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The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

Lake George, New York

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom theme park and waterpark are two parks for one admission price, featuring more than 135 exciting rides, entertaining shows and attractions.

The park began in 1954 as Storytown USA, a five-acre theme park commemorating Mother Goose. Three years later the Ghost Town, the first of many themed areas that would be added over the years opened. In 1983, the Storytown USA name was retired and the park became The Great Escape.

Much of the original park remains, including the storybook themes like the Goosy Gander, Humpty Dumpty and the Old West Ghost Town. Many of the park's attractions are geared towards the younger crowd to the delight of young children and their parents alike, but thrill-seekers are not forgotten.

The Great Escape is home to seven roller coasters, including The Comet, a classic Herb Schmeck wooden coaster that was relocated to the park from Canada and fully restored. The Comet is well-known and consistently ranks as one of the top wooden coasters in the world.

Included with admission is Splashwater Kingdom water park with a variety of slides, pools and water attractions. On warm days you'll want to check out the Lumberjack Splash Wave Pool, Capt'n Hook Adventure River, Mega Wedgie bowl tube ride and the enclosed Black Cobra tube slides.

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Park Information

Park type: Theme Park & Waterpark
Opening year: 1954
Park size: 140 acres
Roller Coasters: 6
See: The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Roller Coasters

Operating Season

May through October

Park Location

1172 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845

Phone: (518) 792-3500

Map & Directions

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Location Map & Directions

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