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Roller coaster fans gather at Kings Island for Orion winter construction tour

Don Helbig |
December 7, 2019

More than 100 members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts gathered at Kings Island this morning for a behind-the-scenes construction tour of the new Orion roller coaster. The tour was part of the club’s annual Ohio region Holiday Party.

The American Coaster Enthusiasts, or ACE, is a non-profit organization founded in 1978. The group consists of more than 6,000 members from across the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. ACE is the world’s largest ride enthusiast organization that prides itself in its award-winning publication, events and preservation efforts for roller coasters around the world.

The tour offered ACEers an opportunity to get an up close look at Kings Island’s newest thrill ride taking shape, along with a plethora of photo and video opportunities.

For more information on ACE please visit