Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
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Rossen, Jake, author.
Published
New York : Penguin Books, 2020.
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342 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Rogue River Library Branch
791.0687 MUL 2020
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New York : Penguin Books, 2020.
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Book - Paperback
Language
English

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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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mulvihill, A., & Rossen, J. (2020). Action Park: fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mulvihill, Andy and Jake, Rossen. 2020. Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park. Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mulvihill, Andy and Jake, Rossen. Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park Penguin Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mulvihill, Andy,, and Jake Rossen. Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park Penguin Books, 2020.

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