I miss out on this fountain show by 2 months. Is it extremely sad to consider planning another trip just
to see it?
I would first wait and see what Aquanura is going to be like. I would also opt for a nighttime show, if you have the choice. According to the German Efteling website, the area around Aquanura will remain open till 10:00PM. So, late Summer would also be fine.
An aerial photo of the construction site:
The Aquanura website now states that the show will contain nine different types of fountains of which four are unique. WET itself has stated that Aquanura will be a watershow 2.0 Given their previous work, this is surely building expectations. I hope they don't take it too far though...
In the mean time, Polle's Keuken has rapidly emerged as the park's most popular restaurant. Even on the most dreadful weekdays in February, the place was packed. Luckily, it is now possible to make dining reservations in advance via the website.
Additional theming for the realm of fantasy:
Bins surrounding the Realm of Fantasy. (pics by 'eftelingfan')
My Latin ain't that good, but it is supposed to mean something like: "Fantasy travels limitless, and is not bound by time" (somewhat direct translation from Dutch of course). This is a quote from the creator of Pardoes.
Carnaval Festival's Jokie update has been completed. The 'new' ride:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbrGlRnfbc
The old and new shop, souvenirs for toddlers in a stroller proof environment:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0fp33w7V5pM#!
And a trailer for the new Jokie tv-series:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfPsRVSbRm4
Furthermore, Pandadroom has been given an update. There is a new pre show and the movie's sountrack has changed.
Steenbok and Oase' refurbishments are under way:
(pics by 'Eftelist')
And Fata Morgana's refurbishments are also still under way:
(pic by 'JeroenTwee')
Probably you've asked yourself by now: was this all Efteling news? Nope...
The Efteling Summer Nights are going to be revamped, which was already known, but now there are more details. The name is going to change to: 'Seven Square Fest'. As the name already suggests, festivities will be divided between seven squares in the park. Hopefully, this will mean that the call for more diverse entertainment and the non-return of the massive main stage will be answered.
Some Hartenhof rumors are still coming up regarding the delay. Two of them are ones which come from usually well-informed people. The first is that Vekoma has been requested (demanded) by Efteling to raise the capacity of the transportation system, which apparently takes them two years to redesign and the second one is that Efteling has ordered a new system (by another manufacturer?) with a two-year term of delivery after they cancelled the deal with Vekoma due to the 'fight on capacity'. The two rumors are not totally mutually exclusive...