Creation Efteling’s The Six Swans has started
In the heart of Efteling in the fairytale Forest the creation of The Six Swans, Efteling’s 30th fairytale, has started. This morning Fons Jurgens, Efteling’s president and CEO, together with Little Red Riding Hood, symbolically planted the first asters on the construction site of the fairytale: “Despite the investment, goals and developments undertaken in attractions and accommodation, we feel it is important to stay close to our initial role as 'keeper of the fairytale'.” The Fairytale Forest is the place where fairytales come to life and from 2019 the newest fairy tale, The Six Swans, will be welcomed into the forest.
In an area of 1,600 m2, located between the fairytales of Snow White and Cinderella, ground-breaking took place last week. In the coming weeks, 350 m3 of sand will be excavated, after which in December 80 m3 of concrete will be poured. This will lay the foundation from where the six swans will swim in 75,000 litres of water. In the beginning of 2019, the construction of the 350 m2 and 15 metre high castle will start, which will consist of 29,000 kilos of steel. The new Grimm fairytale will open in the autumn of 2019.
The Six Swans Fairytale
In The Six Swans fairytale six princes are changed into swans by their jealous stepmother. To break the spell and turn her brothers back into humans, their little sister has to carry out an impossible task of sewing six shirts created from asters whilst not speaking or laughing for six years. As is fitting in fairytales, the story of ‘The Six Swans’ ends well and they all live happily ever after.