Ultimate Amusement Park of Fails

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Aug. 30, 2013

It was with great horror I learned that the day after I went to a Six Flags, a girl had her feet amputated in a freak accident aboard the Kentucky location of “Superman Tower of Power.”  That’s why I was intrigued when the good folks over at Daily Motion created a two part mini documentary on New Jersey’s infamous  “Action Park” which gave the residents of the Garden State enough injuries and bruises to attain legendary status. You can watch both parts here:

The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever - Part 1 of 2


The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever - Part 1 of 2 by insane-amusement-park

The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever - Part 2 of 2


The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever - Part 2 of 2 by insane-amusement-park

There is nothing that quite says summertime in America like standing in line at an amusement park roller coaster, watching an obese woman be denied entrance to said roller coaster while her almost as obese, mobility scooter riding mother hops to the font of the line riding with reckless abandon.   I have a love – hate relationship with amusement parks. Every time I go to one of these overpriced bastions of forced fun I swear it will be the last time when I see things like that.  The sheer fright and knowledge that the only thing stopping me from becoming a quadriplegic or better yet dead, is whether or not the teenager making $7.50 an hour bothered to check my harness strap makes me want to vomit more than the ride itself. I know what you’re going to say: “Then why go?” Well, because it IS fun and I love fried Twinkies.  Let us know in the comments what is the worst amusement park injury you ever had or witnessed.

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20 comments
Bryan-Elliott-735
Bryan-Elliott-735 User

This needs to be reopened for 18 and olders only with waivers.

Shane-Olsen-10
Shane-Olsen-10 User

i worked there 88 to 95 then worked there when mtn creek took over loved that place 

worked mostly down at the motor world mostly lola cars


Joel-DeBiase-843
Joel-DeBiase-843 User

I only went there a few time... one time I went with my brother, one he whipped out on the Alpine Slide and got bang up... I'm piss that he got hurt and I DID NOT...

otek420
otek420 User

what he really wanted to say was -----> "Yeah, back in the day we weren't a bunch of PUSSIES!"

Wayne-Brown-415
Wayne-Brown-415 User

Omg this is an adrenaline junkies dream, why did it close?

Delmar Durham
Delmar Durham

You gotta watch part I of this... frickin hilarious, had me cracking up laughing. I wanna go here!

Dustin Agahi
Dustin Agahi

My dad went here when it was all crazy with no regulations or rules - my dad told me about how he went on the alpine slide....He got the slow car that had the fucked up breaks...Ill let u piece the rest together. He enjoyed it , he didnt get hurt at all either!

William Henry
William Henry

Awesome! C'mon kids lets go; oh they're not like they used to be...

JakeDrage1
JakeDrage1 User

I have been to three amusement parks where someone has died soon after or right before I was to ride a rollercoaster- Lagoon in Farmington, UT twice, and Disneyland once...2003 i think?  Dude got his head lobbed off in the big country railroad.  I also was at a promotion for work racing go karts at Miller Motor Speedway in Utah where, on two seperate occasions, someone had a heart attack during our go kart race.  All of this has happened after a roller coaster at Lagoon failed to latch all the way down and, when the photo was taken of riders, i was halfway out of the car with my mother holding onto me when I was just 7 or 8 years old.  Final Destination, anyone?

donkey_sauce
donkey_sauce User

Kentucky Kingdom is going to reopen next summer!  No more tower of power, or "Hellevator" as it was originally called.


K-R--Davis-647
K-R--Davis-647 User

Had a blast at Action Park ... opened shortly after I graduated H.S. but used to go up there every summer.

Benjamin-Villarreal-324
Benjamin-Villarreal-324 User

went to splash town in sa,tx and witness a kid a die. he went down a waterslide belly 1st and ended up drinking all the water all the down. he drowned before he finished sliding down.

Mike-Pizzo-768
Mike-Pizzo-768

I went to Action Park almost every year till they closed. The water slide loop I did once, it was not all that bad except for banging the back of your head repeatedly when in the loop. But I did break my nose on the bungee jump. Originally they used a very large cushion about two feet long and a foot in diameter it was on the very end of the bungee where you strap in. When I came up on my fist bounce my face slammed into this stiff cushion breaking my nose and gushing blood all over the air bag below. Come to find out this was quite common and they ditched the cushions all together.