Almost ready: Sky Screamer

Opening late spring 2011, the Sky Screamer is a swing ride that is fifteen stories tall. It is 100 feet in diameter when it is in full swing. The ride is as tall as Medusa, but unlike Medusa the riders will get an approximately two-minute long bird’s eye view of the park. Sky Screamer will […]

California’s Great America, April 2011 update

California’s Great America is open Wednesday through Sunday for the remainder of April. For the operating calendar, see: Want to work in the rides department at California’s Great America? The park is having a job fair on Sunday, April 24th. See: California’s Great America web site: Facebook: — photo: Steven Wilson

Gilroy Gardens, April 2011 update

Gilroy Gardens is open Thursday through Sunday for the remainder of April. For operating days and hours see: Get the whole 2011 season for the price of one kid’s ticket during the Everyone’s A Kid! promotion. This offer is valid through May 31st. For details see: Gilroy Gardens web site: Facebook: […]

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, April 2011 update

photo: Steven Wilson The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s rides are now open daily for full operation. For hours and dates, see the operating calendar for April here: From April 25th through May 1st, grab a brass ring while riding the Looff Carousel and exchange it for a prize at the new “Millions of Memories” […]

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, […]