Coaster Con 42
Sunday, June 16, 2019
It’s ACE’s signature event! Coaster Con 42 will take place June 16 - 20, 2019. Coaster fans are already gearing up for a spectacular lineup of world-class thrill machines. ACE’s hosts will be Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, California) and Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, California).
Since 1971, Magic Mountain has been a sought-after Southern California destination. Prior to Six Flags acquiring the park in 1979, Magic Mountain had grabbed national fame with the introduction of Revolution and Colossus. Under the Six Flags brand, the coasters kept coming, including such signature rides and record-breaking legends such as Ninja, Tatsu, Riddler’s Revenge, Superman: Escape from Krypton, Viper and more. In recent years, Revolution has received fan acclaim for its return to a comfortable ride experience. The Rocky Mountain Construction transformation of Colossus into Twisted Colossus created a masterpiece of interwoven maneuvers. Today, the park holds the record for the most roller coasters in the world.
The fun continues a little further south. For close to eight decades, Knott’s Berry Farm has entertained guests with stagecoach rides, Ghost Town theming, roller coasters and, well, fried chicken. Coaster diversity is on hand here as well: inverted, wood, launched and all sorts of steel creations. As the first of its type from Gerstlauer, the dive coaster HangTime is the newest star. Mack, Bolliger & Mabillard, Intamin, Schwarzkopf, Zamperla and others have provided other world-famous thrillers. The recently renovated GhostRider under the hands of Great Coasters International is also a fan favorite.
However, great rides are just one part of Coaster Con. The ACE Annual Banquet, photo and video contests, special presentations, Annual Business Meeting and behind-the-scenes tours are all vital parts of a very special week.
Make plans to be a part of the must-do event of the year and be sure to check out the event flyer for additional information and registration.
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Photo: Doug Perry. View full-sized image.