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Friday, November 15, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Tales of Schwarzkopfs: Two Sadly Leaving, but Another Celebrating 30 Years »
Photo: Cheri Armstrong. View full-sized image . In October, the government of the Mexican state of Aguascaliente...
Friday, November 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Mid-Atlantic: Play Like a Kid »
Photo: Seth Angelilli. View full-sized image . Play Like a Kid, ACE Mid-Atlantic’s recent event at Fun Land of F...
Friday, November 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: The Amusement Park Is Rich With Centuries of Research »
The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them , by Stephen M. Silverma...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
S&S Introduces Axis — A New Concept in Steel Coasters »
Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . When tubular steel coasters introduced inversions in 1975, the marke...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE South Central: Fright Bash »
Photo: David Lipnicky. View full-sized image . On a beautiful, hot, sunny San Antonio day, Fright Bash was held...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
October Executive Committee Meeting Highlights »
The Executive Committee (EC) met during October 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Listed below are some of the meeting highlights...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - November-December 2019 »
h6 { font-size: 16px; color: #353535; } POSTED NOVEMBER 8 Australia’s Dreamworld Losing Tower...
Sunday, November 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
From The President - November-December 2019 »
As a young boy I remember that summer ended on Labor Day weekend. The only rides to be enjoyed were at the county fair, wh...
Sunday, November 3, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Obituary: Arthur Soup (Soupie) Graham, June 11, 1952 – July 28, 2019 »
Photo: Edward C. McDevitt Collection. View full-sized image . Soupie passed away suddenly just 20 days after dia...
Sunday, November 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dynamite Blasts Off at Freizeitpark Plohn »
Photo: Courtesy Mack Rides. View full-sized image . Visitors to Freizeitpark Plohn in Lengenfeld, Saxony, German...
Sunday, November 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Mid-Atlantic: Fall Thrillfest »
Photo: Jill Ryan. View full-sized image . A chilly fall morning welcomed 135 ACE members and their guests from 1...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019   (4 Comments - view/add)
ACE Member Coaster Milestones - September-October 2019 »
POSTED OCTOBER 23 100 — Monica Lugo, Behemoth. View full-sized image . 200 — Gabriel Julio, Cop...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019   (4 Comments - view/add)
ACE Heart of America: Daredevil Daze »
Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . Daredevil Daze is always a down-home event, featuring Six Flags St....
Wednesday, October 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Southwest: ACE Night at Lakeside or “The Coaster With No Name” »
Photo: David Stremme. View full-sized image . More than 50 ACE members and guests celebrated National Roller Coa...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - September-October 2019 »
h6 { font-size: 16px; color: #353535; } POSTED OCTOBER 12 Great Adventure’s Road Runner Railway...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Canada: ACE Day at Centreville Island »
Photo: Paul Schroeder. View full-sized image . ACE Day at Centreville Amusement Park always provides a perfect,...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Canada: Roller Coasters, Eh?? 2019 »
Photo: Ken Jones. View full-sized image . On September 14, ACE Canada held the 2019 version of the very popular...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Eastern Pennsylvania: CocoaCon »
Photo: Brian Watts. View full-sized image . On Saturday, September 21, 2019, 60 ACE members and guests descended...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Western Pennsylvania: Flying High With a Blue Streak »
Photo: Ken Riling. View full-sized image . Summer may have been winding down, but it’s not over until ACE Wester...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accelerate Over to Italy’s Mirabilandia and Motorcycle Ride on a World’s First »
Photo: Courtesy Mirabilandia. View full-sized image . Mirabilandia (Savio), Italy’s largest amusement park, open...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Return of Coasting for Kids Is a Huge Success in 2019 »
Photo: Courtesy Coasting for Kids. View full-sized image . Coasting for Kids is a partnership in the amusement p...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Celestial Gauntlet Debuts High Thrills for New Park »
Photo: Courtesy Vekoma. View full-sized image . Vekoma is beginning to build not only a formidable lineup of hig...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio’s Coney Island Giving Up Its Rides, Again »
Photo: S. Madonna Horcher. View full-sized image . The good news, Cincinnati Ohio’s Coney Island, which opened i...
Saturday, October 12, 2019   (4 Comments - view/add)
Conservation Corner - September-October 2019 »
ACE Archives Update Close on the heels of returning from Southern California, the euphoria of Coaster Con 42 was damp...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Kings Island to Remove Vortex »
Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . After 33 seasons, Vortex at Kings Island (Mason, Ohio) is bidding...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Jersey’s Clementon Unexpectedly Shut Down, Raising Concerns About the Park’s Future »
Photo: Torrence Jenkins. View full-sized image . Clementon Park and Splash World (Clementon, New Jersey), one of...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (3 Comments - view/add)
Lakemont Park Unable to Reopen Leap The Dips This Season, but Plans to by Next Year »
Photo: Dave Hahner. View full-sized image . The exciting news has been that Lakemont Park (Altoona, Pennsylvania...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Southeast: Carolina Coaster Classic »
Photo: Josh Herrington. View full-sized image . On a beautifully hot late summer day (September 7, 2019), 116 AC...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE South Central: BeachCon »
Photo: David Lipnicky. View full-sized image . For many, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. This year, n...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Mid-Atlantic: Wild West Fun Day »
Photo: Bill Griswold. View full-sized image . Adventure Park USA in New Market, Maryland, is a treat to visit fo...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mystic at Walibi Rhône-Alpes Casts a Spell »
Photo: Courtesy Gerstlauer. View full-sized image . Walibi Rhône-Alpes (Les Avenières, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) wen...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Stingray Sets Records and Brings New Wood to the United States »
Photo: Courtesy SeaWorld San Antonio. View full-sized image . Announcements of new coasters are always great new...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Florida Welcomes Two New Coasters in 2020 — Iron Gwazi and Ice Breaker »
Photo: Courtesy Busch Gardens Tampa. View full-sized image . For three solid years, coaster fans dreamed and won...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE New England: ACE Day At The Lake »
Photo: Maryann Smith. View full-sized image . Lake Compounce (Bristol, Connecticut) was the location on a gorgeo...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Mid-Atlantic: Celebrate America »
Photo: Elizabeth Ringas. View full-sized image . A gathering of ACE members can only be enhanced by hospitality...

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