An amusement park with no rules sounds like a dream come true for most daring teenagers, however, that dream became a reality in the year 1978 but sure enough it soon became a nightmare.
Over the course of 18 years before being closed in 1996, Action Park’s rides caused countless injuries and at least six fatalities from drowning, head trauma and electrocution.
The New Jersey-based amusement park gave the entire freedom of the park to its attendees.
Some insanely dangerous rides could be used in whatever manner you wanted, there were no restrictions on how many people could use the rides at once, and staff were allowed to be intoxicated while on the job.
It’s safe to say that it didn’t take long for this amusement park to become a death trap. With undertrained and underage staff, the park’s horrible safety record soon became public knowledge.
The park’s founder Gene Mulvihill was a direct representation of the park, creating his own insurance company as no one else would give him insurance.
The documentary ‘Class Action Park’ originally aired on HBO Max last year but can now be watched in Ireland tonight at 10pm on SkyMax/SkyOne.
Watch the trailer below to get a taste of the danger that was associated with the park.