Remember Action Park? New documentary chronicles the beloved — yet deadly — NJ amusement park

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

For kids in New York or New Jersey in the 80’s and 90’s, Action Park in Vernon, New Jersey was not for the faint of heart.

“I went to Action Park as a kid (it had a ) sense of danger and doom,” said documentary filmmaker Seth Porges.

Seth Porges and Dailymotion put together a documentary about Action Park. It went live on Mashable a week ago and has gone viral.

We went to see what’s left there, and talked to the CEO of Mountain Creek resort and ski lounge, the son of the man who used to run Action Park on these very grounds.

“It’s a legacy that touched so many people’s lives,” said CEO Andy Mulvihill.

Action Park, as discussed in the film, left a legacy of good memories and also very tragic ones.

“I think there were some mistakes made,” said Mulvihill.

There were six deaths that included drownings and an electrocution.

Mulvihill said safety has dramatically improved.

The filmmakers hope they’ve answered burning questions..

“A lot of people can’t believe a place like this existed for so long,” said Director Matt Robertson.

The park was open from 1978 to 1996.

1 Comment

  • yourbigapple

    I remember Freedom Land and Palisades. Amusements Park 

    Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G TouchPIX 11 wrote:

Comments are closed.