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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby RonLaan » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:49 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:I never caught the announcement of the new water show - looks fantastic! It's crazy to see a smaller park invest so much so quick, but good for them!


Efteling actually is one of the biggest parks in Europe.
It's even bigger than Disney Land in Paris (72 > 56 ha)

In my opinion, Efteling needs a thrill ride. They only have Joris and de Draak and de Python, and even those rides aren't very spectacular. But then again, Efteling isn't about thrills.

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Postby gisco » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:33 pm

RonLaan wrote:
coasterfreak101 wrote:I never caught the announcement of the new water show - looks fantastic! It's crazy to see a smaller park invest so much so quick, but good for them!


Efteling actually is one of the biggest parks in Europe.
It's even bigger than Disney Land in Paris (72 > 56 ha)

In my opinion, Efteling needs a thrill ride. They only have Joris and de Draak and de Python, and even those rides aren't very spectacular. But then again, Efteling isn't about thrills.


I don't think when he said smaller he was referring to the physical size but to the fact it is less visited then other parks in Europe.

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Postby Sven » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Less Visited? The Efteling is one of the best visited Theme Parks in Europe. it's after Disneyland and Europapark the best vistited park in Europe.

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Postby AlmereStars » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:07 am

Its a big park with huge attendance records (4m in 2009), by european standards. But I also think that the park needs a huge thrill ride.
This 3D mapping looks awesome, but only adds to the experience of Villa Volta. I don't think it attracts more people though. But its a first, as far as I know.

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby AstroDan » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:54 am

Efteling is a stunningly beautiful theme park, which invests oddly.

They spend heavily - on things which arguably they don't need. They spend less on things which arguably they do need.

With Troy opening at Toverland - Efteling needed to bounce back and they did, with Joris en de Draak.

However, they stand firm with Python - a dire example of an old Vekoma Looping Coaster. With Black Mamba not so far away, it's a real suprise that they choose to invest in a Water Show, when for the same money, they could have an incredibly themed B&M Coaster - which they need more...

Still. The Projections are amazing on Villa Volta!

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Postby larrygator » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:39 am

Efteling's investments make sense when viewing Efteling as a year long park. If you don't have attractions that operate enjoyable in the colder months you are going to have trouble drawing enough people to fill a money making hotel.
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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby Jeroen_twee » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:21 am

They invested in Aquanura because the park needed more shows.

Btw: Rumours say Python gets new MK1200 trains before Christmas.

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Postby Illegal_Alien » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:47 am

MK1212 to be exact and arent rumours anymore. ;)

The old Kumbak coaches are already removed from the track, and the Python gets a fresh layer of paint.

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby Jeroen_twee » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 am

Bart de Boer (drsbartdeboer) of Efteling showed a new picture on Twitter:

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Re: Efteling Discussion Thread

Postby SuperBuckalew » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:44 am

I don't think Efteling is too concerned about adding more thrill rides. Efteling is a family theme park that is all about being immersed in heavily themed lands. Just because parks near to it are doing one thing, doesn't mean they need to. If every park in the area were to offer the same thing, there would be no variety.

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