Monthly Archives: March 2011

ACE NorCal News, March 2011 Edition

Welcome to the March 2011 edition of ACE NorCal News! In this issue: Congratulations to Andrea Lucas! Remembering Nut Tree Family Park California’s Great America, March 2011 update Gilroy Gardens, March 2011 update Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, March 2011 update Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, March 2011 update Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, March 2011 update — Steven Wilson

Congratulations to Andrea Lucas!

ACE Northern California extends hearty congratulations to Andrea Lucas! Andrea is the winner of our ACE Northern California Facebook referral contest. As the winner, Andrea receives a party for ten at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach! Congratulations again, Andrea! Thanks for your participation. Thanks, too, go to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach for donating the party as such a great prize for our […]

Remembering Nut Tree Family Park

Assistant Regional Representative Matthew Pearce recently stopped by the former Nut Tree Family Park.  According to their web site, the train and carousel remain in operation.  Some photos from Matthew’s visit are included below. Missing: one roller coaster. You can visit the Nut Tree web site here: photos: Matthew Pearce

California’s Great America, March 2011 update

California’s Great America opens for its 35th anniversary season on 27 March 2011. The park is open only on the 27th in March. In April the park will be open on weekends and for spring break. For the operating calendar, see: The park has a new lineup of shows for 2011.  For more information, […]

Gilroy Gardens, March 2011 update

Gilroy Gardens opens for the 2011 season on March 27th. That’s the only operating day in March. In April, the park will be open on weekends and for spring break. For operating days and hours see: Gilroy Gardens web site: Facebook: — photo: Steven Wilson

Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, March 2011 update

Roller Coaster Rampage! photo courtesy of Playland-Not-at-the-Beach Great progress continues to be made on the Roller Coaster Video Database  Project for the latest attraction at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, Roller Coaster Rampage. Visitors to this attraction will soon be able to choose a coaster from around the world, then, while seated in the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Giant […]

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, March 2011 update

photo: Steven Wilson March at the Boardwalk The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s rides are open this month on weekends. For hours and dates, see the operating calendar for March here: A second Looff Carousel 100th Anniversary commemorative poster is now available.  Click on the thumbnail image to go to the Boardwalk’s online store to […]

please pardon our dust

We are building a new and better site here. The complete archives from our old site have been migrated to the new site, but still need some tweaking here and there while under construction. Stay tuned for a much improved official site for ACE Northern California. Once we have finished the transition, our old […]