Holiday Park is best known for Expedition GeForce, which is widely considered one of the finest steel coasters in the world providing lots of airtime. SkyScream is a highly themed Premier coaster that provide a short but thrilling ride. It's hard to talk about anything else at the park after EGF, but there are a couple of other quality rides: Lighthouse Tower (Star Flyer), Burg Falkenstein (excellent dark ride), Free Fall Tower (Intamin Drop Tower).
Pfalzgraf (regional dishes) and Burgschanke are the two main sit-down restaurants in the park. Wurst, burgers, hot dogs, pasta, pizza, and schnitzel can be found at quick-service stands in the park.
The park is open daily from early May to mid-September. The park is also open select days in late April, September, and October. Please consult the park website for specifics: http://holidaypark.de/en/infos/hours-of-operation/
Established Seasonal events
Halloween events are limited to specific days in October. Consult the park website for details: http://holidaypark.de/en/infos/hours-of-operation/
Access & Location
Holiday Park has two exits (AUSFAHRT No. 10 and No. 13) off Autobahn-65. Simply follow the Holiday Park signs from the Autobahn to the park.
By train: Holiday Park offers a Holiday Park-Bus Shuttle between Hassloch's train station and the main gate of Holiday Park.
For train schedules go to DEUTSCHE BAHN www.bahn.de.
A few options are listed on Holiday Park's website
Virtual Queue Options
Express Pass is available, 9 total rides on yours on your choice of major attractions
There are shows for kids. A water stunt show on the Lake. Circus performers and music/dancing shows occur at night
Holiday Park is a park with an identity crisis. Take a well-rounded family park and add a couple of thrilling rides, including what many consider to be the best steel coaster in the world.
There is not an abundance of rides, so families can enjoy this well-shaded park at a very leisurely pace. However, many hard-core thrill seekers may choose to ride Expedition GeForce over and over again.
This park is virtually synonymous with Expedition GeForce, as it well should be. The park is on the large side, with rides a bit spread out. Standout rides are GeForce, the flume, StarFlyer and Breakdance. (Skipped dark ride as I'm a scardey-cat, and there were Halloween actors there) GeForce was good (though not best in the world good, probably due to the freezing temps). Atmosphere is nice if you like forest- there's no themed areas to speak of. Food was good. Unable to rate shows due to lack of German skills. Note that nearly the entire park is outdoors, and during cold October days there are very few places to try to warm up between the tall rides.
Don't get me wrong, Holiday Park is an okay park. It has a great log flume, rapid ride, and Lighthouse Tower, one of the most terrifying rides on Earth. The problem is, those get boring after a few rides. So why is this park worth visiting? Expedition GeForce. Yes, this one coaster is easily one of the best roller coasters on this planet. The first drop in the back is absolutely the best drop in the world. The train seems to not only throw you out, but it twists out from under you.
The park also has a great freefall tower with some nice views of German farm areas (and the park) along with a nice kids area.
Basically, if you aren't going to ride GeForce, there is nothing special here. But if you are, it's for sure worth it.
I think Expedition GeForce is an incredible ride with amazing airtime and some sweet curves. Holiday Park also had some really messed up dark rides...with boobs! Plus, the StarFlyer is one ride you want to wear your diapers on because you just might crap yourself. All in all, this is an amazing park with tons of greenery around to keep it's feel of being within a forest. A must visit if you don't get lost trying to find it!
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