Readers' Opinions

From Anon Mouse on October 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Wow, the video is a bit like a sixties movie with fairies and trolls. The spinning out of control is about spinning around a troll scene. It is like a European version of Disney's Small World. It doesn't do much for me. It is worth only one visit. It was a good attempt, but I felt it needs some updating to make it more appealing.
From James Koehl on October 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM
This attraction looks to be visually beautiful, not exciting or thrilling, but a nice relaxing experience after a day of thrill rides. I don't know how much of a thrill park Efteling is, but this attraction would be a nice change of pace from a day of coasting. I liked the music- very restful, soothing, but it might put me to sleep before the end of the ride!
From Daniel Etcheberry on October 23, 2012 at 4:08 PM
I'm taken aback by the sign at the entrance that shows a wheelchair with a red diagonal line that basically means 'people in wheelchair NOT allowed' Can anyone imagine a theme park over here with that symbol! The theme park would get a lawsuit immediately. Here is 'you can ride any attraction you want as long as you can transfer by yourself or with the help of a member of your party' Even impossible attractions like the people mover and the Swiss Treehouse have signs that show that one must be ambulatory; not like in Holland's theme park that looks like they prohibit the entrance for people in wheelchairs! What will be next? A sign with a Jew and the red diagonal line?
From Robert Niles on October 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM
A little travel abroad helps one appreciate the ADA. Not to mention post-1993 ride technology.
From Danny McNeil on October 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Reminds menof a Midsummer Nights Dream. Such a beautiful and relaxing ride!
From Tim Chatlos on October 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM
This attraction is rather wonderful. I love the spiral down at the end. It's a kind of "camera shot" you don't often see in a dark ride experience. In addition to the must-have-starfield rule I would add that all dark rides must have at least one practical water effect. There is something about the smell/feel of real water in an attraction that takes things to a different level.
From Mark Kausch on October 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Actually, Daniel, that's a symbol for handicapped people, not just ones in wheelchairs. But, yeah, I feel ya. I noticed that right off.
From Tony Perkins on October 24, 2012 at 5:13 AM
Just beautiful, rides like this is why I go to theme parks.
From Leon Tunissen on October 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM
We often go to the Efteling (2-3 times a year) and this is the start of the day. Theres so much to see, that one ride is not enough. But when the park is at a peak of est. 30.000 then the waiting line is up to 90 minutes. And no fast-pass in the Efteling.

About the people who want to ride but who are in a wheelchair, they have to get out of the chair, to climb in to the ride. An they can past the lines at the exit.

From on October 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM
I would love to see the ride of the week go to "Monster Mansion" at Six Flags Over Georgia. Not only is it a good Six Flags dark ride, its an overall great dark ride made by Sally Corp. This ride reminds me of Monster Mansion because its quite really a hidden easter egg of a ride that not many know about in general.
From Tim Chatlos on October 24, 2012 at 6:13 PM
Monster Mansion is a great ride and kind of a little miracle considering most of the attractions at the Six Flags parks. Also, I believe the original ride and the renovation were done by Gary Goddard Entertainment, not Sally Corp. Both companies do great dark ride work.