As the summer holidays came to an end, Efteling, the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland, began adjustments to the Reizenrijk area of the park. Two new attractions Sirocco and Archipel are currently being created opposite the indoor roller coaster Vogel Rok, and will be ready in just a few months’ time. The new attractions will be themed Sindbad the Sailor, from the Tales of 1001 Nights.
The indoor roller coaster Vogel Rok already represents elements of the seven sea voyages of Sindbad the Sailor. Opposite this attraction, in the corner of the Reizenrijk area, the World of Sindbad theme is now being expanded with the two new attractions. Archipel is an exciting adventure island where young explorers can play and discover. At Sirocco, visitors will board a merchant’s boat and experience a dizzying adventure when a whirlwind starts up at sea.
Since the beginning of September, the building site opposite Vogel Rok has changed dramatically. First, the spinning cauldrons and the maze from the former attractions were removed. Then the existing pond has been expanded to create Archipel and a roof was covered with new reeds for the new attraction Sirocco. This month, a number of large trees will be planted, greenery put in place and in the spring of 2022, the remaining planting will follow in the vicinity of the two attractions. Both attractions are undergoing new theming, so that this winter, visitors will really feel as if they are in the World of Sindbad when in the eastern area of the park.
Watch the first episode of the making-of Sirocco & Archipel: https://youtu.be/wbHZ8eK56PM