Secrets From Action Park Explored in Documentary
Shocking truths about an infamous water park that’s just miles away from the Hudson Valley will be revealed in an upcoming full-length documentary.
"Class Action Park" will be the first-ever feature-length documentary about Action Park. The amusement park 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.”
The trailer for the upcoming documentary, seen below, was released on Tuesday.
“If you lived through Action Park, you lived through an event in your life that changed how you felt about fun,” someone in the trailer says. “If you’ve never heard of Action Park, it’s an impossible myth your friends are making up and exaggerating. But it was true.”
Six people died at the park between 1978 to 1984, according to NJ.com.
If you are unfamiliar with Action Park, the Youtube description about the documentary sums it up best.
The rides ignored basic notions of physics, common sense, and safety. The end result lay somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie.
But despite countless injuries and deaths, Action Park is looked back at fondly as an insane—but insanely fun—rite of passage. The scars it left? Badges of honor.
Class Action Park is the first-ever feature documentary to explore a place that has long since entered the realm of myth. The film peels away the trappings of nostalgia to reveal the shocking truth behind the park and its genius madman founder.
The feature-length documentary is directed and produced by Chris Charles Scott and Seth Porges. A release date hasn't been announced, but is said to be "Coming soon."