Efteling in 2018

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Efteling – the winter shows will change for the summer from the end of March

Ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, Efteling has seen over 130 million people through its gates since it opened 66 years ago. That this Dutch attraction is still around after that length of time signifies its appeal and also to the fact that it is continuously adding to or changing what it offers so that visitors – include many tens of thousands of Britons – return each year.

This year Python, the roller coaster built in 1981, reopens after months of maintenance whereby it was taken down and rebuilt but in a new design. Having said that, the double corkscrew, the helix and all the loops remain.

After being closed over winter, the water rides also re-open. The Piraña river rapids – a 350 metre long wild water river ride, and the De Vliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) – a water coaster that starts as an indoor roller coaster before plunging into a lake in the centre of the park will be available at the end of March.
The open air show, Raveleijn will again be available. It features stunt riders, ravens and a fire breathing dragon as will be the Fairytale Tree show in the Fairytale Forest.

As you might gather from what’s on, Efteling – if you haven’t been there before – is aimed at the family market and particularly those under teenage years although that doesn’t deter hundreds of thousands of older children from enjoying themselves!

Most attractions at Efteling will be open at the end of March but a few won’t open until April time. The last to become available will be Aquanura and the water show. This twelve minute display is where more than 200 fountains and 900 lights are used to create a water ballet and bring some of the fairy tales to life.

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