|The addition of Joris and Draak (GCI dueling woodie) brings a much needed thrilling roller coaster to Efteling. Vliegende Hollander is an exhaustively themed Water Coaster building on the legend of the Flying Dutchman. |
Theming is something Efteling does very well with their indoor family rides, such as Droomvlucht (Dream Flight), Fata Morgana (1001 Arabian Nights), Carnaval Festival (similar to It's a Small World), and Villa Volta (Vekoma Mad House). Within Carrousel Paleis is both an ornate (and fast) carousel along with an indoor water organ. The grounds are immaculately manicured and can be viewed from the park train, Gondeletta (tow boat ride), or from above in the Pagode (Flying Island).
In the middle of the park is a kid's area with walkthrough houses from famous fairy tales.
|Being in the Netherlands you can always find pancakes and fries at Efteling. Most of the orders at the quick-service places give you a heaping pile of fries on the side. You can also find sandwiches, pizza, and salads at various locations in the park.|
|With so many indoor attractions, the park is open year-round, with longer hours in July and August. |
|Established Seasonal events|
|Winter Efteling runs from December through February. During the Winter Efteling almost all attractions are opened, except the Python, Pirana, and Boating Lake. Bobbaan, D'Oude Tuffer, De Vliegende Hollander, Half Moon, and Joris and the Dragon are open when the weather allows it.
|Access & Location|
|By car from the Netherlands:|
follow Dordrecht-Breda (A16), exit 's-Hertogenbosch (A59), follow Waalwijk/Kaatsheuvel (261), follow signs to Efteling
follow 's-Hertogenbosch (A2), follow Gorinchem-Breda (A27), exit Waalwijk (A59), follow Waalwijk/Kaatsheuvel (N261), follow signs to Efteling.
By train and bus:
take the train to 's-Hertogenbosch. There are bus connections to Efteling from here.
From Den Haag/Rotterdam/Breda/Maastricht:
take the train to Tilburg. There are bus connections to Efteling from here.
More information: http://www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers
|Efteling Hotel is a four-star hotel. If you are traveling with family and prefer the comforts of home, Efteling Bosrijk Village offers multiple cottages and apartments that sleep four to six people. The park's website also lists partner hotels in the area.|
|Virtual Queue Options|
|Spookslot is a multi-sensory show telling the story of a haunted monastery. Although non-Dutch speakers will not understand the words, you can still appreciate the visual and lighting effects.|
Within the Carrousel Paleis there is a separate room that houses a water organ, an illuminated fountain that dances to a soundtrack.
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