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The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
Lake George, New York

Park Policies

The Great Escape is a family park, so we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violations may be cause for ejection without refund. Please review the park policies below.

Guests visiting The Great Escape with an arm or leg cast may be restricted from enjoying some of our attractions. Casts are not permitted on any slide in Hurricane Harbor.  Waterproof casts are permitted in Adventure River, Hurricane Bay and the pools at Buccaneer Beach and Splashwater Island. 

In keeping with our family-friendly environment and for safety reasons, The Great Escape enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the Park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear. Tattoos or clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted at any time.  Examples of clothing not permitted are those which display:

  •  Profanity
  •  Pornography
  •  Graphic violence
  •  Support of drugs or drug use
  •  Gang symbols
  •  Promoting discrimination against any group
An image of an assault rifle or handgun does not, by itself, rise to the level of graphic violence.
Bathing suits may be worn only in water park areas.  Proper swimwear is required. No cut-offs, thongs, or denim will be allowed in Hurricane Harbor.
Park admission may be denied if clothing or tattoos are deemed to be inappropriate by management and the Guest refuses all reasonable options.  Shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution.


Food, beverages, coolers, and grills may not be brought into the park. The only food exceptions are for food allergies as described below and infant food, in non-glass jars. The Great Escape prohibits the use of grills and open flames in and around the property, including parking lots.

Guests who suffer from sensitivities or life-threatening allergies may bring food into the park if they do not feel comfortable with the menu options available. In this case, the food must be limited to the individual with the allergy and may contain: two sealable sandwich bags (7x8 inches) and one snack to accommodate their visit (such as a piece of fruit, or a fruit bar, or a snack that fits in a sandwich bag).  One small soft-sided cooler may be brought into the park to carry these items. No outside beverages are permitted. Please see Security at Six Flags The Great Escape to receive a medical sticker.

Please walk at all times. Do not sit or stand on fences or railings.

For your safety, certain rides may need to close during severe weather, such as electrical storms, heavy rain, or high winds. Most restaurants and shops will remain open. Rides will re-open as soon as safe operations can be assured. Refunds and rain checks are not offered for inclement weather.

Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not permitted to save places in line or exit the line and return for any reason. Violators will be ejected without a refund.

Loose articles are not permitted on most rides and should be left with non-riders or secured in lockers. Six Flags and its employees are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Cell phones, pagers, or other small items must be secured in cargo pockets, zippered jacket pockets, or waist packs. All loose articles which cannot be secured must be left in a locker or with a non-rider prior to entering the queue line.

Pets are not allowed, with the exception of working service animals.

By entering the park, guests grant The Great Escape the right to film, video, record or photograph them on park property for any reason without payment or consideration. The Great Escape requests that all photographs or video taken by our guests be used for their personal use and enjoyment only. Any use, reuse or reproduction for commercial purposes without the express written consent of The Great Escape is strictly prohibited. The Great Escape reserves the right to refuse to allow photography of any kind as necessary at individual locations. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted. Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:

  • GoPro & action cameras will not be allowed on rides.
  • Any camera mounted to a vehicle, drone, cart, scooter or other moving objects.
  • No cameras (video, still, cell phone, smartphones, action, etc.) are allowed on any rides at any time. No exceptions.

All Great Escape rides, shows, and attractions are protected by copyright. Guests must have written permission to use photographs and/or videotape of The Great Escape images for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing or publishing in any medium.

The following items are not permitted at any time:

  • Food/coolers* (except special medical diet and infant food)
  • Lawn/folding chairs
  • Magic markers, spray paint
  • Aerosol cans - with the exception of sun screen, bug spray & hygiene products.
  • Glass bottles
  • Knives
  • Spiked clothing/jewelry
  • Fireworks/Explosives
  • Firearms/ammunition
  • Chemical weapons, mace/pepper spray
  • Unmanned aeriel vehicles (drones)
  • Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar devices

Some rides and shows will close temporarily during electrical storms, heavy rains, high winds, and other severe weather conditions. As soon as conditions permit safe operation, these attractions will re-open. The Great Escape does not issue rain checks or refunds.

To leave the park and re-enter on the same day, please get your hand stamped and re-enter at the re-entry gate. This includes Season Pass holders. Season Passes are only valid to scan once per day.

Safety is our number one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, or of certain heights and/or weights may not be able to enjoy certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Relations. For your convenience, a one-time height check is available at Hospitality.

There is an inherent risk in participating in any amusement ride. We expect riders to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings, and properly use all ride safety equipment provided. Guests who do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please refer to specific guidelines posted at the entrance of every ride.

Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar devices are not allowed inside The Great Escape.

The Great Escape is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is only allowed in the following designated areas:

  • Behind the Charley's Saloon in Ghost Town
  • Behind For Pete's Shake
  • Next to the Giant Wheel in Fest Area
  • Behind Coca-Cola stand in upper Hurricane Harbor
  • Across from the Comet
  • Across from Dare Devil Dive

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, The Great Escape prohibits the operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicles on, from, or above The Great Escape premises absent specific written consent. This includes all UAVs, also commonly known as “drones,” regardless of their size, weight or purpose.

Please be considerate of other guests. Offenders will be ejected from the park without a refund.

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