Today was the last day that visitors could see Pandadroom! It’s been showing at the park for the last 17 years, but soon we will have new 4D show Fabula to enjoy.
If you’ve never seen Pandadroom, here’s a video of the show taken by Eftelwesley:
The Six Swans, Efteling’s 30th fairy tale in the fairy tale forest, opens tomorrow. Visitors can walk through the attraction or take a short ride on a swan boat which takes you inside the building. There are (of course) six swan boats to ride in, all with slightly different details around their necks. The tower of the castle building is 15 metres high, and you can find it between Snow White and Cinderella in the fairy tale forest.
I don’t condone too many spoilers; it is nice to discover new things for yourself, however if you would like to see a walk-through which was filmed by Efteling, then see the video below!
There will also be a pin available to buy tomorrow to celebrate the opening of The Six Swans, which ca be found at Den Ouden Marskramer. Pins are a limited edition of 1,000 and are also limited to 2 per person.
There’s been a few pieces of Efteling news over the last few weeks so I’ve put them all together here. Since I’m a little late to the party, you may already know about some of these, but here we go!
Probably the biggest news is that Efteling has said goodbye to Bob this past weekend. The ride had been open for 34 years, but it was finally time to bid it a fond farewell, with demolition beginning the day after closure. Check out Eftelwesley’s video below to see the demolition of the lifthill:
And on the subject of change, Polle’s Keuken will be expanding, with some of the outdoor terrace becoming part of the main restaurant, meaning that there will be more indoor seating, great for the colder/wetter days. This means 50 extra seats inside, and the new section will be themed around Symbolica’s old magic fairy, Aliciana.
‘In her spice greenhouse she grows and dries the herbs used in the royal kitchen. Herbs can be seen everywhere: clumps of herbs hanging on the ceiling to dry, pots of dried herbs and naturally fragrant, fresh herbs. Aliciana’s herbarium, a book with dried Symbolic herbs, is located on a table in the center of the room.’
Speaking of pancakes, the new seasonal pancake at Polle’s is a cheeseburger pancake! (minced meat, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, pickle, red onion, ketchup and mustard.) Just what we wanted! Or was it…?
Anyway, there is also a Cinnamon pancake available (warm apple slices, raisins, nougatine, dark chocolate and a glass of mocha mousse) if the cheeseburger one isn’t up your street.
Both pancakes are €13.
Moving onto merchandise (hooray!) there are a couple of very very nice tins available at Efteldingen and Marskramer for €15 each. One has the little writing gnome on the front, and the other has Hansel and Gretel. The Hansel and Gretel one comes with 16 bon bons, and the writing gnome tin comes with 50 postcards of Anton Pieck artwork. There’s definitely a reason to buy both, but the postcards are particularly attractive.
Also now available are more Efteling miniatures, also at the Marskramer store. Statues such as Pagode, the House of the Five Senses, and Steam Train Aagje have been released this month, so you can add them to your mini Efteling at home-if you have one!
All images from Efteling.com
It is only 1 month until visitors to Efteling can ride on the park’s newest attraction: The Six Swans. Located in the fairy tale forest next to Cinderella, guests will be able to take a ride on one of these beautiful swans, which have arrived at their new home today. I can’t wait to see it up close!
I recently posted about the new stained glass (effect?) windows at the House of the Five Senses, and how beautiful they are. Well my friend at Pinparade.nl sent over some more photos so you can see even more detail in the windows (I personally can’t get enough of them!)
With thanks to Ronald at Pinparade.nl
If you’re a follower of this page then you may have noticed that I’m quite a fan of Restaurant Octopus. The theming is great and the food is pretty good too! Of course, later this year Pandadroom will be replaced with a new show called Fabula, and with that comes some changes to the Octopus eatery at the end of the attraction.
Work has, however, started on that already as you can see from this video of the outside of the restaurant, where a terrace is being built. You can’t knock extra seating, especially on a nice day! There is also a a new digital board outside, advertising the sorts of food that you can find inside. I’m hungry just looking at it!
Videos belong to Parks and Rides TV and eftelingfan
Carnaval Festival has been closed for around 3 months for a little refurbishment. There have been several changes made to the ride, and in my opinion it is looking really rather good!
Things have been mentioned in the past by various sources that some of the scenes were a little on the racist side of things. Whether they were or not, some of these scenes have now been altered, although in some cases only slightly! The African, Chinese and Japanese scenes have been changed slightly, and the pirate at the end of the ride has been removed to make way for Jokie and Jet. The Japanese man at the end of the ride is also looking slightly different and there are some general tidy-ups throughout the ride like the frogs at the start, who look a lot fresher. The music has been tweaked too (don’t worry it’s mostly the same stuck-in-your-head-all-day track!).
Here’s the video:
Oh, and remember when the vehicles stopped now and then? Well they still do, but now you get to have a little wiggle in your seat to a fanfare until it starts back up again! It makes stopping so much more exciting! 😁
In addition to the ride changes, the store at the end where you buy your on-ride photos is now called Confetti, and has been given a face-lift which looks much brighter and more in-keeping with the shop next door.
All in all, everything is looking great!
I have been watching a lot of videos by this channel recently, Theme Park Worldwide. You can visit so many theme parks from the comfort of your living room through these guys, and of course, there is an Efteling vlog on the channel! A few in fact. I thought I’ll share a couple here, but please do check out the channel, you can learn all kinds of things about loads of different theme parks!