Infamous Water Park Just Outside Hudson Valley To Be Featured In Major Movie
An infamous water park, that’s just miles away from the Hudson Valley, is going to be featured in an upcoming movie.
Paramount Pictures is going to begin production on “Action Park” in March, reports Deadline. “Jackass” and “Bad Grandpa” star Johnny Knoxville is set to star and produce the film.
The film is based off of Action Park, which was open from 1978 until 1996 in Vernon, N.J. The park, which is now Mountain Creek, was infamous for its very dangerous rides, leading many to call it “Class Action Park,” “Accident Park,” or “Traction Park.”
“There was this park called Action Park and it was like as if us, instead of doing 'Jackass,' decided to open a theme park, Knoxville said in 2015. “The design of the rides was built about as cleverly as we build things.”
In the comedy, Knoxville’s character is the park's ride designer. It’s unclear if any filming will take place in the local area, but production will start in South Africa.
Six people died at the park between 1978 to 1984, according to NJ.com.