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The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
Lake George, New York
Steamin' Demon

Steamin’ Demon

Here’s That Loop You Ordered, With a Side of History

Innovative when it was first designed, and enormously popular ever since, the Steamin’ Demon was a pioneer of steel looping coasters. It was the first major thrill machine built at The Great Escape in the modern era, and this little devil got it right the first time.

You will blast through the 1,565 feet of fire orange track so fast you won’t know what hit you. The layout is compact perfection — everything is right where you need it, right when you need it. The insane journey begins on an 85-foot haul up to the top of the first lift hill. Put whatever you may have been thinking about on hold for the next minute or so, because you’re only going to have the time to hold on as you dart ferociously into this swooping high-speed joyride.

You’ll take a drop of 65 feet as you pulse into the five-story vertical loop. Then, before you can stop screaming from the loop, you are thrust into a massive double-inversion corkscrew. There’s an incredible flow to this section, as you smoothly flip around so many times that it will feel strangely normal to be upside down. Then you curve right back to the station, all your looping needs having been completely satisfied in record time.

They all agreed she was evil and had to die. She cursed them all that October night. Now she has returned.

It was agreed by all that she was evil and must die. They dragged her to this spot, over 150 years ago, and tied her to a post. Screeching and calling people by name, she seemed not to care. As if she knew she couldn’t die. As if she knew she’d come back laughing.

The community lived in fear. She had brought an infestation of grasshoppers, the size of birds that destroyed crops, devoured livestock, and slowly reduced helpless babies in their cribs to bone and gristle. Her love potions turned young girls’ tongues green with rot, and she had perfected the use of maggots in many spells.

She cursed them all that October night, as the flames rose higher. Next time, she will show no mercy. The site of her death, where people once laughed and still do, will forever be a place of terror. Especially, in the bewitching season.

Minimum Height: 48″

By The Numbers

Top Speed
40 mph
95 feet
1,600 feet
1 minute, 30 seconds
The Demon Witch
Thrill Level

Minimum Height

Location in Park: 

Ghost Town


Goes Upside Down
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