The Resource Action 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, Andy Mulvihill, with Jake Rossen

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Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
Title
Action Park
Title remainder
fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park
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Andy Mulvihill, with Jake Rossen
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eng
Summary
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 sonOften called "Accident Park" "Class Action Park," or "Traction Park," Action Park was an American icon. Entertaining over 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 memorable memoirs of the year
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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Mulvihill, Andy
Dewey number
791.06/874976
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other
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Read by Michael Satow
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rossen, Jake
  • Satow, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amusement parks
  • Action Park (Vernon, N.J.)
  • New Jersey
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Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park, Andy Mulvihill, with Jake Rossen
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OverDrive Audiobook
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 48 min., 25 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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9780593214312
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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CF2647B4-EC48-4CA6-9718-E98B9E3953FC
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  • (OCoLC)1161987783
  • on1161987783
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Label
Action Park : fast times, wild rides, and the untold story of America's most dangerous amusement park, Andy Mulvihill, with Jake Rossen
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive Audiobook
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 48 min., 25 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593214312
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
CF2647B4-EC48-4CA6-9718-E98B9E3953FC
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1161987783
  • on1161987783
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not applicable
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not applicable

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