Efteling new ride is delayed again!

Sunday, May 7, 2006 2:12 AM
More bad news from Efteling. De Vliegende Hollander (Flying Dutchmen) is delayed again!

Reasons this time? They fixed the rollback problems... but Kumbak can't deliver all the boats\cars for the 25th may (the planned opening) and also, the anti rollbacks for the lift fail 1 time out of 10! So, its not even guaranteed to open in june...

Here's a picture showing what I feel is sloppy work from the park:

http://themepark.nl/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=964508&page=0&fpart=185&vc=1

Would you be interested in getting that muddy water on you? It is cause the park didn't do a concrete lake... its all muddy!

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 5:40 AM
Its a tragedy! I think it is ten years after their last big attraction and they wanted to really set an example with this new ride. Sadly they set a very bad example.

I think that the water will settle, but every time a boat will splash, it will push up new mud. I guess this will have a bad effect on the chaindrive and the wheel assembly of the boats.

As I understand they were not allowed to put concrete into the lake.

But apart from very over-the-top theming, what do we get? A very small indoor ride-part and a small coaster section.

People who have seen the whole attraction say that it appears to be tiny and not so impressive as in photos.

The park declined to build proven watercoaster systems by Mack and Intamin. They wanted to do it themselves and with that Kumbak-bunch. I bet they regret their decisions big time now.

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