The Great Escape
Lake George, New York
August 2, 2009
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The Great Escape, Lake George, New York

While mapping out the trip home from Six Flags New England I noticed that the route took us took us about forty-five minutes from The Great Escape.  With the short trek out of our way and it being owned by Six Flags we could get in with our season passes it was an easy choice to leave Six Flags New England a little early in order to score a few rides at The Great Escape.

The Great Escape, Lake George, New York

As you can see everything is wet.  When we left Six Flags New England we weren't sure if we'd get any rides at The Great Escape because it was pouring down hard and the forecast called for that for the rest of the day.  We went like pilgrims with faith that the coaster God's would shine on us and they did.  As soon as we pulled off of the expressway the rain stopped and the clouds parted and we were greeted with a completely empty parking lot, well not completely empty, there were 4 cars in it but still that's empty. 

We were about to experience Exclusive Park Time.

The Great Escape, Lake George, New York

The Great Escape opened up in 1954 as Storytown USA.

The Great Escape, Lake George, New York


Storytown USA was themed to Mother Goose and many of it's little displays or attractions like this Jack & The Beanstalk display are at the park giving it a really nice charm.  The Great Escape reminded me of the Santa's Village up in the Chicago area that I used to visit as a kid.  The Great Escape is like that but much, much nicer plus some awesome coasters.



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