Carousel Gardens, New Orleans


Alexander: Sometimes work brings me within reach of some unexpected roller coasters. Some may be more notable (Schwarzkopf in Moscow) than others, but hey; a credit’s a credit.

This time, work roulette has landed me in one of the county’s most notable cultural centers: New Orleans! While this vibrant city once played host to an amazing major amusement park or two, these days a charming kiddie park is what makes up NOLA’s roller coaster presence.

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Coaster Con XL – Part II – ZDT’s

Alexander: Welcome to our next host park for Coaster Con XL: ZDT’s Amusement Park!

Technically this is the 3rd and final park of the tour, but a lot of ACErs went a little early to get some extra time with the park.

You see, ZDT’s is very small. With 450 people in attendance, there’s no telling how long the line might get for the park’s signature attraction, Switchback, during ERT! So naturally, lots of ACErs hopped over to ZDT before and after the official ACE visit to make sure they got plenty of rides on this amazing coaster!

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Coaster Con XL – Part I – Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Alexander: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The dog days of summer are here!

And nothing says “summer” like the annual ACE Coaster Con! It’s a big one this year, too: Coaster Con XL! (Coaster Con 40). Since everything’s bigger in Texas, what better place to play host than one of North America’s most bustling regional entertainment playgrounds: San Antonio!

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CCCK – Alabama Splash Adventure – ACE Preservation Conference 2017

Welcome one and all to CCCK’s domestic debut: ACE’s 2017 Preservation Conference!

Our journey begins at Alabama Splash Adventure, a small park  consisting of a water park, a kiddie area, and a great wooden coaster.

In 2010 the “dry side” of the park closed and a majority of the rides were removed, leaving just the tiny water park.


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CCCK — La Feria Chapultepec Mágico + Perimágico — ACE South of the Border

Alexander: Today is the last day of the ACE South of the Border tour.


But we still have an amazing last day of Mexicoasters!


We have our highly-anticipated day at La Feria Chapultepec Mágico with a bonus visit to a surprisingly great indoor kiddie park, Perimágico!

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Castle Park and Scandia Ontario Update

Alexander: Greetings, everyone!

In the wake of our launch of Cabin Crew Coaster Kings, we want everyone to know that we are still 100% here for the parks of California — whether it be major national parks, regional parks, or even the larger Family Entertainment Centers of SoCal.

Today we’re visiting two of the smallest parks in the region: Castle Amusement Park in Riverside, and Scandia Ontario. Continue reading “Castle Park and Scandia Ontario Update”

CCCK – Bosque Mágico – ACE South of the Border

Alexander: Welcome to Cabin Crew Coaster King’s maiden voyage!

The American Coaster Enthusiast’s South of the Border Tour!

I have been a member of ACE since 2000. With their help (and the help of my enabling family) I’ve racked up over 750 coasters since I first began riding in 1994.

Many of CCCK’s adventures will be with the amazing people I’ve met through ACE, and in the case of our first adventure, over 100 ACErs are here to party in Mexico!

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