national trivia contest run LIVE that could use YOUR questions. One of the trivia rounds will be made solely from submitted questions. Questions must be amusement park related, but can be about your home park, your favorite park, even a defunct park that you used to visit. Send question submissions to jesniemiec@aceonline.org.

Please stay in touch through our social media outlets, bi-weekly email updates and ACE News. While the parks are not open, our ACE volunteers continue their efforts to keep you informed and ready for fun and memories when the environment changes.

Interested in sharing an idea or assisting? Email our Communications Director, Elizabeth Ringas eringas@aceonline.org.


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