8 episodes

The official podcast of the American Coaster Enthusiasts! Join us as we talk all things roller coaster and see the amusement industry from an insider's perspective.

ACE - Ride With Us American Coaster Enthusiasts

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

The official podcast of the American Coaster Enthusiasts! Join us as we talk all things roller coaster and see the amusement industry from an insider's perspective.

    Ep. 7 - Planning a Road Trip & Interview with IAAPA's Susan Storey

    Ep. 7 - Planning a Road Trip & Interview with IAAPA's Susan Storey

    This month, as we continue to navigate these uncertain waters, we discuss ways to plan the perfect coaster road trip. Whether to fly or drive, hot or cold, bugs or cheerleaders?!? We break down how to ensure your trip is a good one.Plus, we'll speak from Susan Storey, Director of Communications for IAAPA. She'll tell us how the industry is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ways YOU the enthusiast can help the industry out.Want to be a part of the podcast? Send us your questions, comments or audio clips to podcast@aceonline.org

    • 50 min
    Ep. 6 - Passing Time while Sheltering-in-Place, plus ACE Event Updates

    Ep. 6 - Passing Time while Sheltering-in-Place, plus ACE Event Updates

    An unprecedented and historic shutdown of the amusement industry will be our only topic this month. COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the worldwide economy and on the places that bring us together as ACE Members. This episode tackles how you can pass the time while sheltering-in-place and more importantly, how you can help your local park(s) when they re-open.Want to be a part of the podcast? Send us your questions, comments or audio clips to podcast@aceonline.org

    • 20 min
    Ep. 5 - What's a Media Day? Plus a Coaster Family and Tom Zeliff of No Limits

    Ep. 5 - What's a Media Day? Plus a Coaster Family and Tom Zeliff of No Limits

     Spring is nearly upon us, which means parks are slowly opening back up! This month, we'll dispel myths about media days; why they aren’t exactly ERT sessions and why ACE members often get the call to help out.We'll also sit down with Tom Zeliff, one of the co-creators of the No Limits roller coaster simulator. Be a part of the podcast! Send all comments and questions to: podcast@aceonline.org. You could end up on the show!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 4 - Winter Off-Season & Ride Entertainment Interview

    Ep. 4 - Winter Off-Season & Ride Entertainment Interview

    This month, we'll sit down with Adam Sandy and Mark Rosenzweig of Ride Entertainment. If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to sell roller coasters for a living, this interview is a can't miss!We'll also discuss how to best get through the winter months, especially in regions without year-round parks.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 3 - Coaster Gifts, plus Coaster Studios & Koaster Kids

    Ep. 3 - Coaster Gifts, plus Coaster Studios & Koaster Kids

    Join us this month as we discuss the rise in holiday events at parks, sit down with Taylor Bybee of Coaster Studios and Logan Joiner of Koaster Kids to discuss why they started their online coaster channels as well as why they love being part of the ACE family.Finally, we’ll talk about what coaster-related Christmas gifts we’re hoping are under our trees and in our stockings.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 2 - What is IAAPA? Plus Knoebels & why rides retire

    Ep. 2 - What is IAAPA? Plus Knoebels & why rides retire

    In this episode, we discuss the IAAPA Expo - what it is and what it's not - and why it's become the biggest gathering of amusement industry professionals in the world.Plus, we sit down with Brian and Rick Knoebel of Knoebels Amusement Resort to talk about their park history and why preservation runs in their veins.Finally, we chat about why rides are retired and what goes into making that painful decision.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Devon Cogan ,

Wish there were more episodes!

This podcast is great for any roller coaster enthusiast!! Just found it over the weekend and already listened to all the episodes. I wish they made more than one a month!

SweetPigeon ,

Great Way to Stay in the Loop as an Enthusiast!

Love listening to this show and getting updates on the industry, the coasters, and the parks! As an enthusiast, this show hits the spot every time! Highly recommend!

Zach Rue ,

Great Podcast

Very high quality and entertaining. Definitely recommend this to any coaster enthusiast.

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