New England Parks ~ Opening Dates 2012:


Park Location Opening Date Hours
Six Flags New England Agawam, MA Saturday, April 14 10 a.m.- 9.p.m.
Canobie Lake Park Salem, NH Saturday, April 28 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Quassy Amusement Park Middlebury, CT Saturday, April 28 Noon -6 p.m.
Funtown/Splashtown USA Saco, ME Saturday, May 12 11 a.m – 6 p.m.
Lake Compounce Bristol, CT Saturday, May 12 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Santa\’s Village Jefferson, NH Saturday, May 26 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Six Gun City Jefferson, NH Saturday, May 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Story Land Glen, NH Saturday, May 26 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
York\’s Wild Kingdom York, ME Saturday, May 26 Noon – 9 p.m.
Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME Saturday, May 26 11 a.m.



Great Nor Easter 2012

(4 March 2012, Agawam, MA)

The Great Nor\’Easter is a welcome mid winter event for the ACE New England region.   This year\’s Nor\’Easter was graciously hosted by Six Flags New England, and there was a robust attendance of 113 members.

We opened with a socializing game, led by none other than our own Assistant Rep Donna Piper.  The object was to find other ACErs that met certain criteria, which was outlined on a handout.  To succeed you collected signatures of fellow ACErs,  which led to members mingling and meeting new people.


Following this icebreaker, we saw a presentation from ADC (Aquatic Development Group) and all their Alpine coaster pioneering works.  They showed off their creations, and current projects. Some features of these coasters (though not officially recognized as coasters)  include the ability of Ski areas to have new streams of revenue, year round.
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