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Efteling Website



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

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The Efteling in The Netherlands is building a new attraction for 2006,

A watercoaster by KumbaK Coasters.


It will be themed to the story of The Flying Dutchman.


Some pictures, not taken by me but by various members of Themepark.nl



(more information and blueprints; go to http://www.eftelist.nl/, press on "Vliegende Hollander" and on "Tekeningen" Dutch only, sorry guys!)


Another shot of the lifthill


Photo by: Yves (zwavelstokje, member of Themepark.nl)


First track piece! Outside the factory, this is the lifthill! Looks a bit B&M :)


Photo by: Yves (zwavelstokje, member of Themepark.nl)


Overview of the building. There will be a coaster bit on the left but nothing to see yet there!


Photo by: Gerben, Member of Themepark.nl


Side view, The large white thing will become a tower.


Photo by: Gerben, Member of Themepark.nl


Front view, the castle thing in the front will be lifted on the tower on the left, not finished yet ;)


Photo by: Gerben, Member of Themepark.nl

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Are the park not releasing much information about this on purpose or something?


I heard a mention of it a while back, but then nobody seemed to care when the lack of updates or information got them too frustrated :?


So far it is looking really awesome! But I still can't find it in myself to pay any particular interest...

I really should be more excited about this class installation, but there's just something about it (Or the marketing of it) that really isn't screaming out for my attention =/



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The Efteling is very quite about it.


A while ago, a construction worker died while building a building, the roof collapsed.


Taking pictures from outside the park is hard, but I know some guy's who are trying to take some, so maby photoupdates. When the park will re-open again the ride will be open.

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The Efteling released some info;


* If needed you can stay dry, so the attraction can be used the whole year. The Efteling will stay open every single day of the year, now It's closed in the winter.

* You are gonna: walk, fly, ride a coaster, SPLASH!

* You are part of the darkride, no scenes, you take part in a story

* There will be some spectaculair special-effects!

* You can watch the pre-show as 'not rider'

* The que is also the preshow, with special effects!

* On the boats there will be a little lion, it's looking into the boat. It's rumored that there will hapen something with is eyes



I think it sounds very good! I'll update when I get more info



EDIT: 2 reeeeaaal bad pictures of the presentation:


Sideview, with the tower


Front of the building

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