A sure sign that summer has arrived in the Northeast is the opening of Great Escape Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George, New York.

The Adirondack summer attraction opened the weekend of May 18, 2013. From classics like 'Steamin' Deamon' 'Desperado Plunge' 'Boomerang' 'The Comet' and 'Raging River,' the Great Escape is a must for any family's summer plans.

This year, the park introduces a new attraction called 'Screamin' Eagles.' According to their web site, "Every flight on this open-air centrifugal force ride decked out with eagles and blazing wild flames is guaranteed to be different than the last. Each flyer is designed to give you control over your own flight experience by letting you manually control the moveable front wing. As the Screamin’ Eagles starts spinning faster and faster, sending you soaring up high into the air, depending on your piloting skills you can simply just glide through the air or you can swing the flyer side-to-side, gain altitude, and nose dive with each revolution of speeds up to 40 mph. You are ultimately in control."

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