Walibi Holland

Walibi World is a theme park in Biddinghuizen near Dronten in the Netherlands, owned by European leisure attraction group CDA Parks (part of the Compagnie des Alpes group).

History

In 1971, the park was opened under the name 'Flevohof'. It was an educational themepark themed after agriculture and farming. Having struggled to compete with more modern family attractions, Flevohof went bankrupt in 1993, and was subsequently purchased by the Walibi Group that autumn, who redeveloped the site as an amusement park. A major winter-long programme of reconstruction saw the park re-open under the name Walibi Flevo on 7 May 1994, featuring one of Europe's first suspended looping rollercoasters, El Condor built by Vekoma (the other being Alton Towers Nemesis which had opened two months earlier), and adopting the wallaby mascot of its sister park, Walibi Wavre in Belgium. (The name 'Walibi', incidentally, is derived from the first two letters of three towns in Belgium put together to form a single word: Wavre - Limal - Bierges).

The Walibi parks, including Bellewaerde in Belgium, were purchased by Premier Parks Inc. in 1998, who subsequently overhauled the Flevo park, removing the 'Walibi' branding and building 30 new attractions as part of its transformation into Six Flags Holland in 2000. Six Flags's nominal expansion into Europe saw a similar refurbishment of the Belgian Walibi attraction, both parks benefiting from the group's rights to use Warner Brothers characters within them, leading to the creation of a Looney Tunes-themed area and a powered-launch coaster themed around popular comic figure Superman.

In 2004, Six Flags Holland and its sister parks were purchased by financiers Palamon Capital Partners, who grouped the attractions under the name StarParks. The park reverted to Walibi branding in 2005; numerous attractions having been rebranded as the sale of the parks also meant the loss of Warner Brothers rights.

In the second half of 2006, the parks were sold for the second time in as many years to the French group Grévin & Cie (Compagnie des Alpes), most notably the operators of the French themed resort Parc Astérix, who also purchased two other Dutch attractions - the Dolfinarium Harderwijk and Avonturenpark Hellendoorn.

One of the park's best known attractions, La Via Volta, has been closed for the removal of the old train. According to rumours, a new train will be added and it will be re-opened in the near future. The old one was sent to Pleasurewood Hills in England.

Attractions

Thrill Rides

  • El Condor
  • Aztec
  • Excalibur
  • Flying Dutchman Goldmine
  • G-Force
  • La Via Volta
  • Il Gladiatore
  • Goliath
  • Robin Hood
  • Space Shot
  • Xpress
  • Tomahawk

Family Attractions

  • Mini Taxis
  • Le Tour des Jardins
  • Tequillas Taxi
  • Cavalli Barocca
  • La Fortuna
  • La Grande Roue
  • Les Petits Cheveux
  • Los Sombreros
  • Merlin's Magic Castle
  • Pavillon de The
  • Piccolini
  • Go Karts

Water Rides

  • Captain Kid
  • Hudson Bay
  • El Rio Grande
  • Crazy River
  • Splash Battle

All attractions are divided into several themed areas.

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Ben Griffioen
3 July 2016
Skip the Express ride in the morning. Go to the back of the park or go right in the hall on main street. You will experience less longer que lines.
Alex
22 July 2013
Try to order via the website-cheaper by 1€ and might include a bus ticket from Harderwijk station. Don't do the Robin Hood, painfull ride. The Goliath is amazing! Arrive early. ~90 minutes from A.Dam
Isa S.
14 January 2013
U will have lots of fun here, it worth the travel, the roller coasters are really nice, great option to spend the day, the restaurants are fine, but forget about eating healthy here :(
Mahbube Yavas
5 November 2018
the rollercoasters are great here, food is delicious but dont go on fright night or halloween because its overcrowded and you cant enjoy the rollercoasters. We had to wait for each 90 min.
Hedieh Moghadassi
22 August 2022
Walibi was great, it has been made for rollercoaster lovers! All of the attractions were exciting. We were there on the Proud day so there were no queue and we could take each ride several times.
Adam Walicki
6 June 2022
Unser Lieblings Freizeitpark in Holland- hier kommen die Adrenalin Junkies auf ihre Kosten! Unsere Lieblingsbahnen sind Untamed, Goliath und Lost Gravity. Super Musik im ganzen Park!
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Spijkweg 30, 8256 RJ Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands Get directions
Tue 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sat-Sun 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

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