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 […]

Patriot opens at Great America with much fanfare

Patriot opens at Great America with much fanfare

Just a week into the 2017 season, California’s Great America launched Patriot on April 1, a floorless conversion of the park’s 1991 Vortex standup roller coaster. Before the ride officially opened to the public, Great America invited ACE to a media day preview event on March 31, featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony and exclusive ride […]

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, […]

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 […]

SIGN UP TODAY for ACE Night at the CGA Haunt IV! (10/6/2015)

SIGN UP TODAY for ACE Night at the CGA Haunt IV! (10/6/2015)

Greetings, NorCal ACE members! Registration is NOW OPEN for ACE Night at the Haunt IV at California’s Great America on Saturday, October 17! The schedule is as follows: 4:30 P.M. – event check-in at park entrance – 5:00 P.M. – Group photo at park entrance by the fountain 5:00 P.M. – Backstage tour of Dia […]

Thrilling New Hybrid Coaster, The Joker, Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2016! (9/3/2015)

Thrilling New Hybrid Coaster, The Joker, Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2016! (9/3/2015)

Thrilling New Hybrid Coaster, The Joker, Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2016 In Spring 2016, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will open the most-anticipated new roller coaster in northern California in over 10 years, The Joker. This state-of-the-art extreme coaster will be the “must ride” coaster of the season, adding to the park’s status […]

ROAR at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom CLOSING on August 16th! (7/16/2015)

ROAR at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom CLOSING on August 16th! (7/16/2015)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Prepares to Silence the ROAR Popular Wooden Roller Coaster Closing for Good VALLEJO, Calif. – July 16, 2015 – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom today announced that its iconic wooden roller coaster, Roar, is set to close on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Guests and fans can ride Roar one last time from […]

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 […]