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Construction starts on Flying Dutchman (Vliegende Hollander) highly themed Kumbak Water Coaster (Below)
February 21st, 2007 - Flying Dutchman opens
July 18th, 2009 - Joris and Draak (GCI woodie) announced for 2010
September 13th, 2009 - Park welcomes 100,000,000th visitor
April 18th, 2010 - Joris and Draak construction photos
May 21st, 2010 - Huge investment in Hartenhof, a 2013 dark ride announced
June 24th, 2010 - Floor plans for Hartenhof leaked
June 27th, 2010 - Joris and Draak opens
July 1st, 2010 - Details on 2011's addition Ravelin - theater
April 18th, 2011 - Aquanura announced
November 16th, 2011 - New trains installed on Python
May 31st, 2012 - Aquanura testing video
June 17th, 2013 - Director Bart de Boer resigns effective September 1st
April 18th, 2014 - Park announces B&M Dive Coaster for 2015 along with expanded lodging
October 15th, 2014 - Name revealed for Dive Coaster
February 19th, 2015 - Baron 1898 layout is revealed
January 11th, 2016 - Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy, a 35 million Euro trackless dark ride announced
August 28th, 2017 - Efteling introduces a Free Fast Pass system
November 7th, 2017 - Python to have major pieces of track replaced
September 21st, 2018 - De Zes Zwanen - Swan Boat for for children being added in 2019
October 9th, 2018 - The Bob closing to make way for Max en Moritz double family coaster
May 23rd. 2019 - rehab of Carnaval Festival is complete
October 13th, 2020 - Efteling announces Nest, a new inclusive playground
June 24th, 2021 - Park expansion approval and rethemed rides announced!
February 8th, 2023 - New scene announced for "De Vliegende Hollander"
Original Post Below:
In 2006 Efteling is opening their new ride...
There's a lot of mysterious things around this attraction. Nobody knows exactly what it will be. Other 'new in 2006-attractions' are not really mysterious, but Vliegende Hollander is very mysterious compared with the other new rides.
It's going to be a watercoaster, combined with a short darkride in a building. There aren't many coasters that also have a darkridesection.
Nobody knows the tracklayout or the theming, only that it will be about the legend of the Flying Dutchman is certain.
It's also the first ride that will be build completely by KumbaK coasters.
Take a look at the RCDB-entry and the thread on Themepark.nl (in Dutch)
What do you think of this ride?
Latest Picture from 14th september - made by Vogelrokker