Revised Apr 21st/05

Tom's Lake George Site  Great Escape Review

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    The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom is the nicest family amusement park that I have ever been to. This is New York's largest theme park, featuring more than 125 rides, shows and attractions. Try the Boomerang Coast to Coaster, or Alpine Bobsled rides, or go for a ride on the world famous Comet Roller Coaster. How about the Steamin Demon, or their newest coaster, Canyon Blaster.  Take a relaxing trip down the lazy river. Want to get really wet? Then why not try Paul Bunions Bucket Brigade, or one of the other attractions in the Splashwater Kingdom water park. Watch a Circus, a professional diving show, see Elvis perform live, or play a couple of arcade games. You can try your luck at winning a stuffed animal, or sit down to lunch at one of the restaurants or snack bars. With so much to see and do, it's hard to spend just one day, so why not get a two day, or season pass, and multiply the fun. Make sure to bring a camera to capture all the great moments. If you have kids, be sure to stop by the wagon and stroller rental shop just inside the main gates.. The wagon is great as it has plenty of room to hold a young child,  a camera bag, and a few stuffed animals. Also, the wagon is great for kids that are old enough to walk some, but not all the time, as it is easy for them to get in and out of on their own. With so many different rides, both the children and the adults should be happy.

    New for 2005, be sure to take the kids on all the new rides just for them.  The Jungle Land / Coco Loco area is being re-themed, and 8 new rides are being added just for the little ones.  There will be a new show called Looney Tunes, We Rock, and the kids can meet the Looney Tunes characters in the park.  The Coco Loco is now the Character Cafe.  The menu will be pretty much the same as it has been, although some of the items may be renamed to keep with the Looney Tunes theme..  Also sometime in 2005, a new pedestrian bridge will be opened, connecting the parking lots on the West side of Rt. 9 to the park entrance on the East side of  Rt. 9, so park visitors will no longer need to cross the busy highway.  Then, in the fall, or winter of 2005, the new hotel, complete with an INDOOR WATER PARK will open directly across Rt. 9 from the park, attached to the Adirondack Coach House Restaurant.  With all these new additions, the Great Escape will be even more fun in 2005. Without a doubt, if you are going to be in the Lake George area in 2005, you MUST visit the Great Escape.  Better yet, if you will be in the area for more than a couple of days, buy a season pass online now.  At just $59.95, it literally pays for it's self in two visits.  For more information, you can call the Great Escape at (518) 792-3500, or visit their website.