Efteling to get a Website Makeover

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It’s about time!  Although a few years ago, a lot of the pages (including the home page) were given a new look and became easier to use, much of the rest of the site was still running on the old design.  Most importantly, the booking system is still functioning on the older pages, which, if you’ve ever booked an Efteling visit online, you’ll know it can be a complete nightmare.  Many a time we have searched high and low to find the ‘My Efteling’ page, only to have to do a Google search to find it.  There has also always been more information on the Dutch site than on the English site which we’ve never really understood!

Basically, things on the Efteling site are definitely ready for a makeover!

 

Raveleijn Part 2?

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There is going to be a second Raveleijn book released at the end of May, titled Raveleijn and the Gang of the White Feather (Raveleijn – De bende van de Witte Veer).  Of course, this begs the question ‘will there be a different show at Efteling to accompany the book?’.  It’s early days of course, however, surely it makes sense to refresh the show at some point in the future using the second book as the basis for it.

We’ll see!  Here’s what to look for in May:

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Q-Santa Run

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The Santa run was back in December, but who says we can’t still be in the festive spirit?!  Our friend Liselore ran again this festive season in the Q-Santarun, which was raising money for food banks in the Netherlands.  Here’s a few photos from the event.

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Click here to check out the full post about the event by Liselore, in Dutch (if you have Chrome it should translate automatically).

Villa Volta Winter Illusions with a Rogue Speaker!

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We were excited to see the Villa Volta illusions more than any of the others.  It didn’t disappoint! One thing that was slightly annoying however, was the generic Efteling music playing in the background on a speaker next to the attraction…at the same time!  So, dramatic as the illusions were, the naughty speaker to the right was a bit of a distraction! Either way, they were still enjoyable.  Here’s the video, complete with Efteling staff sneaking out of the front door and of course, the rogue speaker ;)

Goodbye 2014!

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Here is our ‘annual report’ of comings and goings here at Efteling UK.  Click the link at the bottom of the page to have a look.

Also, thank you to all of our friends who continue to visit the site and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Happy New Year!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays to all of our readers!  Thank you all for continuing to visit the site and contributing via Facebook and Twitter.  Wishing you all a relaxing holiday season, just like this little Robin :)
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2014 Santa Run

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Well done to all the Santas who ran in the Q-Santarun 2014!

Photo from Q-music NL

Photo from Q-music NL

Here’s a video of the event; highlights include a train full of Santas, and raving Santas.

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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