ACE Mid-Atlantic Update: September 18, 2013 October Mid-Atlantic Region Event Information!

The ACE Mid-Atlantic Update keeps members of American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) informed of event news, park news and promotions in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

In this issue you will find information about ACE Mid-Atlantic’s Upcoming Meetups and Events at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Kings Dominion, Six Flags America.  Deals to save you money at some of the regions biggest and best amusement park Haunts and more…

In this update:

  • Upcoming Newsletter Articles Needed
  • ACE MEETUP: ACE Howls at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream
  • Upcoming ACE Mid-Atlantic Regional Events/Deadlines
  • Really Awesome Park Discounts and Realy Cool Promiotns
  • Park Operating Calendar Updates and Changes
  • Kings Dominion Reopens Intimidator 305
  • Last rides of the season
  • Other Regional Events/Deadlines
  • ACE Mid-Atlantic Social Media and Website

Upcoming Newsletter Articles Needed

ACE Mid-Atlantic needs your HELP with the next regional newsletter.  By October 10th, we need your articles about a recent trip you took, an ACE or park event you attended (an article and photos about the ACE European Trip would be great) or one of our regional events (Wild West Fun Day at Adventure Park USA, Fall Thrill Fest at Kings Dominion or Celebrate America at Six Flags America).  If you can help, please send Elizabeth an email message at

ACE MEETUP: ACE Howls at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream

Friday, October 11 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Registration Deadline:

October 9

Details: Want to join us for an informal Howl-O-Scream meet up at Busch Gardens?  ACE Mid-Atlantic is happy to announce our first Howl-O-Scream informal takeover of Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Friday, October 11.  It’s a chance for ACE to come together and enjoy Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s charm during the day, before we’re “scared stiff” at night.  Do as much as you want or as little as you want with the group. If you would like to meet up with fellow ACE members on Friday, sign up via our event link (free) by Wednesday October 9th and let us know you’ll be in the park. There will be a morning meet up time and evening meet up time for those that want to catch up with us for Howl-O-Scream only.  Final info will be emailed to you shortly before the event.

Registration link:

Facebook link:

Upcoming ACE Mid-Atlantic Regional Events

ACE Mid-Atlantic!  Less Than Two weeks remain to register for Fall Thrillfest at Kings Dominion and Celebrate America at Six Flags America.  The deadline for both events is Tuesday October 1.

Fall Thrillfest at Kings Dominion

Saturday October 12 at Kings Dominion

Registration Deadlines:

Mail-in: September 25, 2013

Online: October 1, 2013

Highlights: ERT On Dominator, Volcano: The Blast Coaster & Scrambler; EHT Zombie High & Minor’s Revenge; VIP Seating For Edge Of Darkness Show; Back Stage Tours And More!

Details: Registration for Fall Thrillfest at Kings Dominion on Saturday October 12 is now open.  This event will feature ERT on Dominator (from 9:30-10), Volcano: The Blast Coaster (10-10:30) & Scrambler (10-10:30), first in line to ride Avalanche when it opens, Exclusive Haunt Time in Zombie High and Minor’s Revenge, VIP seating to the Edge of Darkness Show and BACKSTAGE TOURS of Volcano: The Blast Coaster and Avalanche, lunch and more…

ACE Members get all of this and more for as little as $21.  For more details download the event flyer.


Online Registration Link:

Facebook Event Page:

Celebrate America at Six Flags America

Sunday, October 13 at Six Flags America

Registration Deadlines:

Mail-in: September 25, 2013

Online: October 1, 2013

Highlights: A Special T-shirt; Morning ERT On Wild One & Joker’s Jinx.  Evening ERT on Superman:Ride of Steel & Roar. Front Of The Line Access To Twisted Fairy Tales 3D; VIP Seating For Stage Fright: The Magic Of Joe Romano; VIP Seating For Pirates Quest: A Stunt Adventure With A Q&A Following The Stunt Show and Discounted Scare Pass And More!

Details: Six Flags America is welcoming ACE Members for another Celebrate America event.  The park is providing TWO hours of ERT on four of the parks best roller coasters, including NIGHT ERT ON SUPERMAN:RIDE OF STEEL and ROAR!  Exclusive Haunt Time for the parks newest maze “Twisted Fairy Tales 3D”, ACE Members save up to 45% off the in park price on the Scare Pass when ordered during registration and VIP Seating for one of the park’s most sought after Fright Fest shows, STAGE FRIGHT: The Magic of Joe Romano and more!  Parking on event day will be $5 for those that arrive before 11:00 am and show their ACE Membership Card.   For more details download the event flyer.

ACE Members who have a 2013 Season Pass or an already processed 2014 Six Flags Season Pass can have all of this fun for as little as $23.

Haven’t processed your 2014 Six Flags America Season Pass Renewal?  Join ACE Mid-Atlantic when we ITOT the Six Flags America Season Pass office and process our 2014 Six Flags America Season Pass Renewal.


Online Registration:

Facebook Event Page:

Park Discounts

Our regional amusement parks are offering some great discounts and we thought you would like to know about them:

Trimper’s Rides and Amusements

Are you going to Sunfest in Ocean City, MD this weekend?  Trimper’s Rides wants to thank all of their customers for another summer of FUN by holding a customer appreciation day on Sunday, September 22 from 12 until 6:00pm.  Wristbands will be sold for one afternoon only, and will only be $10 a person! Wristbands will be sold until 5pm, but you can ride until 6pm!  Visit Trimper’s Rides and enjoy this one day only deal on Sunday, September 22.

Source: Trimper’s Rides Facebook Page

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Living Social Deal

Full-day Pass plus Howl-O-Scream!

Enjoy Family-Friendly Adventures by Day & Fright by Night

Choice of Friday and Sunday Dates through October 27

You’ve screamed your way through the hills, twists, and turns of the Griffon®, Alpengeist®, and the rest of Busch Gardens’ thrilling coasters. Now, get a fresh thrill at Howl-O-Scream® with today’s deal. On select Fridays and Sundays through October 27, Busch Gardens will be overrun with ghosts, ghouls, and other creatures of the night. Enjoy the fall foliage and traditional park thrills during the day. Enjoy the frights of Howl-O-Scream starting at 6 p.m. Chart a course through the haunted waters in Italy, flee the flames of burning France, avoid becoming a vampire’s dinner in Germany, hunt for Jack the Ripper in London’s East End, and more — that is, if you dare.

Choose from the following offers:

• $31 ($62 value) for one children’s ticket (ages 3-9)

• $36 ($72 value) for one adult ticket (ages 10+)

To get this deal, follow this link and read all of the details:

Kings Dominion’s Monster Bash Friday, September 27

Kick off Halloween Haunt with Kings Dominion’s Monster Bash Block Party on Friday September 27.  Gates will open at 6:00pm for FULLY DRESSED Monsters.  There will be music, dancing and a block party with special events and food eating contest.  Be as creative as possible for the Best Themed Costume of the night award and win 4 tickets to Kings Dominion next year.  Pay only $19.99 when in full costume.

Be sure to visit this link and read all of the details:

Park Operating Calendar Update

Just a reminder it’s always a good idea to check the park operating calendar before heading out to your “home park” this time of year. With that in mind, a couple of parks have asked their guest to take note of these exceptions to their operating calendar:

  • Kings Dominion will be closed to the public on Saturday, September 21.
  • Kings Dominion will open at Noon on Sundays in September and October.
  • Adventure Park USA will be closed for a private event on Sunday, September 29.
  • Outside rides at Adventure Park USA will be open Friday, September 20.
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park on 30th Street in Ocean City, MD has closed for the season.

Kings Dominion Reopens Intimidator 305

Kings Dominion announced Intimidator 305 reopened to the public on Saturday, September 15.

Last Rides of the Season

These are the dates our regional parks will close their rides for the season:

Six Flags America

All rides close Sunday, October 27

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

All rides close Sunday, October 27.

Limited Operations for Christmastown November 22 – December 3

Verbolten will be open for Christmastown

Kings Dominion

All rides close Sunday, October 27

Adventure Park USA

Outside rides will close on Saturday, September 28

Indoor Rides open all year

Trimpers Rides and Amusements

Check with the park or the parks website

Jolly Roger Amusement Park

Jolly Roger on 30th Street has closed for the winter

Jolly Roger on the Pier is open through Saturday, September 28

Wisp Resort

Mountain Coaster is open year round

Go Karts Plus

All Rides Close Sunday, October 27

This information was obtained from each park’s website.  Please double check for changes before planning a trip or heading to the park.

Other Regional and Park Sponsored Events:

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Phoenix Phall Phunfest
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Elysburg, PA

Friday, October 18, 2013
ACE Ghost Lake
Conneaut Lake Park
Conneaut Lake, PA

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Boo-lder Dash Bash
Lake Compounce
Birstol, CT

Saturday, October 19, 2013
ACE Phantom Fright Night
Kennywood Park
West Mifflin, PA

ACE Mid-Atlantic Social Sites

ACE Mid-Atlantic uses a variety of resources to communicate with our regional members.  In additions to “eblasts” such as this one, we use FacebookTwitter and our regional website.  If you need to reach one of your regional representatives you can send an email message to or use the Contact Us page on the website.  Please add to your address book to help insure our “eblasts” reach your inbox and not your spam folder.

Enjoy the ride!