Friday, September 28, 2007

From Wiggles to Wedgies

From Wiggles to Wedgies: The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Announces Plans for New Rides & Attractions in 2008

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom today announced plans to add several new major attractions for the 2008 season. Next spring, the park will unveil Wiggles World, a themed children’s area based on The Wiggles, the most popular children’s entertainers in the world, featuring rides, shows and attractions the entire family can enjoy together. At the same time, the park will also debut a thrilling new waterslide, called the Wild Wedgie, in Splashwater Kingdom.

“The Great Escape has historically been a true family theme park, and as our plans for 2008 make clear, we are continuing that tradition,” said Don McCoy, President of The Great Escape Properties. “The addition of Wiggles World and the Wild Wedgie represents our commitment to the diversification of family entertainment at The Great Escape, where we are dedicated to offering excitement and thrills for families and guests of all ages!”

Get Ready to Wiggle at The Great Escape!
At a cost of $3 million, the new children’s area will include specially-themed Wiggles rides, including The Big Red Car and The Big Red Plane rides, as well as a new retail location, The Wiggles Gift Shop, and a restaurant called the Yummy Yummy CafĂ©. In addition, The Wiggles themselves –Sam, Murray, Jeff and Anthony – will make an appearance and perform at the park on a to-be-announced date in 2008!

The new Wiggles World themed children’s area will be inhabited by The Wiggles’ cast of supporting characters: Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, who will pose for photos with guests and perform daily in the “Get Ready to Wiggle” show in the all-new Wiggles Theater.

“Wiggles World” is designed to leverage The Wiggles’ vast recognition and status among children ages 2-6. Since 1991, The Wiggles have performed to more than 1 million audience members a year. To date, they have sold more than 22 million DVDs and videos and more than 5 million albums worldwide, and The Wiggles’ successful television show has been broadcast on Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney since 2002.

Wiggles World will be the theme park’s second themed children’s area, following on the heels of LOONEY TUNES NATIONAL PARK, which was added in 2005.

‘Wild Wedgie’ to Debut in Splashwater Kingdom

The Wild Wedgie, an entertaining waterslide with a whimsical name, will debut at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom in 2008 to provide thrill seeking guests with an exhilarating water ride!

The new waterslide is expected to generate even more excitement in 2008 than its predecessor, Tornado, did in 2007. The new waterslide will appeal to teens, tweens, and everyone who loves an exciting waterslide experience. Wild Wedgie will complement Tornado, Captain Hook’s Adventure River, Paul Bunyan’s Bucket Brigade, the 500,000 gallon Lumberjack Splash wavepool, and all of the thrilling attractions in Splashwater Kingdom, making for an unforgettable waterpark experience for the whole family.

More information about Wiggles World and the Wild Wedgie waterslide will be released during a construction tour that will be offered to press in spring 2008.

2008 Season Pass: Live the Thrill

Guests can gear up to enjoy Wiggles World and the new Splashwater Kingdom water attraction now by purchasing a 2008 Season Pass to The Great Escape for only $69.99 (plus tax), the lowest price of the season. Season passes are currently available for purchase online at, and are also valid for admission to the theme park now, during Fright Fest 2007.

Stay Where You Play! New Season Pass Packages Available

The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark announces a new Season Pass package combining all the fun and excitement of the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark with season passes to The Great Escape.
The Great Escape season pass package includes a two night stay at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge, admission to White Water Bay indoor waterpark during length of stay, and four 2008 season passes to The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom. Prices begin at $165 per person, based on four person occupancy. Offer is based on availability. For details, visit or call 888-708-2684.

Six Flags Inc. is the world’s largest regional theme park company. Founded in 1961, Six Flags celebrated its 45th Anniversary in 2006. It is a publicly-traded corporation (NYSE:SIX) headquartered in New York City.

SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. ®, TM and © 2007. © 2007 The Wiggles Pty Ltd. LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Diane O’Connor
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
(518) 792-3500

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