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raisingarizona raisingarizona
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This is all very true, action park was as insane as portrayed in this article. I’m excited to see the documentary.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/nyregion/action-park-movie.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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i can't wait.
that place scared the crap out of me...
now it's home to one of the most insane bike parks..good times keep rolling on
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raisingarizona wrote
This is all very true, action park was as insane as portrayed in this article. I’m excited to see the documentary.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/nyregion/action-park-movie.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
You have to love how the article glosses over Gene Mulvihill's (the father and owner) FELONIES. He created false insurance and bonding for the businesses because he was too greedy to run his businesses legally. This guy only cared about money. He did not give a shyt about safety or liability.

"He had pleaded guilty in 1984 to creating a phony Cayman Islands corporation to issue false insurance policies and performance bonds for his various construction and recreation businesses, saving himself money on insurance premiums from 1977 to 1984. The court imposed a suspended three-year sentence, three years of probation and a $45,000 fine. In connection with the scheme, in 1986 he was barred from the securities industry for life."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1994/10/15/a-dream-investment-went-downhill-for-harriman-trust/d7fb11e8-ba5f-4263-890e-4497438c7f50/

https://www.sec.gov/litigation/aljdec/1986/id19860930djm.pdf

During this time period there was ZERO insurance coverage on VV/GG and Action Park. He also created multiple corporations owning each other and different parts of the business to make it almost impossible to sue for damages.  As an example, the ski rental section of the business was separate from the ski area. The boots were owned by another company, and the skis and bindings where owned by a different company. The boots and skis were then leased back to the rental company. I think the lifts and the snowmaking were also owned by a separate company. He also built all the townhouses without proper bonding or insurance.

He was a criminal.
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He was a genius. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
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https://www.legacy.com/amp/obituaries/app/160701992

Gene Walter Mulvihill AGE: 78

New Vernon Gene Walter Mulvihill, 78, of New Vernon, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, October 27 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Gail, six children and 16 grandchildren. Mr. Mulvihill was a pioneer in the mutual fund industry and a venture capitalist and financier with a distinguished career spanning many industries including cellular broadcast, cancer drugs, robotics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), amusement park rides, ranching and real estate development. He was well-known for his long affiliation with Vernon Valley Great Gorge Ski Area and Action Park and, more recently, with his role at Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resorts. In support of his resort and hotel interests, Mr. Mulvihill assembled a celebrated wine cellar, La Tour, which received a Grand Award by Wine Spectator. Upon learning of Mr. Mulvihill's passing, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie commented "Gene Mulvihill's contributions to the economic development of Sussex County are unquestionable. His unique vision and entrepreneurial spirit will be greatly missed." Mr. Mulvihill grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and graduated from West Orange High School and Lehigh University. He served in the U.S. Marines Corps 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division and earned a rank of Captain.
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Johnnyonthespot wrote
He was a genius. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
No shit eh......I couldn’t ever in a million years pull any of that off.

An insanely motivated genius I’d add.
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Without question the best Amusement park I ever went to.  
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Johnnyonthespot wrote
He was a genius. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
You seem to have issues identifying con men.
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The closing quote was the best

“When you do something as crazy, as cutting-edge” as Action Park, he said, “and you put it in the metro New York area, where New Yorkers are pretty much crazy anyway, you have stories.”

Yup
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