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“Great park for kids of all ages.”

The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom
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Owner description: Opening weekend, May 13 & 14! The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom has over 135 rides, shows & attractions, including a full outdoor water park. Featuring thrilling rides like Comet and the all-new Extreme Supernova as well as two children's areas - there is something for everyone!
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had a great time. Ages 7, 14, 16 and 2 adults. Park was clean. Food a little pricey but ok for an amusement park. Plenty of rides for kids of all ages, especially the little ones. Plenty to do for everyone and the longest wait we had was 10 minutes (fantastic). You definitely need to get there when the park opens if you have a wide age group of kids. You will need the whole day. Nice waterpark section. Overall a little pricey but alot if fun and short waiting times. We will definitely return.

Thank emma713
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Read about "The Comet" on Wikipedia. It was known as a "Fearsome coaster" that injured riders. Don't discount wooden coasters made almost 100 tears ago. Six flags made it so you won't get injured. They are afriad of lawyers like everybody else. If you children are above 48" they can ride almost ever single ride in the park. The raging River is also a high quality water ride with just soaking to say well I am wet but I can still walk around and dry off.

Thank BeenThere104
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Great Escape, in Lake George is clean, easy to walk, and includes a wide range of activities for all ages. Having a couple adults in the party is very beneficial if you are with children too short to get on some of the rides. This allows the taller children, who may still need an adult riding with them, to enjoy the rides where shorter children are banned from riding. If you're going to bring a camera, make sure it's waterproof, or bring a waterproof pouch to store it in (unless you have no intentions of taking advantage of the water rides, or parks). Sunscreen is a must. Bug spray is unnecessary. Towels aren't necessary, especially if the weather conditions are warm. If you need to dry off, they do have drying chambers (at an add'l cost). Best thing to do is to wear water shoes, and a bathing suit that looks like a top and shorts. Men must have a shirt on when not in the water park areas. I believe the same applies regarding bathing suits on women. (I didn’t see anyone walking around the park in a bikini.) If you have a regular bathing suit, wear a pair of shorts that don’t hold water, and dry quickly. The less you carry, the better!
Although pricey and seemingly unreasonable, if you take advantage of the many rides and activities, and plan on spending the entire day there, it is actually reasonably priced. It's much cheaper than having to pay for individual rides, and having to deny yourself or children from going on multiple rides, multiple times due to the cost of paying for the ride each time. The park is very clean, the employees are friendly. Some of the rides are off limits for children under certain heights. I can understand this for some of the rides, but for others, the height requirement seemed a bit unreasonable.
The major downside is the cost for food and drink. The food and drink prices are outrageous, especially for younger children. My opinion is that the volume of food it too large for young children. I believe they should downsize portions for children, so child-sized prices could be charged. It is such a tremendous waste of money, as the cost is high, and the child can't finish the amount served.
I also found that you really need to pay close attention to the "offers." The signs can be misleading. From a distance, the "deal" seems great, but the small print is what is missed. I wouldn't call it exactly misrepresentation or false advertising, as the conditions are identified. But, it's not as clearly identified as the large print of the $$ amt. If you're standing in line and a "slurpie" cup is advertised as being refillable for $0.99, then you go to refill it and you're told that the refill offer is only good at a vendor not at the park... That's "low!" The signs clearly identify this, but unfortunately, you’re not there expecting to have to read the small print! Buyer beware!! The same with the cost of the free refill drink offer. All of the food and snacks seem extremely overpriced, especially for young children.
Overall, the park is a wonderful experience. It’s a very family friendly, clean, and entertaining place to spend the day. You just have to be an informed consumer, and be sure to read the small print.

1  Thank Eva P
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Food ridiculously over priced ! Entrance fee way overpriced! Can not take in your own drinks! Park was dirty for the price of Disney ! Twenty dollars for the honor of parking in there lot..? It's a gaff would never go back again! The two stars are for some good rides , the water park, and friendly polite staff. I think they need to reexamine there business model. If the high prices are needed to stay open then the park is in the wrong location. If. Prices on food was more reasonable they may sell a lot more ect . All I know is I don't think where going back ...

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were told to go to Magic Forest over six flags from our host because of our children's young age 2 through 8, Wrong! This six flags is geared towards kids rather than teens, yes there are about 5 rides that are for the older thrill seekers but beyond that we found the park gear towards kids and we had a blast. My children are on the shorter side, even for their age, but they were able to ride everything they wanted and the adults worked in the coasters in shifts. I question the low height requirement on the Condor though, looked gentle from the ground but once up in the air and spinning, oh the spinning, I thought I wouldn't make it out without being yaked on by the kids (or maybe myself). You can get discount tickets from Dunkin Donuts that makes the adult tickets the price of the kids ticket and was a decent savings for our party of 4 adults.

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