Growing up in the Capital Region in the 1980s, it was fun to travel up the Northway and spend the day at The Great Escape Amusement Park (formerly Storytown). We couldn't wait to get there and travel through Ghost Town and become a deputy with Marshal Wild Windy Bill McKay. But one of the highlights of the day was the death-defying high dive act.
I went to the Great Escape over the weekend for the first time in a long time. I still love the nostalgia of the "ghost town" part and some of the other subtle things that remain. But I was shocked to find out that one of my favorite high flying shows was replaced.