Libraries are open! We still offer contactless pickup with Books on the Go!

Action Park: fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
More Details
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID554f3735-2a22-021d-f746-8ae6e62cc8a9
Grouping Titleaction park fast times wild rides and the untold story of americas most dangerous amusement park
Grouping Authorandy mulvihill
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-26 05:22:51AM
Last Indexed2021-10-26 05:48:10AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780143134510

Solr Details

auth_author2Rossen, Jake,
authorMulvihill, Andy
author2-roleRossen, Jake,author.
author_displayMulvihill, Andy
available_at_catalogEva H. Perry Regional
Leesville Community
Middle Creek Community
Morrisville Community
Northeast Regional
Village Regional
Wake Forest Community
West Regional
collection_catalogAdult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalogEva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction
Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction
Morrisville Community Library - Adult Non-fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Village Regional Library - Adult Non-fiction
Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_description"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"--
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:7446097374399Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfNER
ils:7446097374386Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfLEE
ils:7446097374395Morrisville Community Library - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfMOR
ils:7446097374389West Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:7446097374397Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseLong OverdueSER
ils:7446097374394Wake Forest Community - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfWAK
ils:7446097374398West Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:7446097374387Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfNER
ils:7446097374385Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
ils:7446097374392West Regional - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:7446097374388Village Regional Library - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:7446097374391Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction791.06 MULVI1falsefalseOn ShelfMID
overdrive:e8ad29b6-8613-405a-954a-990f5c5322d2-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:cf2647b4-ec48-4ca6-9718-e98b9e3953fc-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog791.06 MULVI
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogEva H. Perry Regional
Leesville Community
Middle Creek Community
Morrisville Community
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
Village Regional
Wake Forest Community
West Regional
publisherPenguin Books,
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:744609BookBooksEnglishPenguin Books, 2020.342 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
overdrive:e8ad29b6-8613-405a-954a-990f5c5322d2eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2020
overdrive:cf2647b4-ec48-4ca6-9718-e98b9e3953fceAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2020
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:7446097374399On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374386On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374395On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374389On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374397Currently UnavailableLong Overduefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374394On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374398On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374387On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374385On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374392On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374388On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:7446097374391On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:e8ad29b6-8613-405a-954a-990f5c5322d2-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:cf2647b4-ec48-4ca6-9718-e98b9e3953fc-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAction Park (Vernon, N.J.) -- History
New Jersey -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
title_displayAction Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
title_fullAction Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park / Andy Mulvihill with Jake Rossen
Action Park Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park
title_shortAction Park
title_subfast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Social life and customs