It was Monika’s first time at the amazing Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, so everything was new and exciting to her. But this video mostly focuses on the things that were new since my last visit in 2015, including the highly-anticipated trackless dark ride Symbolica (with stunning animatronics from Garner Holt Productions, who also create Disney’s animatronics), and the immersive, incredibly detailed Pinocchio area of the Fairytale Forest. And there were still some things that had been there since my first visit in 2012, but were “new to me”: savory pancakes at Polle’s Keuken, deep fried potato spirals on a stick from the De Eigenheymer stand across from Droomvlucht, and finally, after being broken down during each of my previous three visits, a bird’s eye view of the park from a fully-functional Pagode!
For more information about Efteling, check out their official site.
There’s also a ton of great information about the park at the UK fan site.
Leonard Kinsey is the owner of Bamboo Forest Publishing, and the bestselling author of “The Dark Side of Disney”, the Anarchist Cookbook of Disney travel guides. He has lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and enjoys drinking craft beer in unique places, eating nachos and pizza, listening to 80s hair metal, and arguing about Star Trek minutia, often all at the same time. Watch out ladies!