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ACE Ohio Holiday Party

December 5, 2015 – Kings Island

Please join the ACE Northern Ohio and Southern Ohio regions for a great way to start your holiday season. Our event begins with tour of Kings Island during its winter hibernation. After our outdoor adventure we will regroup in the park’s International Restaurant for a wonderful afternoon including presentations by parks and members from near and far, a wonderful lunch featuring Montgomery Inn BBQ Pulled Pork, and more!

Tentative Schedule

  • 8:00 am: Meet at Kings Island
  • 9:00 am-10:30 am: Winter Tour of Kings Island
  • 11:00 pm-3:30 pm: Holiday Party in the International Restaurant


Register by mail by downloading the event flier and mailing (postmarked) by November 17, 2015.

Online registration is available here (additional fees may apply) until November 19, 2015 at 11:45pm.

Coasterstock! at Kings Island May 16-17

Did you know Kings Island is hosting a coaster event this on May 16-17?

Attention roller coaster enthusiasts! It’s coming May 16-17 to Kings Island: Coasterstock! This awesome two-day event will feature hours of morning and night exclusive ride time on Banshee, The Beast, Diamondback and other popular attractions, behind the scenes tours, guest speakers, photo contests, and more! It’s the event of the season for roller coaster enthusiasts!

Get more information and sign-up.

Winter SOAR is with the Northern Ohio Region’s Holiday Party

Instead of having a winter meeting down here this year, we are joining with the Northern Ohio region at their annual holiday party.  It is always a big event and this year is even bigger with a tour of Cedar Point’s Gatekeeper coaster construction site.  Here is the event flyer:

2012 Holiday Party Flier_FINAL

Registration must be done by November 17th.

Spring News

The parks are painting and cleaning up and training new employees and some of us have been on coasters already this year!  Your Rep team is busy trying to arrange some fun times.  Lisa is working on an event at the Columbus Zoo so we can visit the Sea Dragon.  I’m working on getting us in to Stricker’s Grove.  That event has a 50 person minimum, so I need some feedback to see if we have enough support for it.  Finally, I don’t know if ODOT still wants us, we haven’t been a great group for them, but if you are willing to pick up litter along I-71 just south of Kings Island, please let me know.  Thanks!  I hope to see you in a park some time soon.



Boo Bash 2011

At long last, here is the flyer for our fall event!  This will be our last fall event due to the inability to schedule ERT during the Halloween Haunt.  A special feature of this final Boo Bash is the induction of Ruth Voss into the Kings Island Hall of Fame.  Don’t miss this special event and enjoy our final formal  fall get together. 

Click on this link for the flyer >>>   Boo Bash 2011

Kings Island is Coasting for Kids

The thrill of a roller coaster will have a whole lot more meaning July 24 when Kings Island hosts “Coasting for Kids 2011” to raise money for Give Kids the World.


Boo Bash 2010 Kings Island Event

Here is the flyer for our Fall Kings Island event.  Registration is online at Kings Islands’ website.  The link is at the bottom of the flyer.  It is probably on your Trick-or-Treat night, but treat yourself to a great time and the kids can get enough candy at Howl-o-Fest during the day.  I hope you’ll join us!



ACE Adopts I-71 northbound by Kings Island

You’ve seen the signs along the highway, “Adopted by ……”, well, we’ll have our name up on a big green sign soon.  As people are coming up I-71 from Cincinnati, ready to turn in to Kings Island, they’ll see our name and maybe think of us as they have their fun.  This does require just a little work though.   Four times a year we need to pick up trash along the highway there.  If everyone does it one time a year, that would be great.  Why do the minimum?  Maybe we’ll do it more.  I need some civic minded people to show up on August 15th at the public pickup loop by the main Kings Island sign at 1:00 for safety training.  If you can come to that, please let me know.  I don’t think we’ll be picking up trash that day, maybe we will.  I’d like to have a highway cleaning event on Saturday, August 28th at 11:00am.  Please let me know if you can help us then.  Thank you in advance for helping ACE get some publicity and for making the highway outside Kings Island attractive and litter free.

Russ Johnson

ACE Southern Ohio Regional Rep

From our neighbors up north…

Join us for a great two day event in Northern Ohio!!! We start bright and early on Saturday, August 28 at Memphis Kiddie Park in Cleveland. While at Memphis Kiddie Park we’ll be treated to a hot-dog lunch, rides on the beloved Little Dipper, and the first rounds of the Northern Ohio Mini-Golf Championship. Later that day, we move west to Sandusky to enjoy a wonderful evening at Cedar Point. We’ll have a wonderful dinner of chicken, pulled pork, and all the fixins and finish the day with ERT on Maverick. Sunday, August 29 starts with a breakfast and ERT on Millennium Force and Magnum. The event concludes Sunday afternoon with the final rounds of this years Mini-Golf Championship. Your registration gets you admission into both parks, three meals, ERT sessions on three coasters, mini-golf at both parks, and all-you-can-drink wristbands for both days at Cedar Point.

We’ve also arranged a discounted rate for rooms at the Breakers Express in Sandusky for those wishing to stay near the park. See the flier for more info.

Registration is open from now until August 18, so don’t delay!

For more info on the event and how to register for this great event, please see the flier link below:

Thanks in advance,
Scott Short
ACE Northern Ohio Regional Rep

Notes From Winter SOAR

Kings Island

Don Helbig could not attend, but passed on the following…

  • There will be no Ride Warriors Coaster Weekend event in 2010, instead Kings Island will be offering exclusive opportunities throughout the season for clubs like ACE, such as behind the scream tours of the Beast, as well as other coasters and attractions.  An ACE member would simply need to show their current active ACE membership card at the designated meeting spot to participate.  Dates & activities for the 2010 season will be provided to ACE by April 1.
  • Construction is underway in the all-new Planet Snoopy.  Right now it is primarily demo work, as the props, signs, etc. from the former Nick rides and attractions are being removed. Each of the rides will be painted, which has already well under way.
  • Kings Island now has on official Facebook page.  Become a fan to receive the latest news, notes and information – as well as create and discuss topics.  Submit a question for our new daily 5 @ 5 – five questions will be randomly chosen and answered each day.  It could be yours!
  • No decision has been made concerning Son of Beast.
  • Starting April 30, Kings Island passholders & ACE Members get early ride-time on Diamondback and Beast, just show your card. 9:30am daily, 9:00am on Saturdays.
  • Remember the ACE stone that resided on International Street? Stop by Guest Relations and sign the guest book on each of your visits this season for a chance to win it. Every visit equals 1 chance to win the stone at the end of the season, 50 visits gets you 50 entries.  Don’t forget your ACE membership card, you will need your number.

Holiday Auto Theatre

  • Holiday Auto Theater is again offering ACE members free admission during 2010 – just show your Membership Card!
  • Show your card when you purchase refreshments and Holiday Auto Theater will match with a donation to the ACE Preservation Fund.
  • Join Holiday Auto Theatre on Facebook for the latest movie listings and deals

Gravity Group / Gravity Kraft

Mike Graham and Korey Kiepert updated us on their latest projects, including a run down on the progress of Quassy’s new coaster (2011) and the Timberliners being built for Voyage.  Don’t you wish you were there to hear the details?


Mike Graham updated us on CoasterDyanamix new website and new products on the way.  He even brought along the Sheikra model for us to watch in action (on sale soon!).

EnterTRAINMent Junction

In addition to the detailed behind the scenes tours provided by Don Oeters and his staff, Bill Mefford gave us the run-down on our host.

  • Only trained them family entertainment center on the planet
  • 80,000 square feet of fun under one roof
  • World’s largest indoor model train display
  • Giant interactive kids’ play area
  • American Railroading museum
  • Expo Center
  • New Hobby Shop
  • Seasonal Walk-Throughs
  • Party Rooms

EnterTRAINment’s anchor is the world’s largest G-Scale model train display…

  • 25,000 sq. ft.
  • There are three distinct eras in Railroading history
  • 90 locomotives
  • 1,200 train cars
  • 2 miles of track
  • 100 bridges & trussels, all built by volunteers
  • Everything 1/24th scale (G scale)

And only about 60% of the themeing they have planned is complete!
The other side of the building houses their walk-through attraction, which changes each season.  In the summer and spring it houses Funhouse Junction.  In the fall it is transformed into Jack O Lantern Junction for the kids during the day and Ripper’s Revenge in the evening for the adults. For the holidays it becomes Christmas Journey.
Nearby ACE Regional Events

  • May 15, 2010 – Holiday Hustle (Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari)
  • May 16, 2010 – Beech Bend Bash (Beech Bend Park)

Nearby Park Events

  • May 21-23 – Thrills in the Hills (Dollywood)
  • June 4-5, CoasterMania (Cedar Point)
  • June 4-5 – Holiwood Nights (Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari)

CoasterCon XXIII

June 20-24, 2010

  • Kennywood Park (West Mifflin, PA)
  • Idlewild Park (Ligonier, PA)
  • Conneaut Lake Park (Conneaut Lake, PA)
  • Waldameer Park (Erie, PA)

Door Prizes
And, of course, there were lots of door prizes!

  • Jeff Siebert and his staff at Schlitterbahn sent along a care package of tickets and swag – enough for everyone who pre-registered (as well as a few door-prizes)!
  • Dave Cornell and Derek Clayton donated enough Kings Island magnets for everyone in attendance.
  • There was a scavenger hunt with the winner (Karen Talley) receiving a cool puzzle provided by EnterTrainment Junction.
  • Holiday World sent us a box full of goodies, including admission tickets.
  • And to cap it off, Don Helbig and company at Kings Island gave us a huge Beast sign that hung by the rides entrance last season.

A big thanks goes to Brian Neal for, again, putting in the endless hours to organize Winter SOAR.  Thanks also to our volunteers, Derek Clayton, May Heck, David Cornell, Adam Wasiljov, and David Althoff.  And of course, a huge shout out to our host, EnterTrainment Junction.