Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, a region brimming with history and natural beauty, The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, one of America’s favorite and most historic theme parks, originally opened its gates on June 27, 1954, as Storytown USA. It has since expanded from a five-acre nursery rhyme-themed park to include more than 135 rides, shows and attractions, including two full children’s areas to fill your day with fun and memories.
A visit to The Great Escape includes two parks for the price of one with Splashwater Kingdom, the best there is in outdoor water park fun featuring 12 white water attractions. The history of Storytown combined with the thrills of Six Flags makes The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom one unforgettable family experience.
Coming in spring, 2016 the Great Escape will welcome the all-new Greezed Lightnin’ looping coaster. Greezed Lightnin’ will seat 24 riders in “face-off” position and begin to rock forward and backward, pendulum style. Once the train reaches maximum height, guests experience one of the longest suspended hang-times – over 70 feet in the air, upside down. Thrill seekers are then hurled through a series of seven full inversions, both frontward and backward, offering sheer looping mayhem.
The new attraction will be located across from Thunder Alley in one of the most historic and visible sections of the park. Greezed Lightnin’s impressive lights and flames will transport guests back in time with its 1950’s theme and hot rod inspiration.
Adding even more value to the Season Pass The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster will land at The Great Escape this summer.
On this new experience, riders are the co-pilots in their own fighter jets as they try to save the planet earth from an alien invasion. In this air-to-air combat, the aircrafts race through the city, following the exhilarating movements of the coaster as they try to get past the drones, penetrate the mother ship and destroy it. This elite fighter squadron experience will make its debut on the legendary Steamin’ Demon roller coaster located in Ghost Town.
The Great Escape will become home to the Northeast’s first inverting Virtual Reality Coaster
Wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets, guests are transported into a realistic 360-degree virtual world perfectly synched to the drops, inverted loops, and powerful twists and turns of the Steamin’ Demon
New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster opening to the public this summer
The new fully immersive, virtual reality attraction is FREE with your Season Pass and Great Escape admission ticket
Steamin’ Demon with three full inversions, double corkscrew and loop coaster was introduced by Charles R. Wood as the park’s first modern roller coaster in 1984 offering over 32 years of thrills
Guests can enjoy the Steamin’ Demon’s traditional thrills or completely immerse themselves by putting on the virtual reality headset and entering into a whole new experience
To add to all the excitement that is happening in the front of the park, behind the scenes we are scheduled to open the doors to Charley’s Saloon, the newly renovated Sports Bar concept in Ghost Town with park opening.