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10th Nov '16 11:57:54 PM Morgenthaler
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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations, such that many children of the '80s and early '90s from that area came to view it as a RiteOfPassage. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.

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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', ''Badassery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations, such that many children of the '80s and early '90s from that area came to view it as a RiteOfPassage. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.
6th Nov '16 3:03:39 PM Squirrel_cat2000
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* The climax of ''Film/Child'Play3'' takes place in a carnival haunted house ride, Which has a giant, uncovered rotary fan in it for some reason

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* The climax of ''Film/Child'Play3'' ''Film/ChildsPlay3'' takes place in a carnival haunted house ride, Which has a giant, uncovered rotary fan in it for some reason
6th Nov '16 3:01:34 PM Squirrel_cat2000
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*The climax of ''Film/Child'Play3'' takes place in a carnival haunted house ride, Which has a giant, uncovered rotary fan in it for some reason
12th Oct '16 9:15:16 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.

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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations.regulations, such that many children of the '80s and early '90s from that area came to view it as a RiteOfPassage. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.
12th Oct '16 10:33:26 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as the most ''{{badass}}'' amusement park ever built, a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.

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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as the most ''{{badass}}'' amusement park ever built, an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.
12th Oct '16 10:32:49 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* UsefulNotes/NewJersey was once the home of Ride/ActionPark, which came about as close to this trope as a real life amusement park can. A total of six people died either at the park or in offsite hospitals from complications, and an unknown number of other patrons were known to suffer serious injuries. It was eventually closed down in 1996 under a tide of lawsuits; when Intrawest reopened it two years later as Mountain Creek Waterpark, many attractions had to be heavily redesigned or bulldozed entirely. The park's reputation came from a multitude of factors, including: the easy availability of beer in the park, the teenaged staff's indifference towards the safety rules, recklessness on the part of the visitors due to the flouting of said rules, poor design or lack of maintenance on the rides themselves[[note]]Action Park was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks. Unfortunately, this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks. For example, it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down.[[/note]], and the fact that almost none of the employees spoke Spanish even though the park was running ads on Spanish-language radio and TV stations in New York. It got to the point where the Park had to buy the nearby hospitals extra ambulances to deal with the constant traffic of injured streaming out of the park.

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* UsefulNotes/NewJersey was once the home of Ride/ActionPark, which came about as close to this trope as a real life amusement park can. A total of six people died either at the park or in offsite hospitals from complications, and an unknown number of other patrons were known to suffer serious injuries. It was eventually closed down in 1996 under a tide of lawsuits; when Intrawest reopened it two years later as Mountain Creek Waterpark, many attractions had to be heavily redesigned or bulldozed entirely. The park's reputation came from a multitude of factors, including: the [[IntoxicationEnsues easy availability of beer beer]] in the park, park (which was consumed by both guests and staff), the teenaged staff's indifference towards the safety rules, recklessness on the part of the visitors due to the flouting of said rules, [[NoOSHACompliance poor design or lack of maintenance maintenance]] on the rides themselves[[note]]Action Park was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks. Unfortunately, this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks. For example, it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down.[[/note]], themselves, and the fact that almost none of the employees spoke Spanish even though the park was running ads on Spanish-language radio and TV stations in New York. It got to the point where the Park had to buy the nearby hospitals extra ambulances to deal with the constant traffic of injured streaming out of the park.\\\
That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as the most ''{{badass}}'' amusement park ever built, a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.
3rd Sep '16 5:39:49 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'''s final DLC, ''Nuka World'', will be set in and around one of the same name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'''s final DLC, ''Nuka World'', will be set in and around one ''Nuka-World'', is partially occupied by a loose alliance of raider gangs who have turned what territory they have conquered into their own WretchedHive while the rest of the same name.park is filled with ghouls, mutant crocodiles, mutant ants and other radioactive/mechanical post-apocalyptic monstrocities.
3rd Aug '16 1:23:03 PM mario0987
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** And lets not forget [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1357 SCP-1357]], which runs on AdultFear.

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** And lets not forget [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1357 SCP-1357]], which runs on is essentially AdultFear.
3rd Aug '16 1:01:15 PM mario0987
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** And lets not forget [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1357 SCP-1357]], which runs on AdultFear.
27th Jul '16 6:42:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'' features a level in which the hero shoots it out with villains in an abandoned fun house of horror that mirrors his own story. Three times: fighting your way in, fighting your way out (with control of the mechanisms to use as traps), and on fire. The first time is a subversion, as it's a cool-down level in a game that so far featured EverythingTryingToKillYou. Even after Max's monologue {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the harmlessness of the cliché haunted house animatronics, players are still likely to jump from the non-lethal surprises, with guns drawn.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'' ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'' features a level in which the hero shoots it out with villains in an abandoned fun house of horror that mirrors his own story. Three times: fighting your way in, fighting your way out (with control of the mechanisms to use as traps), and on fire. The first time is a subversion, as it's a cool-down level in a game that so far featured EverythingTryingToKillYou. Even after Max's monologue {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the harmlessness of the cliché haunted house animatronics, players are still likely to jump from the non-lethal surprises, with guns drawn.
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