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The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, Queensbury

(2.9/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Opened in 1954, The Great Escape & 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 & Splashwater Kingdom part of your personalized Queensbury itinerary using our Queensbury tour planner.
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Reviews
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  • this is dated and many things were closed like coffee bar and restaurants I assume they are only oen sesonly or weekends  more »
  • Two things are going on here. The Great Escape is a year round hotel which incorporates an indoor water theme park. Waves, a rafting river, pools ...all great fun for kids and active adults. The Great...  more »
  • Spring break forces and having found no place to the hotel Valcartier (and Bora Bora Park) I did research to find something similar and I found this hotel. Good price, nice, and superb water park! The kids loved it and so do we. We will be back!
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  • I'm giving 3 stars because they do have attractions for all ages, live performances, and designated smoking areas. It's a great place to bring kids (as long as you're willing to shell out a small fortune). Passes get more expensive every year. You aren't allowed to bring in any outside food or beverages, so you're forced to pay their ridiculous prices on that as well.
  • Fun park. It has a nice Waterpark area and a good variety of rides. Good food options on the whole; I wish they had some healthier options though. The park is very hilly without a lot of flat walkways, which makes it difficult to navigate and many of the employees don't seem to know how to get to specific rides either. The park map isn't great either because it doesn't take into account that, while it might look side-by-side, most attractions are on different levels do to the hills. Hard to find the actual entrances to certain rides as well.
  • The family and I bought season passes this year. We used them every chance we got. It kept the kids entertained on our days off or before work. Then, the slept like the dead at night. This year they had a pokemon game which my child begged and begged to play, among others. Luckily, the games weren't terrifyingly expensive. Fun times to be had.
  • Not as clean as I would like (paint chipping on water rides) but overall its a good time. Don't buy season passes until the end of the season you will save about 75% of what you will spend at the opening of the season.
  • Pretty decent place. A bit much on the pocket at times though. Season passes seem like a fair deal though with dining options.