The ‘Forbidden City’, Fata Morgana, is opened; an attraction based on the Tales of A Thousand and One Nights, and ‘Interkosmos’, the Russian space exhibition gives visitors a chance to see real moon sand.
Over 300,000 tulip bulbs are planted to form a 50,000 m2 sea of flowers and in the new Thai floating temple, the Pagode, visitors are taken up to a height of 45 metres to look out over the whole of the park.
The Troll King predicts the future from his throne in the Fairytale Forest. Monsieur Cannibale spins visitors round in his saucepans.
After having wandered underground for millions of years, the Laaf People decide to settle above ground in the Efteling. They build their own village which visitors can pass through on the monorail. A lot of effort is put into this year’s theme: Russia.
Pegasus, a wooden roller coaster with nostalgic character, matches the 1991 theme almost perfectly! The Fifties. In the July and August of this year, the Big Efteling Summer Circus will provide an addition attraction. This year, the Efteling will welcome its 50 millionth visitor since 1952.
This year, the new dream flight ‘Droomvlucht’ attraction takes visitors for a flight through a world of dreams and fairy tales, and introduces many new visitors to King Oberon and his enchanting Elves.
It’s time for ‘Showtime with Pardoes the Wizard' and a season of exciting adventures with Efteling’s majestic mascot. Popular Flemish children’s heroes 'Samson & Gert' are on stage this year at the Efteling.
This year marks the official opening of the eighteen-hole course and the distinctive Clubhouse at the Efteling Golf Park; the Kleuterhof children’s playground and the Avonturen Doolhof maze are introduced for the youngest of the visitors; and Samson & Gert return for the Summer Theatre season.
The centenary of Anton Pieck’s birth results in the first Efteling Anton Pieck Prize: a fairytale contest for primary schools in the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking parts of Belgium.
The House of the Five Senses opens its doors and a spectacular new entrance to the Efteling is built as well as the Villa Volta haunted house. The Efteling Theatre presents its own magical production of the Fairytale Show, and Samson & Gert perform in the Fairytale Tree Theatre.
For the first time in the history of the Efteling, the Seven League Summer takes place in July and August. The park is open from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m, and the 60 millionth visitor is given a festive welcome.
The Efteling celebrates its 45th anniversary under the motto 'The Treat of the Year!' In addition to special monthly treats, visitors are treated to extra long opening hours and lots of live entertainment, such as the Fairytale Show, Samson & Gert and the Fun Vermeer Family Dinner Party. The park welcomes its 65 millionth visitor.
The Vogel Rok indoor roller coaster is opened and Tom Thumb, the giant and Rumpelstiltskin join the inhabitants of the Fairytale Forest. A brand new Fairytale Show is launched in the Efteling Theatre and again this year, the Seven League Summer has extended opening hours until 9 pm.
This year, the Efteling is true 'Fairytale Treasure Trove'. The emperor from the The Chinese nightingale gets his own palace, whilst the inn from the fairy story Table be laid, clubs to the ready and donkey lift your tail, is built. Snow White’s castle is also added to the Fairytale Forest and the steam train chugs past a new station.
This year, the park is divided into four realms: The fairy realm, Marerijk; the travel realm, Reizenrijk; the adventure realm, Ruigrijk; and the alternative realm, Anderrijk. The Winter Efteling is also introduced for the first time.
The year’s theme is ‘The Efteling brings back your Happiest Moments’; the Pardoes Promenade and Efteling Village Green are opened; and the Kinderspoor children’s pedal trains are all fully restored.
Efteling’s host Pardoes is joined by Princess Pardijntje to welcome visitors as they come into the park and the second Winter Efteling outdoes the success of last year: 263,000 people visit the Winter Efteling.
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