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The Bobcat Roller Coaster Opens at Six Flags Great Escape

Posted: 6/7/2024

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The Bobcat Roller Coaster Opens at Six Flags Great Escape

The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB is excited to announce the grand opening of The Bobcat, a highly anticipated new wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Escape. This incredible addition marks the first new wooden coaster introduced to New York since 1999, bringing a blend of speed, airtime, and turns with a modern twist to the classic wooden coaster experience.

The Bobcat: A Landmark Addition

The Bobcat offers an adventurous ride with speeds of up to 40 mph>

 Fast facts about The Bobcat: 

  • • Speed: up to 40 mph 
  • • Height: 55.4 feet 
  • • Length:1412 feet 
  • • Trains: 2 trains, 12 passengers per train 
  • • Height Requirement: 42” with person of responsibility, 48” to ride alone 
  • • Beautiful, natural design to complement park surroundings 
  • • Revolutionary coaster trains provide smooth rider experience 

“We are so proud to bring a state-of-the-art coaster, the first of its kind across Six Flags properties, right here to the Lake George Region,” said Resort President Rebecca Wood. “The Bobcat is a beautiful, landmark addition to Six Flags Great Escape. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 70th anniversary than with an innovative, family coaster that is sure to become a fan-favorite amongst budding and seasoned coaster enthusiasts for years to come.”

The designer of the rollercoaster, Korey T. Kiepert, P.E., Engineer & Principal, The Gravity Group, LLC, explains that this roller coaster is "designed for family" and the restraints were developed for the youngest to the oldest rider to ride comfortably. 

Opening Weekend

The park wil open June 1! Please check their Park Hours for a full calendar.

Summer Kickoff Sale

As part of the celebration, Six Flags Great Escape is offering a Summer Kickoff Sale with free upgrades on all Season Passes and four Bring-A-Friend Discount tickets with each pass. Enjoy unlimited visits to Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor, Six Flags New England, and La Ronde with a Platinum Pass, or visit all Six Flags Theme Parks and outdoor water parks with a Diamond Pass. For more information, visit

The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB is delighted to see this exciting new attraction in our region, enhancing the appeal of Lake George as a premier destination for family fun and adventure.

About Six Flags Great Escape Resort

Six Flags Great Escape Resort is the quintessential location to play, stay, and get away. This unique family vacation destination features a 200-suite, kid-friendly lodge with an indoor water park and a theme park that offers thrills for all ages. With rides, shows, attractions, an outdoor water park, and the all-new Bobcat coaster, Six Flags Great Escape is a family-friendly destination providing fun for everyone.

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