THE GREAT ESCAPE & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (1/25/22) The Great Escape is looking to make changes to the park entrance in time for the start of the 2022 season. According to the plans submitted, they are looking to replace the current ticket booths at the entrance of the park and add a new small building that will contain two restrooms and be used as a security check station with metal detectors for all guests to pass through. In addition to the new security check and tickets buildings, the park will also add more green spaces and a fountain to this new entry plaza.
The park just needs to get final approval for the new plans from the town for these and a few other issues regarding lighting poles before they can begin.
(7/20/21) Staffing issues just hit The Great Escape hard it seems, as the park has announced that they will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until further notice.
(7/9/21) If it wasn’t so damaging to the industry, the tales of crazy guest lawsuits against theme parks could read like a comedy. It always amazes me the lengths some people will go in their quest to accept zero blame for their own actions in exchange for personal gain via lawsuit. This is especially so when the cause of their personal injury really has nothing to do with a theme park owner at all.
Case in point this week… a woman from Massachusetts has files a lawsuit against Six Flags Great Escape Lodge seeking a $250,000 in damages because she slipped and fell while walking on a small grassy incline. It’s not that the grass was wet, or muddy from improper landscaping or sprinklers, but rather she fell and broke her ankle because she tried to walk through a section of the grass that was ‘covered in goose feces’ while wearing sandals.
So now she is seeking payment from the incident that took place two years ago to cover lost wages, “loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and past, present, and future pain, suffering and medical expenses.” To say nothing of forever being known as the woman who fell and got covered in goose shit for the rest of her life. I bet that sure was a really long ambulance ride.
We can only hope that the judge throws this case out as being a ludicrous waste of time.
2022 - Nothing is known at this time...