About Nicholas

Nicholas Laschkewitsch is the Regional Representative for ACE Northern California and has been a member of the club since February 2009. He says it's hard to pick favorites, but the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk makes the top of his list. Being a Northern California local his whole life, he makes it out to the Boardwalk quite often. Nicholas is excited for what the future will hold for the Northern California amusement parks.

INTERVIEW: Surviving the Ride with Dave Cobb

INTERVIEW: Surviving the Ride with Dave Cobb

“As Principal, Creative Development, Dave guides project development from concept through all the phases of design with a focus on story and guest experience. From theme parks, rides, and attractions to museums, retail, and resorts, Dave has collaborated on numerous entertainment projects all over the world, constantly looking for new ways to integrate technology, interactivity, […]

BREAKING: Great America master plan unanimously approved

BREAKING: Great America master plan unanimously approved

Just after 1am on the morning of January 25th, 2017, the Santa Clara City Council unanimously approved the 20-year master plan for California’s Great America. The plan includes an outside-the-park shopping district known as Great America Marketplace, along with a rezoning of the park from Thoroughfare Commercial (CT) to Commercial Development (CD) that would increase […]

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 […]

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, […]