The first thing I'll say is Wow! A review of Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
After watching and waiting for Six Flags Great Escape Lodge to finally open, it was the definitely worth the wait!! Being from Massachusetts, there are no indoor water parks close by, so we took the 3 hour journey to Lake George. The hotel/waterpark has been open for 2 weeks and they seem to have fine-tuned their operation. We arrived near noon and went to "pre-register". We all wore our swimsuits under our clothes to save time. We left all of our luggage in the car until check in time (4pm). The front desk people were very friendly and helpful. They gave us our wristbands which you need each day at the pool. In the pool area they have lockers which you can use by getting a key in the gift shop. They ask for a $10 deposit, you get a key which you can put on your wrist. By the lockers there are several changing rooms, including baby changing tables, shower facilities and bathrooms, and a first aid station. There is a snack bar in the pool area that serves hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries, soda, beer, ice cream, etc.. The current pool hours are 9am to 11am and then they close for maintenance until noon. Then they are open again from noon to 10pm. There are adirondack chairs lined up along the decks and also some tables and chairs. When we arrived there were no seats available anywhere, so we put towels on the floor until some nice lady gave up 2 of her chairs. People come down to the pool right when the park opens at 9am and save chairs and tables. Their is a security guard at the entrance to the waterpark and also an attendant handing out towels, which is great, many times we got warm ones right out of the dryer. There are laundry bins as you leave to put the used ones in. The lazy river is a favorite, there is a little kids area, a family raft ride and 2 single water slides. There is a raised platform that has the bucket and interactive water sprays. The adult only-spa is the only dud because it's only as warm as the rest of the pool water. The main attraction seemed to be the surf ride, beware of loosing your bathing suit on this ride, not bikini-friendly. We went back to the front desk at 2:45pm and our room was ready, they sent over a bellman to help with luggage, and they brought it right to our room. Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck roam around during the day and I believe they're in the dining room at breakfast time. For a quick breakfast there's a kiosk in the lobby that has danish, muffins, juice, coffee, cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc. I heard the food in the dining room was really good, but we decided to go outside of the hotel for dinner. There were also kids activities during the day such as crafts and scavenger hunts, and they have a big arcade too. The layout of the hotel is great, the staff and service was fabulous. Our room was the smaller of selections, but very spacious, enough room to bring an air mattress if needed. There was a breakfast counter with 2 chairs, a small side table with 2 chairs, microwave, coffee maker, small refrigerator & sink, entertainment center with TV. There's a full tub and toilet, and the sink/vanity area was outside the bathroom, which is convenient. They provide a hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner, & soap. The 2 queen beds were very comfortable, but the pullout couch wasn't so. The room was spotless and be-autifully decorated in the lodge theme. Check-out was at 11am, so we put everything in the car and left at 11am. We could have stayed all day if we wanted to stick around until the park re-opened at noon. I am extremely impressed, and can't wait to go back when the Six Flags theme park is open.