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 World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch 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.
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.
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: Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando - Photo by ACE Member Allen Reid
Mid Photo: Slinky Dog Dash at Disney's Hollywood Studios - Photo by ACE Member Laimis Belzinskas
Bottom Photo: Manta at SeaWorld Orlando - Photo by ACE Member Keith Kastelic