Eftleling has reopened Carnival Festival after a 3 million Euro rehab to update and eliminate "racist" scenes.https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/editienl/artikel/4722206/carnaval-festival-efteling-weer-open-na-renovatie&prev=searchCarnival Festival in Efteling open again, nose ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings and frizzy hair goneMay 23, 2019 10:57 AM : May 23, 2019 11:24
Carnival Festival in the Efteling is reopened after months of renovation. With an budget of 3 million euros, the amusement park tackled the technology and gave a number of dolls a new look.
The 35-year-old attraction closed in January for the major refurbishment. The Efteling reported that the 'current time picture' would also be considered.
Carnival Festival Efteling tackled, no more frizzy hair and nose ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings
A number of dolls in the Africa and Asia scenes were given a whole new look. For example, the Chinese dolls no longer have large teeth and the dolls with nose ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings and frizzy hair have disappeared completely. Dolls with instruments, shields and traditional clothing can now be seen in that section.
Criticism of old scenes
There was a lot of criticism of the old scenes, especially from foreign visitors. They would be racist and offensive. De Efteling, however, stated earlier that the changes were not a reaction to that, but were done in own initiative.
"Now all scenes fit in well with the original theme: partying through different cultures around the world."
454 LED lights
In addition to these adjustments, a hundred other dolls were given a new layer of paint. Efteling also took a thorough look at the technology. The existing lighting has been replaced by 454 LED lamps. The renovation of the 118 gondolas has not yet been completed, as they are being refurbished in phases.
Finally, there is a new photo point. That can now be found in the Confetti souvenir shop, which is located next to the Carnival Festival.