Tournament 2018: Disneyland Paris vs. Efteling

March 21, 2018, 12:24 PM · We are into the second round of the 2018 Theme Park Insider Tournament, and today we are voting on which park will advance to take on PortAventura for the title of the Best Theme Park in Europe.

In the first round, Disneyland Paris defeated sister park Walt Disney Studios Park while Efteling eliminated rival Europa Park to get to this point.

As always, we invite you to rate and review the attractions and restaurants at the parks we cover here on Theme Park Insider, in addition to voting in the tournament.

The comments await your campaigning for these two parks!

Here is the remaining Theme Park Insider Tournament schedule:

U.S. regional park semifinal: Thursday, March 22
Cedar Point vs. Six Flags Great Adventure

U.S. big brands semifinal: Friday, March 23
Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom

Asia final: Sunday, March 25
Tokyo DisneySea vs. Universal Studios Japan

U.S. regional park final: Monday, March 26
Dollywood vs. TBD

Europe final: Tuesday, March 27
PortAventura vs. TBD

U.S. big brands final: Wednesday, March 28
Islands of Adventure vs. TBD

Tournament semifinal: Asia vs. Europe - Thursday, March 29
Tournament semifinal: Best park in America - Friday, March 30

Tournament final: Monday, April 2

Replies (12)

March 21, 2018 at 5:03 PM ·

I had to throw my vote to DLP, it has a soft part in my heart since I was part of opening week media crew sent from WDW - I know, another nostalgia vote. Never been to Eftleing but it looks like the Knott's Berry Farm of the Netherlands? In other words, a coaster park with charm.

March 21, 2018 at 3:13 PM ·

I feel that a truly unique park like Efteling should win this one. Disney has better parks than Paris, and there's not a lot there that distinguishes itself from others.

March 21, 2018 at 3:24 PM ·

I think that we have to look at recent years. Efteling created amazing attraction and their attendance is increasing year by year whereas Disneyland Paris did not invest in new rides since Indiana Jones I guess. Efteling should win because of their solid investment programm and authentic identity.

March 21, 2018 at 4:49 PM ·

My vote went to Efteling, it's a unique family oriented park which puts a lot of effort in maintainting old rides and their fairytale forrest, has its own unique ip's and the staff is so much better then Disney's, and pricewise it beats Disneyland by miles (36 euro - 69 euro)

March 21, 2018 at 8:29 PM ·

Disneyland Paris is perhaps the most beautiful theme park out their, rivaling Tokyo Disney Sea with its themed areas, especially with their recent investment in refurbishing literally everything. Efteling has some fantastic rides and a fantastic walk through area, but its attraction lineup and general theme do not compare with Disneyland Paris.

March 21, 2018 at 8:32 PM ·

Efteling please build a park in the US. We're tired of movie IPs and no originality!

March 22, 2018 at 12:55 AM ·

I have been travelling to visit theme parks and what I can say is that as far as dark rides go, Efteling's Symbolica ranks right up there with Shanghai Disney's Pirates, DisneySea's Journey to Centre of the Earth, Hong Kong Disney's Mystic Manor and IOA's Forbidden Journey.

March 22, 2018 at 7:01 AM ·

Efteling. I'm simply amazed by their originality as proven by original soundtrack on each ride, original story on each themed land, and... for its charm. Something about this park that makes it so charming it hurts to leave the park.

March 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM ·

I have not been to either, but I still voted for Efteling, because I hear so many great things about it, and DLP is simply not up to the standards of most other Disney parks. I don't want to see Disney win, just because it's Disney. I want to see the best park win. Period.

March 22, 2018 at 8:35 PM ·

Gabriel I couldn’t agree more. DLP isn’t even Disney’s best park, this isn’t all about the best Disney park winning, it’s about the best park winning. Enough said.

March 22, 2018 at 8:47 PM ·

I couldn't agree more to what Gabriel said. DLP isn't even the best Disney park. I don't want to see the best Disney park win, I want to see the best park win. Enough said.

March 25, 2018 at 7:49 PM ·

I have been to both, And I love Efteling, such a beautiful & Magical park. I don't speak Dutch (not even thank you) but it was truly amazing, I was there in winter and walking around in the afternoon to giant bonfires all over the park added an extra level of wonder.

I love Disney Paris, it was my first ever Disney park, and will always hold a special place but Eftelling tells some amazing stories, with some simple tricks to keep you hooked.

If you haven't been, go, it is possibly my favourite theme park in the world (and I have been to nearly all the Universal's & Disney's

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