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The Resource Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park, Andy Mulvihill with Jake Rossen

Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park, Andy Mulvihill with Jake Rossen

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Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
Title
Action Park
Title remainder
fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
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Andy Mulvihill with Jake Rossen
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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Mulvihill, Andy
Dewey number
791.06/874976
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1853.3.N52
LC item number
A476 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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Rossen, Jake
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  • Amusement parks
  • Action Park (Vernon, N.J.)
  • New Jersey
Target audience
adult
Label
Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park, Andy Mulvihill with Jake Rossen
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780143134510
Lccn
2020011878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1122798557
  • (OCoLC)1122798557
Label
Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park, Andy Mulvihill with Jake Rossen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780143134510
Lccn
2020011878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1122798557
  • (OCoLC)1122798557

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