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‘Class Action Park’ Documentary Offers First-Hand Accounts Into ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Park'

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Action Park was an amusement and water park located in Vernon, NJ, that offered summertime memories for scores of yesteryear teens. Featuring physics-defying water slides, cliff diving, go-karts, and an alpine slide that ran down the side of a mountain, Action Park quickly became popular with local families and teens. In addition to fond childhood memories, Action Park was also a place for teen employees and their unchecked hormones to rage while chaos and destruction emerged around them. 

Created by Eugene Mulvihill (AKA Uncle Gene), Action Park became infamous due to the dangerous rides and the injuries sustained by its guests. Going to the park became a rite of passage as kids of all ages sustained skin burns, dislocated shoulders, and even drowned on the many slides, rides, and attractions offered by the park. 

In its heyday, Action Park was best described as a theme park that "allowed a 6-year-old to jump off a 20-foot cliff." 

HBO Max's Class Action Park is a deep dive into the infamous "do-it-yourself" amusement park, interviewing former guests and park employees who offer terrifying new stories of "the world's most dangerous theme park."

The full documentary is now available on HBO Max.

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