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Illustration for article titled Action Park Is Getting A Looping Water Slide That Actually Works

Joyous, potentially litigious news, everybody! New Jersey's Action Park, home of the looming carcass of a decades-old vertical looping water slide that was as injurious as it was mysterious, is getting a new attraction. Above, and coming in 2016, is the SkyCaliber. It seems like it works safely, which means it has no place at the Action Park I remember.

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Our friends at Toyland have a look at the SkyCaliber, which is still in the testing stages but at least seems cognizant of the laws of physics.

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It will be the first true vertical looping slide since Action Park's Cannonball Loop—the common "AquaLoop" configuration is actually canted at a 45-degree angle.

Below is our story on Cannonball Loop, which was open for all of one month in the summer of 1985 before becoming the stuff of urban legend.

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