Monthly Archives: November 2009

ACE NorCal Holiday Party 2009

  • November 2, 2009
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The 2009 ACE NorCal Holiday Party will take place on Saturday, 5 December, at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, the Museum of Fun located in El Cerrito (just north of Berkeley). The annual party is set for the first Saturday of December each year.

The ACE party this year coincides with Playland’s Roller Coaster Weekend. ACE members will get to see rare and intriguing, historic roller coaster exhibits and presentations. You will not want to miss it!

Stay tuned to your email in-boxes for more details on the 2009 ACE Holiday Party!

Also, don’t forget that Playland’s special weekend celebrating San José’s Frontier Village amusement park will be on 14, 15 November. For more information on Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, see:

Congratulations to Michael L. Boodley!

  • November 2, 2009
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Michael L. Boodley sets world record on Coney Island Cyclone

NorCal ACEer Michael L. Boodley, co-founder of Great Coasters International, Inc., was awarded Honorary ACE Membership at the 2009 Phoenix Phall Phunphest at Knoebels Amusement Resort in October. The award is in recognition of Michael’s numerous significant contributions to wooden roller coasters and the amusement industry. He also rode the Coney Island Cyclone into the Guinness Book of World Records! See photo above.

Way to go, Michael! Congratulations!

— photo: Michael L. Boodley collection

Welcome, Katherine and Margaret!

  • November 2, 2009
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Assistant Regional Representatives Emi and Matthew Pearce welcomed new daughters Katherine Lee Pearce and Margaret Lee Pearce into the world on 19 October 2009! May the two sisters have a lifetime of fun-filled visits to amusement parks with plenty of roller coaster rides.

Congratulations to the proud new parents!

Gilroy Gardens, November 2009 update

  • November 2, 2009
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Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights

Gilroy Gardens is open weekends in November! Gilroy summers too hot for you? Now is the perfect time to visit the park and avoid the heat. Operating hours in November are Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Then in December, Gilroy Gardens is open for its annual Holiday Lights special event. For more details, see:

Quicksilver Express

For more information on planning your visit, go to
the Gilroy Gardens web site.

— photo: Steven Wilson

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, November 2009 update

  • November 2, 2009
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Discovery Kingdom

Tony Hawk's Big Spin and Roar

The park is open on weekends this month. Holiday in the Park begins on Friday, 27 November 2009 and runs through 3 January 2010. For full details see:

Santa, V2

Medusa motion blur

For more information about Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, check out their web site.

photos: Steven Wilson