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Postby Jeroen_twee » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:28 am

Adam_C wrote:It looks lovely and smoothe! Im hoping to go to Efteling for a first time in August, and would quite like to go on this, despite my nerves about roller coasters!


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I don't know if im going to ride this, coasters are not my thing. I like theming more!

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Postby verticalzero » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:39 am

I went to Efteling last year and it is now my No:1 Park, you feel like you have been transported to another world once the ticket office is out of site.

It is so clean n tidy, the theming for each coaster is amazing. Shame their woodie is no good, they deserve a GG or GCII twister.

When in 2007 is the ride due to open..?
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Postby Liampie » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:42 am

verticalzero wrote:When in 2007 is the ride due to open..?


The Efteling wants DVH to open on April the 1st, but because of last year they don't promise anything.

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Postby verticalzero » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:22 am

Eftelings Flying Dutchman finally carried it’s first riders late last week as the park staff and management took their first rides.

The attraction will have cost 20 million Euros ($25 million US), a bit of a waste when MF costs the same amount. :)

The park needs to do something to it's woodie coaster, this is not worthy being in the park, it is rough and needs some :airtime: added to it even if it is classed as being a family ride.

It's a shame the locals do not support the Park: In the past, local environmentalists had been able to block many crucial projects in the history of De Efteling.

It was only after fierce employee protests that De Efteling was re-allowed to build there looping roller coaster Python back in 1981. Since then, they haven't been able to get rid of the environmentalist organization BMF.

This organization protests against virtually any building permit request by De Efteling.

I hope the Park does not sufer from this silly group's protest and it can build some world class rides in the coming years, if it can't build any rides the Park will suffer and it might have to close due to lack of people going to other parks.
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Postby Janster » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:04 am

verticalzero wrote:The attraction will have cost 20 million Euros ($25 million US), a bit of a waste when MF costs the same amount. :)

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I hope the Park does not sufer from this silly group's protest and it can build some world class rides in the coming years, if it can't build any rides the Park will suffer and it might have to close due to lack of people going to other parks.


Efteling will never build a Millenium Force, Kingda Ka, Colossos or any other huge thrill ride. That's not Efteling's style. Most of the 20 million euros are spent on theming and the dark ride section. Good Efteling theming can beat the larger thrills in parks nearby easily. It's not a waste of money. Efteling is a family park and families living nearby will always come back to this park. For year's Efteling is the most popular day trip for dutch families, it beats Walibi World, Amsterdam, the Rotterdam Harbor and other touristic attractions. If they can build every five to ten years a typical Efteling ride, people keep on coming to Efteling.

Just don't expect a rocket coaster, MF, expedition Geforce or a Dragon Khan to come to Efteling.

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Postby Menghini » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:42 pm

And it's final: the Efteling will open sunday 1 april. And it will also open "de Vliegende Hollander" that day!!! It will be a walk-through, dark ride and roller coaster all in one ride, so i'm very curious.

That day you'll find me first thing in the new coaster! Finally really flying as a Dutchman! ;)

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Postby Menghini » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:47 am

The first "test-passengers" did the ride. Rides.nl published an article about it together with a POV and some pictures.

Watch out: the information and POV might spoil the fun, because it explains the whole ride.

It's in Dutch, but maybe they translated it already: in the upper right corner of the site you can switch to the English language.

http://www.rides.nl/nieuws/bericht/preview-de-vliegende-hollander-in-de-efteling

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Postby zingo » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:09 am

Instead of linking you guys to some weird site I just grap some pics from themepark.nl,
the bigest coastefan site in the netherlands!

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Ha, try beating that disney!

And of course, a little movie, made by Sander kay Roeling:

www.eftelingtalk.nl/sanderkay/dvhpreview.wmv
If your going to the efteling within the next month do not watch, there is a onride included.

btw. The darkride is smal, but the main sensation comes from the sound, atmosphere and smell,
don't expect to much of it, this ride is all about the total picture!

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Postby Menghini » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:18 am

OK, you win, Zingo! ;)

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Postby coastermaniac1 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:20 am

That looks brilliant.

The themeing is fantastic.

It looks like you dont get wet at all which is a shame.

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