Efteling: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Corinec, 18th Jun 2012.

  1. tayspru

    tayspru TowersStreet Member

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    Reading that article , it speaks volumes to me that the family appear to refuse to be contacted by the park in any capacity .

    I recently visited Efteling and the toilets all stayed open well after park closing (we made the trek from the front of the park , near Fata Morgana, all the way back to the Hotel entrance and every toilet we passed was open) . This fact, combined with the outstanding service levels by Efteling staff make me wonder if the family isn’t telling the full story here .

    On an unrelated note, did we ever get any concrete leaks about the rumoured new coaster besides a vague announcement from the park ?
     
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    John_P TowersStreet Member

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    The rumours seemed to be a circus theme with a drop track.
     
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    So it looks like they attempted to use toilets after park closing... the cleaner was having none of it, telling her to go elsewhere.
    It then all escalates because the mum drags the police into things herself?

    Seems like the normal over reaction to a situation that was not ideal, but should have been a minor niggle. Go to another loo (which is what they did), and complain next day that toilets shouldn"t close if they have a queue.

    The escalation of the situation is all down to the mums response. Efteling might have made a non perfect customer service decision, but no company is perfect every time...
     
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    This bit too suggests the guests didn't behave particularly well...

    "With some pushing and pulling, mother and son managed to enter the toilets. The park’s security then arrived, and held her for two hours until the police arrived. "

    Who knows. Shame to see people boycotting the park without knowing all the facts but that's social media for you.
     
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    I don't know why YouTube has recommended this to me but Efteling + Kate Bush, what's not to like!
     
  6. John_P

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    Wonderful that. Next time I visit I'll have to remember to sing Wuthering Heights whilst in Spookslot.
     
  7. Pleasure Beach Valhalla

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    I'd take the book over the song but imagine a ride themed to the book. But yes she did perform at Efteling and a few others did as well!
     
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    Indeed, including the very famous André Rieu!

     
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    I love this park.
     
  10. AstroDan

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    The end of that video with the lonely bin calling out for paper is one of the most upsetting things of the lockdown.
     
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    It does look beautiful and I'd love to visit very soon!
     
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    Actually love that video! Efteling really does have a magical feeling about it, throughout the park and marketing.
     
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    Definitely one of my bucket list parks Efteling! :)
     
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    Amazing at bringing out both the joy of Efteling and the current sad situation.

    Loved the place since the first time I visited, can't wait to return.
     
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    I've just found this video of parts of Efteling being built in 1952!

     
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    As of a few weeks ago, Efteling have a new Park Director, Nicole Scheffers. Lovely and wholesome interview with her on their blog.

    In terms of any hints for the parks future- nothing really, supposedly she doesn't have any plans for the short term.
     
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