The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, Queensbury

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Opened in 1954, The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom today offers a host of family entertainment with over 125 exciting rides. Try out thrill rides such as the Alpine Freefalls, but be prepared for a lot of twisting, plunging, and diving. For the gentler dispositions, the family park offers rides, such as the classic carousel. Head to the waterpark to refresh and enjoy some drenching adventures, or see relax and see some live entertainment. A number of eateries range from Primo’s Pizza to Asian cuisine. Park maps can be found on the website, or picked up at the front gate. Make The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom part of your personalized Queensbury itinerary using our Queensbury trip tool .
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  • This was the second time going and we will not be back. The lines to check in are ridiculous and frustrating. There is no guidance and you cannot check in until 5:00 pm. Then you have to go back and w...  more »
  • The best experience for Halloween. Makeup and costumes are so real looking and they offer trick or treating till 5 for the little ones. They instruct that after 5 it mood of the park change and if you...  more »
  • I do love parks that are deep in the woods, especially in the fall when the trees start changing colors. This park use to be called Storytown and is over 50 years old. Lots of fantastic classic story ...  more »
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  • Been Going here since I was a Kid ! Love this Place, It just Keeps getting better !!! (Always Get a Photo Inside the Whale! If You are Cool that is!)
  • Been going there for years but i'm not 5 years old anymore. The Great Escape is a kiddy/family park and it seems like that's all they're focused on. Nothing screams "thrill". To ride the Comet and then to go and ride the Nitro in NJ or the Super Man in Mass, seriously makes you wonder why nothing like that exists at the Great Escape, and makes me question why i've been to the Great Escape as many times as I have. Would rather go to Mass or New Jersey and get my moneys worth of roller coasters. The drive to Mass is worth it for the Superman alone. Get some better roller coasters. Til' then I really don't feel the urge to want to go there, period.
  • My boys loved it here. We will go again next year. They are 7 and 11
  • Not as many large roller coasters as Great Adventure in NJ but very kid friendly. Plenty of rides for our 3 year old. The baby center was fabulous. It offered an air conditioned room to change and feed our 2 mo old baby. It even had rockers inside the stalls! A great place to spend half a day. It's open noon to 6 pm in the off season.
  • A very great place for a vacation. And the employees are great. We went for multiple days, and a few of them remembered our kids from day to day (not sure how they can do that). And they have an accessibility pass for disabled visitors that is really helpful to those that need it (requires a letter from a doctor, see their faq on their website)
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