Beach Boardwalk Bonanza 2024 Event Recap

Beach Boardwalk Bonanza 2024 Event Recap

On April 24. 2024, we had our yearly event at Santa Cruz, this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Giant Dipper. We started the day with an amazing 90 minutes of ERT, and the Dipper gave its usual amazing rides.  Notice the cool new graphic on the front of the train! Everyone took […]

Tricks and Treats with ACE 2023 Event Recap

Tricks and Treats with ACE 2023 Event Recap

Last month, we held the first-ever ACE NorCal event during Tricks and Treats at California’s Great America. Learn more about our spooktacular day, thanks to ACE member Liz Tan! On October 14, 2023, ACE NorCal members gathered at California’s Great America for a terrific day that included a behind-the-scenes tour of Tricks and Treats, ERT […]

Here’s how Northern California theme parks are celebrating the holiday season

Here’s how Northern California theme parks are celebrating the holiday season

It’s the most festive time of the year, and what better way to celebrate the season than riding a rollercoaster amidst all the holiday cheer? Here’s what our Northern California parks have on tap for this season. ∙∙∙ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Winter Wonderland opens Nov. 24 and runs through Jan. 1. In addition to […]

Gilroy Gardens, Cedar Fair part ways

Gilroy Gardens, Cedar Fair part ways

Gilroy Gardens and Cedar Fair quietly ended their management contract at the end of 2021 that had been in place since the Paramount Parks days. News agencies looking into Cedar Fair after it announced at the end of June that it plans to close California’s Great America discovered that Gilroy Gardens and the Ohio-based theme […]

It’s the merriest time of the year. Here’s what’s on tap at the parks for the holidays

It’s the merriest time of the year. Here’s what’s on tap at the parks for the holidays

The weather is cooling (mostly), the stores are packed with shoppers, and the end of the year is nigh. The holiday season is in full effect, and our Northern California theme parks are decked out to the fullest. Here’s a brief overview of what’s going on. California’s Great America: WinterFest is back on select nights […]