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Cloaked42m479 karma

Which is probably why so many people remember Action Park fondly and with a sparkle in their eye.

Edit: My wife, a Traction Park survivor, said it was a metaphor for the latchkey kid generational experience.

You would basically be dropped off at Action Park to spend the day. Your personal health wasn't considered, only that you were unlikely to wander off too far from the Park and would be too sunburned or injured to make it far at the end of the day.

Cloaked42m65 karma

I feel like a lot of people totally do not understand what the 80s were like in the US.

Action Park was probably the pinnacle of straight up 80s. It had a huge following not in spite of, but because it wasn't perfectly safe vanilla rides.

In other parts of the country for lack of a park, it was just getting hammered in some random back country field. Or wondering who's parents might be out of town, and if that didn't work, just going camping by yourself at 13 or 14.

Supervision wasn't really a thing.

Cloaked42m60 karma

Don't knock it till ya try it.

Cloaked42m31 karma

*anecdotes

Cloaked42m29 karma

LOL, I remember the roller rink! OMG I was so bored when I ran out of quarters!!