Friday, April 30, 2010

The Great Escape Celebrates it’s Storied Past

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, one of America’s favorite and most historic theme parks, is gearing up for a spectacular 2010 season beginning Saturday, May 8 with the opening of the newly renovated Cinderella’s Castle and the updated Storytown Train.

To help celebrate these time honored park treasures, The Great Escape is hosting a community wide photo contest highlighting “Generations of Greatness.” Guests may submit photos of family members in the park representing extended generations of loyal Great Escape visitors. Guests with the oldest photo or those that illustrate generations of one family in a photograph taken in the park could win an ultimate Great Escape experience for opening weekend. Guests can submit photos by visiting The Great Escape’s Facebook page at

Top-tier entertainment and unparalleled guest benefits ensure a value-packed experience for the entire family. 2010 season highlights include:

Cinderella’s Castle –This year, young princesses will experience even more magic as Cinderella’s castle has been rebuilt from the ground up. Created straight from the fairytale, the new structure and surrounding landscape will be the perfect backdrop to the Pumpkin Coach and, of course, Cinderella herself.

Storytown Train - Featuring a journey through the early years of Storytown, USA and The Great Escape. Popular elements from the nursery rhyme themed park have been renovated and given new homes along the train’s tracks.

Season Pass Funatics Program - Not only does a Season Pass pay for itself in two visits, but with repeat visits to the park in 2010, pass holders can earn prizes ranging from skip the line passes to free tickets for friends and even discounted 2011 season passes.

Dynamic New Live Entertainment –2010 will debut nine new shows including the exciting live and local concert series featuring our areas best bands performing live in the Storytown section of the park. The popular dive theater will also be home to the all new Arctic Olympic Games dive show and two brand new song and dance performances will be live daily in the Alpine Fest Haus and Jolly Tree Theatre.

The Great Escape opens for weekends only on Saturday, May 8 and begins daily operation June 17.For more information on The Great Escape tickets, operating schedule, shows, attractions and events, please visit
Guests can make plans now to experience the new Storytown Train, Cinderella’s Castle and all of the excitement of the 2010 season by purchasing a Season Pass to The Great Escape. Season Passes are currently available for purchase for $69.99, the lowest price of the season online at