9780143134510-0143134515-Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park

Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park

ISBN-13: 9780143134510
ISBN-10: 0143134515
Author: Mulvihill, Andy, Rossen, Jake
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780143134510
ISBN-10: 0143134515
Author: Mulvihill, Andy, Rossen, Jake
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mulvihill, Andy, Rossen, Jake wrote Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0143134515 and 9780143134510. Since then Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.50 or rent at the marketplace.

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The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son

Often called "Accident Park," "Class Action Park," or "Traction Park," Action Park was an American icon. Entertaining more than a million people a year in the 1980s, the New Jersey-based amusement playland placed no limits on danger or fun, a monument to the anything-goes spirit of the era that left guests in control of their own adventures--sometimes with tragic results. Though it closed its doors in 1996 after nearly twenty years, it has remained a subject of constant fascination ever since, an establishment completely anathema to our modern culture of rules and safety. Action Park is the first-ever unvarnished look at the history of this DIY Disneyland, as seen through the eyes of Andy Mulvihill, the son of the park's idiosyncratic founder, Gene Mulvihill. From his early days testing precarious rides to working his way up to chief lifeguard of the infamous Wave Pool to later helping run the whole park, Andy's story is equal parts hilarious and moving, chronicling the life and death of a uniquely American attraction, a wet and wild 1980s adolescence, and a son's struggle to understand his father's quixotic quest to become the Walt Disney of New Jersey. Packing in all of the excitement of a day at Action Park, this is destined to be one of the most unforgettable memoirs of the year.
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