Go Karts and Super Speedboats

What's better than Go Karts? Speedboats! Super Speedboats could clip along at up to 40 mph. It's worth noting they weren't set up in a clean, chlorinated pool, but a swamp. Lifeguards were stationed on an island in the middle of the swamp with a healthy population of water snakes. There was at least one incident where an enthusiastic game of bumper speedboats led to the boats flipping and trapping drivers underwater.

The Grave Pool

Tidal Wave Pool, unofficially called The Grave Pool, was 8 feet at the deepest point, 250 feet long and 100 feet wide. Four massive fans generated waves more than 3 feet high, and those fans were turned on for 20 minutes at a time with 10-minute breaks. Up to 1,000 people were allowed in the pool at any given time. Here’s how it gets worse; it's easier to float in the ocean because of the salt content of the water, but Action Park's pool was freshwater. Pulling drowning people out of the pool wasn't just regular, it was constant. There were always 12 lifeguards on duty, and each one averaged around 30 saves a day. Their record wasn't perfect either. Three people drowned and died in the pool.

You could beat the tar out of someone

In 1992, it was reported that the park had added another new attraction where the goal was to literally beat the tar out of someone else, among other things. The inspiration came from the then-hit show American Gladiators, and involved an obstacle course (complete with cargo net climb and wall climb), and it ended with heading up onto a 3-foot-high podium to dispute with one of the Action Park gladiators. Win, and you were promoted to the 6-foot-high podium to face off against a gladiator named Titan. And yes, they were legit opponents, all professional bodybuilders who went through a serious try-out before being hired. The whole thing was staged in a medieval style, with a commentator making fun of challengers over a loudspeaker, often in front of a crowd of hundreds.