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Swan Boats
Website: The Great Escape Homepage
Ride Type: Boat Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.6667
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 8
Last Review: 7/8/2008 7:01:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SFne201004 on 7/8/2008 7:01:00 PM
This ride was peaceful, but the technical problems and regualr maintnance on every boat made the 20 person line take 15 minutes.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up degener8 on 8/13/2007 2:06:00 AM
It is a classic at the park and shouldnt be missed.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up IconHBK2 on 8/30/2005 2:51:00 AM
Its a realxing ride on the river, you see some rides and some Storytown statues. One of the original rides.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 7/28/2005 1:33:00 PM
The Great Escape somehow manages to maintain its classic attractions despite its ownership by a major corporation in Six Flags. Ranging from traditional, one-of-a-kind walkthroughs to neat, little exhibits scattered throughout the park, The Great Escape also continues to let some classic rides thrive including this classic, the Swan Boats.

Located in Storyland, this classic simply looks great. All of the beautiful, white swans look very well maintained and run flawlessly to boot. Not only that, but the attraction’s location on the quaint, little lake is nice, but I personally would have liked if there was a little more shade over the attraction since I was roasting in the sun during my ride, but that’s only a minor complaint. Lines weren’t overly long when I visited, five minutes or so, but the park wasn’t running many swans so on a busy day I can imagine this having a pretty long, slow-moving line.

The whole ride is a nice way to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the park. I’ve only ridden this once, but from my ride I can say that my swan handled well as it should with these types of attractions. Also, it’s cool how many ducks share the pond with the attraction, which really helps maintain the attraction’s gentle tone. But what really makes this attraction stand out from the pack of these swan boat-style attractions is the incredibly long cycle the park gave. Now that may have been due to the relatively light crowds during my visit, but nonetheless it was greatly appreciated.

The Swan Boats successfully fulfill their niche in this classic park, as a relaxing diversion that entertains both kids and adults despite its age. Now you may wonder, why just a 3? Well, honestly it’s a sub-par attraction overall since while its relaxing, I can’t deny the fact that it is somewhat boring when compared to other attractions. Still, if you’re in need of a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the park, maybe give the Swan Boats a ride, but if you don’t have time you honestly aren’t really missing anything that special.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mrceagle on 6/4/2005 2:21:00 AM
Thsi is a fun injoyable atraction and one the intire family can ride together. Its a nice wat to relax and now a great way to take a look at the new Loony toons area dn the new coaster.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rentzy187 on 9/8/2003 6:23:00 PM
This ride is okay. Thats about it. It was nice of the park to take advantage of the little creek. I used to like it when I was younger but now Im not a fan.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up staiebomb on 5/10/2003 3:15:00 PM
One of the classic attractions at the park. Still as nice as when I was 5 years old!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Lin48 on 4/11/2003 10:52:00 PM
Nothing better than a peaceful swan ride.

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