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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   (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...
Thursday, April 16, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - March-April 2020 »
h6 { font-size: 16px; color: #353535; } POSTED APRIL 16 OCT Plans Ninth Happy Valley Theme Park...
Saturday, April 4, 2020   (7 Comments - view/add)
Upper Clements Park Is the Latest 2020 Casualty »
Photo: Judy Marcin. View full-sized image . Before 2020 concludes, it will undoubtedly be considered a harsh year...
Saturday, April 4, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
ACE Western Pennsylvania: CoasterBash! XXXI »
It seemed like an ordinary sunny but cold Saturday in March, as 210 ACEers and their guests met for a day of fun, friend...
Saturday, April 4, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
Obituary: Marie Jenkins 1958 - 2020 »
Photo: Torrence Jenkins. View full-sized image . Marie (Kramer) Jenkins, 61, loving wife of Torrence (Torry) V....
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Conservation Corner - March-April 2020 »
Photo: Justin Garvanovic. View full-sized image . Dreamland and Scenic Railway Celebrate 100 Years While...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Mid-Atlantic: Mountainfest »
Photo: Bill Galvin Collection. View full-sized image . A cold breeze on your face and nature around you — 12 A...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (7 Comments - view/add)
Robert “Bob” MacCallum 1937 - 2020 »
Longtime ACE member Robert “Bob” N. MacCallum passed away on March 17, following a short bout with cancer. He had just tur...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE’s Trip to Italy Postponed »
Over the years, ACE has had event cancellations owing to weather and park closures, and even lost a trip day and a visit t...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE South Central: Fiesta Fest — Leap Day Style »
Photo: S. Madonna Horcher. View full-sized image . The creative minds behind Six Flags Fiesta Texas realized tha...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (4 Comments - view/add)
Amusement Industry Brought to a Halt »
It’s a news story enthusiasts thought they’d never see. Over the winter, when reports were coming from Asia that Dis...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Obituary: Mike Homza, 1958 – 2020 »
We've lost one of our interesting enthusiast friends. Anybody who spoke to Mike Homza for more than a few moments knew tha...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Take a Dive on Texas Stingray »
Photo: John Chen. View full-sized image . SeaWorld San Antonio unleashed one of the most anticipated new coas...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
From the President - March-April 2020 »
I feel confident that after more than 40 years, I can unequivocally and proudly say that ACE is the premier amusement park...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Southern California: A Preview Tour Takes a Look at Emperor »
A handful of SoCal ACEers were invited to tour Emperor’s construction. Photo: John Gerard. View full-sized image ....
Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE New England: The Great Nor’Easter »
Photo: Miranda Ronan. View full-sized image . The Canobie Lake Park (Salem, New Hampshire) employee training r...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Construction Zone - January-February 2020 »
POSTED FEBRUARY 21 ACE takes a quick look at construction of some of the year’s most anticipated rides — and 2021!...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
Indiana Beach and Fantasy Island Rides Up for Sale; Parks Closing »
Photo: Tim Baldwin. View full-sized image . Reports that started becoming known in mid-February were pretty tou...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Eastern Pennsylvania: Eastcoaster »
Attendees of Eastcoaster got a glimpse of Chocolate Town and Candymonium. Photo: Melinda Gaspari. View full-sized image...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Cheri Armstrong — ACE’s Newest Honorary Member »
Photo: Courtesy The Armstrong Collection. View full-sized image . At the recent Eastcoaster event on February 1...

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