Tree falls on boat at Efteling, injuring three

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Three people were injured when a tree toppled onto a boat in the Gondoletta ride in the Efteling theme park early on Tuesday afternoon. One of the theme park visitors sustained a head injury, the second a broken leg and the third suffered only minor injuries.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:59 AM
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See, maybe there is such a thing as too much charm.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:09 AM

High five!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:55 AM
Vater's avatar

Damn trees.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:34 AM
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Are we going to hear the same complaints that we heard when it happened at SFMM with Ninja?

The (formerly) charming trees have gone rogue - they're attacking!

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:38 AM
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I just want to know - was anyone around to hear it, and did it make a sound?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:59 AM

I think the important takeaway from this is that charm can be deadly.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:29 PM

Was the tree black?

Last edited by RCMAC, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:30 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:48 PM
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I didn't think that ride could be any more painful! 22 minutes!

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:31 PM
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Now they can replace the tree with a solar panel.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:32 PM
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RCMAC said:

Was the tree black?

No, but its family was.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:07 PM

Buncha Canadian Walnuts.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:26 PM
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For our environmentalist Coasterbuzzers, an alternate headline: "Tree falls on boat at Efteling, injuring tree"

Last edited by bjames, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:45 PM
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If the tree were in the wild, it would have lived much longer. In fact, I've heard of an upcoming expose documentary entitled "Blackbush."

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:46 PM

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:33 PM
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ApolloAndy said:

expose documentary entitled "Blackbush."

I don't know what you thought you were watching, but that weren't no documentary and it weren't about trees, if you catch my drift.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:20 AM
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After Cedar point closed Paddlewheel, the vengeful Bucky Beaver moved to Efteling.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:01 AM

Something tells me this tree didn't go back up again after the boat went around the corner...

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