Living in Florida may have some perks, we have lots of sun, we live where other people make vacation and we have the theme parks in my backyard, but that doesn’t really mean that we go all the time. Honestly, we hardly go. I think they are overpriced and totally overrated. I would love to go, but standing in line for an hr. or more just to ride for 3 minutes on a roller-coaster, especially in the sticky Florida heat and after spending $100+ for a ticket per person to get in is not worth it for me at all. Fun for me is different, I rather hang out on my back porch.
But when we go to Germany visiting out family and friends all that is different, I love going to theme parks, we already shared our trip to Geiselwind with you and a few years back LEGOLAND Germany. We always have a lot of fun and mostly because the crowds aren’t like they are in the US. The lines are hardly visible, the fees to get in are very affordable, most parks have what they call family tickets, one fixed price for a family no matter if you have a family with one kid or a family with 5 kids they all pay one fixed price making it very family oriented and affordable, or if they don’t have a family ticket their tickets are very affordable like $25 a person. I love that! Food is always allowed to be brought in from the outside making it easy to bring snacks, lunch and dinner so you don’t have to buy everything inside the park and if you do have to purchase something even that is affordable unlike Disney in Florida, you aren’t allowed to bring anything inside the park at all and all has to be purchased inside the park for a price that THEY determine. To me that isn’t family oriented at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney, just my opinion.
So that brings me to our next day trip we took while visiting friends in Germany this summer we checked out Holiday Park, a Theme park we visited often when I was a little girl and boy has it changed from what I remembered it back in the day. I was excited to share the park with my family and even though Holiday Park is one of Germany’s most popular theme parks, receiving about a million visitors per year, it wasn’t crowded at all and hardly any lines for any of the rides. It was perfect. The kids could ride as many times as they liked and just run around let all their energy out for once. Something they haven’t been used to at all.
Its Free Fall Tower was the first amusement ride of its kind in Europe. The Park also offers several roller coasters, including Expedition GeForce, a waterpark, and live shows. The one live show that stood out that we attended was “Talking Dead” it was a water-ski show and pretty cool, mimicked after the show “Talking Dead”. Even though the show was all in German and my husband had a hard time understanding it, he was able to follow along with their action packed stunt show just fine. A lot of action was going on with fireworks and music, super cool. We had a blast!
This park has many different rides for older kids and adults and lots of things for the little ones, they even have a Kids park inside the park. So something for the entire family to be entertained for hours of fun.
For more information about Holiday Park be sure to visit their website and plan a trip if you make it to Germany, it’s a must, you will have a blast, trust me!
I will have many more of our Travel posts in the weeks to come, so be sure to check back often, pin your favorite travel posts and if you missed any, no worries you can find them all in my Germany folder, you also want to make sure to visit our German Recipe section for authentic dishes that are simple to make.
I was not compensated nor asked to write this post; just merely our family vacation that I’m sharing with you, hope you are enjoying our trip.