I'm American and ever since the first time I visited de Efteling, I've wanted to go back every single time I visit The Netherlands.
The art style of the park is very unique, bizarre and humorous. A donkey that shoots souvenir plastic gold coins out of it's butt? Priceless.
I love the fairy tale forest, even though I can't understand a word they're saying, the animatronics are wonderful. Though, I've yet to visit a time when the Troll King is actually working, it's been broken every single time. :(
The rides; many people may not know this, but the pirate ship ride in de Efteling is actually the largest pirate ship ride in the world. If you sit on the end rows, you actually go upside down a little bit. I could ride "Joris en de Draak" all day. I want to go on "Python" when I work up the nerve to do it. "Droomvlucht" is my favorite dark ride of all time. Among many other great rides in the park.
The food in the park is kind of lack-luster though. As far as meals go, they don't cater to vegetarians very well, as far as I could tell. The vegetarian population in The Netherlands is a lot larger than the USA, you'd think a vegetarian croquet or veggie burger on the menus wouldn't be too much to ask. Though, I will say that the fresh made Stroopwafels are amazing... Well, it was the only time I'd ever had a fresh made Stroopwafel, but it was still amazing. :)
The Paper Gobblers around the park, I've never had so much fun throwing away my trash. They make me wish I had more trash to give them just to hear them thank me every single time I put something in their mouth.
This park makes me feel like a little kid again. ^_^
Best theme park I've been to so far, it might be because of nostalgia (being from a neighbouring town and all) or simply because it's that great..I think it's a mix of both.
The entire park makes you feel like you're walking around in an old-fashioned fairy tale land.
Theres a lot of diversity in the rides available and it's huge.
My favourite rides would have to be 'Vogelrock' & 'Villa Volta', the first being a roller coaster in the dark and the second is a house that rotates around you and makes you feel like you're the one swirling upside down.
If you find yourself bored in Noord-Brabant -The Netherlands & it's the season, go there, you'll love it.
Epic theme-park for kids and people who'd like to be kids forever! This park has plenty of cool atractions and rollercoasters as well as a whole world just for kids where they tell the kids all kinds of different fairytales.
We absolutely love this park as long as it is not too busy, a saturday in the middle of the summer is not a good day to go...
I have come here since I was a young child. After a slow expansion in the 90's the direction is now really going for gold to become the best entertainment park in Europe and though I am a Disney fan this company has nailed down their goals and are on par if not better than EuroDisney!
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