The site originally belonged to the Heidenhof Wildlife Park, which was named after the chapel that was built there in 1350. After the zoo was closed in 1972 following a devastating storm, the showman Hans-Jürgen Tiemann bought the land and opened a small amusement park in 1978 (with the contractual requirement to maintain Heidenhof Chapel as well as the keeping of native animals). When Heide Park opened on 19 August 1978 it offered only six rides: the Monzapiste, the Heide Park Express, the Oldtimerrundkurs, the Floßfahrt (tow boat ride), the Wichtelhausenbahn and the Hochbahn. In its first season, the Heide Park had just under 200,000 visitors. 1979 saw the first dolphin show, for which they built a large domed roof a year later (after the 2008 season, the dolphinarium was closed due to protests). Heide Park currently has about 40 rides which are mainly aimed at families but its thrill rides are also very popular. One of the main attractions is Colossos – Kampf der Giganten, a wooden roller coaster, which until the opening of Balder, on 12 April 2003 in the Swedish amusement park Liseberg, was the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world. The latest attraction is the wing coaster Flug der Dämonen. It is Germany`s first wing coaster and reaches a maximum of 4 g positive during the ride. Five shows are available each day at Heide Park, these are; Als Eigentümerin dieser Rechte gestattet die Heide-Park Soltau GmbH das Herunterladen und Veröffentlichen von Bildern, Kennzeichen und Texten nur zum privaten, nicht aber zum kommerziellen Gebrauch sowie im Rahmen von redaktionellen Berichterstattungen. Bei den jeweiligen Veröffentlichungen ist auf die Urheber- und Eigentumsrechte der Heide-Park Soltau GmbH eindeutig und klar sichtbar hinzuweisen (mit Angabe des Bildnachweises „Heide Park Resort, (aktuelles Jahr)”) sowie ein Belegexemplar zuzustellen (an: Heide-Park Soltau GmbH, Presseabteilung, Heide Park 1, 29614 Soltau). The most recognizable landmark in the park is a 1/3 scale replica of the Statue of Liberty (35 meters tall), it was inaugurated on 4 July 1986 on the 100th anniversary of the original statue.
At the end of 2011 the whole structure was relocated to stand within the roller coaster Colossos. The park`s mascot is a bear called Wumbo. Wir tun was gegen Monotonie auf euren Monitoren. Mit unseren zahlreichen Wallpapern könnt ihr euch das Heide Park Resort auf euren Desktop holen! The music played at Heide Park is a combination of commercial tracks, library music and commissioned music. The following composers have had their music played at the park: Graham Smart, Ian Habgood, David Buckley, Crispin Merrell, IMAscore and John Sanderson. Heide Park is a theme park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany.