THE GREAT ESCAPE & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (9/24/2023) A reader sent in a collection of impressive photos from The Great Escape showing off the demolition of the Alpine Bobsled attraction. If there was any doubt about the fate of the Bobsled, the pictures show off quite clearly that the track is simply being torn out for scrap. So far it looks like the cute station house has been left untouched, so perhaps they may be saving that for the park’s next attraction.
(8/5/2023) The Great Escape has confirmed on social media that ALPINE BOBSLED will close forever at the end of Sept. 4th. The unique bobsled coaster has had a long history, having first been built as Sarajevo Bobsled at Six Flags Great Adventure (1984 to 1988) before moving to Six Flags Great America as Rolling Thunder (1989 to 1995), before finally settling in at The Great Escape in 1998 as Alpine Bobsled.
This is one of two Intamin/Giovanola Swiss Bob style coasters purchased by Six Flags in the 1980’s, with the other also starting out under the Sarajevo Bobsleds name at Six Flags Magic Mountain from 1984 to 1985, before moving to Six Flags over Texas to become La Vibora in 1986 where it still resides today.
2024 - The Bobcat - (11/17/2023) Talk about high detail… check out the amazing new trains The Gravity Group was showing off at IAAPA for The Bobcat, coming to The Great Escape in 2024.
(11/12/2023) The Great Escape has posted another great piece of concept art showing off the look and theming of their new Bobcat wooden roller coaster coming for the 2024 season.
(8/31/2023) According to a tweet from The Gravity Group, the new Bobcat coaster coming to The Great Escape in 2024 will feature their new Engineered Precut Track system that just premiered a few weeks ago to rave reviews on the rebuilt/re-tracked sections on Megafobia at Oakwood!
(8/30/2023) In a big surprise, Six Flags Great Escape has announced they will be adding “The Bobcat”, an all new wooden roller coaster for the 2024 season. This new family coaster project is coming from The Gravity Group and will stand just 55 feet tall, and reach speeds of approximately 40 mph. In true family coaster fashion, the required height restriction will be just 42 inches. According to RCDB, the coaster will feature 12-passenger trains from Gravitykraft featuring 6 cars per train, with each car holding 2-rides side-by-side in a single row, not unlike the company’s previous family coasters: Oscar’s Wacky Taxi at Sesame Place or Kentucky Flyer at Kentucky Kingdom.