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ACE News Articles
Friday, July 24, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Efteling debuts Max & Moritz, a Double Attraction From Mack Rides »
All Photos Courtesy Efteling. View full-sized image . ACE members who have visited Efteling (Kaatsheuvel, Ne...
Friday, July 24, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
Two-fer Connecticut - July 18, 2020 »
Quassy Amusement Park. Photo by Rus Ozana. View full-sized image . Plans for this event began last November. In...
Friday, July 24, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Byron Hughes 1966 – 2020 »
Photo from Byron Hughes Collection. View full-sized image . On July 9, Byron Lamar Hughes lost his lifelong...
Friday, July 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fun Fore All Fiesta 2020 »
Photo: Joel Brewton-Riling. View full-sized image . It’s hard to believe, but ACE Western Pennsylvania’s Fun...
Friday, July 17, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Orion Changes the Skyline at Kings Island »
Photo: Derek Perry. View full-sized image . Sometimes they say “it is in the stars"… which is fitting for Orion...
Friday, July 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - July-August 2020 »
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Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
My Most Difficult Coaster Credit - Part 2 »
ACE members shared some of their most difficult coaster credits to attain. Part 1 of the member stories can be found her...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
From the President - July-August 2020 »
Coaster Con at Home is now in the history books — hopefully, the first and last. This event was a great example of what an...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Candymonium — The Sweetest New Ride at Hersheypark »
Photo: Ron Jiu. View full-sized image . After the coronavirus pandemic closed amusement parks in Pennsylvania f...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
Coaster Con at Home: A Huge Success in Connecting ACEers While Apart »
Thursday Group Shot Screenshot: Jeffrey Seifert. View full-sized image . Coaster Con at Home offered ACE memb...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Adventureland Announces Dragon Slayer »
The two former loops of Dragon now hang banners promoting the upcoming Dragon Slayer . All photos by Tom Nickerson. Vi...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
The Industry Reopens: What Can Guests Expect? »
All photos by Robert Ulrich. View full-sized image . A significant number of amusement parks and theme parks ha...
Friday, June 19, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - May-June 2020 »
h6 { font-size: 16px; color: #353535; } POSTED JUNE 19 Joyland Park Hit by Sand Storm...
Friday, June 19, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Construction Zone - May-June 2020 »
Aquaman Power Wave , Six Flags Over Texas Many of the new-for-2020 coaster projects were put on hold in March with t...
Friday, June 19, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Member Coaster Milestones - May-June 2020 »
1,000 — Jeff Harper, Mako. View full-sized image . 800 — Bobby Nagy, Twisted Cyclone. View full-sized ima...
Friday, June 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Doug Robinson 1971 – 2020 »
Photo: Jonathan Hawkins. View full-sized image . Doug Robinson, age 49, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, passed...
Friday, June 12, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Obituary: Gary Naftz »
Photo: David Stremme. View full-sized image . On May 14, 2020, Gary Naftz passed away suddenly. Gary was a quie...
Friday, June 12, 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
Conservation Corner: Protecting Your Collections »
Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . In addition to taking lots of photos, many ACEers collect coaster-...
Friday, June 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coaster Con at Home Approaches: All Members Encouraged to Participate »
View full-sized image . Coaster Con is about coming together to interact, build friendships and celebrate rolle...
Friday, June 12, 2020   (9 Comments - view/add)
Signs of Life Return to the Industry »
Wildcat — Frontier City Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . There is no doubt that the world is living t...
Friday, May 29, 2020   (9 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Ann Marie Robinson 1949 - 2020 »
Photo: B. Derek Shaw. View full-sized image . Longtime ACE member Ann Marie Robinson passed away on May 11, age...
Friday, May 29, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Iowa’s Adventureland Retires Dragon, Hints at 2021 »
Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . Adventureland (Altoona, Iowa) is more than halfway through the proc...
Friday, May 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pacific Park Revs Up a New Spin on Santa Monica West Coaster »
Photo: Bobby Nagy. View full-sized image . Pacific Park in Santa Monica, California, has been featured in numerou...
Sunday, May 17, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - May-June 2020 »
h6 { font-size: 16px; color: #353535; } POSTED MAY 17 Legoland New York delays its opening to 202...
Sunday, May 17, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Robert Api 1952 - 2020 »
Photo: Richard Munch. View full-sized image . On April 13, one of ACE’s longtime members lost his battle with th...
Sunday, May 17, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
My Most Difficult Coaster Credit »
ACE members shared some of their most difficult coaster credits to attain. Want to share yours? Send your story to acenew...
Friday, May 8, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: Cedar Point Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas & Chronology »
Cedar Point Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas & Chronology, by Ken Miller. View full-sized image ....
Friday, May 8, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Coaster Con 43 Postponed Until 2021 »
View full-sized image . Even a few months ago no one could have imagined this, but after consultation with the h...
Friday, May 8, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Ken Riling-Brewton 1964 - 2020 »
Photo: Joel Brewton-Riling Collection. View full-sized image . In this time of terrible losses, ACE Western Pen...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (14 Comments - view/add)
Indiana Beach Rescued »
Photo: S. Madonna Horcher. View full-sized image . It was the story so needed during these unprecedented and c...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Bravo! The Industry Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic »
Photo: Courtesy Six Flags America. View full-sized image . “In the amusement industry, we deal with risk every...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Obituary: Bill Werth 1933 - 2020 »
Photo: Elizabeth Werth Collection. View full-sized image . William (Bill) Werth passed away on April 10, 2020....
Friday, May 1, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
From the President - May-June 2020 »
I am personally saddened that the Executive Committee has made the appropriate decision to postpone ACE Coaster Con 43 to...
Thursday, April 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
EC Meeting Highlights – March 2020 »
Owing to safety and travel concerns and restrictions, the Executive Committee met digitally on March 21 and 22, 2020, usin...
Thursday, April 16, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Member Coaster Milestones - March-April 2020 »
100 — Gray Dellinger, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster. View full-sized image . 100 — Zach Lewis, Wonder...

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