Monday, September 23, 2013

How Was YOUR Week?

I spoke with the fabulous Julie Klausner about the Park recently. The Onion's AV Club says it's a "very entertaining and funny interview about working at New Jersey’s notoriously unsafe Action Park amusement park as a teenager. " You can listen here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Action never stops at Mashable.

My social media feeds are blowing up with this video, featuring Chris Gethard, Park scion Andy Mulvihill, and a plethora of old footage and photos (at least one of which was yanked from this blog). They promise a part 2 later in the week.

Friday, June 21, 2013

More Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Photo by Chris Grabert, via io9
Is that an inverted Rebel Alliance logo on the cat's forehead? Regardless, io9 compiled some AMAZING photos of abandoned amusement parks. Check them out here

Styrofoam Mountain Action Park

From Hoboken411
I'm assuming that the author of this post is referring to the Park. Good to see its reputation lives on when describing New Jersey haphazardness. Though I will say, hills were the one thing Actual Action Park had in abundance.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

RIP, Ray Bradbury


One of the best days I ever spent working at the Park was the one day I spent at the summit of the Alpine Slide. The sun was shining. It was warm, but not too hot. I brought my lunch with me and I had plenty of water and sunscreen. The lead ride attendants rode up to visit for a bit, under the guise of "checking the bullwheel." That was nice. But nicer still was the luxury of being able to sit and read all of "Fahrenheit 451" without interruption.

NY Times Obituary


Monday, April 23, 2012

Stranger than (Science) Fiction

Cyriaque Lamar's post on the cannonball loop over at io9 included a lengthy quote from the COTA. I am delighted, as the site is a daily read for me and my go-to source for Doctor Who news.