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Theme Park:Holiday Park (since 1973)
Pfälzer Märchenpark (1971 - 1973)
Address:Holiday-Park-Straße 6
67454 Haßloch
Operated by:Studio 100

Holiday Park in Haßloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, is one of the most interesting amusement parks in Germany. Although the park is not too large, its large number of German and European premieres makes it one of the most innovative amusement parks in Europe. Since the takeover by the Belgian Studio 100 Group, however, the focus has increasingly been on expanding the amusement park’s family-friendly offering. As a result, there are now significantly more rides in the park, all of which have been designed with great attention to detail.

Fun Fact #1: The roller coaster Expedition GeForce is considered one of the best roller coasters in the world. Since its first season in 2001, it has been voted best roller coaster in the Internet Steel Coaster Poll five times by fans and won the Golden Ticket Award for best steel coaster in Europe eleven times in a row.

Fun Fact #2: The roller coaster Superwirbel, whose corkscrew still decorates the amusement park today, was Germany’s first stationary inverting roller coaster. 


Highlights of the Theme Park



Dino Splash

The thunder river


Expedition GeForce


Expedition GeForce

A very good roller coaster


Tower of Olymp • Intamin Giant Drop


Free Fall Tower

The Giant Drop



Majas Blütensplash

A family ride with a very catchy tune



Sky Fly

The interactive roll-over ride



Sky Scream

The family park’s horror themed coaster


Tabalugas Achterbahn


Tabalugas Achterbahn

A solid family coaster



Wickie Splash

A modern log flume



Past Highlights of the Theme Park



Burg Falkenstein

A very long dark ride



Bounty Tower

The most beautiful Condor



Hollys wilde Autofahrt

A very Wild Mouse




Germany goes upside down




A very funny and spectacular show


Of dragons and dinosaurs

The new additions of Holiday Park

Dino Splash

In 2020, Holiday Park gave its popular rapid river Donnerfluss a new life. The new dinosaur theme fits the ride perfectly and the figures create a quite immersive environment. You feel like going onto an adventure when queueing for the ride. Unfortunately, the old reference to the mighty Thunder River (the first ever installation of a rapids ride, which was located in the long gone Six Flags Astroworld) is gone and replaced by the generic ride name Dino Splash to be in line with other water attractions at the various Plopsa parks. 

Holiday Indoor

Since 2018, Holiday Park is home to a large indoor area of the same size as the Plopsa Indoor theme parks. The area is very well themed and is home to a bunch of rides, play areas, a stage and a restaurant. Its main attractions are a carousel, the flat ride Mias Elfenflug and the roller coaster Tabalugas Achterbahn. The rides are all themed to various TV shows of Studio 100.  

Tabalugas Achterbahn

Tabalugas Achterbahn is the newest roller coaster at Holiday Park. The ride is located at the righthand corner of Holiday Indoor. While the station of the ride is well themed, the indoor section features just a bunch of figures of the popular German TV show in a night sky environment. Nevertheless, the ride is a very solid family coaster. 


Holiday Park’s wonderful water ski show sadly is no more. The area to the back of the park is now closed to make room for a future addition. At the same time, the area around the Lighthouse tower improved a lot. The water play area Super Wings Wasserspielplatz is the newest addition next to the Beach Rescue jet ski ride by Zierer and the cute Fischerboote by Metallbau Emmeln.

Pictures Holiday Park


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When the sky screamed for the first time


If the day begins suboptimally it can only be good, at least that’s what I thought when I woke up early in the morning at Jan’s home in Weiterstadt, saw my glasses in pieces and spontaneously had to plan a visit to Fielmann in Haßloch. On the way we picked up Martin, so we got there on time and after about ten minutes of waiting we could take the way to the neighbouring Holiday Park. Despite these circumstances we waited super punctual on the forecourt for the others and then awaited the opening of the roller coaster Sky Scream together with them.

As I myself was not in possession of a valid season ticket, I joined the queue and waited surprisingly long. Since Julian now also joined the group and made significantly faster progress in the line next to mine, I joined him in order to extend the queue with a funny action by using our Fort Fun season tickets. Since the group was still not complete we decided to repeat the whole game with Jan’s annual ticket at another ticket office, after all, a ticket was still missing. Last but not least Martin surprised us with an expired season ticket, which blocked his entrance and led to some nice hours in the season ticket queue, while we enjoyed ourselves in the park.

Holiday Park

Majas Blütensplash

Meanwhile it was already clearly after 10 o’clock and thus our lively troop with the urge to ride something moved into the Majaland to pay a visit to the Blütensplash. Well entertained, a little wet and with a kitschy children’s song in our ears, we were now attracted to the actual reason for the visit, as a high structure surrounded by a lot of naked concrete radiated a certain end-time mood from which we did not want to resist.

Sky Scream

An old, dirty Vekoma track showed us the way to the roller coaster Sky Scream and shortly after we made ourselves comfortable between the concrete walls. Up and down a short steel staircase we waited now with a little more people on the way up to the station. Certainly most of the people willing to ride waited there and due to the narrowness of the station there was also a little chaos, because although the first row obviously had the most people, some of the other rows had a much longer wait. Especially when the station is a bit narrower, it would have been useful to set up a turnstile and let a maximum of 2-3 car loads into it. Certainly the Holiday Park is seldom as full as on the day of the visit, but a little more order could lead to more rides, which I actually regretted by a small mistake towards the end of the day, when all the others rode three laps in a row.

Finally taken a seat in the, at least in the last rows very narrowly laid out, cars of the roller coaster Sky Scream and pushed down the unfavourably shaped bar, the ride could begin. The first launch resembles in large parts the initial acceleration of a boat swing. After the change of the running direction the ride is much more powerful and so you almost reach the apex of the Non-Inverted Looping, from there you have a wonderful view to the Wild Mouse roller coaster and other areas of the park. With a lot of momentum you accelerate a third time and after a 180° turn around the axis of the track you reach the uppermost level without any effort, where you are torn out of your seat. After a very short breather, the immense airtime is followed by a strong hangtime in a roll that could not be placed better. Now follows the immersion into the Non-Inverted Loop, where you are physically stressed, especially in the rear part of the train. The rotation around the axis of the rail is so brutal that you hardly notice the following valley. Another reunion with the apex of the element initiates the final of the ride, whereupon you come to a precise stop in the station after another ride through it.

The Sky Scream is a truly outstanding ride – it does what the Superwirbel hasn’t been able to do for years, if the ride was running at all, and that is to be a noteworthy internal competition to the Expedition GeForce. It draws people away from the park’s everlasting main attraction. Although the ride built by Premier Rides is not the best German roller coaster novelty this year, which is without question the Flug der Dämonen in the Lueneburg Heath due to its rounder overall package, it is definitely one of the better roller coasters in the country. Holiday Park has done everything right by its risky choice.

Lighthouse Tower and Expedition GeForce

An attempt to get a backwards ride on the Palatine Lighthouse Tower by intensive rocking later our group increased to its full bloom. Martin’s request to get something to eat was skillfully ignored and accordingly the Expedition GeForce was given its long-awaited tribute. Since the ride has always been going well, another ride followed later in the day, but this time in the first row of the train. Interestingly enough, we then rode in the same trains as the group members who had broken away since the water ski show and had been waiting much longer for the last row of the train.

In the Pfalzgraf we tried out the entire range of products on offer, in my case it was a well cooked, but unfortunately quite sweet goulash of inferior quality. For the high costs one can actually expect something better, especially since the drinks were unfortunately not included, but it was still better than the iterative approach to a goulash meal of the Studierendenwerk in Hamburg, so you were able to eat it.

Burg Falkenstein

Well filled we decided to go to Burg Falkenstein, where apparently frighteners were waiting inside from 13 o’clock on. The park was really trying to upgrade its dark ride, inside the dark ride you were sprayed with water and got caught by the only active actor.

Wickie Splash

While one novelty this year is of a consistently positive nature, the disfigurement of the great Mack log flume Teufelsfässer with the now trivial name Wickie Splash is definitely not. The ride is now designed in the style of the new animated edition of the series Vicky the Viking and features a colourful look, which is not yet matching with the overall style of the ride. In addition, the lighting of the newly equipped turntables is completely missing, which makes the ride much worse. The degree of wetness of the ride would have remained the same, had it not been for the constant efforts of the other passengers to shovel water into the back of the boat.

Pictures Holiday Park

Closing Words

The meeting in the Holiday Park turned out to be absolutely great, especially since the group created a proper atmosphere here, which somehow couldn’t really be heard from the small splinter groups of the other forums visiting the park at the same day. Although we didn’t really manage to ride much during the visit, except for some permanent riders at Sky Scream at the end of the day, we visited every relevant ride that was on the way. At least I didn’t regret the long way to Palatinate at all and would not be averse to other meetings of this kind in the future.


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