A quick heads-up: after two years of posting every other week, I'm going to reduce my posts to once a month. I still have tons of material from my trips this year, but I want to be sure that I have time to focus on my schoolwork. I hope to post on the second Sunday of every month, so you can look forward to my next post on September 12th!
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Alice in Wonderland at The Great Escape
We covered the rest of The Great Escape in the last post, but here's a look at their classic 1967 Alice in Wonderland themed walkthrough. It's amazing that an attraction like this still exists at a Six Flags park, which have all but completely removed their unique darkrides and walkthroughs.
The "homemade" feel of something like this is lacking at many Six Flags parks.
At the bottom of the rabbit hole, you emerge into the oversized room.
I don't have much to say about these displays, but I really like them!
Note the Storytown Train behind the Cheshire Cat. The creek that cuts through the park is home to a swan boat ride, also one of the original Storytown attractions.
Though this "walkthrough" doesn't amount to much more than a big loop down and back up a wooded hillside, it's a nice diversion that takes you away from the crowds and long lines for a few minutes.
The Walrus appears to be pretty content sitting down.Although these figures don't take much to maintain, it's nice that at least one trademark part of the park's Storytown USA era has been kept.
Maybe you can make out the March Hare and Mad Hatter behind this window...
Luckily, the Queen of Hearts is at a safe distance from the path so as to remain peaceful.
Back at the start of the walk, you can see how the rabbit hole leads down to the oversized room.
That's all from an attraction that is an outlier among the Six Flags chain of parks.