The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, Queensbury

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Water Park · Theme Park
Opened in 1954, The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor today offers a host of family entertainment with over 125 exciting rides. Try out thrill rides such as the Alpine Freefalls, but be prepared for a lot of twisting, plunging, and diving. For the gentler dispositions, the family park offers rides, such as the classic carousel. Head to the waterpark to refresh and enjoy some drenching adventures, or see relax and see some live entertainment. A number of eateries range from Primo’s Pizza to Asian cuisine. Park maps can be found on the website, or picked up at the front gate. Make The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor part of your personalized Queensbury itinerary using our Queensbury trip tool.
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  • My first visit and would say some things are 1 star and some 5 stars. The terrain is awful. So many hills and uneven ground throughout the park. Also the parking is very far even for disability parking. It is $40 you rent an electric scooter for the day. On the upside, you can get a season pass for the same price as a one day ticket... awesome for the locals. The food was much better than your average amusement park food and meal ticket prices are good. The stuffed animal prizes were also much better than I've seen elsewhere. The staff were friendly and there's a good variety of rides. I'm posing to go back next yr to do the giant swing which looks amazing (and is $15 extra...bogus but I want to FLY!).
  • Visited with my 10 year old grandson who loves all the thrill rides. The lines were reasonable and he was able to ride several rides multiple times. There were a few rides that were closed without any indication if or when the ride may reopen. The park is showing its age and an update to some areas are needed. The bathrooms smelled of stale urine and didn't appeared to be restocked or cleaned during the day. I expected the food prices to be high but the quality was awful. The cheeseburger was cold with a slice of cheese added without being melted. My salad was old with wilted lettuce. I wish there was more healthy options. Drink prices are crazy too. No one should have to pay $6 for a bottle of water. Lastly, $20.00 to park in a gravel lot is another rip off. Because we live close and my grandson loves the rides, we will visit again. Next time I will pack a cooler and enjoy lunch at the car.

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