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September-October 2019

ARTICLES POSTED SEPTEMBER 17

Poland’s Energylandia Opens Three More Coasters in 2019, Including the RMC Zadra

Energylandia amusement park (Zator, Poland) opened its new Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) hybrid steel coaster, Zadra — doing so on August 22, 2019, notably well ahead of its originally intended debut in spring 2020. Even that goal seemed questionable when in March 2019 a strong storm caused sections of the then-under-construction coaster to collapse. But RMC and the park quickly recovered, and the Zadra project was back on track. So much so, that the park decided to open the ride this year since construction had been completed in record time. (Posted 9/17/19) [MORE]

Nuts & Bolts - September-October 2019

  • El Loco Reopens at Vegas’ Adventuredome, but Miner Mike Kiddie Coaster Closes
  • Universal’s Epic Announcement on New Park
  • Big Dipper Becomes Woodstock Express at Michigan’s Adventure
  • Japan’s Regina Wooden Coaster Closes

(Updated 9/17/19) [MORE]

ACE North Central: Riding in the Bold North

With National Roller Coaster Day being on Friday, August 16, ACE North Central wanted to make a full weekend out of it to celebrate. That idea led to the creation of a newly titled event called Riding in the Bold North. This was a two-day, two-park weekend experience. On Saturday, August 17, 19 ACEers from six states embarked on a fun journey. (Posted 9/17/19) [MORE]

ACE Mid-Atlantic: Celebrate America

A gathering of ACE members can only be enhanced by hospitality and fun! Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, delivered another memorable annual Celebrate America event with a full day of activities. (Posted 9/17/19) [MORE]

ARTICLES POSTED SEPTEMBER 6

New Coasters Announced in Six Flags’ 2020 North America Lineup

Six Flags has recently announced its 2020 offerings within its North American parks. Among its flat rides, water slides and family offerings, there are four coasters to note in the lineup. Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey) has upped the single-rail “raptor track” genre with a taller, longer, faster version than the two siblings that debuted in 2018. The style of coaster was introduced by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) at San Antonio’s Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster) and Santa Clara’s California’s Great America (RailBlazer). Great Adventure’s new Jersey Devil Coaster will stand 130 feet tall and run for 3,000 feet. The first two installations of the raptor track featured a first drop of 90 degrees; Jersey Devil Coaster is just slightly less than that at a still exceptionally steep 87 degrees. (Posted 9/6/19) [MORE]

Fury Launches at Bobbejaanland – a Coaster That Lets You Decide Which Way to Go

On June 24, Bobbejaanland theme park (Lichtaart, Belgium) opened its most expensive themed area ever, launching the five-acre expanse with its largest coaster investment ever. And launched is the right word, as the new Fury (created by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH), which is the signature attraction for the park’s new Land of Legends section, is a triple-launching steel coaster. (Posted 9/6/19) [MORE]

ACE South Central: ACE Day at Typhoon Texas

ACE South Central made a big splash at ACE Day at Typhoon Texas held on August 3, 2019. The waterpark is located in Katy, Texas, and features Texas-themed attractions, local bands and entertainment — and some amazing Texas barbeque. (Posted 9/6/19) [MORE]

From The President - September-October 2019

ACE is a unique enthusiast club in a number of ways, and one is that it is an all-volunteer club. With this structure, I think we are a stronger organization. I’ve found that one of the most personally rewarding parts of volunteering for the club is getting to interact with people who are as enthusiastic as I am. Sometimes their passion surprises me. Until I joined a social club, whether it was about trains or coasters, I thought I was one of just a few crazy people. By joining ACE I found that there were others as interested in coasters as I was, and I was thankful that ACE was such a welcoming community. (Posted 9/6/19) [MORE]

Photo: Courtesy Energylandia.


Photo: Courtesy Universal.


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ACE is a unique enthusiast club in a number of ways, and one is that it is an all-volunteer club. With this structure, I think we are a stronger organization. I’ve found that one of the most personally rewarding parts of volunteering for the club is getting to interact with people who are as enthusiastic as I am. Sometimes their passion surprises me. Until I joined a social club, whether it was about trains or coasters, I thought I was one of just a few crazy people. By joining ACE I found that there were others as interested in coasters as I was, and I was thankful that ACE was such a welcoming community. (Posted 9/6/19) [MORE]


On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, a woman was ejected from the El Loco steel coaster at the Adventuredome indoor park within the Circus Circus resort complex in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was hospitalized, but details regarding the extent of her injuries or her condition have never been released. It was subsequently learned that the woman was a double amputee (she had lost her limbs before the fall). The coaster (built by S&S Worldwide and opened in 2013) was immediately closed and remained so for just over three months. (Updated 9/17/19) [MORE]



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