Action Park. Action Park was an amusement and water park located in Vernon, New Jersey, on the grounds of the Vernon Valley/Great Gorge ski resort. The park consisted primarily of water-based attractions and originally opened to the public in 1978 under the ownership of Great American Recreation (GAR).What are the different areas of Action Park?
Action Park featured three separate attraction areas: the Alpine Center, Motorworld, and Waterworld. The latter was one of the first modern American water parks. Many of its attractions were unique, attracting thrill-seekers from across the New York metropolitan area.What's the name of the pool at Action Park?
Nicknamed, “The Grave Pool,” it was filled with fresh water, not sea water, which made patrons less buoyant and left strong swimmers and non-swimmers alike literally in over their heads as waves that could reach 40 inches at high blast. The 12 lifeguards on duty rescued, on average, 30 people a day on high-traffic weekends.Who was the original owner of Action Park?
In 1998, Action Park was reopened as Mountain Creek Waterpark. The new owners revamped the water park attractions, increased a focus on safety, and demolished Action Park’s Motorworld and Alpine Center areas. But that wasn’t the end of Action Park, or Eugene Mulvihill, the park’s original owner.