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The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George, New York
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FRIGHT FEST 2017 : Upstate New York's Most Terrifying Halloween Event

Fright By Night
Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days September 30-October 29 at The Great Escape. It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! There is no place to hide!
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New For 2017
The Cursed Cowboy walking around with chainsaw during Fright Fest

The Cursed Cowboy

Dine with the dead as Charley’s Saloon gets a creepy twist for Fright Fest, The Cursed Cowboy will have your bones shaking as cowboys from the grave serve your meal. Enjoy mouth-watering haunted inspired food options and specialty drinks.

Angry gorilla at The Great Escape during Fright Fest.

Zambora

The all-new show, Zambora, located in Ghost Town. This interactive show will have you hanging off the edge of your seat as the wonder that is Zambora is revealed. Found deep in the Amazon, Zambora displayed tremendous powers, where she can transform herself into a gruesome gorilla.

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Instantly Win Fright Fest Tickets

We're giving away a pair of tickets to Six Flags EVERY DAY until the end of Fright Fest! Simply sign up for the park newsletter below and we'll INSTANTLY tell you if you've won a free pair of ticket to Six Flags, valid until the end of the 2017 Season. Enter once per day!

Six Flags will not sell, rent or otherwise share your personal information with third-parties. We will use it only to send you the park newsletter and information about the park. You can unsubscribe at ANY time with just two clicks. Please review the Six Flags privacy policy for full details.

Haunted Attractions

If you get lost, no one can hear you scream!

Only the bravest of souls date to enter our haunted mazes. You'll be blindsided by darkness as you find your way through the labyrinth all while being hunted -- never knowing what is around the next corner. Are you ready to face your worst fears?

Scare Zones

There is no "leisurely stroll" during Fright Fest. Terror isn't confined to Haunted Attractions. The ghouls have spread into the streets to "greet" you as you make your way to your next fright. There are zombies and ghouls lurking in every corner just waiting for you. Stay Alert!

Entertainment

Never before has The Great Escape offered so many different live performances during Fright Fest. Our Fright Fest shows will leave you howling for more.

Thrilling Rides

We're known for pulse-pounding coasters that deliver intense thrills all season, but these rides ramp up the fear during Fright Fest.

Plan Your Trip
Don't come to Fright Fest unprepared--it's not for the faint of heart. Find the details you need for planning your trip, then plan your escape!
September 30-October 29
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
SEPT 25
26
27
28
29
30
12:00pm to 9:00pm
OCT 1
12:00pm to 8:00pm
2
3
4
5
6
5:00pm to 10:00pm
7
12:00pm to 9:00pm
8
12:00pm to 8:00pm
9
12:00pm to 7:00pm
10
11
12
13
5:00pm to 10:00pm
14
12:00pm to 9:00pm
15
12:00pm to 8:00pm
16
17
18
19
20
5:00pm to 10:00pm
21
12:00pm to 9:00pm
22
12:00pm to 8:00pm
23
24
25
26
27
5:00pm to 10:00pm
28
12:00pm to 9:00pm
29
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets & Passes

Season Passes

Prices start at $55.99
Buy now and get unlimited visits for the rest of 2017 including park admission during Fright Fest* PLUS all of 2017! A Season Pass also includes free tickets for friends on select days, in-park discounts, access to VIP only events and admission to all Six Flags theme parks.
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Daily Admission

Prices start at: $46.99
Purchase daily tickets online and save when you buy at least one day before your trip. Haunted House admission is included with your daily ticket. Buy Now

Group Tickets

Prices start at: $26.75
Groups of 15 or more get really big discounts when tickets are purchased in advance. Learn More

Express Haunted House Pass

Prices start at $20.00
Reduced wait and unlimited trips through all haunted attractions on a single visit to the park. Buy Now

All Season Express Haunted House Pass

Prices start at $25.00
Reduced wait and unlimited visits through all haunted attractions on every night of Fright Fest 2017. *Exclusively for Pass Holders. Buy Now
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Park Map
Plan your visit to The Great Escape by viewing our Park Map. You may also pick up a copy at the Front Gate on the day of your visit.
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Directions to the Park

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is directly across from The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom. Easily accessible from the Adirondack Northway Interstate 87. Phone: 518-792-3500. For GPS, please use 1213 US 9 Queensbury, NY 12804 of 1213 State Route 9 Queensbury, NY 12804.

Our physical location is 1172 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY, 12804

Whatever direction you’re coming from, once you get here, there’s no Escape.

Lodging Information
ALBANY, NY—50 miles

Take I-87 North to Exit 20. Beware of whirling dervishes. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

BOSTON, MA—220 miles

Take I-90 West (Mass Turnpike) to Exit B1. Follow I-90 to I-87 (Albany). Continue north on I-87 to exit 20. If you see a “Be Prepared to Stop” sign, don’t stop. Trust us. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

NEW YORK CITY—210 miles

Take I-87 North (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. Continue north on I-87 to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Or turn around. Your call.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—175 miles

Take I-87 South (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Do not brake for banshees.

BUFFALO, NY—310 miles

Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue north on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately ¼ mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Love the skin you’re in. Try not to jump out of it.

RUTLAND, VT—60 miles

Take Route 7 South to Route 4. Go west on Route 4 to Route 149 West. Follow Route 149 to Route 9 and turn left. Meditate on all the awfulness that awaits you. Travel south on Route 9 approximately one mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

BURLINGTON, VT—120 miles

Take Route 7 South to Route 22A in Vergennes. Follow 22A to Route 4 West. Follow Route 4 until Route 149 West. Turn right onto Route 149. Despite your hands quivering on the steering wheel, try to stay on the road. Continue to Route 9 South. Travel south on Route 9 approximately one mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

ROCHESTER, NY—240 miles

Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue North on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. If someone asks you for directions, do not answer. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

SYRACUSE, NY—165 miles

Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue North on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. This is your last chance to turn back. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

HARTFORD, CT—170 miles

No amount of insurance can protect you from this experience. Take I-84 East/US-6 toward Boston. Take exit 51 to I-91 North towards Springfield. Take exit 14 to I-90 West towards Albany (portions toll). Take exit B1 to I-90 West towards Route 9/Albany/Hudson (portions toll). Merge onto I-787 North toward Troy. Follow exit 9W to NY-7 towards Schenectady/I-87/Saratoga Springs. Merge onto I-87 North toward Saratoga Springs/Glens Falls. Continue north on I-87 to exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

If, at any time, you find yourself at risk – or the thought of Fright Fest is too much to stomach – turn around. Return home, if you can. Better scared than sorry.

Tips for Enjoying Fright Fest
Over the years, we’ve learned a thing or two about making the most of a day at The Great  Escape. These tips will help ensure that you have a fun and memorable experience.

To check park operating hours call us at 666-666-6666. Demons are standing by. Or you can also check our online calendar.

Visit the park on nights when it is closed! You won’t be able to get in but we will have someone there to meet you. Come alone, and don’t tell anyone where you are going.

Bring a jacket or sweatshirt for cool evenings. We wouldn’t want you to catch your death of cold! Store it in one of the lockers located in the small dark shed behind the food stand closest to Guest Services.

Our park is a smoke-free facility. This is a safety measure — smoking attracts demons and werewolves, and you really don’t want to do that. Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas only. You won’t be safe from demons and werewolves, but at least everyone else will.

If you get lost we will eat you.

When arriving, note the location of the exits and other places that might be helpful when hiding from zombies, flying creatures and blood-sucking fiends. Look hard. One really good place to hide is the dark shed behind the food stand located closest to Guest Services. Just close your eyes and come on in. . It’s the safest place in the park! We promise.

Stop by Stroller Rental if you need a stroller, wheelchair, wooden stakes, silver bullets, garlic, or holy water.

Weapons are not allowed in the park so please leave wooden stakes, silver bullets, garlic and holy water at home. It will be more fun for you if you are completely defenseless.

Review the park map. You may think you know where everything is but you don’t. We rearranged everything since your last visit. Just to make it more fun for you.

Pick up a show schedule at the small dark shed behind the food stand closest to Guest Services.

Start your day at attractions farthest from the exits. Your best bet for a good time is to stay as far away from the exits as possible. Bad things happen at the exits. Good thing happen in remote locations deep within the park.

Respect your loved ones: make all of your final arrangements in advance.

To save time eat at non-traditional lunch and dinner hours.

Last year we surveyed a few of the survivors following their escape from the park. Before we ate them they recommended that the most important thing to ensure that you have a fun, safe evening is to wear a hat. They also told us that screaming is your only defense. The louder you scream, the safer you’ll be.

Expect to hear lots and lots of screaming. If you hear any of it coming from the shed located behind the food stand closest to Guest Services don’t worry. It probably just means that someone is being safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fright Fest

What are the current ticket prices?

We are pleased to offer a variety of gruesome ticket packages. Specific pricing for Fright Fest tickets and season passes will be posted shortly. Check back soon!

Are there any rides at Fright Fest that won’t scare me?

No.

How many scary things happen during Fright Fest?

There is no way of knowing. Those who have tried to count were found in a corner, sobbing with fright.

I’m not afraid of Fright Fest. Is that okay?

Keep telling yourself that if it helps. The truth is something that will speak for itself.

Can I wear a costume, mask, or makeup?

No. While you may enjoy making fun of our ghosts, demons and zombies by dressing up like them, doing so is clearly insensitive to their feelings. They can’t help the way they look and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for even asking the question. Jokes aside — this is a safety issue. If you wear a costume or mask into the park our monsters will get confused and might accidentally start eating each other instead of you.

Are Zombies real?

That is the kind of question that is going to set you apart from the others and act as a magnet for everything you will wish you’d never met. Fortunately for you there are dozens of free roaming zombies at the park would would be more than happy to answer your question.

Which ride is the least scary?

The ride to the park.

How long has Fright Fest been going on?

It’s like time; there was never a start. It has always been there. A better question is: when will it end?

Will my boyfriend or girlfriend be eaten?

It depends how full we are after we finish eating you.

What are your operating hours?

Fright Fest hours are listed in the calendar above. You may also view our operating calendar.

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