Be it with friends or with family, theme parks are often fun places to explore during a one-day trip. One such awesome theme park is the Efteling theme park, which you can visit when you tour Amsterdam. The Efteling theme park was opened in 1952, and is located in the Netherlands. You must wonder at hearing that this theme park is twice as large as the original Disneyland Park in California. The number of rides, the high-quality architecture, and the design, in addition to the greenery and gardening, serves to make it the third most visited amusement park in Europe, after Disneyland Paris and Europa Park.
One new ride which was opened in 2017 is the Symbolica, otherwise known as the ‘Palace of Fantasy’. Here, a maximum of 6 persons are allowed at a time, and they need to step inside a carriage and choose one of the three different routes. Each route has a different adventure, like hidden rooms and magical rooms, with interactive elements throughout. Another one of the adventures is the fairy tale forest, which gives you an experience of walking into a magical world and seeing trolls and giants. You can watch many fairytale-related sculptures such as Tom Thumb, Sleeping beauty, Pinocchio, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella and many more.
Piraña, a rapid boat ride, is for the entire family and the river takes you through rocks, waterfalls and totem poles. The momentum of the water is what decides your route in this paddle-less adventure. Panda Droom is a 3D film which kids would definitely like to watch. Monsieur Cannibale is yet another exciting ride where giant cooking pots spin on the moving island of cauldrons. Also, one mustn’t forget the De Vliegende Hollander, which is a combination of dark ride and water coaster, providing a source of excellent fun. Some other roller coaster rides are the Joris en de Draak, Python, Bob track, Flying Dutchman and Baron.
Carnival festival is not a festival as the name suggests, but a dark ride inspired by Disney’s “It’s a small world”. In this ride, 3 children and 2 adults at a time can experience the magical world for 6 minutes. This amusement park is filled with various exciting rides, so many that a single day isn’t enough to enjoy all of them. This is why it’s better to stay overnight and get 2 days’ unlimited entrance to the park, so you can even enter the park 30 minutes before opening time.