The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York

Park Policies

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.

Guests visiting Six Flags with an arm or leg cast may be restricted from enjoying some of our attractions. Casts are not permitted on any slide in Splashwater Kingdom.  Waterproof casts are permitted in Captain Hook’s Adventure River, Lumberjack Splash and the pools in Noah’s Sprayground and Paul Bunyan’s Bucket Brigade. 

In keeping with our family-friendly environment and for safety reasons, The Great Escape enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the Park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear. Tattoos or clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted at any time.  Examples of clothing not permitting are those which display:

  •  Profanity
  •  Pornography
  •  Graphic Violence
  •  Support of drugs or drug use
  •  Gang symbols
  •  Promoting discrimination against any group
An image of an assault rifle or handgun does not, by itself, rise to the level of graphic violence.
Bathing suits may be worn only in water park areas.  Proper swimwear is required. No cut-offs, thongs, or denim will be allowed in Splashwater Kingdom.
Park admission may be denied if clothing or tattoos are deemed to be inappropriate by management and the Guest refuses all reasonable options.  Shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution. 

No outside food, beverages or coolers 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 are allowed in the park (1 per person)

Please walk at all times. Do not sit or stand on fences or railings.

For your safety, certain rides may need to close during severe weather, such as electrical storms, heavy rain, or high winds. Most restaurants, 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.

Pets are not allowed, with the exception of working service animals.

Picture taking and the use of cameras and video recording devices is not permitted on any ride, while it is in motion.  It is encouraged that Guests leave their equipment with a non-rider or secure it in a locker or their vehicle.  Lockers are available to store items for a nominal fee.  Guests must have written permission to use photographs and/or recordings of any aspect of the park for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing, or publishing in any medium.

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
  • Knives
  • Spiked clothing/jewelry
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Firearms/ammunition
  • Chemical weapons, mace/pepper spray


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.

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.

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 Hospitality.

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.

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
  • Behind Kidz Connection
  • 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

Please be considerate of other guests. Offenders will be ejected from the park without a refund.

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