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July 2, 2009

Silver Dollar City Hosts Nearly 400 'Adrenaline Junkies'

Brandon, MO — Nearly 400 roller coaster enthusiasts rolled into Branson, Missouri last week for a national convention focused on thrills. The theme park Silver Dollar City, host for the June 21-23 convention, rolled out the steel track for the American Coaster Enthusiasts, a.k.a. ACE, for the group's 32nd annual national convention.

WildFire Roller Coaster Silver Dollar City
The biggest draw for the "ACE-ers" is referred to as ERT, or "Exclusive Ride Time." During these "ERT Sessions" early morning and late evening, participants were able to take ride after ride on Silver Dollar City coasters, such as the multi-looping WildFire.

"Our members loved the friendliness, the hospitality by park employees, the quality of the food and the great rides," said ACE President Mark Cole of Winter Haven, Florida.

Founded in 1978, ACE is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of roller coasters. With more than 7,000 members in 50 states and 12 countries, ACE is the largest amusement park enthusiasts' organization in the world.

For more information, see American Coaster Enthusiasts, Silver Dollar City or visit

Photo courtesy of SIlver Dollar City. All rights reserved.

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