Grimm’s ‘The Six Swans’ new in Efteling Fairytale Forest
30th fairytale opens autumn 2019
Efteling – the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland – is delighted to announce that the park will be welcoming a new fairytale in the park’s Fairytale Forest, due to open in autumn 2019.
Based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale called ‘The Six Swans’ the attraction will be the 30th to join the forest and will be located between Snow White’s cave and Cinderella’s house. The fairytale scene will be the first ever in Efteling that will be combined with a ‘mini’ ride. The scene will feature a castle monument, which guests can walk into, and six swan-shaped boats suitable for young visitors to ride and enjoy. This has never been done before at Efteling.
The Fairytale Forest was one of the first attractions to open in Efteling in 1952 with ten fairytales and is home to all-time family favourites such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio.
‘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 is tasked with sewing six shirts from asters and may not speak or laugh for six years.
As is fitting for fairytales, this one also ends well and they all live happily ever after.
Since the opening in 1952, more than 130 million visitors have experienced an unforgettable day at Efteling, in the south of Holland. Over the years, Efteling has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest theme parks, with a unique fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling attractions. It is now ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, according to the Tea Theme Index 2016. Efteling is open all year round and is an ideal family short-break destination with the Efteling Hotel and the holiday villages Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land just a stone’s throw away. Through a programme of phased growth over the coming years, Efteling aims to become an international destination with five million visitors per year by 2020.
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