Now, without further ado, my day at the Efteling in pictures!
my sister's awesome nails (and a sandwich I sneakily ate before handing her the last scraps)
The map we were handed upon arrival, and the route we drew in lipstick to mark our must sees.
LOOKIT THAT ARABIA BACK THURR! SO Baudrillard Postmodern!
Some snapshots of Fata Morgana, a darkride. Do notice how even the entrance areas of each of the attractions are ACES at the Efteling. Truly like walking around in a fairytale.
The RIDICULOUSLY scary Python, which we did NOT ride. We did ride Joris en de Draak which seemed like not that big a deal while watching others face the terror, safely standing on firm ground, but as we approached the entrance we started to lose our shit. Evidence:
We did survive, but I almost pooped my pants. Now I know why the raven said NEVERMORE. My mom actually rode the rollercoaster btw. That woman is 60! INSANE!
After that megascare, we needed to chillax. A calm walk through the beautiful scenery and a boat ride were the cure for the lasting jitters in our stomachs.
Time 4 some refreshments! See the resemblance?
And then we got lost in het Sprookjesbos or the Fairy Tale Forest. Seriously, that map was CRAP there, everyone we saw wandering about was cussing and looking for directions. But if you're in a wonderful place like the Efteling, even getting lost is great fun.
This tree was completely animated and telling stories, SO awesome.
The high point of our day was, without a doubt, the Droomvlucht or Dreamflight. I remembered it from my last visit when I was about eight years old. It made a huge impression on me back then so I could not WAIT to visit again. Another dark ride (my favorite!), visiting dreamlike worlds.
Now, show me a little girl who would NOT freaking love all of these mechanical puppets! The Unicorn was my fave, I didn't see it the last time I visited.
Of course this isn't everything we did and saw, but I needed to cut some corners in order not to completely flood you with pictures. My advise: GO to the Efteling! It was chosen as the best amusement park in the world for two years for a reason: TOP NOTCH entertainment for every type of person.
See! Both my mom and me loved it!
Hope you enjoyed my review! Can't wait to visit once more.