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Efteling Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:23 am
by Pepper
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Heide Park, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index

Efteling Website

Construction starts on Flying Dutchman (Vliegende Hollander) highly themed Kumbak Water Coaster (Below)

February 21st, 2007 - Flying Dutchman opens

July 18th, 2009 - Joris and Draak (GCI woodie) announced for 2010
September 13th, 2009 - Park welcomes 100,000,000th visitor

April 18th, 2010 - Joris and Draak construction photos
May 21st, 2010 - Huge investment in Hartenhof, a 2013 dark ride announced
June 24th, 2010 - Floor plans for Hartenhof leaked
June 27th, 2010 - Joris and Draak opens
July 1st, 2010 - Details on 2011's addition Ravelin - theater

April 18th, 2011 - Aquanura announced
November 16th, 2011 - New trains installed on Python

May 31st, 2012 - Aquanura testing video

June 17th, 2013 - Director Bart de Boer resigns effective September 1st

April 18th, 2014 - Park announces B&M Dive Coaster for 2015 along with expanded lodging
October 15th, 2014 - Name revealed for Dive Coaster

February 19th, 2015 - Baron 1898 layout is revealed

January 11th, 2016 - Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy, a 35 million Euro trackless dark ride announced

August 28th, 2017 - Efteling introduces a Free Fast Pass system
November 7th, 2017 - Python to have major pieces of track replaced

September 21st, 2018 - De Zes Zwanen - Swan Boat for for children being added in 2019
October 9th, 2018 - The Bob closing to make way for Max en Moritz double family coaster

May 23rd. 2019 - rehab of Carnaval Festival is complete

In 2006 Efteling is opening their new ride...
There's a lot of mysterious things around this attraction. Nobody knows exactly what it will be. Other 'new in 2006-attractions' are not really mysterious, but Vliegende Hollander is very mysterious compared with the other new rides.

It's going to be a watercoaster, combined with a short darkride in a building. There aren't many coasters that also have a darkridesection.

Nobody knows the tracklayout or the theming, only that it will be about the legend of the Flying Dutchman is certain.

It's also the first ride that will be build completely by KumbaK coasters.

Take a look at the RCDB-entry and the thread on (in Dutch)

What do you think of this ride?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:21 am
by Ghost
Didn't go to the efteling this year... that will change next year when they open this one...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:58 am
by DutchCoasterFan
I don´t expect to much from it ... It´s gonna be very short and the budget is cut in half!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:53 am
by Damien666
Will it have a good darkride part like the other darkrides they have? No clue. Will it have the best soundtrack? I don't think so. Villa Volta has the best soundtrack at Elfting, does anyone agree with me?

Efteling builds a watercoaster

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:56 pm
by Mystery
The Efteling in The Netherlands is building a new attraction for 2006,
A watercoaster by KumbaK Coasters.

It will be themed to the story of The Flying Dutchman.

Some pictures, not taken by me but by various members of

(more information and blueprints; go to, press on "Vliegende Hollander" and on "Tekeningen" Dutch only, sorry guys!)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:00 pm
by jarmor
are you sure that isnt a dive machine by B&M lol lol...

oh yeah and the link is kinda funky ya might wanna fix that...

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:21 pm
by Hattuchili
I think that is not bad. I am so curious how it will look like in a few month?!


PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:22 pm
by Shockwave
Yeah, I thought that's a B&M at first as well.

Hope it's good as a B&M, I'll be riding it next summer.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:04 pm
by msep003
if the ride is good i might be back in Holland to ride on this water Coaster . The Theming look amazing like those great dark rides ( Fata Morgana , Droomvlucht ).

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:33 pm
by coasterdude5
Wow, talk about theming! Looks really nice.

Does anybody have any stats? RCDB doesn't.