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Monday, October 19, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Member Coaster Milestones - September-October 2020 »
350 — Adam Napotnik, Iron Rattler. View full-sized image . 400 — Ben Ansley, Candymonium. View full-s...
Monday, October 19, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Jurassic World VelociCoaster Tops Floridian Coaster News »
A Central Florida Coaster Update Photo: Courtesy Bioreconstruct. View full-sized image . Florid...
Monday, October 19, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE South Central: Fright Bash »
Photo: S. Madonna Horcher. View full-sized image . A gorgeous fall day welcomed 74 registrants to Six Flag...
Monday, October 19, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Florida: ACE End of Summer Cool Down at Island H2O Live »
Photo: Chris Ozimek. View full-sized image . On October 3, 2020, 22 ACE members, guests and their children...
Friday, October 9, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
ACE Heart of America: Daredevil Daze 2020 »
Photo: Jay Jacobs. View full-sized image . With the hot summer days long gone and leaves turning, that means tw...
Friday, October 9, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
F.L.Y. Soars Into Phantasialand »
Photo: Rik Engelen. View full-sized image . After being in development for nearly four years, F.L.Y. at Phant...
Friday, October 9, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
A Message from the President »
ACE is a wonderful community of diverse individuals brought together by a common love of roller coasters and amusement par...
Friday, October 2, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Conservation Corner - September - October 2020 »
Photo: Bill Linkenheimer III. View full-sized image . “Into each life, some rain must fall, Some days mus...
Friday, October 2, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE New Jersey: Seaside Hangover »
Photo: Linda Weisenstein. View full-sized image . After a sad spring and summer of no group activity, the...
Friday, October 2, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
ACE Eastern Great Lakes: Sluggers & Putters Informal Meetups »
Photo: Jimmy Titko. View full-sized image . ACE Eastern Great Lakes comprises parks of all sizes and offer...
Friday, October 2, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Obituary: William “Bill” Kae (1960 – 2020) »
Photo: Alan Shick. View full-sized image . William E. Kae, known to ACEers as “Bill,” passed away at his h...
Friday, September 25, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - September-October 2020 »
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Friday, September 25, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Western Pennsylvania: Flying High With(out) a Blue Streak »
Attendees took a spin on the new Whirlwind. Photo: Joel Brewton-Riling. View full-sized image . Like many ot...
Friday, September 25, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Silverwood Announces a 2021 Surprise — a New RMC coaster! »
Rendering: Courtesy Silverwood. View full-sized image . Just when the coaster community had settled into t...
Friday, September 11, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Obituary: Patti DeBlasi (1946 - 2020) »
Photo: Patti DeBlasi. View full-sized image . Patti DeBlasi passed away in July 2020. She was the daughter of J...
Friday, September 11, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE Western Pennsylvania: Gary Baker Memorial Day 2020 »
Photo: Joel Brewton-Riling. View full-sized image . In honor of Gary Baker’s contributions to Lakemont Park and...
Friday, September 11, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Gerstlauer Provides New Coaster to Bellewaerde »
Photo: Courtesy Bellewaerde. View full-sized image . One of the European parks least visited by Americans is Be...
Friday, September 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Movie Park Germany Announces — Sort of — a New Coaster for 2021 »
Photo: Cheri Armstrong. View full-sized image . In the light of a global pandemic, most ACE members weren’...
Friday, September 4, 2020   (7 Comments - view/add)
From the President - September-October 2020 »
I’ve come to realize that, at least for me, the internet is a double-edged sword when it comes to my coaster enthusiasm. A...
Friday, September 4, 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
ACE Western Pennsylvania: KennyKon XXXI »
Photo: Joel Brewton-Riling. View full-sized image . “Welcome to the weirdest KennyKon ever” was ACE Wester...
Friday, August 21, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - July-August 2020 »
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Friday, August 21, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
ACE Member Coaster Milestones - July-August 2020 »
2,000 — Cheryl Lewison, Hyperion. View full-sized image . 2,000 — Martin Lewison, Wacky Worm II. View...
Friday, August 21, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE North Central: ACE Conquers Arnolds »
All photos by Tom Nickeson. View full-sized image . On Sunday August 2, a small group of 10 ACEers converged on...
Friday, August 21, 2020   (8 Comments - view/add)
Conservation Corner: The World’s Oldest Roller Coaster Rides Again »
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Saturday, August 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Germany’s Erlebnispark Tripsdrill Opens Two New Coasters »
Photo: Courtesy Vekoma. View full-sized image . Germany boasts many world-class theme parks. Elebnispark Tripsd...
Saturday, August 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intamin Releases Details on Four New Concepts »
Autodrome is one of three models for Intamin’s new Hot Racer concept. Photo: Courtesy Intamin. View full-sized image ....
Saturday, August 8, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: Imagineering an American Dreamscape, a Look at the Evolution of Theme Parks »
Imagineering an American Dreamscape, a Look at the Evolution of Theme Parks, by Barry R. Hill. View full-sized image ....
Saturday, August 8, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Oceanfest 2020 »
Photo: Vanessa Thomas. View full-sized image . In early March, just before the pandemic shut down life as we kno...
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   (3 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...
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...

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