Action Park to Reopen for the Summer [VIDEO]
The news broke on April 1, and it wasn’t a joke. The legendary Action Park in Vernon will be back for the summer.
Action Park was open from 1978 until 1996 on the grounds of what is now Mountain Creek. It featured three separate attraction areas: an alpine slide, Motorworld, and Waterworld.
The park’s popularity went hand-in-hand with a reputation for poorly designed, unsafe rides; underaged, undertrained, and often under-the-influence staff.
At least six people are known to have died as a result of mishaps on rides at the park. It was given nicknames such as “Traction Park”,”Accident Park”, and “Class Action Park”by doctors at nearby hospitals due to the number of severely injured people they treated.
Do you remember this commercial for the park from ’86?
Owners quickly made a name change to Moutain Creek Waterpark, but current president of the resort, Bill Benneyan said of the decision to go back to Action Park they’ve “kept the thrills, and lost the spills.”
Look for the 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.