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Old 07-16-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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The only bone I ever broke happened at Action Park. I stubbed my pinkie toe on a rock.

The Tarzan swing was the site of my scariest moment as a parent. It didn't have an age requirement, just a height restriction. My 7 yr old begged to try it, and the attendant assured me he would be fine. Nobody told him when to let go of the swing though, and I watched him head back to crash into the bridge. I was so frightened I couldn't even scream. Fortunately, many others on line did that for me. A huge "let go!" was yelled by the crowd, and he did, just in time.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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The only bone I ever broke happened at Action Park. I stubbed my pinkie toe on a rock.

The Tarzan swing was the site of my scariest moment as a parent. It didn't have an age requirement, just a height restriction. My 7 yr old begged to try it, and the attendant assured me he would be fine. Nobody told him when to let go of the swing though, and I watched him head back to crash into the bridge. I was so frightened I couldn't even scream. Fortunately, many others on line did that for me. A huge "let go!" was yelled by the crowd, and he did, just in time.
Totally sounds like a Action Park moment.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Man, what memories. As kids, we went there every single summer. It was so much cooler than Great Adventure ... it was all rocky and mountainous. There were lakes that seemed like real lakes, with waterfalls. It was easily the most fun day of the year...well, maybe after Christmas.

We always wondered why that looping slide was never open!
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Man, what memories. As kids, we went there every single summer. It was so much cooler than Great Adventure ... it was all rocky and mountainous. There were lakes that seemed like real lakes, with waterfalls. It was easily the most fun day of the year...well, maybe after Christmas.

We always wondered why that looping slide was never open!
Scroll down to Looping Water Slide: Action Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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LMAO! Check out this article and what's #1:

Dangerous Carnival Rides, Roller Coasters and Attractions - Scariest Theme Park Rides - Popular Mechanics
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Home
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OK, my experience:

The Alpine Slide was DA BOMB!!! Teh trick was, go as SLOW as possible to the check flag to let whoever was in front of you get as far in front of you as possible. THEN you lean forward (lower your center of gravity) and floor it.

The problem was mainly with older guys (more shoulder weight) who would brake on the curve (lose your centripital force keeping you there).

The biggest bumme was being caught behind a slowpoke at the end. Not making it to the end and having to carry that 40 pound sled was a bummer.

Oh, the Kamakazi slide was fun to watch. Stupid women going on in Bikinis!! (And looking for them afterward). It was the first of teh wedgie slides.

All the river rafting was great! It is handy to build slides down the side of a mountain!!!

The Cannonball was a bit scary, but fun, as well as the tarzan swing, but they had to have gotten their water from snow-melt! That water was FREEZING!!!!

The loop-d-loop was interesting, but shut down really fast after a fat-butt got STUCK at the top of the loop. Major bummer.


Now, there was also MOTOR LAND on the other side of the road. The ONLY motor park that had FULL SIZE race tracks for everything from tot-cars to formula 1 racers! The speedboats were a blast too! And the TANKS!!! (although they were kind of hot......).

Now with out litegeous society, they are pretty much waiver-city and had to close a lot of the rides I loved as a kid.

Maybe that is for the better, being that I have gotten bigger, I might not survive the Alpine Slide!!!
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Two out the five most dangerous rides rated were at Action Park? Awesome.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I miss Great Adventure's Haunted House. Unfortunately it caught fire and people died.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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My son works the snow tubes in the winter at "Creek" as the kids call it now, they also call it Cripple Creek.......as much fun as it can be there are so many that come and have no idea what they are doing and get seriously injured, snow boarding resulted in alot of major injuries.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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My son works the snow tubes in the winter at "Creek" as the kids call it now, they also call it Cripple Creek.......as much fun as it can be there are so many that come and have no idea what they are doing and get seriously injured, snow boarding resulted in alot of major injuries.
I took my son to the snow tube ride for Cub Scouts, and the only thing that was killing me was the walk back up to the top... that automated walkway kept breaking and I had to hoof it while pulling a tube up the hill.
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