There has been a lot going on in the world of Efteling lately…
On May 31st, Efteling celebrated its 65th birthday; and with that came the opening of a new exhibition in the Efteling Museum: 65 years of Efteling. Included in the exhibition is a very cool interactive map of the park, as can be seen in the videos below:
As part of the park’s 65th birthday celebrations, new accommodation, Loonsche Land opened on May 31st and will soon be joined by the park’s newest attraction, Symbolica, which opens in July.
Take a look below to see how Symbolica is coming along. You get a great view of the roof garden from Pagode, as you can see all of those 800 solar panels! Eftelwesley’s video also shows us the area around the attraction, including the queue.
Here’s a brief look at Loonsche Land from my friend Eftelwesley…There are loads more of his videos of the new resort at his site here
First impressions of the new vacation park are that it looks a lot like Bosrijk, but it just isn’t! It does look beautiful though, and I’m sure that many of us Efteling nerds will be planning ‘research trips’ in the near future.
In other news, Pandadroom is finally getting a new film, hurray! So far we know that the new film will be based around Klaas Vaak (The Sandman, or as Google translate likes to call him, the Sand Cauliflower), but little information is known at this time. Let us just hope that the restaurant Octopus remains mostly unchanged, as it is such a relaxing place to chill out.
There is also a rumour that Efteling, in conjunction with Europa Park, are looking into creating a flight simulator ride similar to that of Soarin’ in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. We look forward to that, if it ever comes into being!
And last but not least, gefeliciteerd to Eftelwesley on his 10,000 subscribers! Thank you for sharing your Efteling videos with us!