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May 8, 2024

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70th Anniversary Season Begins at Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park

Resort Celebrates Milestone with Thrilling Additions in 2024

LAKE GEORGE, NY — May 8, 2024 — Six Flags Great Escape, the thrill capital of upstate New York, will launch the 2024 season Saturday, May 18. Showcasing resort improvements and new additions as a result of the largest investment in over two decades, the park continues to focus on enhancing the overall guest experience.

“We are thrilled to highlight our 70th anniversary season with some of most exciting investments we have experienced in over 20 years,” said Resort President, Rebecca Wood. “We are so proud to bring our guests a brand-new ride in The Bobcat, New York’s first wooden coaster since 1999. Our community is also looking forward to the return of our Swan Boats, a beautiful and original park attraction. These projects perfectly represent our goal to both honor our park’s history and provide new guest experiences for decades to come.”

Six Flags Great Escape Resort 2024 enhancements include:

  • The Bobcat: The exciting ride addition opening in summer of 2024 marks the first new wooden coaster introduced to New York state since 1999 and the first new coaster to be constructed at Six Flags Great Escape since 2003. A first-of-its-kind for Six Flags, the family coaster boasts modernized trains and a newly-patented track for smooth navigation of the rides’ exciting turns and drops. The Bobcat promises to be a favorite for both budding and seasoned coaster enthusiasts.
  • Adirondack Mercantile: Opening alongside The Bobcat coaster, Adirondack Mercantile is an all-new retail location offering Adirondack themed souvenirs, snacks and drinks.
  • Swan Boats: After an extensive project including preservation of the historic River Dee, ride refurbishment and a new dock installation, the original and beloved Swan Boats return to The Great Escape Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Bierhaus: Renamed in 2023, the former Show Grill will feature upgrades in 2024 with the addition of cocktails, expanded draft beer offerings and an extended walk-up service counter for guests.
  • Speedy Parking: Guests can speed through parking and get to the fun. Pre-purchase or use Pass Holder parking benefits in designated lanes to get into the park faster using automated Speedy Parking toll plazas.
  • Point-of-Sale: A revamped Point-of-Sale ecosystem for improved efficiency includes 118 new installations across the Six Flags Great Escape Resort properties.
  • Events: An exciting lineup of special events during the 2024 season allows guests endless opportunities for fun all season long.
  • 70th Anniversary Celebration: June 27 through July 7, Six Flags Great Escape celebrates 70 years of theme park memories.
    • Oktoberfest: Select days in September, visitors can explore German-inspired cuisines, brews and desserts.
    • Boo Fest: Select days in October, featuring family friendly trick-or-treating, unique fall festivities, fun character photo opportunities and delicious treats.
    • Fright Fest: Select days in October, guests will experience thrills by day and the scariest frights by night.
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Opening summer 2024 is a new flagship dining option at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park. known for its jumbo, fresh wings, featuring more than 35 signature sauces and rubs. In addition to award-winning wing options, the menu boasts a wide variety of delicious offerings. Classic comfort starters, delicious fish tacos, juicy steak with chimichurri sauce, beer battered fish & chips, salad with seared ahi tuna and burgers with all the fixings are just a sampling of the mouth-watering options. Complete with kid’s entrees, a full bar boasting 20 draft beer selections and tasty desserts, Hurricane Grill & Wings’ focus on a laid-back vibe creates a fun atmosphere for friends and families to “live with flavor.” The project is the latest addition in a series of investments to the resort focused on improving the guest experience, including renovations to guest suites.

Opening weekend at Six Flags Great Escape marks the official start of summer in the Lake George region and the 70th season will be one to remember. The theme park will be open weekends and select dates beginning May 18, with daily operations beginning June 19.

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 offer exciting opportunities with flexible hours and great perks, and many jobs start at or above $15 per hour. Interested applicants can learn more and apply at sixflagsjobs.com.

Six Flags 2024 passes are currently on sale. During the Park Opening Sale, get a free upgrade to Platinum when you buy Gold and upgrade to Diamond when you buy a Platinum Pass! Just in time for Six Flags Great Escape’s opening day. This is the last chance to get a 2024 Season Pass at these prices. Now’s the time to go all out! Hurry, get a free upgrade before this deal ends Memorial Day, May 27.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, an outdoor water park, and the all-new The Bobcat coaster in 2024, Six Flags Great Escape is a family-friendly destination providing fun for everyone. 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For over 60 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks 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 https://www.sixflags.com

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