Set the Wayback Machine for 1990…

…the Spawn has found our next vacation destination.

A couple of highlights:

[T]he director of the emergency room at a nearby hospital said they treated from five to ten victims of park accidents on some of the busiest days, and the park eventually bought the township of Vernon extra ambulances to keep up with the volume.

Former park employee Tom Fergus was quoted in the magazine Weird NJ saying that the “skate park was responsible for so many injuries we covered it up with dirt and pretended it never existed.”

But I think my favorite may be the enclosed water slide with a full vertical loop. Yes, this:

It’s rumored that some of the attraction’s test dummies were dismembered.

Seems like fun for the whole family — and their beneficiaries.

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Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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2 Responses to Set the Wayback Machine for 1990…

  1. Jeff says:

    I grew up within advertising distance of that place, and it’s true: during the ’70s and ’80s, our school was regularly abuzz with stories of death or intriguingly horrific injury. Between that place and having to share our nearest Six Flags with gangs bused in from New York, the theme-park experience in N.J. was like a combined live-action adaptation of the Book of Job and Hobbes’ Leviathan.

  2. nightfly says:

    “Traction Park”!! When we moved from LI to NJ in ’86, one of the things I wanted to do most was to go to Action Park. My folks, being sensible sorts, refused to do any tomfool thing. They were right on this one.

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