Thrill-seekers have plenty to be happy about with The Comet. Moved from a park in Canada, the lovingly restored and maintained Herb Schmeck classic is a delight and among the best wood coasters anywhere. There are six other coasters, including Alpine Bobsled, a unique, fun ride that uses a flume instead of a traditional roller coaster track.
Since it's bisected by The Comet roller coaster, Splashwater Kingdom has a bit of an odd layout. The water park offers a number of slides and attractions, including Capt'n Hook's Adventure River, the Lumberjack Splash Wave Pool, and the huge Black Cobra enclosed tube slides. Paul Bunyan's Bucket Brigade and Noah's Spraygorund are two interactive water play areas that can keep kids entertained (and cool) for hours.
With the addition of the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge, the park is now a full-fledged destination resort. Located across from The Great Escape, the hotel and indoor water park provide additional amenities for guests during the theme park's May-to-October operating season. Open year-round, the resort also provides off-season fun.
Location and Phone:
Admission PolicyQueensbury (near Lake George), New York
Splashwater Kingdom water park is included in the general admission price. Reduced price for children (under 48"). 2 and under are free. Discounted tickets are often available online. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks. Parking is additional. The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge indoor water park (across the street) is not included.
For an additional fee, the park offers the Flash Pass go-to-the-front-of-the-lines program. VIP tours available for an extra fee (which is quite high).
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- The Comet (wood coaster)
- Alpine Bobsled (bobsled coaster)
- Steamin' Demon (steel looping coaster)
From New York City: I-87N (NYS Thruway) to Exit 24 (towards Albany). Continue on I-87N to Exit 20. Take Route 9S and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.
Water Park Info:
Splashwater Kingdom at The Great Escape (included with admission)
Indoor water park resort:
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Indoor Water Park Resort Overview
Photo Gallery of the indoor water park
Photo gallery of the hotel and resort
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Boogie Bear Surf Ride Review
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Video
More Park Info:
The Comet wood coaster review
Fright Fest- Halloween event info
New at the Park:
For 2012: Alpine Freefalls, a new slide complex at the outdoor water park, will offer a white knuckle speed slide in which riders will enter a "Skybox" capsule with a trap door. A four-lane mat racing slide will also debut in 2012.