Winter Efteling came to an end at the end of January. A friend of the Efteling UK Facebook page sent over some lovely Winter Efteling photos, which I’m only just getting round to sharing now!
Winter Efteling really is beautiful ❤
Although I realise that Spring has finally sprung (hooray!) and the Efteling tulips are almost in full bloom, I remembered that I had some wonderful Winter Efteling photos that I wanted to share.
Marianne sent me some photos back in January of a visit to Efteling on January 8th for her birthday. Better late than never to share them at least!
This year, Winter Efteling starts on November 12th, so maybe it is time to start planning a Winter trip now? These photos will surely inspire you…
Click the photos for a better look!
Thanks to Marianne for sending the photos.
Happy New Year everyone!
A new year seems to mean fresh Efteling news, so here’s a little look at what’s going on at the moment…
First off, the Python is being ‘renewed’. It seems that the track, which has been standing since 1981, is receiving most of the maintenance, as in previous years the ride cars themselves have been replaced several times. So for a while, that corner of the park will look a little naked, at least until March when it is due to reopen.
Elsewhere in the park, there’s the good/bad news that PandaDroom will remain open for at least the next 3 years, as a new contract has been signed with the World Wildlife Fund. As visitors are aware, the technology used in the show is now rather outdated, with this 3D show opening in 2002 and not really changing since that time (hence the ‘good/bad news’). It would be nice to see a new show here along the same theme, just more 2018 and less 2002!
And most importantly, Efteling is expanding! Between Vogel Rok and Python, 8 hectares of land will be added, and a new attraction is expected to open here by 2020. If you take a look at Google maps, it seems to be where the road ‘Horst’ is now, this is the road that Efteling Hotel guests need to cross to get to the park.
So, soon there’ll be more Efteling to love! Well, in a couple of years, but until then we have more PandaDroom to enjoy! 😉
Lastly, thank you to my friend Eftelwesley for continuing to produce beautiful Efteling videos that we can all enjoy. Especially this one below which is stunning! Thank you for braving the snow!
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.
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 😉