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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
TripAdvisor
  • This Six Flags park that was once a little local amusement park is great for all ages, Its got different themed areas for kids as well as adults, a large waterpark and numerous coasters, including a w...  more »
  • This park is a lot of fun, but it is getting very expensive to come with a family. The food is extremely expensive as well as the drinks. We spent over $80 on 2 salads and a chicken nugget lunch. The ...  more »
  • Like many other reviewers on this site, I found the Great Escape to be a big disappointment. We stayed at the Great Escape Lodge so we received passes to the park with our stay. Glad I didn't actually...  more »
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  • 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.
  • As someone who has been going here since its Story Town days, I like the continued growth of the park and the mix of dry and water rides. I've been a season pass holder for a few years now as I can use the pass at other Six Flags parks, which is great. The food is outrageously expensive and you are not allowed to bring in any of your own food... except for a new, unopened bottle of water. It's been a great place to bring my own kids, and hopefully, it will be bigger and better than ever when they bring their kids.
  • It's amazing considering the price. I HIGHLY suggest meal plan and season pass. It's very worth it. Now, it's completely free for me to go to any Six Flags. Lots of benefits, lots of fun
  • A very great place for a vacation. And the employees are great. We went for multimedia 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)
  • Place even better than i remembered as a kid. Good fun for all of the family. Few attractions need overhaul/makeover (ie alice in wonderland).