6 Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List
Once-in-a-lifetime experiences and adventures
We want to help you build up your summertime bucket list full of adventure. This is your summer to break a world record, overcome a fear, and try something new. Here are some of the most amazing dreams and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you can achieve at The Great Escape.
1. Explore the brand new Buccaneer Beach.
You can be one of the first to check Buccaneer Beach off your list. This water park expansion is a pirate’s paradise, with plenty of ways to keep cool this summer. You’ll be able to spend the entire day interacting with spray jets, water cannons, splash pads, and water slides.
2. Experience an authentic white water rafting adventure.
Perhaps one of the most common bucket list items is a daring white water river experience. Raging River gives you this adventure without having to leave Lake George. The wet and wild ride will simulate a true raging river as you float through untamed currents, twist into waterfalls, and get drenched with every wave.
3. Conquer a fear of heights on a terrifying drop tower.
This is your summer to conquer one of your biggest fears, and there’s no better way to do it than by dropping down Sasquatch. This sky-scraping drop tower stands 192 feet tall. You’ll blast up to the top, hang out for a moment to check out the views, and enjoy a feeling of weightlessness as you plummet back down.
4. Ride the legendary Comet.
This legendary beast will take you on a ride to remember. This classic is one of the best wooden coasters in the world. You’ll tackle a series of high-airtime drops up to 85 feet tall, curving around turns and diving down hills at 55 mph.
5. Fly through the air.
Many people wish to skydive, bungee jump, or even fly for the ultimate free-falling thrill. Skycoaster delivers a similar experience. Held by a cable, you’ll pull backwards up 17 stories and dangle in the air for a moment. When the lever releases, you’ll feel your stomach tighten as you free-fall down and swing back and forth above the park.
6. Ride the waves at Splashwater Kingdom.
Get an ocean-like experience at our free water park. The 500,000-gallon Lumberjack Splash Wave Pool creates giant waves that simulate ocean surf. Grab a tube and rise over each crest, or take it on freestyle, body-surfing with each wave.