According to a post on the Six Flags Great Escape Facebook page, the amusement park will be closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this Summer, effective immediately. The reason? A shortage in staffing options.

As of Monday July 19th, officials at Six Flags Great Escape states that the theme park and outdoor water park will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until further notice. Here are the NEW July operating hours as seen on the park's 'Hours and Schedule' page of their website.

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  • Great Escape Theme Park - 11a-7p
  • Hurricane Harbor Water Park - 12p-6p





Thursday, Friday and Sundays:

  • Great Escape Theme Park - 11a-7p
  • Hurricane Harbor Water Park - 12p-6p


  • Great Escape Theme Park - 11a-9p
  • Hurricane Harbor Water Park - 12p-6p

Considering that the post states that the latest hours are until further notice you should assume this includes August when planning your visit this Summer.

Spectrum News reports that the unemployment rate out side of Manhattan is 5.5% throughout the rest of New York State. Although the leisure and hospitality fields have increased employment by 46.5% over the last year there are many businesses struggling to find people willing to work.

Six Flags Great Escape is not only hiring, $15 per hour for some positions, they are also offering a pay bonus between $500 and $1000 once you are hired. To receive the bonus you must be hired before October 11th and stay continuously employed through October 31st.

If you are interested in a job opportunity at Six Flags Great Escape you can apply HERE.

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