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ACE New England News April 26, 2011
April 26, 2011 eMail

Hello, ACE New England Region Members and Friends!

Two of the region\’s three new coasters for 2011 have opened! Six Flags New England has launched Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum with a VIP day on April 14, followed by the park opening day April 16. This themed wild mouse – the park\’s 10th coaster! – provides a zippy ride the whole family can enjoy. Be sure to stop by SFNE soon to experience the park\’s newest addition!

Quassy Park\’s new Wooden Warrior grand opening was Saturday 4/23, even though rain kept the park from opening that day. Riders who braved the wet weather were treated to two hours of ERT-like conditions with double rides throughout! We enjoyed an exciting first drop, banked turns, bunny hops, plenty of airtime, and even a tunnel packed into one family-friendly ride. This is a great addition for Quassy, and we hope to see enthusiasts flocking to experience the first new wooden coaster in CT in 11 years.

The third new coaster for the New England region, Untamed at Canobie Lake Park, is due to open later in the season. Stay tuned for updates.

========================================= Opening Info for New England Parks:

Park Opening Day Daily Operation Starts Lake Compounce May 14 June 20 Six Flags New England April 16 May 30 Funtown-Splashtown May 7 June 2 Six Gun City May 28 June 20 Canobie Lake Park April 30 May 30 Palace Playland May 28 June 20 Story Land May 28 June 20 Quassy Park April 23 June 13 Santa\’s Village May 28 June 20

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Greetings ACEers, We are thrilled to announce that we\’ll be launching our first event of the season on June 11 at Conneaut Lake Park. *Blue Streak Blast* *Conneaut Lake Park* *Saturday, June 11, 2011* This will be an affordable and fun event at a great, traditional, laidback lakeside amusement park and we hope that you\’ll plan to join us. Plus, there will be nighttime ERT on the park\’s venerable /Blue Streak/! 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the ongoing restoration and maintenance of /Blue Streak/. Details and an event flier will be available soon and an e-blast will be sent at that time. While on the subject of supporting Conneaut Lake Park, don\’t forget about the wonderful opportunity that you have to join your fellow members to enjoy a great 3-course dinner at Mad Mex in Robinson, and have 100% of the $35/person charge given to the Conneaut Lake Institute. Click the link to the flier below for complete details of this unique event! *Benefit Dinner for Conneaut Lake Park* *Mad Mex in Robinson* *Tuesday, May 17, 2011* *http://www.ACEwesternPA.org/fliers/CLPMadMex.pdf* Links of interest: Conneaut Lake Park: www.conneautlakepark.com http://www.conneautlakepark.com Mad Mex: www.madmex.com http://www.madmex.com Sincerely, ~The Fun Team Your ACE Western Pennsylvania Regional Reps

*www.ACEwesternPA.org*

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More from Western PA –

Greetings ACEers, ACE\’s annual convention, Coaster Con, begins on Sunday, June 19 in Texas. Between now and then, there\’s a LOT going on closer to home! *FROM ACE MID-ATLANTIC* Just south of the Mason-Dixon line, our friends in ACE Mid-Atlantic asked that we pass along the news of two upcoming May events to you (and note the near registration deadline of Tuesday, May 3)…

*ACE Dives* at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Saturday, May 22: ** *Celebrate America* at Six Flags America, Sunday, May 23: **** *CONNEAUT LAKE PARK TRIPLE PLAY* *2011 Spring Clean Up Weekend* at Conneaut Lake Park, Saturday & Sunday, May 14-15: http://www.conneautlakepark.com/volunteer.html *Benefit Dinner for Conneaut Lake Park* at Mad Mex in Robinson, Tuesday, May 17: http://www.ACEwesternPA.org/fliers/CLPMadMex.pdf http://www.acewesternpa.org/fliers/CLPMadMex.pdf. */Blue Streak/ Blast* at Conneaut Lake Park, Saturday, June 11: Details and an event flier will be available soon and an e-blast will be sent at that time. /Correction: A previous ACE Alert! mentioned ACE Western Pennsylvania\’s important role in helping Conneaut Lake Park to receive a Pepsi Refresh grant to restore/ Blue Streak/. The text indicated incorrectly indicated the amount of the grant. The correct amount of the grant that was received by the park to help restore the classic coaster was $50,000. We regret the error./ // *REGIONAL PARK OPENING DATES* *Fun Fore All:* Open year round and Fiesta Express and other rides already operating, weather permitting *DelGrosso\’s Amusement Park:* Sunday, May 2 *Kennywood:* Saturday, May 7 (limited operation on May 6) *Waldameer:* Saturday, May 7 *Idlewild:* Thursday, May 26 *Conneaut Lake Park:* Saturday, May 28 *Lakemont Park:* Saturday, May 28 Sincerely, ~The Fun Team Your ACE Western Pennsylvania Regional Reps

** *www.ACEwesternPA.org*

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*American Coaster Enthusiasts*

*Coaster PA E-Mail Update*

*Issue #28 **- April 26,2011 *

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Welcome to the 28^th editionof COASTER PA – Cyberspace Update! *Coaster PA E-Mail Update* will come out as often or as little as events and activities warrants. There will probably be more during coaster riding months and fewer in the off-season. It is being sent to all ACE members who reside in Region #6 (Central PA) who have provided the club with an e-mail address, Regional Rep Director Robert Ulrich and Regional Rep Directors and Assistant Regional Rep Directors around the country. /Should you not wish to receive it, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page./

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We typically send out information about park/roller coaster events in our region and surrounding regions to keep you informed about activities that may be of interest to you.

*NEWS AROUND THE REGION…*

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*Knoebel\’s*Opening Day is this Saturday, April 30^th . There is an event sponsored by DAFE and ACE NJ region. Although registration has closed, you can still visit the park and see some old friends and meet some new ones. Flying Turns AND Black Diamond WILL NOT be open opening day. It is hoped that BD will open late spring/early summer and FT sometime this season. Fingers crossed!

Article here: http://dailyitem.com/0100_news/x1019715828/Safety-issues-derail-coaster

*Hersheypark*just came off two /Springtime in the Park/ weekends and opens officially Friday, May 6^th . However, the big news is not about this year, but speculation on what is going in for next year.

Some of the numerous articles, links and website speculations…

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/04/hersheypark_uses_website_to_re.html

www.RideInstitute.com http://www.RideInstitute.com

http://keystonethrills.megabb.com/t250p150-attraction-2012-rumor-and-news-discussion

*NEWS ABOUT OTHER NEARBY ACE EVENTS…*

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ACE Mid-Atlantic has two huge events coming up in May and the registration deadline is quickly approaching on Tuesday, May 3rd. We would love to share these two fantastic parks with you!

2 Days – 2 Parks – 2 Picnics – 3 hours of ERT on FOUR coasters!

ACE Dives at Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Saturday, May 22

Celebrate America at Six Flags America on Sunday, May 23

More details here: http://acemidatlantic.org/

*OTHER NEWS…*

ACE DONATION FOR ZIPPIN PIPPIN. ACE donated $5,000 to City of Green Bay for reconstruction of the Zippin Pippin Roller Coaster at Bay Beach Amusement Park! You can learn more and see the entire press release on the Media section of ACEonline (www.aceonline.org/media/ http://www.aceonline.org/media/).

COLOR VERSION OF ACE NEWS NOW ON-LINE. ACE News is now available in color for ACEers everywhere! A full-color version of ACE News is available to ACE members from the My ACE page. Once you log in, you will find a link under \”Downloads\” to a color version of the latest edition of ACE News. (The file is large – download time determined by the speed of your Internet connection). A mailed version will still be provided in black and white, as ACE members should have received the April edition in the mail a couple weeks back. Included with that mailing were both the Coaster Con XXXIV and Summer Conference event fliers.

*FOR ALL OTHER ACE/PARK EVENTS…*

http://www.aceonline.org/Events/

*IN CONCLUSION (a little humor)… *

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdGeApujtPA&feature=player_embedded

*/This message has been provided to you as a service of your ACE Regional Rep team./*

B. Derek Shaw

Assistant Regional Rep

Region #6 – Central PA

329 Rathton Road

York, PA 17403-3933

717-843-3050

bdshaw@ACEonline.org or

bdshaw@rollercoastermuseum.org

*/\”I\’d rather be…riding a Roller Coaster.\”/*

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From the Mid-Atlantic Reion –

ACE Mid-Atlantic has two huge events coming up in May and the registration deadline is quickly approaching on Tuesday, May 3rd. We would love to share these two fantastic parks with you! 2 Days – 2 Parks – 2 Picnics – 3 hours of ERT on FOUR coasters! ACE Dives at Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Saturday, May 22 Celebrate America at Six Flags America on Sunday, May 23 Willow House

Elizabeth Ringas Independent Design ConsultantWillow House Director Email: eringas@yahoo.com Website: elizabethringas.willowhouse.comwww.facebook.com/elizabeth.willowhouse Phone: 804.360.4704

ACE Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative www.acemidatlantic.org

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From TX –

Flyer now on line for the West Texas Roundup:

http://www.acesouthcentral.org/media/flyers/2011/westtexas_2011.pdf

A nice addition to your Texas plans.

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and finally, from WGLR –

Hi Everyone,

Because of delays that have pushed back the opening of the Zippin Pippin, our ACE Picnic at the Park Event*has been moved to May 21st, 2011*. I will be contacting everyone of you that has registered to find out what action you want to take. If you can\’t make the new date a full refund of all registration costs will be given. The event will be the exact same as on the flier, just *on the 21st* and not the 14th. I have posted a new updated flier on the ACE sites. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

With this delay, the Registration deadline has also been pushed back a week to May 11th (with those attending Lambeau Field deadline being May 9th)

Thanks,

Scott Heck American Coaster Enthusiasts,WGLR Representative 1529 Main Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53083 Phone: 920-889-0444 Email: sheck@aceonline.org Web: http://acewglr.org

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Hope to see you on the rails soon!

Peg

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