Who remembers the wild and crazy Action Park? It was located in Vernon Township, New Jersey, and operated until 1996 (the 12 months of this brochure) before being closed and eventually sold. I got here across this brochure within the recordsdata and thought it can be a nice fit for From The Vault.
Throughout its heyday Action Park featured separate sights on the grounds, including a water park, go-karts, and an alpine slide. The entire points of interest have been identified for having a aptitude of danger associated with them, whether that was completely real or imagined I am undecided. The park was actually recognized for pushing the boundaries with its sights, nonetheless. You may get your fill of studying in regards to the park’s famous looping water slide (a real loop) and raging water channels on its Wikipedia page. (the web page is extraordinarily biased nevertheless, almost sounding like it was written by a lawyer.)
Now in 1996 the park had spent a while cleansing up its image, a minimum of considerably. It was related to the nice Gorge Resort, which features tons of actions like sports and swimming pools and golf and extra – the entire complex was pushed as an in a single day retreat. That’s why the web page above focuses on the resort side completely.
However during this period of Action Park the water park and other actions had been the large draw. The water park had some conventional slides, but additionally many unique channels and rivers flowing down the side of the mountain. There was additionally a big wave pool and more active points of interest like mini-cliff jumping and rope swings. This video from YouTube exhibits off the park in 1991, including the rafts on some of the more adventurous rides.
The dry part of the property had tons of different rides, including an area Shot that only stayed at the park for a short while. It was new in 1996, and was most likely moved to a different park a long time in the past. There have been also go-karts, velocity boats, bumper boats, a tank trip, bungee jumping and more.
The park also included this map of the property, though fairly significantly not to scale. You’ll be able to still get a pleasant idea of what the park offered, and the place it was situated. Solely a handful of gadgets shown here are still in operation at present.
Action Park was sold after which the water park was reopened as Mountain Creek. Later down the road it changed palms once more, but has stayed open. You’ll be able to browse their webpage here.