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ACE UK! 2015 – Prologue: London

London On Thursday evening, July 16 I flew out of Atlanta to London. This would be my second trip to the U.K. but my first visit for amusement parks as my previous visit was only sightseeing in London. I arrived on Friday, July 17 and met up with Richard Bostic, David Lipnicky and Cliff Herring for a couple of days of sightseeing in London before the ACE UK! 2015 trip began Saturday evening. Richard and I arrived at Heathrow Airport just after 9:00 Friday morning. Since we had a little time before we would meet up with the others, we […]

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVIII – New Jersey – Epilogue: A Shore Crawl, Seaside Heights and Coney Island

Playland’s Castaway Cove Our informal ACE Shore Crawl event began Friday afternoon, June 26 at Playland’s Castaway Cove in Ocean City, NJ. In addition to the rest of the group that had done the Con together, Vanessa Thomas joined us for these 3 days. Python Coaster: (Pinfari, Zyklon ZL42, 1996) The entry and exit to the loop on these are always painful – 1 ride. Flitzer Roller Coaster: (Zierer, Flitzer, 1994) Another great Flitzer. This was Tina’s 500th coaster – 2 rides. Pirates Gold Rush: (E&F Miler Industries, Family, 2013) This coaster replaced Sea Serpent (E&F Miler Industries, Family, 1997-2012), […]

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVIII – New Jersey – Part 2: Storybook Land & Morey’s Piers

Funplex On Wednesday, June 24 we left for Storybook Land. On the way we made a stop at Funplex, a family entertainment center in Mount Laurel, NJ. Operating since 1997, they recently added a coaster. After we had taken some pictures we were asked not to, a rare occurrence at parks. Therefore I will only post pictures that I took from the parking lot. FunCoaster: (SBF Visa Group, Spinning Wild Mouse, 2013) This was my first ride on a coaster from this manufacturer, and the spinning was excellent – 1 ride. Other rides include: Free Fall, a 40 foot drop […]

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVIII – New Jersey – Part 1: Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure The highlight of ACE Coaster Con XXXVIII, which began Sunday, June 21, would be two and a half days at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Operating since 1974, Great Adventure was created by famed New York businessman and restaurateur Warner Leroy, the son of Wizard of Oz director Mervyn Leroy and Doris Warner, the daughter of Harry Warner, one of the founders of Warner Bros. Warner Leroy owned the venerable Tavern on the Green in Central Park in Manhattan. He envisioned a resort that would contain numerous parks, hotels, shopping, restaurants and more, all […]

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ACE Coaster Con XXXVIII – New Jersey – Prologue: Dorney Park, Knoebels & Keansburg

This year ACE returned to the east coast for ACE Coaster Con XXXVIII at Six Flags Great Adventure, Storybook Land and Morey’s Piers in New Jersey from June 21 – 26. Having been to Six Flags Great Adventure three times before and the other 2 parks once, I saw this as an opportunity to get in an adequate amount of time at the parks. It also afforded the opportunity to get to several regional events and a few other parks along the way. The first of many regional events for the Con (the most of any Con I have been […]

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