theme park

Efteling
Aug 15 '17 13:00

The Dutch theme parks and zoos are doing very well, especially thanks to foreign tourists, according to a report by ABN Amro economists. Tourists are attracted to the quality of the theme parks, easily available accommodation and the relatively low entrance prices, the researchers conclude, AD reports.

The researchers predict a 3 percent increase in the number of visitors this year, should the current weather predictions hold, and a 2.5 percent increase next year. Foreign tourists, especially from Germany and Belgium, account for a significant part of this growth. 

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.

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Jul 22 '15 16:08

The management of the brand new indoor theme park Yumble in Roermond has filed for bankruptcy, just four months after the park opened its doors.. The company announced in a statement on Wednesday that, due to disappointing visitor numbers and a party deciding to withdraw a financial injection at the last moment, Yumble had to close its doors

Duinrell
Aug 5 '14 11:33

Accidents at the toboggan run at theme park Duinrell are "the order of the day", it appears. A woman from Amsterdam took her matter to court after she became injured at the park's attraction. Like a can of worms, dozens of other cases of accidents at the same ride are coming to the foreground.

Efteling
Aug 4 '14 15:12

There will soon be a new attraction at theme park De Efteling in Kaatsheuvel. The park has begun the build on the new Divecoaster.

Efteling
Jul 11 '14 12:24

To avoid confusion amongst visitors, people coming to the Efteling dressed as characters from fairytales, for example, will be refused entry from now on. The professional execution of costumes and makeup these days, even by amateurs, could cause 'normal' visitors to confuse these other visitors as paid Efteling actors, the park spokesperson, Femke van Es, says.

Mar 31 '14 10:44

The usually popular theme park, the Efteling, has experienced a drop in visitors for the first time in seven years. Despite the pleasant weather, fewer people took to the fairy-tale park.

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.

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