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Nothing special, but I like to see any improvement at this park even if it is just a kids area in the form of Looney Tunes National Park. There is so much open space they could build on around the entire park it's a surprise that they can't even put in a Batman clone or something. The only coasters they've ever installed have been hand-me-downs. If it wasn't for The Comet, there wouldn't be much reason to go to the park unless you have little kids (and I mean little kids).
edit: ok, maybe it's not ghetto, but I still think a lot of work needs to be done to make it a better park.
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:41 am.
Don't get me wrong, I love the comet, but to me the park is just lacking. I guess I should say it could be so much better. They have a wonderful location that they just don't take enough advantage of. Hopefully the new kids section will improve the overall look of the park. I would actually prefer they polish the park a little instead of adding new coaster. But, if they were to add a new coaster.. there's a good chunk of land beyond Alpine Bobsled that's just asking for a B&M invert, unless that's where the new kids area is. But I can dream
The Great Escape is not lacking anything, IMO. It's perfect. To the guy who called it ghetto - um, where do you live?... Buckingham Palace? TGE might be lacking if you want KiNGdA KAAA!! or R1DDl3Rs RvG, but it's got the perfect mix of coasters for a family park. You want a big, bad inverted coaster? Go somewhere else (SFGADV, maybe?). The only ride that needs some work is Arrow Loopscrew. It was majorly rattling when I visited. And, they could clean up the indoor coaster's queue line
Personally, I'm a bit apprehensive about seeing Looney Tunes brought into the park. Aren't there enough goddamn parks with Looney Tunes?? TGE is so unique and quaint and quiet. This just seems like one step closer to flagging the place, and I definitely don't want that.
Oh god, what if TGE brings in the "new hip scary" Looney Tunes?
Looks like I really hit a nerve here. I'm not saying it's a bad park, it just needs a lot cleaning. You're right, they do need to clean the indoor coaster queue. Last time I tried to go on that ride they closed it down because there was a racoon on the track. The Storybook Land looked as if it hadn't been cleaned all season. When it started to rain they closed down the pony ride and left the pony attached to the ride.. just standing in the rain. The Jungle Land walk through had all brown water and half the bridges were shut down. Honestly I love the park, the rides are great, I would just like to see more.. even if not a new ride, something to boost attendence. Maybe I went on an off day, but in my oppinion the park is really in disrepair.
Looks like a great lodge except it will probably cost an arm and leg to stay there. Hotels in Lake George are kind of expensive. Very cool how the water park is indoors and open year round. That will make people come on the off season what do you think???
The Comet is a great woodie that I've enjoyed for years, there's also a vakoma boomerang, a arrow looper, a pretty nice bobsled ride, and a pretty good dark coaster called nightmare the rest of the coasters are just not worth mentioning (canyon blaster, roadrunner express.) It's a pretty good park if you have a six flags season pass and you want to get some credits. But... They need a new thrill ride or some sort of larger coaster.
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