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Old 04-04-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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A blast from the past: 'Action Park' is back for the summer | NJ.com

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VERNON — The rainbow letters, a visual blast from the past, were put up at the Mountain Creek Ski Resort on April 1.


But “Action Park” is not an April Fool’s joke – the name that became famous, and infamous, in the 1980s before shutting down, is coming out of mothballs.


“It’s not April Fool’s – the Action is back,” said the ski resort’s Facebook page Wednesday.


The water park is returning to the same name abandoned about 20 years ago, the resort added.


Bystanders might be pardoned for thinking it was an April Fool’s joke, since the name several decades ago had wide connotations with a series of accidents, and a pair of drownings when the park was opened between 1978 and 1996, according to local news accounts.


People jokingly referred to the water park as variously “Class-Action Park,” “Accident Park,” or “Traction Park” due to the notoriety.


But times have changed - and so have safety regulations, said Bill Benneyan, the president of the resort. Action Park has "kept the thrills, and lost the spills," he said in an interview this afternoon.
The name-change was spurred by the coming debut of a new loop slide, which is similar to a discontinued ride at the original Action Park. The "Tarzan" swing and some other rides are the original rides from the original park. And a continuing nostalgia from visitors prompted management to switch back to the original name, Benneyan said.


“We thought, let's call it what it is,” Benneyan said.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:18 PM
 
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I'm pretty pumped (as are many of my Jersey friends.) I think I'm flying back to make a trip to my birthday since I last went for my 8th birthday in 1995.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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Truly a great place. Remember the Alpine ride well. I even went down the 10 story water flume.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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that loop slide was terrifying! i might have to go again.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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that loop slide was terrifying! i might have to go again.
They are building a duplicate of the one they closed down in the early '90s. Hopefully it will lead to less broken noses!

A blast from the past: 'Action Park' is back for the summer | NJ.com

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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that loop slide was terrifying! i might have to go again.
The infamous loop slide was never open to the public.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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The infamous loop slide was never open to the public.
Maybe im thinking of a different slide that was there. The one im thinking of dumped you out into water.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Maybe im thinking of a different slide that was there. The one im thinking of dumped you out into water.
Are you thinking of those pitch black slides? Cannonball Falls is the name, and they're still around last I checked.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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Water Park Rides & Attractions at Mountain Creek Water Park NJ

Here is a link to the web page showing the current rides. A lot of the rides from the old Action Park days have been improved safety-wise and have continued operation in the Mountain Creek era.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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Mountain Creek is the best water park I've ever been to in my life for thrill water rides! I have been a bit obsessed with the history of Action Park, so this news has me really excited.
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