Heide-Park starts the new season: "Limit" is still being worked on
Suspension looping coaster will be transformed into "Toxic Garden" and is expected to be available in May
The countdown is on, Heide Park Resort Soltau is preparing for the start of the new season. Northern Germany's largest amusement park opens its gates again on March 25 for adventurers young and old. Almost 40 attractions and shows will then be waiting for guests after a five-month winter break. However, the "Limit" suspended looping ride will not be available for the first time, as it is still being worked on and is to be thematically redesigned as the "Toxic Garden".
In 1999, Heide-Park was the first German amusement park to open such a so-called suspended looping coaster with no less than five inversions. Now, the popular ride with a ride time of just under two minutes and a height of up to 33 meters is undergoing a track correction by manufacturer Vekoma and will be thematically adapted to the Transylvania theme area, i.e. completely re-themed.
"Limit will become Toxic Garden," said a spokeswoman for the theme park. The revamped attraction is expected to be available to park visitors this May, she said.
In addition to the popular pirate show "In the Eye of the Dragon," Heide Park Resort's entertainment ensemble will present two new shows this year: "Time," an artistic journey through time, and "Smilie - It's magic," a not-so-serious magic show. Both will run alternately on the Pirate Stage, and each will be about 20 minutes long.
After a three-year hiatus, the "Maze Zombie Escape" will return to an abandoned part of the resort. On the four Saturdays in June this year, the Hamburg-based "Boo Crew", already well known at Heide-Park, will provide exciting scares under the open sky.
Other events this year at a glance:
- May 13 to 21: Heide Park Carnival
- September 2 to 3: Heide Park Pride
- September 22 to 24 and September 29 to October 1: Heide Park Oktoberfest
- October 13 to 31: Heide Park Halloween
Tickets will continue to be sold online only at www.heide-park.de; box offices will remain closed. Heide Park Resort will be open through October 31. Closing days are March 26 and Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25.
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