Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:33 PM
Hey all. I am studying in Europe and have been looking for some good ways to incorporate coasters into my trips. I've already donr thorpe park, tamed goliath at walibi world, am scheduled to go to alton towers, but am lacking a fourfth destination. I may choose to do a 3 day trip to Germany, in which case, I would have to hit up a park.
I guess my question is this: which park is the best, Europa, Heide, or Holiday. Between Silver Star, Expedition G-Force, and Colossos, I have no idea which to pick. Can someone please help me here? I'm also looking at the parks in general. For example, I would love to ride expedition g-force, but holiday park does not seem to have much. Any imput is welcome, thanks!
Thursday, April 14, 2005 1:35 AM
DO you plan only one day out of three for a park visit? If so, its a question where you are coming from.
From the three you mentioned, Europa Park is certainly the best park, while Silverstar is the worst of the three coasters.
If you go to Europapark you should consider a two-day stay. Its very crowded and offers quite a lot. If you have a car, you can easily fit in a short visit to Holiday Park to have some rides on EGF. The Park is only about a 90 minute Autobahn ride away from Europa.
If you are staying near Cologne, you should maybe consider a day at Phantasialand. Its not so much about coasters but its definitely a park to see.
While I love Colossos, I can not say that Heide Park is the best park in Germany. It is certainly nice and large, but apart from the big woodie it doesn´t have that much that you wouldn´t find at other parks.
Thursday, April 14, 2005 2:18 AM
If you judge the park -> Europa-Park
If you judge the "big coasters" -> HolidayPark
Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:55 AM
I've always REALLY wanted
to go to Europa. ;)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 11:32 AM
I think the overall park experience is certainly best at Europa Park - they do spend some money on nice themeing and queue-design there.
Silverstar is not that bad of a coaster, but EGF really is more exciting and fun.
It's such a trip to watch the people exiting EGF with a smile on their faces - the coaster with the most positive energy I have ever seen.
The themeing of Holidaypark ist generally really awful though - some of the kiddie rides are unvoluntarily much more scary and sickening than they were probably intended to be.
Everything that trick track said is true.
I'm so curious to hear whether Colossos manages to keep it's smoothness over the years.
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