No, that isn’t a typo! It was pointed out to us by our friend Milena that Efteling have added walking routes and mystery tours to the English part of their site. Apparently these have been on the Dutch part of the site for a while now. Awesome, we thought, something new and interesting! Well that’s what we thought at first. The problem being that even though these tours and routes are on the English language pages, they are all in Dutch! Nobody has translated them. It’s a shame because it’s a neat idea.
So, either we best all start learning Dutch (not that I’m knocking that notion at all) or these can just be disregarded completely.
Come on Efteling, show us some lovely English routes and tours!
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!
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:
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.
Click here to check out the full post about the event by Liselore, in Dutch (if you have Chrome it should translate automatically).
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 😉