August 6, 2015
For more information contact: Tim Baldwin
Phone: (972) 697-9745

News Release
Roller coaster fans from around the nation bring national conference to New York
Hundreds of enthusiasts prepare to head to upstate New York to tackle some of the wildest scream machines in the Empire State.

DARIEN CENTER, ROCHESTER AND GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. - 117 roller coaster experts will descend upon upstate N.Y. from August 14 - 16. Three of the region's parks will host aficionados from 23 different states, as well as attendees from Canada. The event will kick off at Darien Lake, continue at Seabreeze Park, and conclude at Martin's Fantasy Island. The American Coaster Enthusiasts have two national conferences a year, in addition to one week-long annual convention.
The visit to Seabreeze on Saturday, August 15 will be particularly significant as the organization will present a large historical marker at the park designating Jack Rabbit as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark at 2PM. The classic wooden coaster dates back to 1920.

Jack Rabbit

"Jack Rabbit has literally grown up with this community. Generations of riders have enjoyed its thrills for almost a century," says ACE President Jerry Willard. "We are excited to honor this wonderful ride as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark. It's a designation reserved for rides of historical significance."

"Bobsleds is also a truly unique, one-of-a-kind roller coaster," adds Events Director Steve Berto. "The combination of wood and steel will make this ride an extremely notable coaster to add to any enthusiast's list."

Members will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and privileges such as exclusive ride time before and after the parks open during the Summer Conference.
For assistance with media inquiries, interviews or an immersive reporter experience, please contact Communications Director Tim Baldwin for further details.

About ACE: Founded in 1978, American Coaster Enthusiasts is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, appreciation and safe enjoyment of roller coasters. With more than 5,000 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 has been prominently featured on various news programs and many cable networks such as the Travel Channel.