New prototype coaster at Great America pays homage to California scenery

New prototype coaster at Great America pays homage to California scenery

National Roller Coaster Day was celebrated in a big way on Aug. 16, when California’s Great America introduced its newest coaster, RailBlazer. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, RailBlazer is a prototype coaster based on RMC’s new “Raptor” model. Eight riders will traverse in a single file train on a single rail, giving riders a unique […]

Great America hosts ACE NorCal for preseason tour

Great America hosts ACE NorCal for preseason tour

With all the excitement for the upcoming season and future of California’s Great America, it should come as no surprise that ACE NorCal’s annual preseason tour of the park had a record turnout on March 4. Nicholas Laschkewitsch, regional representative of ACE NorCal, said nearly 60 ACE members and their guests attended the two-hour tour, […]

WinterFest lights up the night at Great America

WinterFest lights up the night at Great America

California’s Great America launched its new WinterFest event on Nov. 25, a dazzling display of more than 7 million LED lights that shine a new perspective on the park. WinterFest marks uncharted territory for Great America, which had always closed for the season after Halloween Haunt ended in late October. Judging by opening night, WinterFest […]

Great America outlines new attractions during our 2016 pre-season tour

Great America outlines new attractions during our 2016 pre-season tour

Greetings, coaster enthusiasts! First off, I’d like to introduce you all to one of ACE NorCal’s newest members, Erik Chalhoub! Not only is he a huge coaster enthusiast, Erik also has a knack for writing, and we are happy to have him write this review of our CGA Pre-Season Tour that we held on February […]

2014 ACE Day Night at the Haunt III – FLIER AVAILABLE (9/30/2014)

2014 ACE Day Night at the Haunt III – FLIER AVAILABLE (9/30/2014)

Greetings, coaster and Halloween Haunt enthusiasts! The flier for the October 11th event, ACE Night at the Haunt III at California’s Great America, is now available and registration is open!  The flier is available at the link below and the schedule can also be seen below: FLIER: http://www.acenorcal.org/aceday_cga_haunt2014.PDF (subject to change) Registration and payments are due by Monday, October […]

2014 ACE Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – FLIER AVAILABLE (9/8/2014)

2014 ACE Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – FLIER AVAILABLE (9/8/2014)

Greetings, coaster enthusiasts! The flier and registration form for our rescheduled ACE Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Sunday, September 28th is now available here: http://www.acenorcal.org/sfdk2014_aceday.pdf In addition to thirty minutes of ERT on Roar and SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, the package includes admission, parking, barbecue chicken and hot dog picnic, Q&A with park management, a surprise visit, […]

TSUNAMI SOAKER at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Media Day! (5/29/2014)

TSUNAMI SOAKER at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Media Day! (5/29/2014)

Greetings, ACE NorCal! On May 28, 2014, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom held a media day for their new Mack spinning-boat water ride dubbed the TSUNAMI SOAKER! The new ride is looking to be a big hit. Check out these photos from the ride’s media day. Definitely a great addition to the park and a sure way […]

Funderland and Scandia Family Fun Center Event (5/25/2014)

Funderland and Scandia Family Fun Center Event (5/25/2014)

SCANDIA UPDATE: At Scandia, we will be getting the fabulous group rate of $15.75 (!) for the unlimited rides/golf/10 tokens for arcade/batting cages wristband. Talk about a great deal! BRIEF SUMMARY OF EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 31st:1:30 PM: Meet at the entrance of FUNDERLAND at Sacramento’s William Land Park (see website link, below). A brief […]