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Well.. To be honest: We are really surprised and happy that it had such a good year. When I heard that last years rumors that the second train was eternally dead were true, I thought nothing good. And the current Frankenstein train does truly look like a really bad treated coaster. But in the end, i runs as good as I last experienced in summer 2019 when it had constant two train operations.
The thing that I was surprised about the most was, that it ran really good on Tuesday, which was a rainy, foggy morning with low temperatures. That in combination with one train operations and half full train meant bumpy and slow rides in the past. But it was very different. I don't know what they are doind different then in former years, but it works.

What I personally still fear about is a covid free 2022 with a full park and one train operation. That means about 400-500 pph at best. That means no rides for me as I will not wait more then 15-20 minutes for it.

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On 10/19/2021 at 8:27 PM, Pedrinho said:

Just a quick update from today's tour to Holiday Park:

All major rides were open. Some rides at Majaland were not and seem down for the season. Expresspass is available again with the usual perks (nine points for 30,-- €).

Expedition GeForce was running great.

For the fellow who visits on thursday: I don't see anything preventing you from having a great day. You wont need Expresspass. Expedition GeForce was a maximum wait of two trains for any given row all day. All other major rides were merely walk-ons.

Sorry, was only able to have some time on my PC now. But thanks for all the tips!

 

And now to the big reveal...... I got to the park Thursday morning and it was closed 😅😅

They had some bad weather during the previous night and didn't open from damage..... Luckily, it was my last park of the trip and I had already booked a hotel nearby. So I managed to spend 2/3h in the park on Friday, before having to drive back to Switzerland. 

Expedition GeForce took 1h30 to open (due to cold) but then it was almost a walk on, so I still managed to get 5 rides that day. As expected, it was a really awesome ride (with a lot more positive Gs than I thought, actually!) 

Sky Scream had a sign saying "closed for maintenance". There was also nobody near the entrance so I couldn't really ask what the matter was. Overall, it felt like they were still recovering from damage of Wednesday night since a lot of rides were closed or took a bit to open. 

Overall, however, given this issue and the time limitation on that day, I was really happy with the visit and glad to close the "coaster year" with a back car ride on Expedition GeForce 😊

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6 hours ago, rcjp said:

Sorry, was only able to have some time on my PC now. But thanks for all the tips!

 

And now to the big reveal...... I got to the park Thursday morning and it was closed 😅😅

They had some bad weather during the previous night and didn't open from damage..... Luckily, it was my last park of the trip and I had already booked a hotel nearby. So I managed to spend 2/3h in the park on Friday, before having to drive back to Switzerland. 

Expedition GeForce took 1h30 to open (due to cold) but then it was almost a walk on, so I still managed to get 5 rides that day. As expected, it was a really awesome ride (with a lot more positive Gs than I thought, actually!) 

Sky Scream had a sign saying "closed for maintenance". There was also nobody near the entrance so I couldn't really ask what the matter was. Overall, it felt like they were still recovering from damage of Wednesday night since a lot of rides were closed or took a bit to open. 

Overall, however, given this issue and the time limitation on that day, I was really happy with the visit and glad to close the "coaster year" with a back car ride on Expedition GeForce 😊

Hey!

Glad you had such a good time. Yes, Wednesday last week was an awful night in Rhinelanp-Palatine. I live about 40 kilometers away from the park and I thought of your visit on thursday morning. I'm surprised you managed to get some rides in. Consider yourself lucky. 

Glad you liked it. It seems we share a detail of our coaster seasons with our last ride of the season being GeForce in the back.

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22 hours ago, Pedrinho said:

Hey!

Glad you had such a good time. Yes, Wednesday last week was an awful night in Rhinelanp-Palatine. I live about 40 kilometers away from the park and I thought of your visit on thursday morning. I'm surprised you managed to get some rides in. Consider yourself lucky. 

Glad you liked it. It seems we share a detail of our coaster seasons with our last ride of the season being GeForce in the back.

aha  cool!

Yeah, not bad at all. When, on Thursday, I was told the park would open on Friday, I wasn't so confident (especially as there was still some wind on Thursday) but all ended up working out pretty good! It was a shame to miss sky scream but it was more for the credit, really, as I have been on a clone of it

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  • 5 months later...

With Expedition GeForce only running 1 train, how bad would you expect the waits to be on a Saturday in June (likely arriving sometime shortly after noon)? I know they have the Express Pass as an option (and I'm guessing I'll probably need it on a summer Saturday with 1-train ops), but where does that dump you and how long of a wait would you expect it to be from that point?

My #1 priority for visiting Holiday Park is to get Expedition GeForce. But Wickie Splash looks pretty awesome. Time permitting, I'd like to do the Sky Rocket II, the Disk'o Coaster, and the Drop Tower. And maybe the indoor family coaster, too.  (Dino Splash also looks cool and fairly chill compared to most similar rides, but I always worry about getting drenched to the bone on those things and being miserable the rest of the day.) But my #1 priority is several rides on Expedition GeForce. 

(If I absolutely had to, I could probably swing by for an additional 2-3 hours the following Wednesday if I cut my day a little short at Tripsdrill and made the detour back to Holiday Park on my way up to Phantasialand. But I'd probably only do this if Expedition GeForce were closed or had other major issues on that initial Saturday.)

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^ If you get in the standby line for GeForce you're not only waiting in a long line, you're also playing a casino game as to whether it will remain operational long enough for you to actually ride.  Get the express pass, ride it ASAP when it's operational.  Marathon it if you can, because it will have plenty of downtime for you to go enjoy the rest of the park.

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18 hours ago, coasterBro said:

With Expedition GeForce only running 1 train, how bad would you expect the waits to be on a Saturday in June (likely arriving sometime shortly after noon)? I know they have the Express Pass as an option (and I'm guessing I'll probably need it on a summer Saturday with 1-train ops), but where does that dump you and how long of a wait would you expect it to be from that point?

My #1 priority for visiting Holiday Park is to get Expedition GeForce. But Wickie Splash looks pretty awesome. Time permitting, I'd like to do the Sky Rocket II, the Disk'o Coaster, and the Drop Tower. And maybe the indoor family coaster, too.  (Dino Splash also looks cool and fairly chill compared to most similar rides, but I always worry about getting drenched to the bone on those things and being miserable the rest of the day.) But my #1 priority is several rides on Expedition GeForce. 

(If I absolutely had to, I could probably swing by for an additional 2-3 hours the following Wednesday if I cut my day a little short at Tripsdrill and made the detour back to Holiday Park on my way up to Phantasialand. But I'd probably only do this if Expedition GeForce were closed or had other major issues on that initial Saturday.)

Hi there. If weather is good, stand by waiting will be around 30-45 minutes. Row 2 will be an additional 20-30 minutes, row 1 more than 30 extra minutes. It will be the whole day like that. If the park will have an extended opening (e.g. 10 pm), you may get more lucky after 8 pm.

If you are in the stand by line, you may choose freely up from row 3. The last row will have an additional wait of two to four trains. A train is sent out every three to five minutes.

My wife and me love Wickie Splash and the setting makes it a must ride, if you like these rides. It's one of the best log flumes I know. If the boat is fully loaded, you get a decent amount of airtime in the double down.

Pro tip: If you can afford it - and want to - go for the express pass. Usually, no one does this and it guarantees you a direct drop intop the station and free choosing of rows.

As for downtime - @KBrylczyk - it was reliable last year. If it ran. Means: Either it was down all day or running all day. Downtimes during the day were rare.

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  • 4 months later...

We were at Holiday Park yesterday. It should have been mostly a kids only trip, so don't expect a trip report. But there were some things, I want to share with you. Mostly, because I'm usually a bit critical with the operations there.

The park was open until 8 pm, so after 6 pm and the kids were done, we planned on going for Sky Scream, GeForce and end our day there.

Sky Scream had, on a hot summer holiday day, no line at all, so we were done with it in no more then ten minutes.

On GeForce, the line emptied out the entrance because of a breakdown. As the kids were happily locked at the playgrund, the four of us went to the station anyway. As most people went home, we got a ride, two of us in the front row, two in the very back, with a four train wait. The ride itself was awesome as the sun downed behind the mountains. But the best thing for us occured after the ride: Our compaignons agreed to sit the kids for another while, as Sarah wanted to do a front row ride with me. So we waited another three trains when 8 pm passed and the line was closed. We were the second to last couple to board the front row and were already restrained when again a system error occured. We already thought, that this would be the end of our day, but the OPs pleased us to wait it out. After five minutes three technicians arrived and fixed the sensor that made the train stop a couple auf centimeters late in the station. So at 8:15 pm, we boarded our train again and had another sundown lap. And when we arrived at the staion, there were five more people to board the train and so the OPs allowed everyone to reride, as long as the waiting people got their reserved seats. So Sarah and me got out the front row and found two seats in the middle row and had the luck to be an the two last trains of the day!

SO SHOUTOUT TO HOLIDAY PARK AND THE GEFORCE CREW FOR AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE AND A VERY FUNNY END OF OUR DAY YESTERDAY! :)

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