Event will be held rain,
snow (blizzard) or shine
Salvatore’s - South Hills of Pittsburgh
March 3, 2018
CoasterBash! always provides attendees with an
eventful evening that includes a wide variety of
presentations ranging from history to retrospectives
to what’s new at the parks.
Paradise of Kennywood will give an update on what's
new for 2018.
Croushore Of Idlewild and SoakZone will provide an
update of what’s new at the park for 2018.
Gorman of Waldameer will update us on the
construction of Water World's ongoing additions and
other improvements at the Erie park for 2018.
Butko of the Heinz History Center with Kennywood
2.5” and a look at some stunning old pictures of the
park that have been touched up and color-corrected.
Jennifer Sopko will talk about her forthcoming book
on the history of Idlewild Park.
from Conneaut Lake Park will be on hand to provide a
Fischer from Silver Dollar City will report on the
park's new Time Traveler roller coaster and what to expect at the 2018 ACE Spring Conference.
Camp, president of Fun Fore All will talk about the
popular fun center
The Golden Kenny Award; videos from the talents of
Ken Simmons, Joel Brewton and others; a fun contest;
and LOTS of door prizes!
FREE SOFT DRINKS
featuring...Chicken Romano with Lemon
Cream Sauce, Baked Ham with Pineapple Cherry Glaze,
Farfalle Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Parsley Red
Potatoes, Chateau Blend Vegetables, Antipasta
Salad, Tossed Salad, White Chocolate Raspberry Layer
NEW PROCEDURE THIS YEAR FOR VENDORS:
Anyone wishing to set up a table at CoasterBash!
must do so when they register. The cost is $10 along
with providing at least one door prize valued at $15
or more. Mail-in registration forms that include
tables must be postmarked by February 17, 2018 and
vendors should simply add "Vendor Table" as a name
and indicate a $10 price. Online registration for
vendor tables will be open through February 21, 2018
(note that it's several days BEFORE the general
online registration deadline). Tables may not be
purchased after February 21.
postmarked by February 23, 2018
Child Member (3-11)
Child Non-member (3-11)
may attend only if registered with and
accompanied by a member.
Refunds will be issued less a $5/person
cancellation fee if notice is given by
February 23, 2018.
Cancellations must be
made by phone to Dave Hahner at
NOTE: No materials will
be provided in advance. All registration
materials are picked up at the event.
be NO refunds issued after February 23,
Online Registration Available
Online registration through February 25, 2018 at
prices are $1.25/person
higher to cover
Fifth annual CoasterBash! Photo
division in honor of the ride's
Bring photos to event by 3 p.m.
information below or, visit
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Presentations Segment #1
7p.m. - 8 p.m.
7p.m. - 11 p.m.
Presentations Segment #2
Sales Tables open during
social time, breaks and dinner only.
flier including a printable mail in registration
There is no official hotel for this
event. However, the following four facilities are
only a few miles away, all along Lebanon Church
Road, and are recommended by CoasterBash!
Holiday Inn Express
SpringHill Suites by
The address for Salvatore’s is: 5001
Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
General directions from Pittsburgh:
Take Route 51 south (after the Liberty Tunnel you
will go through 14+ traffic signals (after traveling
approximately four miles) after passing a McDonalds
(on the left), turn right onto Brownsville Road
(traffic light at intersection). Follow Brownsville
Road for .3 mile and turn left at the first light.
This will still be Brownsville Road. After the turn,
follow Brownsville Road for .2 miles and turn right
onto Curry Road. Follow Curry Road for .7 miles and
just after the underpass, Salvatore’s will be on the
left. It is located in a small shopping center.
From the Pittsburgh International
Airport area and points West:
Follow I-376 east toward Pittsburgh. Exit on to
Route 51 south towards Uniontown immediately before
the Fort Pitt Tunnels to downtown Pittsburgh. Then
follow the "General directions from Pittsburgh"
From the Monroeville area and points
Take I-376 west towards Pittsburgh and exit onto the
Boulevard of the Allies (exit 2B). Merge onto the
Boulevard of the Allies and follow signs for the
Liberty Bridge. Merge into the right lane on the
bridge and remain in the right lane through the
Liberty Tunnel. Immediately after exiting the
tunnel, take the second exit for Route 51 south
towards Uniontown. Then follow the "General
directions from Pittsburgh" above.
From points North:
Take I-279 south to I-579 south. On I-579, stay in
the far left lane, which will eventually exit on to
the Liberty Bridge. Get in the right lane on the
Liberty Bridge and remain in the right lane through
the Liberty Tunnel. Immediately after exiting the
tunnel, take the second exit for Route 51 south
towards Uniontown. Those coming from the Ohio
Turnpike, can either exit at Exit #28 and take I-79
south to I-279 south and follow the directions above
from points North (Mapquest recommended route) OR
exit at #10 and follow I-376 east (portion toll)
towards Pittsburgh and follow the directions from
the Pittsburgh International Airport and points
west. Then follow the "General directions from
From area hotels:
Turn onto Lebanon Church Road (Route 885 South)
toward Route 51. After going under Route 51, travel
1.5 miles and turn right on to Brownsville Road.
Proceed for 0.8 miles and turn left on to Hollow
Haven Drive (across from the Loose Moose Saloon).
Continue 0.5 miles and turn right on to Curry Road.
Salvatore's will be on the right in 0.4 miles.
TO AREA HOTELS:
To get to the recommended hotels in the area near
Salvatore's, use the directions above to get to
Route 51 south. Follow Route 51 south beyond the
turn-off indicated in the directions to Salvatore's,
through more traffic lights, and take the exit (on
the right) for Lebanon-Church Road (Route 885 north)
toward West Mifflin. All four recommended hotels are
on the right, after approximately 1-2 miles.
If you need directions from any other
area, please call Bill Linkenheimer at 412.725.7499.
If you get lost on the day of the event, call
Salvatore’s at 412.653.1880.
Don’t miss Mountainfest
at Wisp Mountain Resort Presented by ACE
Sunday, March 4 - the day
Wisp is located in
McHenry, Maryland, just two hours from
ACE members can purchase four rides on
Wisp's Mountain Coaster for just $31 (a
Event time is 12:30 p.m. Advance
registration (but not payment) is
required by Wednesday, February 28,
Details available at
ORDER ACE MERCHANDISE INCLUDING GEAR WITH THE
NEW ACE LOGO AND GET FREE SHIPPING!
CoasterBash! attendees who order at least $40
worth of merchandise will enjoy free domestic
shipping to their home, through March 6, 2018.
Details will be made available at the event,
exclusively to CoasterBash! XXIX attendees!
Rules & Procedures
1) The CoasterBash! Photo Contest is open
to any current ACE member who is attending CoasterBash!
The contest coordinator is Jason Ballard (contact:
2) Each entrant may submit no more than
two unframed photographs. Each photo must be original
and have been taken by the entrant. Photos may have
either a glossy or a matte finish and may be printed in
color, black and white or sepia tone.
Photographs may not be smaller than 8 x
10 inches and no larger than 11 x 14 inches. If the
photograph has a border, the picture area still must be
no smaller than 8 x 10 inches and the entire photo,
including border, no larger than 11 x 14 inches.
Photographs may not be attached to a matte or framing
board. No photograph may have the entrant’s
identification anywhere on it.
3) Submitted photos must be roller
coaster-related. Though other attractions may appear,
any photo not showing an existing or a defunct roller
coaster will not be accepted for entry into the contest.
No on-ride photos will be accepted. Any gestures,
wording or subject matter contained within a photograph
that may be viewed as offensive will disqualify the
photo. Winning entries from previous CoasterBash! Photo
Contests are ineligible.
4) Each entrant’s photograph(s) shall be
submitted at the event on March 3, 2018, between the
hours of 1:30 and 3 p.m. All entrants must provide the
name of all coaster(s) and park(s) featured in each
entries will be displayed for viewing at the time and
location specified on the official CoasterBash! schedule
distributed to all attendees at the event. The deadline
for casting ballots will also be specified on the
official schedule. As with all event activities, this
information is subject to change, and in such an
instance, due notice will be given through various
Care and precautions will be taken to
protect all entered photographs. However, each
participant must use every precaution to protect their
photos, as neither ACE Western Pennsylvania nor the
Photo Contest Coordinator and other volunteers will be
held responsible for any stolen, lost or damaged
7) Winning photographs will be chosen by
popular vote. Each CoasterBash! attendee will receive
one official voting ballot at registration check-in on
arrival at the event. No other ballots, including
replacements for lost ballots, will be distributed or
accepted. CoasterBash! attendees will be able to
indicate on their ballots their choices for first,
second and third place. Each first place vote will earn
three points; each second place vote will earn two
points; and each third place vote will receive one
point. No photograph may be voted for more than once on
any single ballot, and any such action will void the
entire ballot. The three entries with the highest number
of points will be awarded first, second and third place,
respectively. Any winning entry may not be re-entered
into any future CoasterBash! photo contests.
8) In honor of Kennywood's Thunderbolt's
50th year, entrants are encouraged to submit photos with
Thunderbolt as the primary subject. A small panel
of judges including (and appointed by) representatives
of Kennywood, will choose one winning picture of
Thunderbolt and the winning photographer will
receive a special prize. Kennywood reserves the right
to use the winning photo for promotional and marketing
Winning photographs and entrants will be
announced near the end of the event’s presentation
program. Awards will be presented for each of the
winning entries. All winning entries become the property
of ACE Western Pennsylvania and will be retained for
possible publication in a future issue of an ACE
publication and/or inclusion on one or more of ACE’s
websites, with proper credit and identification.
10) Non-winning photographs may be
reclaimed from the Photo Contest coordinator and
volunteers at the end of the event, once the
presentation program has ended.
The ACE Western Pennsylvania Regional Representative or
Contest Coordinator reserves the right to revise the
schedule that is described or implied herein. The
interpretation of these rules by the contest coordinator
is final. Contact the contest coordinator with any
questions or comments.