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YMMV / Action Park

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  • Ear Worm: "There's nothing in the world like Action Park!", in glorious several-part harmony.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: If not necessarily beloved, the infamous Cannonball Loop is seen as the epitome of what kind of a park Action Park was.
  • Epileptic Trees: The park was built in a predominantly Latino community, yet the safety signs were all in English, and the park workers only spoke English. This heavily contributed to the many injuries that occured to the park's many Latino patrons, which has led some people to believe that Action Park was actually built as a front for some kind of racist conspiracy to eliminate the Latino community. We can be assured that this is most likely not the case.
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  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: The older iteration of the park has quite a few nostalgic fans who see it as emblematic of a freer, less "wimpy" world where people could learn things the hard way.
  • Misaimed Fandom: After a few years, patrons weren't ignorantly visiting a park that, unaware of its reputation, they expected to be safe, only to be shocked by the dangerous conditions — they visited the park because of its reputation for being so dangerous!
  • Never Live It Down: The infamous looping water slide allegedly decapitating test dummies, emblematic of the whole approach of the park in its heyday.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: It's impossible to talk about this park without mentioning its numerous safety hazards, which led to six deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  • Snark Bait: Thanks to just how dangerous the park was, it's got somewhat of a reputation for this, with Kevin Perjurer being a notable snarker.
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  • Values Dissonance: A park like Action Park in its original form is unthinkable to today's ride enthusiasts, as they have grown accustomed to the belief that amusement parks should be safe, first and foremost. However, the park was surprisingly popular in its heyday, partly because its reputed danger gave teenagers a feeling of freedom and bravery.


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