Six Flags Great Escape is a family park, so we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violations may be cause for ejection without refund. Please review the park policies below.
The Great Escape accepts card payments only at all locations including restaurants, retail stores, games, ticket windows, and parking toll booths. You can either pay for purchases using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or debit card. Only have cash? You can convert your cash to a prepaid debit card at one of the multiple kiosks located throughout the park, your prepaid card can be used in the park and anywhere in the U.S. where Visa is accepted. We highly encourage you to pre-purchase your parking, tickets, and more online before visiting the park.
Alcoholic beverages may be purchased by Guests 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required to purchase and/or consume alcohol.
No alcoholic beverages can be brought into Six Flags Parks. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park must be consumed before leaving the park. Guests who are intoxicated may be removed from the park without refund. Six Flags Great Escape reserves the right to take further action against impaired guests where appropriate.
We expect all guests to behave in a family-friendly manner. Any line jumping, profanity and unruly behavior are considered offensive to other park guests and could result in ejection from the park without a refund. Saving a spot in line is not permitted and/or bypassing others. If you exit the line and choose to return you must go to the back of the line if you choose to return.
Guests visiting The Great Escape with an arm or leg cast may be restricted from enjoying some of our attractions. Casts are not permitted on any slide in Hurricane Harbor. Waterproof casts are permitted in Adventure River, Hurricane Bay and the pools at Buccaneer Beach and Splashwater Island.
To ensure all guests visiting Six Flags Great Escape can enjoy their visit, and in keeping with our family-friendly environment, as well as for health and safety reasons, Six Flags Great Escape maintains and enforces a dress code. Guests should dress casually and comfortably as is appropriate for the local weather. All guests must wear proper attire, such as shirts/tops, shorts/pants, and footwear, at all times within the theme park.
Guests should wear a cover-up or shirt/top and shorts/pants over their bathing suits while enjoying the theme park.
As a general rule, when visiting Six Flags Great Escape, Guests should avoid clothing that may be considered inappropriate for our family-friendly environment. Clothing and visible tattoos that depict violence, nudity, vulgarity, or discriminatory language or graphics are prohibited at all times. Clothing may not be turned inside out as a solution.
Six Flags Great Escape reserves the right to deny admission to or remove anyone whose attire does not comply with the Guest Dress Code or could detract from the experience of other guests if the Guest refuses all reasonable options. Guests requiring accommodations to our Guest Dress Code should visit Guest Relations and speak to a member of the Park management team upon arrival at Six Flags Great Escape.
Food, beverages, coolers and grills may not be brought into the theme park. The only food exceptions are for food allergies as described below and infant food, in non-glass jars. The use of grills and open flames, are strictly prohibited, in and around the property, including parking lots.
Guests who suffer from sensitivities or life-threatening allergies may bring food into the park if they do not feel comfortable with the menu options available. In this case, the food must be limited to the individual with the allergy and may contain: two sealable sandwich bags (7×8 inches) and one snack to accommodate their visit (such as a piece of fruit, or a fruit bar, or a snack that fits in a sandwich bag). One small soft-sided cooler may be brought into the park to carry these items. No outside beverages are permitted. Please see Security at screening to receive a medical sticker.
Please walk at all times. Do not sit or stand on fences or railings.
For your safety, certain rides may need to close during severe weather, such as electrical storms, heavy rain, or high winds. Most restaurants and shops will remain open. Rides will re-open as soon as safe operations can be assured. Refunds and rain checks are not offered for inclement weather.
Guests should not use profanity or abusive language, symbols or gestures towards other guests and our team members. Guests who do so may be ejected from the park without refund.
Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests who choose to leave a line for any reason may not return to the same spot and must reenter at the end of the line. Guests are not permitted to save spots for other guests. Violators will be ejected without a refund.
Loose articles are not permitted in certain ride queue lines or on any of our rides. Guests may leave items in a locker or with a non-rider. Ride attendants are not responsible for articles left on any ride dock. Six Flags Great Escape and its team members are not responsible for personal property that is lost, missing or stolen. Items left unattended outside of ride entrances will be considered abandoned and will be discarded.
In addition to the Six Flags Guest Code of Conduct, guests are expected to comply with Six Flags Great Escape park policies, rules and instructions posted or otherwise listed as well as all local, state and federal laws. Guest and team member safety is our top priority at Six Flags.
Six Flags Great Escape welcomes guests with their service animals. At all times guests should maintain control of their service animal through restraint (e.g. leash/harness), voice, signal or other effective controls. Relief areas are available for your service animal at select locations throughout the park.
Animals that do not meet the definition of a service animal will not be permitted in the park.
Once they enter the park, Guests grant Six Flags Great Escape the right to film, video, record or photograph them on park property without payment or consideration.
Guests may take photos and video while enjoying the park, but Six Flags requests that such photos or videos be used for their personal use and enjoyment only. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted without the written consent of Six Flags.
The use of the following equipment is strictly prohibited:
- Cameras mounted to a vehicle, drone, cart, scooter, or other moving object.
- No cameras of any kind are allowed on any rides and any time. No Exceptions.
All Six Flags rides, shows and attractions are protected by copyright. Guests must have written permission from an authorized representative of Six Flags to use photographs and/or videos of Six Flags images for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing or publishing in any medium.
In addition to items identified in our Guest Code of Conduct and other park policies, the following are prohibited items:
- Firearms, ammunition, knives and weapons of any kind.
- Mace/pepper spray and other self-defense or restraining devices.
- Marijuana (including marijuana enriched products) or any illegal substance.
- Fireworks or other similarly explosive and/or flammable objects.
- Spiked clothing/jewelry.
- Lawn/folding chairs.
- Glass bottles (excluding small containers such as baby food jars).
- Spray paint/markers.
- Recreational devices such as drones, remote controlled devices, laser pointers, scooters, skateboards and shoes with built-in wheels.
- Selfie sticks, monopods and similar hand-held extension poles for cameras. or mobile devices
Some rides and shows will close temporarily during electrical storms, heavy rains, high winds, and other severe weather conditions. As soon as conditions permit safe operation, these attractions will re-open. The Great Escape does not issue rain checks or refunds.
Passholders must present their passes to enter the park. Passholders who leave the park and plan to return must get a re-entry stamp before they leave the park. When guests return to the park, they must enter through the re-entry gate with a proper stamp. Transferring a re-entry wristband is a violation of Six Flags policies and is strictly prohibited.
Guests are strictly prohibited from entering restricted areas, including ride and backstage areas. Guests should contact the Ride Attendant or Lost and Found/Security to report lost items. Lost personal items will not be retrieved during operating hours. Guests must not attempt to retrieve their lost items. Guests who enter a restricted area may be ejected from the park without refund. Six Flags Great Escape reserves the right to take further action where appropriate.
Safety is our number one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, or of certain heights and/or weights may not be able to enjoy certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Relations. For your convenience, a one-time height check is available at Hospitality.
There is an inherent risk in participating in any amusement ride. We expect riders to exercise good judgement and act in a responsible manner. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings and properly use ride safety equipment provided. Guests that do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please read the specific guidelines posted at each entrance of the rides.
Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar devices are not allowed inside The Great Escape.
Six Flags maintains a smoke-free environment, except for designated smoking areas which are identified on park maps. All other areas in the parks, including ride queue lines, are smoke-free. E-cigarettes may only be used in designated smoking areas. Six Flags prohibits smoking marijuana at any time, even in designated smoking areas.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, The Great Escape prohibits the operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicles on, from, or above The Great Escape premises absent specific written consent. This includes all UAVs, also commonly known as “drones,” regardless of their size, weight or purpose.
Please be considerate of other guests. Offenders will be ejected from the park without a refund.