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Welcome to the Florida Region of the American Coaster Enthusiasts

VelociCoaster/Universal's Islands of Adventure - Photo by Christian Tomas

Greetings!

Welcome to the web site of the Florida Region of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.Here you will find information about us, upcoming events, as well as other items of interest.

Region 15 encompasses the entire state of Florida. Of the over 5000 members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts, more than 300 members reside in our region. The major theme parks in our region are: Walt Disney WorldUniversal OrlandoSeaWorld OrlandoBusch Gardens Tampa and Legoland Florida. There are also many Family Entertainment Centers like Fun Spot America Theme Parks. For detailed information on roller coasters in our state (past & present) click here.

VelociCoaster/Universal's Islands of Adventure - Photo by Michelle Yee

Florida is home to 52 roller coasters (53 if you count dual track coasters as 2 - Space Mountain). In the past five years, we have welcomed many new coasters to our Florida line-up. In 2014, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts at Universal Orlando Resort and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom arrived. In 2015, Andretti Thrill Park added the Andretti Family Coaster. In 2016 we marveled at Mako at Sea World Orlando and Cobra's Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa!  In 2017 our first ever wooden coaster with an inversion opened as MineBlower at Fun Spot America Theme Park: Kissimmee! In 2018, Disney's Hollywood Studios opened Slinky Dog Dash, a launching family coaster.  In 2019, Busch Gardens Tampa opened Florida's tallest launching coaster, Tigris and Universal Orlando Resort took ride themeing and immersion to a new level with Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Montu/Busch Gardens Tampa - Photo by Tayton Laing

Stay tuned, as we have many more coasters announced to open in the near future.  Currently under construction is Iron Gwazi at Busch Garden Tampa, Ice Breaker at Sea World in Orlando, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Disney's Epcot, and TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Top Photo: VelociCoaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure - Photo by ACE Member Christian Tomas
Mid Photo: VelociCoaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure - Photo by ACE Member Michelle Yee
Bottom Photo: Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa - Photo by ACE Member Tayton Laing

Upcoming Events

ACE's IAAPA Meet & Greet Dinner
 Wednesday Nov 17, 2021
  Orlando, FL
   BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse

Annual IAAPA Meet & Greet Dinner

Merry Mako Holiday Celebration
 Saturday Nov 20, 2021
  Orlando, FL
   SeaWorld Orlando

After the IAAPA Expo concludes, join ACE on a Holiday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando!

Visit the ACE Events Calendar for the latest listing of national and regional events.

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