Thank you for your interest in joining American Coaster Enthusiasts! We offer several membership types to suit a variety of needs. If you are not familiar with our organization, let us show you what we call “The ACE Advantage” and what makes ACE special and unlike any other group out there.
If you have previously been a member of ACE, please do not create a new profile. Sign In to your previous profile and reactivate that membership. If you do not remember your user ID or are unable to sign in, use the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page to request your user ID.
If you are an existing member trying to renew, Sign In to this website to renew online, or you may download a blank renewal form, which you can mail with your dues payment to the address listed on the form.
- Individual, Couple and Family memberships
These memberships are available to individuals, couples (any two people) and families at the same address. Each individual, couple or family membership receives six printed issues of ACE News and four printed issues of RollerCoaster!, one copy per membership unit. Each member will receive their own card and may register for ACE regional, national and international events at the ACE member rate. Annual membership dues begin at $65 for an individual membership, $85 for two members at the same address and family members can be added for an additional $5 per person. Discounts are available for multi-year memberships. These memberships also have voting rights to elect the four officers on the executive committee (one ballot for individuals, two for a couple or family).
- Associate membership
ACE's most economical membership, this is a one-year membership that receives access to online issues of ACE News. Printed issues of ACE News and RollerCoaster! are not included. An associate member will receive a membership card and may register for ACE regional, national or international events at the member rate. These memberships also have voting rights to elect the four officers on the executive committee. An Associate membership is $35. There are no discounts for multi-year or multi-member memberships.
- Corporate membership
This membership is available to any corporation but is primarily designed for those in the amusement industry such as park and supplier personnel. It is a one-year voting membership that will receive six printed issues of ACE News and four printed issues of RollerCoaster!. Annual membership dues begin at $65 for an individual membership, $85 for two members at the same address and additional corporate members can be added for an additional $5 per person. Discounts are available for multi-year memberships. Corporate members have the option to purchase additional copies of RollerCoaster! for $10 per address. These memberships also have voting rights to elect the four officers on the executive committee. All corporate memberships receive special recognition in ACE's booth at the IAAPA Attractions Expo and other industry functions.
- Trial membership
This six-month membership is the most cost-effective way to "test ride" ACE. Trial members cannot register for international ACE events at the discounted member rate. A trial member will receive three printed issues of ACE News, two printed issues of RollerCoaster! and is eligible to attend ACE regional and national events at the member rate. Trial memberships are not eligible to vote in an ACE election. A trial membership is $20.
The trial membership is only good for one six-month period. After the trial period has ended, a different membership type must be selected in order to stay with the organization — regardless of how much time has elapsed since the trial membership ended. A trial membership is not available to current members, those who have ever had a trial membership in the past, or to those who have had a non-trial membership that expired within the last 24 months.
All of the above membership types are available to members who live outside of the United States; however, there will be an additional surcharge for postage. The postage surcharge for Mexican and Canadian individual, couple, family, corporate and associate memberships is $15 per membership year and $30 per membership year for members residing in all other countries. The postage surcharge for Mexican and Canadian trial memberships is $7.50 and $20 for members residing in all other countries.
All members have access to the online library of ACE News issues that dates back to January 2012. RollerCoaster! is only available as a printed magazine.
While having fun at parks, please remember that ACE expects all of its members to conduct themselves in a way that reflects positively on the club and to obey all of the parks' safety policies. Complete details are listed in our Code of Conduct
. All prospective members should review our Code of Conduct before joining online or mailing a membership application.
If you would prefer, download a blank membership application, which you can mail with your dues payment to the address listed on the form.