The former Newbie to coasters. Ridden 100 coasters. Not so new anymore :)
I get all three and love them!
As listed above, Aceonline is the big coaster club in America with well over 8,000 members. They put out 2 different magazines, ACE News and Rollercoaster!. They are usually late though.
Coasterclub.org has the best rollercoaster magazine in the industry. If you're just looking for one that covers rollercoasters this magazine covers everything. If there's one magazine I would have this would be the one. Definately worth the money.
Amusement Today I am not a member of but a lot of people are. I have seen what it looks like, however they never interest me enough to subscribe to them. One of these days I will decide to. Who know, I may look into it this week. It mainly deals with the industry of the amusement side. At least that's what I've been told.
ACE actually puts out a quarterly magazine (Roller Coaster) and a bi-monthly newletter (ACE News). While both are usually late (it has been that way for more than a decade, probably longer), ACE did kind of "catch up" recently by mailing two magazines within a month or so of each other. Both Roller Coaster and ACE News are quality publications and the lateness shouldn't sway your decision to join or not. If you check ANY of the good coaster sites on a regular basis, you'll get the news way before ACE News gives it to you, so you might as well enjoy the publication for its excellent writing.
I don't subscribe to AT yet, but First Drop (ECC) is a top-notch publication as well... even though it is a product of the European Coaster Club, it covers a lot of U.S. stuff in addition to the international stuff that ACE doesn't get too much into. Besides, much of ACE's European coverage is done by ECC founder Justin Garvanovic!
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