Considering we were new to visiting Winter Efteling, we had a lot to take in! A few things we had seen photos of over the years, but other things were a total surprise. One of the most impressive things was not only the change in design (the ear muffs and scarf) but also the audio of the sleepy litter bin next to the train track.
He wasn’t the only one though! Kleine Boodschap shivers as he points the way to the nearest bathrooms.
As Springtime creeps up on us, so do new mugs at Efteling! Efteling have produced many small coffee mugs in the past, usually representing the different seasons, but this time they are representing different characters.
Blue Mug: Fakir
Red Mug: Roodkapje (of course!)
Yellow Mug: Heraut
Green Mug: Kabouter
To get one, you simply need to buy a coffee for 4,50, and the mug is yours!
Our doors are open if anyone would like to send us one over 😉
He was under wraps for a little while, but the Troll King has seen the light again! His makeover has really brought him back to life, and it’s not just about the new mask he’s been given. His movements seem a lot more fluid, and are those a new set of hands?! His hair and beard are also very bushy now and less ‘old’ looking. His eyes seem a lot more realistic too, he’s certainly not dead behind the eyes like he was…it’s like he’s really thinking about things, Kingly things, perhaps.
We’re also pretty sure he’s looking down his nose at everyone when the curtains open and close, but maybe that’s just the angle of the video!
With many thanks to Eftelwesley for the use of photo and video of the new King!
Just for comparison, here’s our video of the Troll King as he was previously.
According to Eftelist, the Troll King has been fenced off, and the belief/hope is that he may be getting his original mask back. His original face showed a lot more of his subtle movements, and was a lot more fluid and lifelike. The new mask is ok but not how he was meant to be shown to the world! Hopefully we’ll soon see a change.
I still get a lot of folks asking me what Efteling is. Well here are some photos of the Fairy Tale Forest (Sprookjesbos). This is where it all began, although naturally a lot of things have come and a couple have things have gone since the opening in 1952. Take a moment to enjoy some fairy tale goodness in the form of our Sprookjesbos photos. Click the image below to have a look: