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The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
Lake George, New York
Giant Wheel

Giant Wheel

See The Great Escape from a Balcony in the Sky

No matter how many giant coasters you’ve mastered, you’ll always have a special place in your heart for the classics. Take a ride on the Giant Wheel, the enormous 90-foot tall Ferris wheel, a timeless attraction where incredible memories are made.

At the far end of the Fest Area, you’ll find this stately fairground favorite looming over the entire park. Climb into one of the brightly-colored, gently rocking, covered gondolas. They’re roomy enough for your whole crew to join in. Then when the Ferris wheel starts to turn, you’ll rise to the top of the world. At 90 feet, you will rise high over The Great Escape and be able to see for miles in every direction.

And wait till you see it at night, when the Giant Wheel’s dazzling lights add to the timeless magic of everyone’s most cherished classic ride.

In this part of New York, insects target mouths and nostrils to suck the life from their victims.

In this part of New York the convoluted surfaces of some of our rides are unfortunately an attractive nesting place for insects. The Giant Wheel in particular is a favorite for legions of known, and unknown, species – flying, crawling, and creeping.

No spray can help. No ointment provides relief. Even vaccines are ineffective. Mutations of bulbous spiders, bloodthirsty mosquitoes, insatiable flies, and incredibly malevolent, multi-legged insects of all varieties are on the loose.

Large chunks of flesh are ripped from every exposed area. These insect invaders target open mouths, fly into nostrils, and burrow into ears, sucking the life out of their victims, while devouring internal organs.

This year, great care has been taken to eliminate the pests. Ever stronger insecticides are required but, over time, these sliming, sucking, slurping bugs develop immunity. They thrive and grow larger, more aggressive, and more deadly. Though we can’t close this ride, we advise everyone to stay away from it. The main attraction now is from insect to guest.

None with adult, 42” to ride alone

By The Numbers

Giant Wheel Insect Infestation

Temporarily Closed

Thrill Level

Minimum Height

42" to ride alone. No single riders.
Location in Park: 

Fest Area

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