Big request/favor?

Dave Jackson, ACE member from Cincinnati, OH posted the following to the
ACE New England Facebook page. I know not everyone is on Facebook, so I
share his post with you.

*OK. Got a question for all the ACE members out there. Convention is in
southern California this year. Emery Picotte is the Photo Contest Director,
and I always assist him with the contest. Emery (as you already know) lives
in Rhode island. I, as you should know by now, live in Cincinnati, OH.
Right now, we have been having preliminary conversations about how to get
to the convention, and how to get the photo contest materials to southern
California. Is it possible, by some extreme miracle, that the materials
might be able to find their way to Cincinnati before June 18th? I realize
this would take an extreme amount of planning and execution on the part of
a whole lot of people. Perhaps someone could take them to opening day at
Knobel’s, pass them on to someone who is planning on coming to Coasterstock
at King’s Island? Or perhaps Coastermania at Cedar Point, where they could
be passed to someone coming south to King’s Island? I should be able to get
them to California. (should) Like I said, preliminary planning, but we
would need to know as soon as possible so travel plans can be made. Thanks
for reading through this, and thanks for any help you might be able to give
or suggest.*

Anyone who might be able to assist in Dave’s request – please contact Emery
Picotte at rockypointcs289@aol.com, or Dave Jackson at
coasterbearz@yahoo.com.

Thanks in advance!

See you in the queue,

*Rus*

Rus Ozana
New England Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
rozana@ACEonline.org
617-816-9943

*966 Coasters ridden in 33 states and 20 countries*

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The Great Nor’Easter – just 3 weeks away!

ACE New England’s The Great Nor’Easter takes place just 3 weeks from today,
on February 16, 2019.

Advance registration is required by February 10 (see attached flier).

*Park Reps – Door Prizes – Games – Videos – Food – Photo Contest
– Other Surprises!*

Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!

See you in the queue,

*Rus*

Rus Ozana
New England Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
rozana@ACEonline.org
617-816-9943

*966 Coasters ridden in 33 states and 20 countries*

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Fwd: Connecticut Roller Coaster Among Top 50 In The World!

Sharing the news from Quassy Amusement Park — Congratulations Wooden
Warrior!!!!!!!!

See you in the queue,

*Rus*

Rus Ozana
New England Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
rozana@ACEonline.org
617-816-9943

*966 Coasters ridden in 33 states and 20 countries*

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www.ACEonline.org <www.aceonline.org/>

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Ron Gustafson <ron@quassy.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Subject: Connecticut Roller Coaster Among Top 50 In The World!
To:

*According To Poll*

*Quassy Coaster Rated Among*

*Top 50 In The World*

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – Wooden Warrior, the marquee roller coaster at Quassy
Amusement & Waterpark here, continues to get high marks from coaster
enthusiasts worldwide.

ElloCoaster, an online magazine dedicated to roller coasters, theme
parks, and “other thrilling diversions,” announced this week that Wooden
Warrior was rated among the top 50 wood coasters on the planet.

Warrior placed 40 on the list, based on an ElloCoaster poll among theme
park and roller coaster enthusiasts that enjoy attractions worldwide.

“It’s a very impressive list of rides, and to make it is certainly an
honor,” Quassy President Eric Anderson said of the announcement.

Opening in 2011, Wooden Warrior has since drawn international acclaim as
its relatively small footprint – 1,250 feet in length and 35 feet tall –
packs a wallop.

“Quassy really thought outside the box on this one, in that the coaster
is kid-sized, but [1] it’s a woodie [2] they got The Gravity Group to
design it [3] it introduced a brand new kind of wood coaster train and [4]
it kicks all kinds of butt,” ElloCoaster Editor Jim Winslett said in a
published review.

The ride was the first in all of North America to feature the
state-of-the-art Timberliner train from Gravitykraft, sister firm of the
ride’s designer, The Gravity Group.

To see the complete ElloCoaster poll results visit
www.ellocoaster.com/2018-wood-coaster-poll-results/

Winslett’s review of Wooden Warrior may be seen at
www.ellocoaster.com/wooden-warrior

*About Quassy*

Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark is in its 111th year and features more
than two dozen rides and attractions.

Rides include the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, Reverse
Time, Frantic, Music Fest, Yo-Yo super swings, Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower and
Grand Carousel. New for 2019 is the Bouncing Buggies family ride.

Splash Away Bay waterpark has dozens of ways to get drenched on warm
summer days, including 15 slides, Saturation Station modular play area and
a splash pad for toddlers.

Quassy also features a laser maze attraction in its huge arcade building.

The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live
entertainment and special events.

Season passes are on sale now at the park office and through the Quassy
website at www.quassy.com. Company picnics, school fieldtrips and other
catered events are also being scheduled through the park office at (203)
758-2913.

Quassy, opening April 27, is located at 2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64,
in Middlebury, Conn., on the shores of Lake Quassapaug.

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With photo and two logos

*A Top Ride Worldwide*

Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, was rated among the top
50 wood roller coasters in the world, according to a poll by ElloCoaster.
(Quassy photo)

For more information:

Ron Gustafson, director of marketing & public relations

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

PO Box 887

2132 Middlebury Road

Middlebury, CT 06762

ron@quassy.com

203-758-2913 ext. 109

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Quassy’s Wooden Warrior Day

Attendance at the annual Wooden Warrior Day has dropped significantly the
past couple of years. I inquired with the park about an event for 2019 and
received the following reply:

“Based on last year’s turnout, we are not going to hold a May Wooden
Warrior day this year. However, please note that June 8 Coasting For Kids
for Give Kids The World is taking shape and registration will be open for
that soon. There will be a morning ERT on both coasters for that event.”

Details on the June 8 *Coasting For Kids* fundraiser will be shared when
all the details are in place. I hope will you join me for this great event!

See you in the queue,

*Rus*

Rus Ozana
New England Regional Representative
American Coaster Enthusiasts
rozana@ACEonline.org
617-816-9943

*966 Coasters ridden in 33 states and 20 countries*

www.ACENewEngland.org <www.acenewengland.org/>

www.ACEonline.org <www.aceonline.org/>