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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020

ARTICLES POSTED JANUARY 12

Nuts & Bolts - January-February 2020

  • Great American Scream Machine TLC
  • Pantheon Speeds Up for a World Record
  • Furuvik Park Set to Release a Dragon
  • Soon to be the Prancing Mindbender at Galaxyland?
  • Do You Want to Be in a Hamster Wheel on a Coaster?
  • Fun Spot’s Newest Coaster Named Hurricane
  • Making a Coaster Project Less ‘Disturbing’

(Posted 1/13/20) [MORE]

ACE Southern California: ACE Night at Knott's Scary Farm

On the afternoon of October 6, a group of 60 ACE members and their guests gathered at the entrance to Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant awaiting the start of ACE Night at Knott's Scary Farm. Following event check-in, the group was led in for a private one-hour, lights-on, photo-op, backstage tour of two of Knott's elaborate creatively themed mazes, The Depths and new-for-2019 Wax Works. (Posted 1/13/20) [MORE]

ACE Southern California: SoCal Holiday Party

On Saturday, December 7, ACEers from across Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties made their way to Fiesta Village Family Fun Park to celebrate together at the SoCal ACE Holiday Party. Located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Colton, Fiesta Village has been entertaining guests since it opened its doors in 1974. Fiesta Village has won the San Bernardino County’s Readers’ Choice Award (voted on by readers of Redlands Daily Facts and San Bernardino Sun) for "Best Place for Kids to Have Fun" for 11 years in a row, and after attending the party, everyone would agree that it is also a fantastic place for adults to have fun too! (Posted 1/13/20) [MORE]

ACE South Central: ACE Gets Holiday Festive at Feliz Fiesta 2019

Christmastime in Texas is never the same. It can be 86 degrees and sunny, 50 degrees with high winds, 36 degrees with a threat of rain … or anything in between. But when it comes to San Antonio, the weather is typically pretty nice. For ACE South Central’s Feliz Fiesta 2019 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Saturday, December 14, it was perfect — 78 with crystal-clear skies. Combine great weather in a great park with almost 100 happy ACEers, and you have one awesome event! (Posted 1/13/20) [MORE]

ACE Members Take on Six Flags’ Polar Coaster Challenge

Did you know that the Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a Polar Coaster winter? According to the Farmer’s Almanac, that means “freezing, frigid, and frosty” with predictions of frigid temperatures and snow for the majority of the country. The Almanac explains, “This winter will be filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, it may remind you of a ‘Polar Coaster.’” (Posted 1/13/20) [MORE]

ARTICLES POSTED JANUARY 3

West Coast Racers Fuels Guests’ Excitement at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, recently introduced its latest coaster, West Coast Racers. Though announced to open in the summer of 2019, significant delays pushed the official opening to January 9, 2020. Member previews began on December 21, 2019, giving a select few a chance to ride before it opens to the general public. (Posted 1/3/20) [MORE]

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 both look back and look forward. My initial year as ACE president was a wonderfully fulfilling experience that included making new friends and enjoying unique and fun opportunities. I repeat myself often in sharing my thought that when I first volunteered for ACE more than 20 years ago, it was never in my wildest imagination that I would be president of the club. When I look back, I will admit it was a somewhat scary first step to call my regional representative and offer to help. (Posted 1/3/20) [MORE]

ACE Mid-Atlantic: Coastin’ Through the Snow

Dark, rainy skies loomed in Doswell, Virginia, as attendees of Coastin’ Through the Snow awoke on Saturday, December 14, but as check-in time arrived, skies cleared for a beautiful winter event. This year, 77 attendees from seven states, the District of Columbia and Ontario were welcomed to the annual event that rotates among the Mid-Atlantic parks. It was a treat to bring it to Kings Dominion for the park’s second year of Winterfest. Volunteers welcomed all attendees with their event packets, which included an unexpected treat: a one-time use Fast Lane and the traditional Mid-Atlantic event button. (Posted 1/3/20) [MORE]

ACE Eastern Great Lakes: Ohio Holiday Party

When the leaves have finally fallen off the trees, the air turns a little crisper, and snow starts to appear more regularly, it means that winter has arrived in Ohio and the ACE Eastern Great Lakes Region. It also means it is time for the annual kickoff to the off-season with the ACE Ohio Holiday Party. (Posted 1/3/20) [MORE]



Photo: John Robinson.


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The end of the twenty-teens brings the year of better vision — 2020. The new decade provides an excellent opportunity to both look back and look forward. My initial year as ACE president was a wonderfully fulfilling experience that included making new friends and enjoying unique and fun opportunities. I repeat myself often in sharing my thought that when I first volunteered for ACE more than 20 years ago, it was never in my wildest imagination that I would be president of the club. When I look back, I will admit it was a somewhat scary first step to call my regional representative and offer to help. (Posted 1/3/20) [MORE]


  • Great American Scream Machine TLC
  • Pantheon Speeds Up for a World Record
  • Furuvik Park Set to Release a Dragon
  • Soon to be the Prancing Mindbender at Galaxyland?
  • Do You Want to Be in a Hamster Wheel on a Coaster?
  • Fun Spot’s Newest Coaster Named Hurricane
  • Making a Coaster Project Less ‘Disturbing’

(Updated 1/13/20) [MORE]



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