From charity work to preservation, ACE continues to be the amusement industry leader in fan organizations.
ORLANDO, FL – November 18, 2019 – As the year comes to a close, American Coaster Enthusiasts, the world’s largest ride enthusiast group, looks back at its efforts to preserve, promote and enjoy roller coasters across the country.
“With 82 different events this year, ACE provides our members unique opportunities to enjoy our partnering parks and their attractions,” said ACE President Robert Ulrich. “We always enjoy giving back to the industry that gives so much to our members.”
Examples of ACE’s unsurpassed industry involvement include the following:
- Raising $137,577 with Give Kids The World’s (GKTW) “Coasting for Kids.”
- Partnering with Special Olympics Illinois for its “Coaster Challenge.”
- Providing riders for photo shoots and media days across the country.
- Assisting community outreach efforts with engineering, history and educational speakers.
- Launching a traveling roller coaster history display for local libraries.
- Providing volunteer staffing during peak seasons at multiple facilities.
- Premiering a podcast, “Ride With Us,” featuring interviews and stories from the industry.
- Being the only enthusiast group represented at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida.
- Assisting a historic Northeast park with a rapid-response restoration effort.
About American Coaster Enthusiasts
Founded in 1978, American Coaster Enthusiasts is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, appreciation and safe enjoyment of roller coasters. With over 6,000 members worldwide, ACE is the largest and longest-running enthusiast organization in the world. Members of ACE receive exclusive park benefits, newsletters, magazines and the opportunity to attend national, local and even international tours at parks. ACE hosts more than 75 national and regional coaster events across North America every year and has been prominently featured on various media seen throughout the world. For more information, visit: www.aceonline.org.
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