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… Continue reading

Kings Dominion’s Intimidator 305 to reopen today!

Kings Dominion has announced their newest speed machine, Intimidator 305, will reopen to the public today.


American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) pause for a group photo in front of Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion while on a backstage tour.

American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) pause for a group photo in front of Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion while on a backstage tour.

Kings Dominion is Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun, Thrills and Memories in 2014


DOSWELL, VA (September 12, 2013) – Kings Dominion turns back the clock as the park announces plans for a celebration four decades in the making. This once in a lifetime event will include many surprises, the return of classic park icons and a chance to create new traditions and memories with your family. The celebration will begin next season to commemorate Kings Dominion’s grand opening in 1975.

“As a native Richmond resident, I grew up not only visiting Kings Dominion, but also started my career here as a seasonal associate,” said Pat Jones, Kings Dominion’s Vice President and General Manager. “I have 40 years of fond memories and I am thrilled to share some of these exciting moments with our guests during our special 40th Celebration.”

The central piece of the 40th Celebration will be the introduction of “Ruby”, a custom painted 40th Celebration horse. “Ruby” will be added to the park’s historic Carousel, which dates back to 1917. The Carousel has operated at Kings Dominion since the park opened in 1975.


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Busch Gardens Presents A Terror-tory Terror-story: Ripper Row

WILLIAMSBURG (September 9, 2013) – Ripper Row is one of four unnerving Terror-tories awaiting guests when Howl-O-Scream opens Friday the 13th of September.  This immersive area will greet guests when they enter Howl-O-Scream through what was once a quaint English village, but now resembles another time and place. Loosely based on the terrifying reign of the Whitechapel Murderer, Ripper Row envelops guests into a cinematic experience infused with new horrifying plot twists and turns. As the main attraction in Ripper Row, beware or become the Ripper’s next victim during this autumn of terror.

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