THE GREAT ESCAPE & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/10/14) The local news reports that The Great Escape will feature new entertainment options and fewer fireworks shows this season to draw guests back to the park for the 2014 season. In 2013 the park featured fireworks every Friday and Saturday night in July and August, but so far they are only planning them for around the 4th of July holiday and maybe a few other special dates in 2014. No confirmation from the park on just what these new entertainment concepts may be, only that they are looking for things that offer new and unique experiences for their guests.
(10/7/13) The local news reports that Six Flags Entertainment has bought up the remaining ownership interest from the partner group for the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark. While Six Flags owns The Great Escape, they have had a silent partner for the waterpark resort from the start. The article also says that 35 newly renovated Premium suites will be ready for guests in December.
(7/17/13) A quick look at The Great Escape with the Canyon Blaster now offering both Forwards and Backwards facing seats can be found at SFNEOnline.
(7/7/13) Special thanks to ThrillGeek for sending in new pictures to Screamscape showing off the kids of today at The Great Escape enjoying the return of The Pink Whale.
2014 - Extreme Supernova - (8/29/13) The Great Escape will add a new high-flying and spinning flat ride in 2014 called Extreme Supernova, a 16 passenger Afterburn style ride experience. Watch the video here.
???? - 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.