Thursday, August 15, 2013

Six Flags Great Escape in New York

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day!  Six Flags Great Escape was only about 15 minutes from our campground which was great.  We knew this was a smaller park and figured we wouldn't be here all day.

The disabled parking was located on the same side of the street as the park, otherwise we spotted a larger parking lot across the street and people walking via a walkway bridge over the street.  There is a lodge with an indoor water park located across the street, but Six Flags Great Escape also offers a water park with its gates.

The first ride the kids saw was Sasquatch and the only one not tall enough was Amada, so I waited with her while all the boys went on.  Johnathan was so funny, he liked the name 'Sasquatch' so he just kept saying it.

Amada was happy when she found out she could drive this car all by herself.  Alex and Johnathan rode together.  I wonder how many arguments were started during that car ride?

This particular park didn't have many roller coasters, but the ones they did have had shorter height requirements so Johnathan was able to go on all of them.  He was a very happy little boy!  They did have a lot of kid rides too.

One complaint about this park is that there weren't many choices of what to eat for lunch.  We walked in circles trying to find something and finally settled on hot dogs/corn dogs.  Later when we entered the back sections of the kids' area there was more of a selection but it wasn't well marked within the park.

The boys thought it was cool to meet Scooby Doo, Scrappy Doo and Shaggy.  {Last Halloween Alex dressed up at Shaggy and James as Scooby Doo.}  Amada would not get anywhere close to them. More characters came out and they had a little dance contest.

There was one ride that our entire family was able to go on together, called Alpine Bobsled.  It was not a smooth ride at all, but it was unique.  It begins like a regular roller coaster on a track, but then it propels you into a bobsled track.  Like I said, unique.

And the last ride of the day was 'The Comet', a wooden roller coaster, and the only ride in the park to take your picture.  {By the way, we figured the best value for purchasing pictures is the USB since we knew we were going to be traveling around to a lot of the Six Flags parks.  I believe the initial expense of the USB was around $35, and each picture we want uploaded is only 99 cents.}

We were able to ride all of the rides we wanted and still be done in the afternoon.  We promised the kids they could play on the play equipment at the campground.  I need to do laundry and buy some groceries before we leave tomorrow for New Jersey.  Have I mentioned I love being able to do all of my laundry in the time it takes to do a single load?


(This blog post does not correspond to where we currently are on our trip.  We didn't have internet for several weeks and are having a lot of fun so I am behind in blogging.  I will continue to post in chronological order.)  

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