Action Park to reopen in Vernon this weekend after 18-year hiatus

A Sussex County amusement park is attempting a comeback this weekend, after an 18-year break. (6/13/14)

VERNON - A Sussex County amusement park is attempting a comeback this weekend, after an 18-year break.

Longtime residents remember Action Park, which is home to the notorious Cannonball slide and several other rides that could leave visitors bumped and bruised.

Action Park President Bill Benneyan says it was nostalgia that drove the return of the name and one-of-a-kind attractions.

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Benneyan says safety will improve this time around since the park has upgraded equipment and raised standards. "We've kept the thrills and the fun and we've lost the spills," he says.

 

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