Great Escape opening early thanks to mild weather

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Because of the mild winter, The Great Escape will be opening one weekend ahead of schedule.

The park will open Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

In celebration of the park opening earlier than scheduled, The Great Escape and Queensbury Elementary School are teaming up to hold a book drive for summer reading material for elementary students. Guests who bring a Scholastic approved book for Kindergarten through 6th grade will receive half off general admission at the main gate.

Additionally, all season pass holders can bring a friend for just $9.99 any one operating day May 14 – 30.

The park will be open weekends and select weekdays through June 12, then daily beginning June 15.

The all-new Greezed Lightnin’ looping coaster will open for the season on Saturday, May 21, while Splashwater Kingdom will open on Saturday, May 28.

The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster will open in June.

For more information about The Great Escape, or to purchase tickets, please visit

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