The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015.

Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and loop.

Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through its thickly wooded and hilly terrain, Thunderbird will at first soar and loop high in the air and then hug the ground, surprising riders with rapid-fire “near misses” such as keyholes, themed elements, other rides, trees, and even the ground.

Read more: Holiday World announces Thunderbird

Holiday Inn 2014 ACE Midwest STORM Official Host Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Louisville Southwest
4110 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216

VIP Rate- $99/night plus 15.01% tax (INCLUDES BREAKFAST BUFFET!)
Rate covers up to 4 individuals in the same room and is valid from Sept. 4 - Sept. 7, 2014.

Reservations- Call (502) 448-2020 and reference reservation code ACE.

Deadline- Aug. 22, 2014


I regret to inform the group that ACE Midwest Asst. Regional Rep. Anthony Tanner has decided to step down as an assistant regional representative. He has been an integral part of this representative team in his years of service. His video productions that he has done for ACE Midwest have left me in awe (wish I could that). He has been to almost every regional event since he took this position and I've been able to count on him for whatever I needed done. Anthony, thank you so much for your dedication, efforts and service to ACE, the representative team, this region and its members. I know putting up with me at times was hard to do..but I appreciate you for sticking it out with me and realizing, I have good intentions. We are going to miss your spirit, drive and creativeness on this team and hope to continue to see you at our regional events and national events in the future.

--Paul Blick, ACE Midwest Regional Rep.

Read more: Asst. Rep Anthony Steps Down

2014 Events

Get ready, sit back, and hold on tight!  ACE Midwest is planning some awesome events for the 2014 season. We look forward to hosting national event attendees at Beech Bend and Kentucky Kingdom for the Spring Conference as well as our return to Indiana Beach, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, and the new Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay.

You don't want to miss a single ACE Midwest event, so mark these dates on your calendar today!

ACE Spring Conference
Flier available [pdf]
May 16-18, 2014
Beech Bend Park
Kentucky Kingdom (Pit Stop)
Kings Island

Hawg Wild
August 2, 2014
Indiana Beach
Flier Available [pdf]

Holiday Havoc
October 11, 2014
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Flier Available [pdf]

Eventbrite - Holiday Havoc 2014

Read more: 2014 Events Announced