Attention to Detail in Winter Efteling

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Considering we were new to visiting Winter Efteling, we had a lot to take in!  A few things we had seen photos of over the years, but other things were a total surprise.  One of the most impressive things was not only the change in design (the ear muffs and scarf) but also the audio of the sleepy litter bin next to the train track.

He wasn’t the only one though!  Kleine Boodschap shivers as he points the way to the nearest bathrooms.

Efteling is Cold…

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…very cold! But beautiful. Especially the ice palace.  Thank you Efteling for the fire pits around the park; and of course, the hot Chocomel…only made better by being in a Benjamin mug!

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Gone to Efteling

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Well, we’ve nearly gone.  In a couple of days we’ll be in the World of Wonders.  Just like this owl:

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Fata Morgana Surprises

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Efteling uploaded a video a couple of days ago which asked the question ‘Can Fathers still be astonished?’

Maybe you’d think not, but this is definitely the way to do it.  Whoever thought they’d ever see their wife belly dancing in Fata Morgana?!

The most impressive thing though, was the real Tiger!

Efteling gets a New Sign

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Gone are the days of ‘365 Dagen Welkom’, even though we are still welcome all year!  However, a new sign which simply reads ‘Efteling’ has been installed on the front of the House of the Five Senses.  It’s classy, and nothing like the last sign which essentially looked like a cardboard cutout.

Old Sign

Old Sign

New Sign

New Sign

Thanks to Eftelwesley for the photo of the new sign.  

Winter Efteling Draws Near!

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On November 6th, Winter Efteling is officially here!  Of course, getting a park like Efteling ready for Winter is no small task, so the decorations have already been going up.  A silver crown has been added at the Pagoda (next to, not on top!), the skating rink is up, and there’s snow everywhere!  It’s all looking rather festive.  Click here to take a look!

Pancakes and Dive Coasters

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Well only one dive coaster actually, but a lot of pancakes!  This week, Polle’s Keuken attempted to beat the world record for pancake stacking.  With a lot of pancakes and some Efteling magic, the two bakers, Humphrey and John managed to beat the record with a stack of 242 pancakes(!) reaching 91.2cm high.  That is a lot of pancakes to try and keep upright, and they had to remain in the stack for 5 seconds to break the record.  There’s even some English in this video for those who don’t speak Dutch!

On the subject of the new dive coaster which we’ll see open next year in the park, it now has a name!  It’s a little bit of a mouthful maybe but…ahem…

Baron 1898.

Baron 1898

Tada!  It doesn’t completely roll off the tongue, however we imagine it will end up getting called ‘Baron‘ for short.  The theming looks great, but we don’t expect anything less from Efteling, a real theme park!

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