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Most Dangerous Amusement Park Ever (1 Viewer)

Never felt that place was that dangerous. Other than the alpine slide which was littered with people with road rash b/c they went too fast, everything else was rough at worst. I'm not sure if the one 360 degree slide was ever opened. I went there about a dozen times.

 
Never felt that place was that dangerous. Other than the alpine slide which was littered with people with road rash b/c they went too fast, everything else was rough at worst. I'm not sure if the one 360 degree slide was ever opened. I went there about a dozen times.
Used to go just for the Alpine Slide. And girls bikini tops coming off from the cliff jump.

 
Loved that place. It was an annual trip for us. Usually went with about 10-15 people and would have a blast.

 
Yea, great times there as a kid.

That cannonball loop opened for about two weeks, then never ran again.

Tons of bumps, bruises, crashes, etc. Loved the alpine slide. The water slides were pretty rough, and basically they had teenaged help that weren't all that concerned with timing - you'd finish the water slide, and you needed to exit *fast*, cause someone else was coming.

 
One of my friends was a big dude, around 300 pounds. That multi-lane water slide had a limit of something like 250 but he managed to get on it. He went like a rocket, full speed into the bumpers at the end. Everyone on line was applauding when he got up. We had one particlarly bad trip with multiple injuries on the Alpine Slide. Another time most of us were tripping on mesc.

Good times.

 
Went there at least a dozen times back in the day.

Action Park became Mountain Creek.

My friends and I used to call it Traction park.

I still have scars on my leg/hip from that Alpine Slide.

 
We were on the Cannonball and my girlfriend was wearing jean shorts, which didn't slide as well as regular shorts. I went before her and was already in the water when I see her shimmying herself out of the tube. She sits on the edge of the opening of the tube, 20 feet up (or whatever it was) over the pool of water, afraid to jump. The whole crowd start chanting "jump, jump, jump" and just a split second after she does some guy comes flying out of the tube, feet first. Scary stuff as that would have been a serious spinal injury, imo. They were supposed to wait for each person to finish the ride before letting the next person go but of course that didn't always happen.

 
Jesus :lmao:

The park entertained over a million visitors a year, with as many as 12,000 coming on some of the busiest weekends. Park officials said this made the injury and death rate statistically insignificant. Nevertheless, the 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.
 
The area around Roaring Rapids was (and still is) laid out like a kind of grotto, with many lower-intensity attractions. One was a pair of diving cliffs — one 23 feet (7 m), the other 18 feet (5.4 m) — above a 16-foot (5 m) deep pool. However, the pool below was not blocked off from those who might be swimming in or away from other attractions, and nothing at water level gave any indication to swimmers below that they could expect people to dive in right next to them - or right on top of them. The sole lifeguard on duty often had his or her hands full dealing with the results of those collisions.[11] Also, nonswimmers would jump off the cliffs, not fully appreciating how deep the water below was, and have to be rescued. Former employee Tom Fergus says the bottom of the pool was eventually painted white to make it easier to spot any bodies on the bottom. The large pool into which people jumped is no longer used for regular swimming, only to deposit used tubes.[12] Still operating, known as Canyon Cliffs.
:lmao:

 
I still have scars on my leg/hip from that Alpine Slide.
As do I, on my knee/shin I knew which park this thread was going to be about from the title before I even clicked it. :lmao:

This place did not attract the best clientele. I rarely went b/c it was 2 hours away and Great Adventure was 15 minutes away, but they were two different worlds for sure.

 
boblo island.

i remember getting on a carnival style ride as a kid with my best friend. it was a rotating cage. this ride went up and down, round and around, and the only thing that kept us both inside the whatever its supposed to be was what looked like chain link fence. we bounced around in that thing like rag dolls. no seat belt that i can remember. that place was a non-amusement park. a place ud take ur kids to if u hated them.

 
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Seems like the 3 drownings were more the victims' fault IMO. Who the hell jumps into a pool when they can't ####### swim?

 
Sent this link to a friend, who reminded me of an incident I had forgotten. We were at the cliff jump and it was this girl's turn a few spots ahead of us, but she wanted to back out because she didn't realize it was deep and I guess she wasn't a good swimmer. The employee then told her that it was too much of a hassle for her to back out of the line, so just jump down and we'll save you before you drown. Which is what happened. :lmao:

 
Go Karts were fun too. No helmets. No seat belts. And they usually let you get away with putting other drivers in the tirewall a few times before they said it was your last lap.

 
Went to this place a few times also. Yeah aside from the alpine slide and cliff jump where injuries were mainly due to the lawlessness of the crowds, I didn't find it too bad. But the dbags who jumped off the 30 foot cliff when people were still below or flew into another cart on the alpine slide made it dangerous. The thing I remembered was the water was always cold as a Mofo. Even in the summer. They used water from the top of the mountain, apparently.

 
They ruined the speed boats once they cracked down on passing up other boats. All it took was one moron who was afraid to gun it to ruin the hour it took on line to wait for the ride. One time we were flying around and they kept telling us to slow down. Once we got out of the boats they came over to snip our wristbands and kick us out of the park but we made a break for it and got away. It wasn't too hard to get away.

 
I'll have to ask my wife about this place to see if they ever went as a kid. She used to live less than 30 min from there.

 
That place rocked. Just part of survival of the fittest. We need MORE parks like Action Park to remain viable as a strong nation.

 
Went there when I was 17 with some bros.

First Ride: Tidal Wave Pool: I was a lifeguard so I go right to the deep end with no preserver and wait for the waves to start. "Oh Yeah! Here we GO!......DAMN!, these waves are BIG!!.......Uh Oh! I'm out of sync..........guuuuuurgle."

Had to be saved by a lifeguard.

2nd Ride: Super Speed Water Slide: "Oh Man. This thing is High!........and FAST......TOO FAST!!"

I lost my gold chain, $40 cash and my fake ID. Also got a complimentary enima!! One plus is EVERY girl lost their top on the way down.

3rd Ride: 70mph Go Karts: These things didn't accelerate fast, but they had some pretty serious top speed. Of course, we didn't pay much mind to the "No bumping rule" and proceeded to play bumper cars. We were promptly kicked off and banned from returning.

4th Ride: Cliff Dive: I still have welts on my arms from not tucking them in on the way down! You know that SLAP sound.

Great place. Never went back though.

 
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Tank Ride: This was one of the most popular rides at Motorworld, and it was featured prominently in the television ads. In a chainlink fence-enclosed area, small tanks could be driven around, for a fee, for five minutes at a time, with tennis ball cannons that enabled riders to shoot at a sensor prominently mounted on each tank. If hit, the tank stopped operating for 15 seconds, while other tankers often took advantage of the delay to pepper the stricken vehicle with more fire. Visitors on the outside could also join in the fun through less costly cannons mounted on the inside of the fence. When workers had to enter the cage to attend to a stuck or crashed tank, which usually happened several times a day, they were often pelted with tennis balls from every direction despite prohibitions against such behavior that could result in expulsion from the park. This gave the tank ride a reputation for being more dangerous for the employees than the patrons,[2] making it the least popular place to work in the park. It is not known if there were any serious injuries from the tank ride. As of 2012, the area has not been redeveloped and only a vacant lot remains.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Who ran this park? Johnny Knoxville?

 
Tank Ride: This was one of the most popular rides at Motorworld, and it was featured prominently in the television ads. In a chainlink fence-enclosed area, small tanks could be driven around, for a fee, for five minutes at a time, with tennis ball cannons that enabled riders to shoot at a sensor prominently mounted on each tank. If hit, the tank stopped operating for 15 seconds, while other tankers often took advantage of the delay to pepper the stricken vehicle with more fire. Visitors on the outside could also join in the fun through less costly cannons mounted on the inside of the fence. When workers had to enter the cage to attend to a stuck or crashed tank, which usually happened several times a day, they were often pelted with tennis balls from every direction despite prohibitions against such behavior that could result in expulsion from the park. This gave the tank ride a reputation for being more dangerous for the employees than the patrons,[2] making it the least popular place to work in the park. It is not known if there were any serious injuries from the tank ride. As of 2012, the area has not been redeveloped and only a vacant lot remains.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Who ran this park? Johnny Knoxville?
This was my favorite attraction in the whole park. Pelting the employees with tennis balls was the absolute apex of fun for a piss-drunk 19 year old.

 
Went there when I was 17 with some bros.

First Ride: Tidal Wave Pool: I was a lifeguard so I go right to the deep end with no preserver and wait for the waves to start. "Oh Yeah! Here we GO!......DAMN!, these waves are BIG!!.......Uh Oh! I'm out of sync..........guuuuuurgle."

Had to be saved by a lifeguard.

2nd Ride: Super Speed Water Slide: "Oh Man. This thing is High!........and FAST......TOO FAST!!"

I lost my gold chain, $40 cash and my fake ID. Also got a complimentary enima!! One plus is EVERY girl lost their top on the way down.

3rd Ride: 70mph Go Karts: These things didn't accelerate fast, but they had some pretty serious top speed. Of course, we didn't pay much mind to the "No bumping rule" and proceeded to play bumper cars. We were promptly kicked off and banned from returning.

4th Ride: Cliff Dive: I still have welts on my arms from not tucking them in on the way down! You know that SLAP sound.

Great place. Never went back though.
I would've just gone back and forth from the beer tent to wherever was the best vantage point to watch the girls lose their tops.

 
Tank Ride: This was one of the most popular rides at Motorworld, and it was featured prominently in the television ads. In a chainlink fence-enclosed area, small tanks could be driven around, for a fee, for five minutes at a time, with tennis ball cannons that enabled riders to shoot at a sensor prominently mounted on each tank. If hit, the tank stopped operating for 15 seconds, while other tankers often took advantage of the delay to pepper the stricken vehicle with more fire. Visitors on the outside could also join in the fun through less costly cannons mounted on the inside of the fence. When workers had to enter the cage to attend to a stuck or crashed tank, which usually happened several times a day, they were often pelted with tennis balls from every direction despite prohibitions against such behavior that could result in expulsion from the park. This gave the tank ride a reputation for being more dangerous for the employees than the patrons,[2] making it the least popular place to work in the park. It is not known if there were any serious injuries from the tank ride. As of 2012, the area has not been redeveloped and only a vacant lot remains.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Who ran this park? Johnny Knoxville?
This was my favorite attraction in the whole park. Pelting the employees with tennis balls was the absolute apex of fun for a piss-drunk 19 year old.
yeah, the ride itself wasn't much but that part was lots of fun.

 
Tank Ride: This was one of the most popular rides at Motorworld, and it was featured prominently in the television ads. In a chainlink fence-enclosed area, small tanks could be driven around, for a fee, for five minutes at a time, with tennis ball cannons that enabled riders to shoot at a sensor prominently mounted on each tank. If hit, the tank stopped operating for 15 seconds, while other tankers often took advantage of the delay to pepper the stricken vehicle with more fire. Visitors on the outside could also join in the fun through less costly cannons mounted on the inside of the fence. When workers had to enter the cage to attend to a stuck or crashed tank, which usually happened several times a day, they were often pelted with tennis balls from every direction despite prohibitions against such behavior that could result in expulsion from the park. This gave the tank ride a reputation for being more dangerous for the employees than the patrons,[2] making it the least popular place to work in the park. It is not known if there were any serious injuries from the tank ride. As of 2012, the area has not been redeveloped and only a vacant lot remains.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Who ran this park? Johnny Knoxville?
This was my favorite attraction in the whole park. Pelting the employees with tennis balls was the absolute apex of fun for a piss-drunk 19 year old.
yeah, the ride itself wasn't much but that part was lots of fun.
I never went on the ride, we just used to hang out by the guns around the periphery drinking beer and then as soon as one of the tanks petered out, we'd pump money in, wait for the employee(s) to come out to get it un-stuck, and then unload on them like the scene in "Predator" where they clear 50 feet of forest in 60 seconds. Then get the F out of there for a while to avoid being ejected.

 
Tank Ride: This was one of the most popular rides at Motorworld, and it was featured prominently in the television ads. In a chainlink fence-enclosed area, small tanks could be driven around, for a fee, for five minutes at a time, with tennis ball cannons that enabled riders to shoot at a sensor prominently mounted on each tank. If hit, the tank stopped operating for 15 seconds, while other tankers often took advantage of the delay to pepper the stricken vehicle with more fire. Visitors on the outside could also join in the fun through less costly cannons mounted on the inside of the fence. When workers had to enter the cage to attend to a stuck or crashed tank, which usually happened several times a day, they were often pelted with tennis balls from every direction despite prohibitions against such behavior that could result in expulsion from the park. This gave the tank ride a reputation for being more dangerous for the employees than the patrons,[2] making it the least popular place to work in the park. It is not known if there were any serious injuries from the tank ride. As of 2012, the area has not been redeveloped and only a vacant lot remains.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Who ran this park? Johnny Knoxville?
This was my favorite attraction in the whole park. Pelting the employees with tennis balls was the absolute apex of fun for a piss-drunk 19 year old.
yeah, the ride itself wasn't much but that part was lots of fun.
I never went on the ride, we just used to hang out by the guns around the periphery drinking beer and then as soon as one of the tanks petered out, we'd pump money in, wait for the employee(s) to come out to get it un-stuck, and then unload on them like the scene in "Predator" where they clear 50 feet of forest in 60 seconds. Then get the F out of there for a while to avoid being ejected.
I went on once and never again. Those tanks sucked. The fun was on the outside.

 

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