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Article About New Documentary On Action Park

beastmaster beastmaster Profile

Posted:
8/29/13 at
9:26:42 AM

Interesting stuff.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/inside_action_park_the_worlds_most_dangerous_park.html

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by KevinReid KevinReid Profile at 8/29/13 11:40:14 AM
Wow! What a place. Anybody here ever go?

Regards,
Kevin Reid

Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 8/29/13 12:03:12 PM
KevinReid said:

Wow! What a place. Anybody here ever go?


Regards,
Kevin Reid

I used to go about once every two years back in the 1980's. I loved the place. Worst injury I've ever had in a park setting occurred there..sprained my shoulder on a vicious primitive mat ride called the Surf Hill. My favorite attraction was the Cannonball slide, which is still there. It's a very short, enclosed dark body slide that drops you at least six feet from the tube into a deep pool of freezing water at the end. All the water's natural. Their Colorado River raft ride is pretty awesome too. I's a place that's definitely been toned down since it re-opened as Mountain Creek.

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by Chris27 Chris27 Profile at 8/29/13 9:48:52 PM
Went there Aug 7th, still a great park. Cliff jumps are awesome, the tarzan swing etc.

Only thing that sucks about the park is the water is freezing cold for the cliffs and the the swing and its so much uphill walking. Its a workout just walking around the place.

It does have the best raft ride and tube ride single/double I've ever been on.

they actually make you wear a helmet now on the large tube ride cause you get banged around so much. Lucky we wore them cause you smash heads together alot on that ride.

The looping slide is gone, still will never forget years ago it would always be closed and one day as we were leaving the park after we got dressed we look over and its open. I begged my aunt (RIP) to let me get changed and go on it but we had a 2 hour drive home and she said no. Think that was 1994. Never got to go on that dangerous ass slide.

Also they dont have the old Alpine slide anymore which was awesome.

Its only like 35 bucks for a ticket. Its still by far the best water park.

* This post was modified at 8/29/13 9:51:22 PM *

Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by Schrecken Schrecken Profile at 8/30/13 1:57:26 AM
The park is still there?! I thought it was one that had been closed down due to lawsuits and safety violations. If the reasons for its reputation were true, it would seem like it would not still be in operation..
Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by Chris27 Chris27 Profile at 8/30/13 1:49:36 PM
http://waterpark.mountaincreek.com/
Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by chitlins73 chitlins73 Profile at 8/30/13 8:54:47 PM
Thanks for this post! I really enjoyed watching that documentary!! I love Mountain Creek and can only imagine going when it was Action Park!! I might not be alive today...lol
Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 9/23/13 2:02:58 AM
Here's a youtube vid showing some good footage of some of the rides in 'action'.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2gxQGF1Wc

Re: Article About New Documentary On Action Park by chitlins73 chitlins73 Profile at 9/23/13 3:01:50 PM
I miss Kamikaze. That slide was amazing!! They removed it to add a boring proslide.
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