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February 7, 2006

Six Flags Opens New York State's First Indoor Waterpark

Lake George, NY -- New York State's first indoor water park made its debut Tuesday when Six Flags President and CEO Mark Shapiro and Bugs Bunny activated the Tall Timbers Treehouse multi-level play structure which serves as the centerpiece of the new indoor waterpark called White Water Bay.

Located across from The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom near Exit 20 of Interstate 87, the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark will serve as a visitor gateway to the Adirondack region.

"The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is the perfect family vacation spot," general manager Dan Williams said. "It is unprecedented for travelers to the Adirondack region to enjoy a ski vacation in conjunction with a day at the beach, but that is just what our guests will find at New York State's first combination hotel and indoor waterpark. All year round, our guests will find great value, comfortable lodging and the best in family entertainment right here at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark."

Tall Timbers Treeshouse, Interactive Multi-Level Play Structure, Six Flags White Water Bay

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge will be open year-round and features 200 suites with an adjoining 38,000 square-foot indoor waterpark. The décor of the property reflects the hotel and waterpark's Adirondack setting and includes a grand Adirondack-style lobby with exposed wood beams and a dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace.

The main draw at the property is White Water Bay, an indoor waterpark with nine attractions located on the lower lobby level of the Lodge. Inside the waterpark the air and water temperatures remain a balmy 80 degrees year-round.

The signature attraction in the waterpark is a massive multi-level play structure that boasts nearly 160 interactive elements and is called Tall Timbers Treehouse. Topping the treehouse is a giant wooden bucket that tips, spilling thousands of gallons of water onto guests below. There are also two body slides from the treehouse that connect with the activity play lagoon.

The Lodge also offers guests amenities such as the Serenity at the Lodge Spa, on-site restaurant, meeting facilities, gift shops, arcade and a tavern that overlooks the waterpark.

There are also plenty of entertaining activities planned for children and families. Every Sunday, the Lodge will offer breakfast with the Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny. There will also be arts and crafts, games, scavenger hunts and daily bedtime story times for children with various Looney Tunes characters.

Six Flags expects the Lodge will redefine the family vacation experience, particularly for winter guests who will be able to ski the nearby Adirondack Mountains and enjoy the 80-degree tropical setting of the Lodge's White Water Bay indoor waterpark.

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge is offering a special, introductory rate of $189 per night for a limited number of suites, subject to availability. This special rate includes unlimited admission to the indoor waterpark. The special offer is available through April 30, 2006, for a one-room family suite with two Queen-beds and a pull out sofa. Each of these suites can accommodate two extra guests for an additional $15 per person.

For more information, visit Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark at

White Water Bay waterpark photo courtesy of Six Flags Great Escape Lodge. All rights reserved.

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