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Welcome to the Florida Region of the American Coaster Enthusiasts

Cheetah Hunt/Busch Gardens Tampa - Photo by Desiree Domer


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.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train/Disney's Magic Kingdom- Photo by Allan Reid

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.

Ice Breaker/SeaWorld Orlando - 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: Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa - Photo by ACE Member Desiree Domer
Mid Photo: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney's Magic Kingdom - Photo by ACE Member Allan Reid
Bottom Photo: Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando - Photo by ACE Member Tayton Laing

Upcoming Events

White Lightning 10k Challenge
 Saturday Aug 14, 2021
  Orlando, FL
   Fun Spot Orlando

Our 2nd White Lightning 10k Riding Marathon Challenge. Ride White Lightning 16 times for a total of 10 kilometers of track!

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

Annual IAAPA Meet & Greet Dinner

ACE Breaks The Ice
 Saturday Nov 20, 2021
  Orlando, FL
   SeaWorld Orlando

Join the ACE Florida Region for a Post-IAAPA Event at SeaWorld Orlando to celebrate their newest roller coaster: Ice Breaker

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

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