amusement park

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Mar 16 '18 17:00

Last year a massive 5.18 million people visited amusement park Efteling, compared to 4.76 million in 2016. The park in Kaatsheuvel is pleased that it reached the "magic line" of 5 million visitors, a goal Efteling has been aiming at since 2014, NU.nl reports. 

Efteling attributes the increase in visitors to investments in new family attraction Symbolica and holiday park Efteling Loonsche Land. 

Mar 28 '17 16:10

From Saturday smokers will no longer be allowed to smoke while standing in line for a ride or attraction in the large amusement parks in the Netherlands, the Club van Elf, which represents 21 amusement parks, announced, NU.nl reports.

This measure is intended to keep young children away from secondhand smoke.

The parks themselves will choose which measures to take for enforcement. Efteling, for example, is adjusting its no smoking signs and will reprimand people who smoke in the queue. Smoking areas will be designated.

Crazy River at Walibi Holland
Jan 4 '17 17:20

Dutch theme park Walibi Holland recently reached a new audience, though not necessarily one the park is pleased with. A 28 minute long video of a couple secretly having sex on a number of Walibi rides was posted on Flemish porn site Vurig Vlaanderen. Walibi Holland is considering legal steps, the Telegraaf reports.

The video shows the couple having sex on the Crazy River and the Ferris wheel, among others.

Efteling ride Pirana
Oct 25 '16 15:15

Dutch amusement park Efteling has no plans to make adjustments to its ride Pirana following a fatal accident with a similar white water attaction in Australia, a spokesperson for Efteling said to RTL Nieuws.

Four people were killed in the Dreamworld theme park in Australia's Gold Coast this morning when the boat they were in overturned on the ride Thunder River Rapids.

Feb 10 '14 07:42

An American journalist has come under fire after a travel article of hers appeared in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the Efteling for, among other things, racist undertones.

Oct 19 '13 01:40

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the string of incidents at the end of the Netherlands-Russia year-of-friendship, a missing Amersfoort Labour councilor, the impact of heavy rainfall with millions in damages in its wake and Greenpeace' tireless effort to free their crew from a Murmansk prison.

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