Who thought the inevitable replacement of the Pegasus still take some would wait is wrong: on 1 July opened the new wooden racing coaster George and the Dragon, a roller coaster with two trains, Water and Fire, the same time against each other on two tracks of 810 meters. If heroic warrior, the visitor into battle with a nine meter high dragon. The roller coaster is twenty-five meters high and carries with four trains in 1700 dragon fighters per hour with a maximum speed of 75 kilometers per hour.
Ready for a thrilling battle against the dragon? A dragon, the ruler of Water and Fire, threatens the kingdom ... The king calls upon all brave citizens to defeat this monster. Come to the Efteling and fight against the dragon and against each other in the new wooden rollercoaster racer Joris en de Draak. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Joris, who cleverly beat the dragon!
It is a realy thrilling experiance, where you think you go slow. You go like a rocket, great fun!
The attraction opened in 1998 and is now 15 years old. The theme comes from the story of Sinbad The Sailor. This theme is well reflected in the queue and the ride itself. The 650 meter long and 65 km / h fast roller coaster is completely covered and in absolute darkness when it opened. A few years later there are lighting effects added.
Aquanura become the new anniversary attraction of the Efteling. This fountain show is based on similar shows like those found in Las Vegas and Dubai. The company WET Design, which is responsible for these installations will also command the Efteling. Aquanura will take place in the former boating lake opposite Fata Morgana and will be available from May 31, 2012 can be seen in the Efteling. The fountain show's theme is "The Frog King".
Spectacular park show. Very interesting and nice show, you can see it in restaurant too ... Het Wapen van Raveleijn. Then in shop you can buy book about this story but only in Holland language. On my page you can see video of this show.
On this realm you may enjoy Fata Morgana - a boat trip through the mysterious Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, you can step into one of the boats and get rowing on the Boating Lake, you know Panda Droom with its 3D film or ride a bob.
The Gondoletta will offer you a short relaxing boat trip and also the oportunity to admire the beauty of the park, Monsieur Cannibale will spin you around, Carnaval Festival will show you dolls from different countries in their national dress, Vogelrock will offer a ride on a dark roller-coaster....
You'll have to go there with your kids.. it is lovely.
I will only atach here some photos, hoping that you'll recognise the fairy tales...Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, The dancing shoes, Tom Thumb, Rapunzel and and many other characters are waiting there...
They are not all but, those photos will give you an idea about what happened there.
I hope you'll enjoy the pictures. For full detailes follow the link bellow:
On 1 April 2007 this new long awaited attraction opened at De Efteling & I suspect I am the first vt'er to take the voyage.
Captain Willem van der Decken sailed out of the harbour against the rules and never returned. His ship was cursed to sail the seven seas forever, will you be so lucky to escape the curse of his Ghost ship (Sounds like Pirates of the Caribbean).
You travel in a boat through the dark reaching a height of 22.5m then travel at 70km p/h another 420m making a huge splash into the water. The actual ride is fairly short & my dutch friends were a bit disappointed at this because the attraction has been hyped to the max and its the most expensive attraction at the park.
Children must be 1.2m tall at least & they do enforce this strictly.
**Update** Sept 2007 The Flying Dutchman attraction has temporarily closed due to malfunctions it should re-open in the New Year this may mean I am one of the only vt'ers to have taken this ride!!
In between the tall trees you'll discover the characters from your favourite fairy tales and perhaps discover a few new ones.
Be careful the witch doesn't see you at her sweet house where Hansel & Gretel visited.
Dodge past the short tempered fire breathing dragon.
Rupunzel lets down her long hair (what no ladder) & see who climbs up it.
Long Neck can see everything over the tree tops & he'll tell you a story in Dutch.
Lots of other fairytale characters await the Indian Water lilies will enchant you and the little match girl tells you her said tale.
This ride was really fun but you do get very wet if you are not careful, mind you even if you are someone is bound to get wet trousers (any which way). There are 6 persons to a raft and you travel towards waterfalls & through rapids. Watch out for non waterproof cameras!!
Travel through the 1001 Arabian nights in a boat taking in sights like the Hareem, the Belly dancer, look out for those crocodiles and beggers lurking in the dark.
It is fairly dark inside with Arabic music playing & can be a bit frightening for the children. The Boats hold about 20.
This is a 3D Imax experience in close collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature.
There is a wildlife documentary for viewing before you enter the IMAX theatre.
The 3D effects make it very real and I jumped when the snake came straight at me. As well as the visual effects they include some additional effects to make you jump.
I was a bit apprehensive when Han suggested a visit into the Haunted Castle as all my memories of being scared out of my wits in the ghost train in South Africa came flooding back. But I put on a brave face & went through the dark passage to wait for the doors into the attraction to open and to be honest the dark corridor was the scariest part.
It is basically a show of skulls, graves & ghosts doing a dance called the Dance Macarbe set to music a bit dissapointing and not scary at all.
This is not a scary attraction at all but rather one that will give you a birds eye view of the park. The thai style temple looking Pagoda takes you up to 45m turning ever so slowly so you can view the whole park. You can only really see the big attractions as the rest are well hidden in the woods.