Anderrijk is the home to:
Bob Sleigh (Bobbaan),
Panda Dream (PandaDroom),
Aquanura (May 2012)
Fata Morgana means ‘mirage’, and has been open in Efteling since 1986. This is essentially the park’s answer to Pirates of the Caribbean, and even the boats will look familiar to any Disney veterans. The story is that of 1001 Nights, and here you will encounter belly dancers, carpet sellers, magicians, tigers, and many more! In fact there are 104 characters within the attraction, which I would class as a must-do.
Bobbaan, or ‘Bobsleigh’ is a teeth-chattering ride along a track which is painted white to look like snow, though years of vehicles flying down the track has caused it to lose that illusion. The theming is nice, the outside looks very much like a building you would find up in the Swiss Alps, and there is some joyous yodeling playing over the sound system. Not one of Efteling’s best, but it is worth a ride at least once.
PandaDroom or ‘Panda Dream’ in English, is a 3D film about the effects of global warming on the animal kingdom, and was partially paid for by the WWF. It doesn’t seem to fit in so well with the general theming of the park, however I would not call it a bad attraction. It also has a really cool indoor play area and well themed restaurant which you experience after exiting the theatre.
Piraña is the token water ride, which is almost expected of a major theme park, and although it has a theme all of its own (Pre-Columbian cultures), it works rather well. It was opened in 1983, making it the first rapids ride in Europe, and it goes without saying, that you will get wet!
Aquanura (May 2012) will be a water show which will take place on the lake in front of Fata Morgana. It is costing a huge €17,000,000, and is a product of WET Design, who have created water features all over the world, and are probably best known for The Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. I think it goes without saying that this show will be epic!