THE GREAT ESCAPE & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (5/20/13) A fun opening day report from The Great Escape has been posted to SFNE Online this week.
(1/28/13) The new park President of The Great Escape is Eric Gilbert, who had been serving as the GM of The Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark across the street from the theme park since 2011.
(8/28/12) I was informed by a reader and confirmed it on the park’s website, but the price of parking has gone up again from the previous $18 and $20 for Preferred, parking is now $20 for standard parking and $25 for preferred.
2013 - The Screamin’ Eagles / New Attractions - Rumor - (5/1/13) A few project construction pictures from The Great Escape have been posted to SFNEOnline.
(4/29/13) I’m told that the Bumpers Cars will be added to the location of the old Arcade in Ghost Town, Blizzard is going back into the dome which will have an Igloo theme and Balloon Race (from Storytown) will be relocated to the former Blizzard outdoor pad.
(4/2/13) While The Great Escape has yet to confirm this, I’ve been told that Blizzard (the park’s Scramber ride) will be relocated back inside its former dome shaped building for the 2013 season.
(10/23/12) The latest rumor from The Great Escape regarding the teaser sign posted about a “One of a kind experience” coming in 2013 says that this is a reference to an all new show that the park is working on. If the rumors are true, this could be a new “iLuminate” show that may try to make use of the old Nightmare building for the indoor show.
(10/17/12) Screamscape has been told that the various teasers around The Great Escape this week actually seem to infer several additions and changes to be made for 2013. The “Covered Crashes” message is about a plan to move the bumper cars into Ghost Town, putting them inside the current Arcade building structure. The Frigid Good Time implies that the park’s Scrambler ride (aka: Blizzard) will be moved back inside the dome where it once ran so many years ago. As for the One Of a Kind Experience… this is more unknown, but I’m guessing this may have more to do with Comet being run backwards.
(10/16/12) A series of strange teaser signs have appeared inside The Great Escape this past week, hinting at something new and unique on the way for 2013 with the tag line, “Mixin’ It Up” on them all. Previously I had heard that The Comet may be turned around to run backwards for the 2013 season, but the rest of the hints on the signs (Covered Crashes, One of A Kind Experience, A Frigid Good Time) just don’t quite match up.
(8/31/12) The Screamin’ Eagles, a new Flying Scooters ride, has been confirmed for The Great Escape. There was no mention of Comet: Reverse Blast during the big announcement, but it is expected to be a special Spring 2013 announcement, much like how they announced the Mr. Freeze version this past summer at SFOT and SFSL.
(8/30/12) Believe it or not, but a second proposed “new” attraction that may be promoted for The Great Escape is a plan to turn The Comet around to run backwards. Fun? I’d say yes as I was always one to enjoy when Six Flags would run Colossus at SFMM backwards for Fright Fest. The only downside is that rumor has it that the creative types were feeling a little… uncreative… and are planning on calling it “Comet: Reverse Blast”.
(8/27/12) The Great Escape will be added to the list of Six Flags parks announcing their new attractions this Thursday. If the latest rumors are true, we can expect The Great Escape to bring a classic flat ride to the park in the form of new a Larson Flying Scooters ride. The park is also expected to have one or two more surprises in store… so stay tuned.
???? - New Coaster - Rumor - (8/6/12) According to a discussion spotted at SFNE’s Forum, a guest survey from The Great Escape was sent out, juding possible ideas and concepts for the next couple years. Included was a section getting opinions on what might be the best name for a ride with a World War 2 fighter aircraft theme. Elsewhere Screamscape has heard rumors that Six Flags was looking into small footprint coaster concepts for the park, ranging from Gerstlauer Eurofighters (Dare Devil Dive), Intamin ZacSpins (Green Lantern:First Flight) and S&S El Loco designs like the Green Lantern from Australia.