Opened in 1971 with a fairytale park and a few attractions spread over 70,000 m2 at that time, the park is now one of the largest entertainment and adventure parks in Europe covering an area of 400,000 m2. Many new rides have been built over the years, for example Germany's first free-fall tower in 1997, the BigFM Expedition Geforce roller coaster in 2001, which won several awards, the Lighthouse Tower – Germany's highest flying carousel – in 2006 and the Sky Scream in 2014, another roller coaster. This is located in a themed area that transports visitors into a world of horrors. In 2016, airshow 71 graced the Holiday Park with various aviation attractions for young and old alike. Younger visitors are also well catered to with Maja Land, Tabaluga's Adventure, Holly's Driving School, the Viking Village with its Wicki Splash and The Beach, which was built in 2017. An indoor area was added in 2018. In addition, there is a daily Meet & Greet with the famous Holiday Park characters, as well as Europe's only water ski stunt show. Special highlights during the Holiday Park season include the Summer Nights (on Saturdays during the Rhineland-Palatinate summer holidays) and Rocking Halloween (on Saturdays during the Rhineland-Palatinate autumn holidays and Halloween).