Python is a double-loop Corkscrew roller coaster in the Efteling amusement park in the Netherlands. When it started operation, it was the largest steel roller coaster on the European mainland.History and detailsWith Python, Efteling started the implementation of a new strategy: development from a fairy-tale forest into an all-round amusement park. This change led to many problems with the local community. Environmentalists tried to get the building permit withdrawn, and the park's neighbors feared more problems arising from growing visitor numbers. Because of the likely noise pollution, the highest court of public justice ordered the construction to be stopped. After some time, construction could recommence, but legal problems continued for several more years.In 1995, when operating hours were extended until 10 pm, the coaster's 45-decibel noise level became a problem once more. Plans were submitted to the local municipality, describing an extension and complete renovation of the coaster, which would reduce the noise substantially. Due to the high cost, the funds were allocated to the construction of a new enclosed (to reduce noise problems for the park's surroundings) roller coaster, Bird Rok.Efteling hoped to get a night license for Python with some small renovations (new trains and a chain lift), but only with a change in the permit could Python remain open until 10 pm.In 2005 the trains were replaced by Kumbak Coasters designed by Karel Willemen and in December 2011 with Vekoma MK1212 trains.
Theater de Efteling is a theatre in the amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands. It was designed by Ton van de Ven and opened its doors in 2002.History and detailsTheater de Efteling is one of the five big theatres in the Netherlands. Designed by van de Ven, it matches the typical Efteling style. The surroundings consist of old Dutch warehouses. In addition to the theatre facilities, the building holds a large foyer and a restaurant. The total building costs added up to €20 million. ShowsDuring the theatre's first nine years, shows were performed here four times a day from 2 pm onward at 90-minute intervals: The Wondrous Efteling Show Pardoes mascotmascot] and the Children Winter Wonder Party Efteling Fairy Tale Show - show commemorating the 200th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen Tika’s Birthday From 2011 on, these shows will be separate from the theater in the park's new show facility Ravelijn.Also, every year there is a large musical production in the theatre . Large productions thus far: Sleeping Beauty The Little Mermaid Tita the Wizard Annie Cinderella Fairy Tree: The Musical The Sound of Music Kruimeltje Droomvlucht Fairy Tree: The Musical, a gi-ga-gantic adventure Sandman Fairy Tree: The Musical, a wonderful musicparty Pinocchio
Pagoda is an unobtrusive variation of an observation tower in the Efteling amusement park in the Netherlands. It was designed by Ton van de Ven and started flying in 1987.History and detailsThe Pagoda, developed by Intamin as a flying island, is described by Efteling as a "flying temple".It consists of a 155 tons weighing cabin and a 225-ton hydraulic arm which pivots it from the ground up to a height of 60 metres.The counterweight of 340 tons sinks 30 metres into the ground.To maintain the balance of the cabin itself the weight of the 100 visitors is distributed over its two sides. The rotating cabin has a 15 metre high pagoda on top of it.Etymology studies indicated that the word pagoda means tomb in Thai (ธาตุเจดีย). Preoccupied with upsetting a whole nation, as with Fata Morgana, Efteling choose the Dutch word "pagode" as the ride name.Ride length: 4 minutes Ride capacity: 1500 passengers/ hour Cost: €3.6 million
De Efteling Kaatsheuvel Distance: 0.2 miTourist Information Europalaan 1 Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 5171 KW
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