Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark officially opened on February 7, 2006 and became the first hotel in the state of New York to feature an Indoor waterpark. The resort features 200 rooms and a 38,000-square-foot water park. The water park is opened year-round and constant 80-degree water temperature. The water park at the resort is officially called White Water Bay same as Six Flags Fiesta Texas's waterpark, which opened in 2006. On the other side of the resort across US 9 is the Six Flags theme park, Great Escape. This is Six Flags second resort the company has built, the first being Lodge on the Lake next to Darien Lake that opened in 1998. In November 2012, Six Flags Great Escape Lodge announced an annual Christmas event, Holiday in the Lodge an event to celebrate the holidays.