Efteling have started what appears will be a series of videos about their superfans. This first video sees Efteling fan Frank with his back garden ‘Efteling’ that he has built himself. It’s mightily impessive, and there’s also a surprise later on in the video. Give it a watch, it’s really lovely! Oh, and it has English subtitles!
You can submit yourself or a friend to Efteling to be their next featured fan by e-mailing email@example.com
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! On November 13th, Winter Efteling arrived again, and with it came a new Ice Palace! There have been many photos posted online of the new Ice Palace, but the best way to explore it is through a video:
This new palace is much ‘cleaner’ compared to previous years, which were based around a woodland/rustic theme. The eating place looks like something from the Efteling hotel, very bright and tidy! There’s loads of places to sit, as per previous years, and Efteling mugs and hats are sure to be found when purchasing food and drinks. If only we had smell-o-vision, as in previous years the smell in the palace has been divine and very festive.
It’s so beautiful, when can we go back?!
With thanks to Eftelwesley.
So Disney has its fast pass, and other parks have similar ways of ensuring that you don’t need to stand in line for your favourite rides. Efteling however, have never installed these queue-beating solutions into their park. Now though, their new idea is for the guest to select a time that they want to ride, and then come back later.
Take a look at the BBC’s video on what this entails:
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!
As the opening of Efteling’s newest attraction grows closer, the park ramp up their marketing, and it’s totally cool…
E-mails were delivered today to Efteling fans for a chance to win one of several prizes:
200x 6 Efteling tickets for June 30 include sneak preview Symbolica.
• 12x accommodation for 5 people in the Efteling Loonsche Country Hotel, including unlimited access to the Efteling.
OJ Punctuel, Lackey of His Majesty King Pardulfus, is sending out invites to the palace, and once you enter the competition you will receive a lovely little personalised video from him (some are subtitled in English).
Back in November, I bought these little bulbs from Efteling:
Five months later and they’ve finally popped their lovely furry heads out:
After all, being Efteling tulips they were always going to be very unique!
From April 1st this year, Efteling has set down some new rules on smoking. The action is long overdue, but smoking in attraction queues has finally been banned; our prayers have been answered! Smoking in the Fairy Tale Forest is also discouraged, but the rule will not be enforced here as it is in the other queues. Three smoking areas have been installed in the forest, and the decision to use them or not is entirely up to the individual, so it is between you and your own conscience!
Of course, this new rule will only work if it is enforced by staff. As seen in other parks, such as Disneyland Paris, many a time an employee will pass a visitor with a lit cigarette and do absolutely nothing. Therefore, only time will tell if the new rules will work.
Either way, it is a much-needed step forward for Efteling!
Today in the U.K it is pancake day! The Dutch will be celebrating at another time, but for now, let us take a moment to talk about pancakes…
Of course, we wish we were at Polle’s Keuken to celebrate this happy day, but alas, no can do! If you’ve never been to Polle’s before and would like to try it out, check out our review here.
While you’re in there, you can pick up some of Polle’s pannenkoek mix, to give your pancakes that ‘Efteling’ touch. Scroll down for your Polle’s Keuken fix, and see the menu to get some ideas for your own pancakes!
Happy Pancake Day!
Video by Eftelwesley.
It’s been a while since the last post here, but there is some very important news from Efteling that needs to be shared!
Efteling’s new accommodation, Het Loonsche Land, which opens in a few months, has taken a delivery of antlers. The new holiday park is set to open on Efteling’s 65th birthday on May 31st 2017, and is costing €30 million to build. You could buy a lot of antlers with that!