Thank you for your interest in joining American Coaster Enthusiasts! We offer several membership types to suit a variety of needs. If you are not familiar with our organization, please take a look at our main site ACEonline.org. You might also be interested in looking at the membership benefits section.
If you have previously been a member of ACE, please do not create a new profile. Use the "contact us" link at the top of the page to request your user ID.
If you are an existing member trying to renew, sign in to this website to renew online, or you may download a blank renewal form, which you can mail with your dues payment to the address listed on the form.
- Individual, Couple and Family memberships
These memberships have voting rights and are available to individuals, couples, and families at the same address (one ballot for individuals, two for a couple or family). Each individual, couple or family membership receives six printed issues of ACE News and four printed issues of RollerCoaster!, one copy per membership unit. Each member will receive their own card and may register for ACE regional, national and international events at the ACE member rate. Annual membership dues begin at $65 for an individual membership, $85 for two members at the same address and family members can be added for an additional $5 per person. Discounts are available for multi-year memberships.
- Trial membership
This six-month membership is the most cost-effective way to "test ride" ACE. Trial memberships are not eligible to vote in an ACE election and cannot register for international ACE events at the discounted member rate. A trial member will receive three printed issues of ACE News, two printed issues of RollerCoaster! and is eligible to attend ACE regional and national events at the member rate, as well as park-sponsored enthusiast events. A trial membership is $20.
The trial membership is only good for one six-month period. After the trial period has elapsed, a different membership type must be selected in order to stay with the organization — regardless of how much time has elapsed. A trial membership is not available to current members, those who have ever had a trial membership in the past, or to those who have had a non-trial membership that expired within the last 24 months.
- Associate membership
ACE's most economical membership, this is a one-year voting membership that receives access to online issues of ACE News. Printed issues of ACE News, RollerCoaster! and event fliers are not included. An associate member will receive a membership card and may register for ACE regional, national or international events at the member rate. An Associate membership is $35. There are no discounts for multi-year or multi-member memberships.
- Corporate membership
This membership is available to any corporation but is primary designed for amusement industry businesses such as parks and suppliers. It is a one-year voting membership that will receive six printed issues of ACE News, four printed issues of RollerCoaster!, and one membership card. Up to two employees may register for ACE regional, national and International events at the member rate. Parks that are corporate members receive free hosting of their park-sponsored events on ACE's website, as well as a discount on all advertising rates All corporate memberships receive special recognition in ACE's booth at the IAAPA Expo and other industry functions. The annual dues are $95.
All members have access to the online library of ACE News issues that dates back to January 2012. RollerCoaster! is only available as a printed magazine.
While having fun at parks, please remember that ACE expects all of its members to conduct themselves in a way that reflects positively on the club and to obey all of the parks' safety policies. Complete details are listed in our Code of Conduct. All prospective members should review our Code of Conduct before mailing a membership application.
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If you would prefer to mail in a check, download a blank membership application, which you can mail with your dues payment to the address listed on the form.