A summer hotspot in the Lake George Region, Six Flags Great Escape offers countless opportunities for excitement and amusement. Among them, one attraction has captured the hearts of visitors for a remarkable 25 years, delivering an unmatched blend of thrills and nostalgia. However, it is now time to bid a fond farewell to the cherished Alpine Bobsled Trackless Coaster, which will be retired next month.
A Brief History of the Ride
Debuting in 1998 and inspired by the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the Alpine Bobsled Trackless Coaster stands as a testament to the spirit of adventure. It serves as more than just a ride; it embodies a living piece of history that invites riders to experience an adrenaline rush reminiscent of Olympic bobsledders.
Since its inception, the Alpine Bobsled has catered to park-goers of all ages. Characterized by a distinctive design that commences from a dizzying 64-foot elevation, it guarantees a heart-pounding descent unlike any other. With its dynamic twists, turns, and the ability to bank up the walls at speeds reaching 35 mph, the coaster creates a memorable journey that leaves riders yearning for more.
Don’t Miss Your Last Opportunity to Experience the Alpine Bobsled
For those who haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy this iconic ride, or if it’s been too long since your last trip, now is the time to seize the opportunity. The Alpine Bobsled will officially be retired after the park closes on Monday, September 4.
“It’s always difficult to say goodbye to a popular attraction, especially something as unique as Alpine Bobsled,” said Park President, Rebecca Wood, in a press release. “We always have our eye on new ways to excite our guests and retiring older attractions is a necessary part of that process. We will continue to evaluate this space for future enhancements we know our guests will love.”
Make plans to visit Six Flags Great Escape before the Alpine Bobsled’s retirement and fit in a couple more runs down the track.