Because The Great Escape is a family park, we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violations may be cause for ejection without refund. Please review the park policies below.
All guests entering the park will go through a bag inspection, so please plan accordingly. Security will confiscate any item that is prohibited by New York General Law or statute, or in violation of Federal Laws and Regulations. All items will be turned over to local Law Enforcement for investigation.
The Great Escape enforces a dress code in keeping with our family environment. Clothing with inappropriate words, phrases or graphics is prohibited. Shoes, shirts and shorts are required, and all clothing is subject to management review and discretion. Bathing suits may be worn only in waterpark areas. Proper swimwear is required. No cut-offs, thongs, or denim will be allowed in Splashwater Kingdom.
Please walk at all times. Do not sit or stand on fences or railings.
UNRULY BEHAVIOR AND PROFANITY
Please be considerate of other guests. Offenders will be ejected from the park without a refund.
The Great Escape is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is only allowed in the following designated areas:
- Behind the Red Garter Saloon in Ghost Town
- Next to Balloon Ferris Wheel
- Near the restroom, next to Chicken Chalet
- Next to the Giant Wheel in Fest Area
- Next to Thunder Alley
- Behind Papaya Pete’s in upper Splashwater Kingdom
- Across from the Comet
- Across from the Skycoaster
Pets are not allowed, with the exception of working service animals.
The following items are not permitted at any time:
- Food/coolers* (except special medical diet and infant food)
- Lawn/folding chairs
- Magic markers, spray paint
- Aerosol cans
- Glass bottles
- Spiked clothing/jewelry
- Chemical weapons, mace/pepper spray
FOOD, BEVERAGE, COOLERS & GRILLING
No outside food, beverages or coolers (including kosher foods) are allowed to be brought into Six Flags Parks. However, exceptions are made for guests with special medical dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations for approval to bring in special dietary foods. The special dietary food containers will be marked and dated to clearly show that they have been approved for entry into the park. No grilling or open flames allowed on Park Property (including Parking Lots).
* Sealed water bottles (excluding flavored) are allowed in the park (1 per person)
To leave the park and re-enter on the same day, please get your hand stamped and re-enter at the re-entry gate. This includes Season Pass holders. Season Passes are only valid to scan once per day.
Cameras may not be permitted on thrill rides. Please check at ride entrances regarding camera policies for each ride. The Great Escape requests that all photographs or videos taken by guests be used for their personal use and enjoyment only. Any use, reuse or reproduction for commercial purposes without the express written consent of The Great Escape is prohibited.
Some rides and shows will close temporarily during electrical storms, heavy rains, high winds and other severe weather conditions. As soon as conditions permit safe operation, these attractions will re-open. The Great Escape does not issue rain checks or refunds.
There is an inherent risk in participating in any amusement ride. We expect riders to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings, and properly use all ride safety equipment provided. Guests who do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please refer to specific guidelines posted at the entrance of every ride.
Safety is our number one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, or of certain heights and/or weights may not be able to enjoy certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Relations. For your convenience, a one-time height check is available at Guest Relations and Lost Parents, so smaller guests don't have to be re-measured at each attraction.
Guests visiting Six Flags with an arm or leg cast may be restricted from enjoying some of our attractions. Any guest wearing an arm or leg cast that extends above the elbow or knee, and restricts the movement of the guest’s arm or leg, will be denied access to all rides and attractions. Any guest wearing an arm or leg cast that does not extend above the elbow or knee, and allows full motion of the guest’s arm or leg, will be permitted on most attractions with the exception of the following: Bumper Cars, Matterhorn Rockwall, Olympiad Grand Prix, Skycoaster and Turbo Bungee. Any guest wearing an arm or leg cast in Splashwater Kingdom will not be permitted to participate on any slides. Any guest wearing an arm cast in Splashwater Kingdom will be permitted with a water proof cast in Captain Hook’s Adventure River and Lumberjack Splash.
For your safety, certain rides may need to close during severe weather, such as electrical storms, heavy rain, or high winds. Most restaurants, theaters and shops will remain open. Rides will re-open as soon as safe operations can be assured. Refunds and rain checks are not offered for inclement weather.
Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not permitted to save places in line or exit the line and return for any reason. Violators will be ejected without a refund.
Loose articles are not permitted on most rides and should be left with non-riders or secured in lockers. Six Flags and its employees are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Cell phones, pagers, or other small items must be secured in cargo pockets, zippered jacket pockets, or waist packs. All loose articles which cannot be secured must be left in a locker or with a non-rider prior to entering the queue line.