Great progress continues to be made on the Roller Coaster Video Database Project for the latest attraction at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, Roller Coaster Rampage. Visitors to this attraction will soon be able to choose a coaster from around the world, then, while seated in the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Giant Dipper Car, (graciously donated to our Museum of Fun by ACE members Nancy Redden and Mike Chew), watch the “point-of-view” footage. It’s the next best thing to actually riding on the real coaster! More than 100 coasters have been cataloged so far by father and son team Brian and Nicholas Laschkewitsch. They are now adding statistics about each coaster for display in the kiosk. If anyone is interested in helping with this project, please contact Nicholas, an Assistant Regional Representative for ACE NorCal. You may contact Nicholas by clicking on his name on this page: http://www.aceonline.org/RegReps/?region=21
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach nonprofit Museum of Fun, open to the public every Saturday, Sunday, and school holiday. Open evenings for private events 365 days a year. 10979 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530 (510) 592-3002. http://www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org . Admission $10 for kids (to 13), $10 for seniors (55 and up), and $15 for general admission. Admission includes 34 free pinball machines, penny arcades, carnival games, treasure hunts, miniature dioramas, and surprises around every corner. ACE members receive a $5.00 discount on admission upon presentation of their ACE membership cards.
— Thanks to Frank Biafore for contributing this article.