Dutch theme park Efteling is submitting an application to expand by eight hectares and add a new attraction in 2020.
The expansion is described in the draft development plan ‘World of Efteling 2030’ and involves enlarging the eastern side of the park. The municipal council is expected to sanction the development plan this summer, while Efteling has requested to advance one section in order to start preparing the land for the first part of the project (covering about three hectares).
Fons Jurgens, president and CEO Efteling, said: “We are asking the municipality for additional time for construction. This is the first time in a long time that Efteling is planning to move its borders. It is both a historic moment for us, as well as a challenge. More time is needed to prepare and construct an attraction. Ideally, we would like to welcome our guests to the new attraction located in the first section of the new site in 2020. The additional construction time we are requesting now will be much needed.”
Efteling will announce further details of the attraction it is planning to create as well as what the new attraction will look like at a later date.