Great Escape opens May 14

QUEENSBURY – The Great Escape will kick off the 2016 season on May 14.

The amusement park has two new rides and the new Charley’s Saloon.

The park opens at 10 a.m.

The Great Escape is located at 1172 Route 9.

The new Ghost Town restaurant, Charley’s Saloon, pays tribute to founder Charles R. Wood. The newly renovated sports bar saloon captures the history of Dan McGrew’s, Ghost Town’s original Wild West Saloon that opened in 1957, a news release said. The area was originally created as a place where fathers and sons could enjoy a “root” beer together. The bar will feature Wild West theming, photos and historical information about the park and the park’s founder.

The seven-story, looping coaster Greezed Lightnin’ will open to season pass holders for a sneak preview May 21 and 22 and then open to the public on May 28.

Splashwater Kingdom Water Park will open for the season on May 28, the release said.

The park will be open weekends and select weekdays through June 15, when daily operations begin.

The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster will open to the public on June 25.

For more information about The Great Escape, visit sixflags.com, the release said.

Great Escape opens May 14

QUEENSBURY – The Great Escape will kick off the 2016 season on May 14.

The amusement park has two new rides and the new Charley’s Saloon.

The park opens at 10 a.m.

The Great Escape is located at 1172 Route 9.

The new Ghost Town restaurant, Charley’s Saloon, pays tribute to founder Charles R. Wood. The newly renovated sports bar saloon captures the history of Dan McGrew’s, Ghost Town’s original Wild West Saloon that opened in 1957, a news release said. The area was originally created as a place where fathers and sons could enjoy a “root” beer together. The bar will feature Wild West theming, photos and historical information about the park and the park’s founder.

The seven-story, looping coaster Greezed Lightnin’ will open to season pass holders for a sneak preview May 21 and 22 and then open to the public on May 28.

Splashwater Kingdom Water Park will open for the season on May 28, the release said.

The park will be open weekends and select weekdays through June 15, when daily operations begin.

The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster will open to the public on June 25.

For more information about The Great Escape, visit sixflags.com, the release said.

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