Park News - (3/15/20) According to a Tweet from Efteling, the theme park has spoken with the government’s safety officials and decided it was in the best interest to close the theme park as of yesterday (March 14) and will close the rest of their Hotels on March 17th. For now the plan is to keep all of Efteling closed until at least March 31.
Dec. 2019 - Fabula 4D - (12/10/19) Efteling opened a new 4D theater attraction this month called Fabula, with the new animated film created in collaboration with Aardman. The new film takes the place of the former PandaDroom 4D theater attraction.
(5/15/19) Efteling has announced that their PandaDroom 4D theater attraction will reopen this season with a brand new 3D film along with a new restaurant, and be renamed as Fabula. The new Fabula animated film is part of a collaboration with award-winning Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Look for Fabula to open sometime in the second half of 2019.
2020 - Max & Moritz - (3/22/20) Some footage of the Max & Moritz powered coaster attraction under construction at Efteling has been posted to YouTube this week.
(3/11/20) More fun pictures of the Max train being loaded onto the tracks at Efteling’s new Max & Moritz racing powered coasters have been posted to Twitter by Michael Mack this week. Be sure to take a close-up look at the level of detailing on this coaster car, as it really is superb.
(1/18/20) Some great new pictures of Max & Moritz showing off the now completed track sections can be found in the Tweet below.
(1/10/20) New construction photos of the Max & Moritz coaster coming to Efteling were found on Twitter this week.
(12/24/19) According to this update from BlooLoop the new Max & Moritz dueling coasters are now under construction at Efteling for the 2020 season. The ride will feature two separate powered coasters from Mack Rides that will run in opposite directions, but reuse the former station building for The Bobs.
(10/10/18) I’m that that Efteling has confirmed that a new coaster is planned to take the place of the current Bob coaster in time for the 2020 season. This will apparently be a new dual-tracked coaster themed around Max & Moritz, a “well-known German visual poem about two naughty boys”. The new coaster will reuse some of Bob’s Swiss theming and re-use the current station building structure as well.
Look for Bob to remain open through to Summer 2019 however, and then construction on the new coaster is set to begin sometime in September 2019 at a cost of about €15 million. Follow the link over to Themeparks-EU to see more details about the Max & Moritz coaster, including concept artwork.
2021 - New Attraction - (10/10/18) According to the report posted at Themeparks.EU, Efteling former 2020 plans have been pushed back to 2021. This will see a new attraction expansion on the east side of the park, near the hotel, that will include a new themed area that will become part of the Reizenrijk area of the park.
(1/20/18) Efteling is ready to begin moving forward with a dramatic plans to expand the park into new land as part of their "World of Efteling 2030" masterplan. According to a new post at BlooLoop, they have come to the government to ask for permission to begin working on the first phase of this expansion in order to prepare the 3 hectares site for a new attraction they wish to open in 2020.
According to a map shown, the first phase site will be across the back road of the park, right next door to the Efteling Hotel. This makes me wonder if the 2020 attraction, may be part of the New Coaster rumor we heard a few months back predicted for 2019... as the location given for the coaster (somewhere between Vogel Rok and the Ruigrijk area) is also exactly where the future 2020 to 2030 expansion site lies. Stay tuned...