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May 4, 2023

The Official Start of Summer 2023 Begins at Six Flags Great Escape

— Six Flags Great Escape, the thrill capital of upstate New York, will launch the 2023 season Saturday, May 20. Featuring park improvements and renovations, the park continues to focus on a thrilling and memorable guest experience. Six Flags’ investments include renovations to the popular Raging River white-water rafting experience, brand new grab-and-go dining options including We Proudly Serve™ Starbucks offerings, park beautification efforts and a robust event line-up.

The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge will continue hotel upgrades with 26 more rooms receiving renovations. The additional room renovations bring the lodge to over 35% upgraded room inventory since starting the project in 2019.

“We are thrilled to debut an incredible list of additions, renovations and enhancements all designed to deliver a world-class experience at Six Flags Great Escape this summer,” said Resort President, Rebecca Wood. “We are very proud to embrace the beauty and tradition of this wonderful park while continuing our commitment to entertain for generations to come.”

Six Flags Great Escape Resort 2023 enhancements include:

  • Raging River: Visitors who love the Raging River rafting experience will enjoy the new entrance complete with a waterfall, revitalized ride water features, updated theming and refreshed, lush landscaping.
  • Boot Hill Café: New this year, Six Flags is thrilled to bring in the addition of iconic coffee offerings featuring “We Proudly Serve Starbucks™”. Grab-and-go coffee, sandwiches, salads and pastries will provide the perfect mid-day recharge.
  • Hospitality Center: Guests will experience enhanced customer service with a new hospitality center located just behind guest relations. Decorated with a new fountain and shade structures, this location will provide park information, directions, pass holder and guest assistance, and other park-related needs.
  • Park Beautification: Guests will enjoy added benches, picnic tables and water park chairs improving the number of available seats by over 25%. Cinderella’s Castle will feature a beautifully updated courtyard with seating available for guests to relax and take a break. Increased trash can locations will improve park cleanliness and provide added guest convenience.
  • Restroom Upgrades: Amenity improvements include air quality enhancements and new paint in all restrooms, a renovated Noah’s Bath House and key locations fitted with water bottle refilling stations to keep guests hydrated. Opening this summer will be two brand-new family restrooms conveniently located in the front gate area.
  • Events: An exciting lineup of special events during the 2023 season allows guests endless opportunities for fun all season long.
    o New Wild West Fest: Weekends in June, celebrate the wild, wild west in Ghost Town. Journey into the past with pony rides, lasso shows, special food offerings, line dancing, cowboys and special appearances from our in-park characters.
    o 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Presented by Coca-Cola: July 2 – 4, guests can enjoy fireworks, rides, discounted tickets and more.
    o Oktoberfest: Select days in September, visitors can explore German-inspired cuisines, brews and desserts.
    o Boo Fest: Select days in October, featuring family friendly trick-or-treating, unique fall festivities, fun character photo opportunities and delicious treats.
    o Fright Fest: Select days in October, guests will experience thrills by day and the scariest frights by night.
  • Lodge room renovations: After taking a splash in the indoor water park, or a long day at the theme park, guests can cozy up in newly renovated suites at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park, designed to increase the guest experience making them feel more at home.

    Opening weekend at Six Flags Great Escape is a sure sign that summer fun has officially returned, and this year’s season is packed with thrills for the entire family. The theme park will be open weekends and select dates beginning May 20, with daily operations beginning June 23.

    The resort is currently hiring for a variety of positions across departments, including a seamless rapid-hire option for qualified applicants. A variety of departments and positions offers exciting opportunities with flexible hours and great perks, and many jobs start at $15 per hour. Interested applicants can learn more and apply at sixflagsjobs.com.

    Six Flags 2023 passes are currently on sale. Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels are available. Guests can enjoy perks including unlimited visits to the park, tremendous discounts on food and merchandise all season long, skip-the-line passes and much more! During the Memorial Day Season Pass Sale through May 29, buy a Gold Pass and get a free upgrade to Platinum. For more information visit sixflags.com/greatescape.

    About Six Flags Great Escape Resort

    Six Flags Great Escape Resort is the quintessential location to play, stay and get away. This unique family vacation features a 200-suite, kid-friendly lodge with an indoor water park and a theme park that offers thrills for all ages. With rides, shows, and attractions, and an outdoor water park, Six Flags Great Escape features classic coasters like the Comet, family-friendly kid’s areas and hours of fun for everyone.

    About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For nearly 62 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com

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