Tips for Visiting the Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom Lake George

Visiting the Great Escape is a fun experience, and to make the most of your day, you want to come prepared.  Having taken my kids to amusement parks since they were little, here are my tips for having a great time at the Great Escape!

Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

Considering the Great Escape is open in the warmer months, it helps to be prepared with sun protection.  Make sure you apply sunscreen – but also bring extra sunscreen to reapply, especially if you go to the waterpark.

Hats and sunglasses are also helpful to have – for one, to keep you comfortable, but also so you protect your eyes and you don’t have the sun glaring in your face while you walk around during the day.

Another useful thing to bring if you are going to the water park is rash guards.  Both my kids are fair, and rash guards are a great way to make sure they aren’t getting a sunburn, especially after hours of swimming.  Otherwise you do have to reapply sunscreen frequently.

Great Escape Splashwater Kingdom

Change of clothes

While you don’t want to lug around a big bag all day, it helps to have an extra change of clothes, especially if you have little kids with you.  There were times the kids got soaked on the log ride, and the day would have been done if we didn’t have a change of clothes!

Epi-Pen / medicines /etc.

I always bring my child’s Epi-Pen and allergy medicine.  You don’t want to be away from home and have an emergency.  We keep everything in an insulated case so it doesn’t overheat, as well as the prescription and emergency info.


Good shoes

Wear comfortable shoes!  And don’t forget to bring change of shoes if you are going between the amusement park and water park.

Food & hydration

Hydration is important, especially on those hot days.  Make sure you bring a water bottle and stop to get something to drink in the park.

Walking around the park all day, we get pretty hungry.  I try to plan for lunch so that we don’t reach a point where we get grumpy because we are overly hungry, so plan ahead as far as when you want to fuel up and where.

Splashwater Kingdom Water Park

If you are planning on going to the water park, make sure you come prepared.

Swimwear (something appropriate, especially for going on rides with), rash guards are great!
For little ones, swim diapers
Towels (I recommend microfiber towels, which are small and lightweight, and dry quickly)

Go online

There is a lot of useful information online at the Great Escape website.  You can find lots of great info, from hours to maps.  It lists all the rides as well as height requirements and other restrictions, which helps to plan your day.


If you do forget something, the Great Escape has you covered.  I can’t tell you how many things we have bought in a pinch, even swimsuits and shoes!  While it’s great to be prepared, it helps to know you can get what you need while you are at the park.

Great Escape Shops

By | 2017-07-05T15:42:19+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Travel|10 Comments

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  1. Shannon Gurnee July 5, 2017 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    That looks like an awesome place to visit with family and friends. These are some great tips! We have a friend whose child has to have an epi pen with him always.

  2. Jeni July 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    What a fun trip! What caught my eye though was the Epi Pen case, I have a friend who would LOVE that.

  3. Rosey July 5, 2017 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    All good tips for helping make sure the visit goes smoothly. I’m ready for a splash park. It’s getting hawt out there!

  4. Adaleta July 6, 2017 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Wow this is amazing!! It looks like a blast!

  5. OurFamilyWorld July 6, 2017 at 7:06 am - Reply

    What a wonderful place to visit. I would love to bring the family there one day. Your tips are very helpful.

  6. Heidi July 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a fun park! Thanks for the tips. I always like to get advice from someone who has visited the park before I go. It’s always nice to feel prepared for everything!

  7. Oyinkan Ogunleye July 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I need to visit Splashwater Kingdom! I mis going to water parks!

  8. Melissa Hagan July 7, 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    What fun! Definitely on my list to visit when I’m in the area!

  9. Shirley Martinez July 8, 2017 at 5:53 am - Reply

    I’ve heard of this place once, and now I want to know more. This looks like a great place to visit!

  10. Anna December 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Great tips, and looks like a lot of fun. Keeping this in mind.

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