Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands,

Summer at Efteling – Efteling Summer Festival

Throughout July and August it’s summer at Efteling! The Fairytale Forest and all the attractions stay open extra late, until 20.00 hours, for nine whole weeks. Plenty of time to enjoy the spruced up Piraña, Dreamflight, Villa Volta or The Flying Dutchman. A new feature is the Efteling Summer Festival on nine consecutive Saturdays. On these days the park stays open until midnight and, in the evenings, nine squares throughout Efteling feature special live entertainment in an invigorating theatre-festival atmosphere; from Latin American salsa to an oom-pah music festival and from a real fairytale ball to international street theatre. And there’s a special guest appearance every week. The sensational colour and beauty of the new Aquanura show set against the night sky makes summer at Efteling complete. For the latest information visit efteling.co.uk.

Nine days of Efteling Summer Festival
On the nine Saturdays of 5, 12, 19 and 26 July and 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August the park stays open until midnight. Visitors can explore nine squares throughout the park and be treated to live performances from various artists, acrobats, musicians and performers, while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink.

Summer at Efteling
Summer at Efteling lasts from 1 July until 31 August. The park is open daily until 20.00 hours. Plenty of time to enjoy the Fairytale Forest, the spruced up Piraña, Dreamflight and The Flying Dutchman. Various performances of the Raveleijn park show are staged each day, depicting the battle between five riders and the cruel ruler of the magical city of Raveleijn. This spectacular show is even more exciting at dusk, when special lighting enhances the action.

Refurbished Piraña
The popular Piraña white water ride underwent a thorough refurbishment earlier this year with renewed focus on its theme of the Inca culture. Various impressive additions have been made, such as the large Inca gate at the entrance with two water-spurting ‘idols’ for spectators to spray people riding on the Piraña. But every now and then it backfires on them!

Aquanura, The Second Efteling Symphony
A wonderful day out is rounded off with a visit to the new Aquanura water show: The Second Efteling Symphony. This 12-minute long musical spectacle on the Vonderplas Lake depicts attractions such as Fata Morgana, Monsieur Cannibale and George and the Dragon through powerful fountains, Efteling music and special effects.

Opening hours
Efteling is open daily. Current opening hours can be found at efteling.co.uk/EN/openinghours.

Summer at Efteling runs from 1 July until 31 August with daily opening hours from 10.00 to 20.00 hours. On all Saturdays during this period Efteling stays open until midnight. Winter Efteling runs from 6 November 2014 until 1 February 2015, with daily opening hours from 11.00 to 18.00 hours (20.00 hours during the Christmas holidays).

The Efteling Hotel and Efteling Village Bosrijk holiday park are both just a short stroll from the theme park. The hotel, with its 98 comfort rooms for the whole family and 22 fairytale-themed suites, is eminently suitable for an overnight stay. Efteling Village Bosrijk, located to the rear of the park, offers space and accommodation for short getaways of two or three nights. All accommodation arrangements include unlimited access to Efteling Park.