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ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 5: La Feria Chapultepec Magico & Perimágico

ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 5: La Feria Chapultepec Magico & Perimágico La Feria Chapultepec Magico Our final day in Mexico included a trip to the other large Mexico City amusement park, La Feria Chapultepec Magico, located in a large city park.  Opened in 1964, it is the city’s traditional amusement park.  I was looking forward to this as it has the third and final of the world’s Mobius wood coasters for me to get to.   Montaña Rusa (Roller Coaster): (NAD, Wood Mobius Racer, 1964) A Mobius coaster is a twin track coaster that only has one […]

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ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 4: Six Flags Mexico

ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 4:  Six Flags Mexico Six Flags Mexico Opened in 1979, it operated under Reino Aventura and Nuevo Reino Aventura through 1999, when Six Flags purchased it and renamed it Six Flags Mexico.  This was the last of the remaining Six Flags park currently operating for me to get to, so I was looking forward to it.  It is themed to several different countries and themes including Pueblo Mexicano, Pueblo Frances, Pueblo Polinesio, Pueblo Suizo, Pueblo Vaquero (Old West), Villa Hollywood and El Circo de Bugs Bunny, but oddly there is not a Spanish […]

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ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 3: Sightseeing at Teotihuacan & Mexico City

ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 3: Sightseeing at Teotihuacan & Mexico City Teotihuacan One of the different things about this trip was that we had a full day of sightseeing included. On previous international trips we had sometimes include a short stop for some type of sightseeing or even were given enough time to explore on our own, but this is the first ACE international trip that I have done that included a full day of sightseeing.  Our morning agenda was to go to Teotihuacan, about an hour outside of Mexico City.  This was the largest pre-Hispanic city […]

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ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 2: Selva Mágica

ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 2: Selva Mágica Selva Mágica On Wednesday, April 19 our second and final day of the add-on trip began with a ride to Selva Mágica in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which is translated as Magic Jungle. This was my main reason for wanting to do the add-on portion of the trip.  The park has 2 Schwarzkopf coasters plus the only ride from Sansei Yusoki Co. built in North America, a steel out and back that operated at the defunct Boblo Island in Ontario.  In addition the park looked like it had some unique character […]

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ACE South of the Border 2017 Part 1: Bosque Mágico and Parque Plaza Sesamo

ACE South of the Border 2017 Trip Report While I have travelled a good bit in Europe and Canada over the last few years, I had never been to Mexico. Concern for safety has always made it a destination I have been somewhat apprehensive of visiting, but hoped that someday I would be able to make the trip with a group. I seriously considered the Coaster Zombies trip in 2014 but in the end decided not to go. So when ACE announced the South of the Border trip for spring 2017, I jumped at the chance. While I wanted to […]

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