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Welcome to the web site for the northwest region of American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE).

ACE is the world's largest club of amusement ride enthusiasts and has grown from a handful of members to nearly 7,000 members representing all 50 states, DC, and 12 countries. ACE was founded in 1978 as a not-for profit, all volunteer club to foster and promote the conservation, appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of the art of the classic wooden roller coaster and the contemporary steel coaster. If you love the thrill of the twists, turns, drops, and loops of a roller coaster, this club (and this site) is for you!

The northwest region includes members residing in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Although geographically, this is the largest ACE region, we don’t have as many parks and coasters as other regions. But we do have several world-class rides here! Visit our Parks & Coasters page to see the Northwest coasters.

This region currently has over 100 members and continues to grow! Interested in becoming an ACE member? Download an application form from the ACE Web site.

Interested in joining ACE? 

Download an application form from the ACE web site.



Group photo on Classic Coaster during ERT




Seattle's KING5 Evening Magazine visited the Washington State Fair on opening day September 6, 2013. Both John Hinde and Lisa Zigweid were briefly interviewed regarding the renovation and history of the wooden Classic Coaster. Above is a YouTube clip from that segment in the show.