New York's First Indoor Waterpark Opens

New York's First Indoor Waterpark Opens

There are 14 comments on the WETM-TV Elmira story from Feb 7, 2006, titled New York's First Indoor Waterpark Opens. In it, WETM-TV Elmira reports that:

New York state has its first indoor water park. The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark opened last weekend in the Warren County town of Queensbury, 45 miles north of Albany.

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Robert Searles

Schenectady, NY

#1 Feb 15, 2006
How can they say this is a family public Waterpark, it's opened to Hotel Guest only at $189 a night. The rich has aother place to play again in Lake George area.
Chad Reed

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 21, 2006
After all the tax breaks Queensbry has given them and this is how the residents are repayed with $189 rooms? Then lets not forget the $10 parking fee they will be charging this summe for The Great Escape...o yes season passes will pay everytime too.....Thanks For Nothing
Ladyblue

Forked River, NJ

#3 Feb 22, 2006
I agree this is a slap in the face for local residents. Who in their right mind would pay that much for an overnight room when they live right nearby? This is designed to effectively exclude residents, who would actually be the biggest patrons of such a facility during the off season.

One of the things I always loved about the Lake George region is that it was family-oriented, geared toward the "everyman," and not set up to rape tourists. That's why I bought a home there. This water park deal makes me mad.
LakeBum

Cheyenne, WY

#4 Mar 5, 2006
I agree and Im shoked they didnt do anykind of neighborhood appreciation week, day, etc..after all who is going to refer out of town guests to stay there? I certinally wont...
Jim and Laurie

Albany, NY

#5 Mar 6, 2006
I don't know why the community is not more up in arms about this. I agree that it is a slap in the face to locals. How do we explain to our children that there is a wonderful indoor waterpark facility right in our back yard, that we watched go up and now drive by on a regular basis, but it's not for them and we aren't allowed in? It's only for people visiting from away? My wife went in just to use the shop and was accosted by a security guard afraid that she was trying to sneak in. Charles Wood wouldn't have let this happen.
Blakester

Garden City, NY

#6 Mar 7, 2006
We live in QB and are looking forward to a night in the hotel room while the kids surf!
Ladyblue

Forked River, NJ

#7 Mar 9, 2006
Of course, there is no reason that local residents CAN'T use the waterpark - if they want to shell out $189 for a room. But who needs it? Why can't I just take my kids or my out-of-town house guests there for an afternoon?

You're right, Jim. It's almost cruel to drive by it everyday and have to tell your kids, "Sorry, but we can't afford to let you go there and try it out." I, for one, don't want to save up for a "vacation" in my own back yard!
A-Jay

Ripton, VT

#8 Mar 27, 2006
do you no how many people you can fit in one room for that price?
MrBill

United States

#9 Mar 27, 2006
Maybe tourists may come, and provide some jobs?
Maybe the region needs tourist dollars more than your approval?

Maybe you can save up & go?
Sparton

Cheyenne, WY

#10 Jul 6, 2006
Mr Bill, Do you realize that The great escape is part of Queensbury? We also have mini golf by the dozen etc...We cant possibly need more tourists etc. This is a prime example of a big company screwing thee community who keeps it going...They could care less about us.
Harry

Jackson Heights, NY

#11 Dec 26, 2006
Let's organize across the state, this is happening in NYC too by the same company Aquatic Development Group. We are working to pressure elected officvials to stop the swwetheart deals for cronies. harryshanti at hotmail.com

see eatharlempreservation.org the developoment section then the randall's island section, or search "randall's island waterpark"
Jim and Laurie wrote:
I don't know why the community is not more up in arms about this. I agree that it is a slap in the face to locals. How do we explain to our children that there is a wonderful indoor waterpark facility right in our back yard, that we watched go up and now drive by on a regular basis, but it's not for them and we aren't allowed in? It's only for people visiting from away? My wife went in just to use the shop and was accosted by a security guard afraid that she was trying to sneak in. Charles Wood wouldn't have let this happen.
lena

Fulton, NY

#12 Dec 30, 2006
i went to a park in PA and they have the same rules but their room rate was over $400 a night after taxes for 5 of us. if you ask me i might check it out its closer to me and a alot cheaper!!!!
kim

United States

#13 Feb 29, 2008
How come this company reports a loss while it charges that much money. Who's then making a money?

“when it rains it pours”

Since: Sep 07

Adirondacks

#14 Mar 5, 2008
If you figure the cost of 5 tickets to get into any park,it will cost you approximatly 180$,i think its like getting the room for free.

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