American Coaster Enthusiasts Mid-Atlantic Region

Mark Your Calendars, Events Are Coming!

If you read Regional Represenative Elizabeth Ringa’s From the Backseat about her goals and visions for the new year, you’ll know that we’re looking for this year to be the YEAR OF INSPIRE. And what better way to inspire than with a list of all our upcoming events for 2016. We have many of our favorites planned, as well as a few new surprises.

February 21st – Jeepers, It’s Winter at Central Park Fun-land

Our first event of the season will be our warming up after a brutal and cold January. Expect to experience their new laser tag and the best kiddie coaster the Fredericksburg area has to offer.

March 6th – ACE Day at Wisp Mountain Resort

In the outskirts of Maryland lies the only alpine coaster in the region. Experience the thrilling, cool rush of this unique ride.

April 2nd – Jeepers, It’s Spring at Six Flags America

We’ve moved our traditional winter event to the spring time. Many delighted in the date change last year as it allowed for warm weather rides and backstage tours of the coasters.

June 3rd – Twas the Night Before at Go Karts Plus in Williamsburg, Virginia

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From the Backseat…

elizabethHappy New Year!

Over the course of 2015, I have been asked many times why I love roller coasters so much. Have you ever given this much thought? After dwelling on it, I’ve came up with an answer.

Inspire – what a powerful word. Recently, someone told me that if she ever rode a roller coaster, it would be with me because of my passion. She really made me think about the love I have for the hobby and how that had inspired her to try something that she viewed as scary.

That conversation inspired me to really think about other people’s passion for roller coasters. I realized that my own love for it has evolved over the years. As I have aged, they now fulfill three things for me – a family activity that we can all share, friends who get my passion for riding, and something that seems daring and scary in my heart, except, logically I know it isn’t.

Once I had this realization, I found this new desire to inspire others to find their passion, to try a new hobby. So in my YEAR OF INSPIRE, I want to make 2016 about the year of inspiring new friendships, new adventures, and new memories by inviting guests to join us at our regional ACE events — this will be a year for the guest.

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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.