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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...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Member Coaster Milestones - January-February 2020 »
Posted February 21 100 — Ty Hodge, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster. View full-sized image . 2...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
The Future of Japan’s Toshimaen Now Uncertain »
Photo: Jason Wollenberg. View full-sized image . The closure of any amusement park is sad news to the enthusia...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - January-February 2020 »
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Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Mid-Atlantic: Jeepers, It’s Winter »
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Friday, February 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will Russian Mountains Be on the Russian Island? »
Photo: Chapman Taylor. View full-sized image . A major new amusement park is set to open in Moscow. Dream Is...
Friday, February 7, 2020   (3 Comments - view/add)
No Coaster Con 2020 »
Photo: S. Madonna Horcher. View full-sized image . A total of 164 attendees (including 24 presenters), arriving f...
Friday, February 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Canada: No Coasters, Eh?!? »
Photo: Ruth Archibald Collection. View full-sized image . On January 25, 2020, 23 ACE members found welcome re...
Sunday, February 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Construction Zone - January-February 2020 »
ACE takes a quick look at construction of some of the year’s most anticipated rides. ORION Kings Island (Ma...
Sunday, February 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conservation Corner - January-February 2020 »
Photo: Tim Baldwin and Richard Koppelman. View full-sized image . Two Jack Rabbits Turn 100 in 2020 Quick! Na...
Sunday, February 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Ships Now Planning to Cruise with Coasters Aboard »
Photo Courtesy Dream Cruises. View full-sized image . A second powered coaster ride has been announced for a cru...
Saturday, January 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE New Jersey: 11th Annual “A Christmas Story”book Land »
Photo: Bret Ulozas. View full-sized image . It warms the heart of even the most jaded ‘Jersey enthusiast to kn...
Saturday, January 25, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE North Central: Riding in the Bold North »
Photo: Tom Nickerson. View full-sized image . On Sunday, January 12, 11 ACE members embarked on the journey of...
Saturday, January 25, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
SeaWorld San Antonio’s Texas Stingray in Testing Phase »
Photo Courtesy SeaWorld. View full-sized image . While the excitement of a new year — along with a new coaster...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE New England: Informal Holiday Meetups in New England »
Photo: Jennifer McGrath, Six Flags New England. View full-sized image . In what turned out to be one of the sunn...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACE South Central: Winterfest 2020 — Jam Packed with Presentations and Boardwalk Fun »
Photo: S. Madonna Horcher. View full-sized image . As the first official ACE event of the new decade, Winterfest...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy New Year — Next Year: ACE News Looks at Coasters Announced for 2021 »
Gröna Lund will welcome a B&M inverted coaster in 2021. Photo: Courtesy Gröna Lund. View full-sized image . Let’...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Nuts & Bolts - January-February 2020 »
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Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Southern California: ACE Night at Knott's Scary Farm »
Photo: Suzanne Signoretti, Knott’s Berry Farm. View full-sized image . Editor's Note: This article was mistaken...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Southern California: SoCal Holiday Party »
Photo: Derek Perry. View full-sized image . On Saturday, December 7, ACEers from across Los Angeles, San Diego a...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE South Central: ACE Gets Holiday Festive at Feliz Fiesta 2019 »
Photo: David Lipnicky. View full-sized image . Christmastime in Texas is never the same. It can be 86 degrees an...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACE Members Take on Six Flags’ Polar Coaster Challenge »
Photo: Denise Stokes, Six Flags America. View full-sized image . Did you know that the Farmer’s Almanac is calli...
Friday, January 3, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
From the President - January-February 2020 »
The end of the twenty-teens brings the year of better vision — 2020. The new decade provides an excellent opportunity to b...

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