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Ep. 11 - Meet Your ACE Executive Committee: President Robert Ulrich

Ep. 11 - Meet Your ACE Executive Committee: President Robert Ulrich

September 22, 2020

We sit down with ACE President, Robert Ulrich to discuss how he found the club, how much work goes into serving as the leader of the largest non-profit enthusiast organization in the world (a LOT), and busts some myths along the way.

Ep. 10 - Which parks manage their lines the best?

Ep. 10 - Which parks manage their lines the best?

August 31, 2020

It's our first mini-cast! Clint & Kris discuss the scourge of all roller coaster fans: line jumpers! What's the worst experience they've ever had? What parks do the best at curbing these rule breakers?

Also, we're hard at work on upcoming episodes and want to hear from you! What are some coaster or park myths you want to have busted or confirmed? Email us at podcast@aceonline.org and you just might hear yourself on the next episode!
Ep. 9 - A history of Indiana Beach and an interview with Dollywood’s Pete Owens

Ep. 9 - A history of Indiana Beach and an interview with Dollywood’s Pete Owens

August 10, 2020

In this month's episode, Clint & Kris recover from the insanity that was Coaster Con at Home. We'll also learn about the unique history of Indiana Beach as they re-open from the ashes.

Finally, we'll sit down with Pete Owens, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Dollywood to hear how he got into the industry, as well as some of the challenges of operating a park safely in the middle of a pandemic.

Ep. 8 - World Roller Coaster Appreciation Month, Coaster Family & Interview with Tom Rebbie of PTC

Ep. 8 - World Roller Coaster Appreciation Month, Coaster Family & Interview with Tom Rebbie of PTC

June 1, 2020

This month, we celebrate World Roller Coaster Appreciation Month - and the approach of Coaster Con at Home!

We'll hear about another of ACE's Coaster Families and we'll speak with the one and only Tom Rebbie of Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. He'll fill us in on how PTC is doing, some of the incredible history the company has seen, and tell some pretty unique stories as only he can!

Want to be a part of the podcast? Send us your questions, comments or audio clips to podcast@aceonline.org

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

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

May 15, 2020

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

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

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

April 18, 2020

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

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

March 2, 2020

 

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!

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

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

January 19, 2020

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.

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

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

December 20, 2019

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.

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

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

November 12, 2019

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.

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