One of America’s favorite and most historic theme parks is nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, a region brimming with history and natural beauty. Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor originally opened its gates in Queensbury, NY on June 27, 1954, as Storytown USA.
The Great Escape is Exhilarating!
Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor has over 135 rides and attractions, with something for the whole family. Don’t miss The Comet, a world famous coaster, the new Adirondack Outlaw, one of the park’s top thrill rides, or take the plunge on the 192-foot drop tower, Sasquatch. For fun in the sun, you can’t beat their premier outdoor water park, Hurricane Harbor. It will immerse guests in a tropical paradise for a guaranteed splashing good time with family-friendly water rides like Bucket Blasters and Shipwreck Cove. With a reason to visit every season, you will not want to miss Coca-Cola July 4th Fest with nightly fireworks and Upstate New York’s largest haunt event, Fright Fest weekends in October. The park is open May through October; operating dates and hours vary.
Hurricane Harbor Will Cool Things Down
The Great Escape’s popular outdoor water park, Hurricane Harbor, in included with park admission! You find a wave pool, lazy rivers, toddler-friendly pools, rafting adventures, and high-speed water slides.
More than Just Rides and Slides
Paying tribute to founder Charles R. Wood, the newly renovated western sports bar named Charley’s Saloon captures the history of Dan McGrew’s, Ghost Town’s original Wild West Saloon that opened in 1957. The area was originally created as a place where fathers and sons could enjoy a “root” beer together. Staying true to its intent, this season the bar will feature a Wild West theme, photos, and historical information about the park and the park’s founder, as well as a uniquely designed menu featuring snack and sandwich items, signature drinks, and various beers.
“Stay Where You Play”
Just across the street from Six Flags Great Escape, “Stay Where You Play” at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park. The Great Escape Theme Park tickets are included with every in-season stay. This Adirondack-themed lodge features 200 guest suites and a 38,000 square foot indoor water park — called White Water Bay — for the use of hotel guests as well as outside visitors. Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, teamed with the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park, are all you need for a complete and fun-filled family vacation!