1989: Toddlers bath is remodelled
1989: Pardoes the Magic Jester arrives
1989: Swimming Pool is closed
1989: Large Playground is closed
1988: Tiroler Gijs arrives
1988: Cafe-Resteraunt is remodelled and expanded
1988: Monsieur Cannibale arrives
Over 300,000 tulip bulbs are planted to form a 50,000 m2 sea of flowers and in the new Thai floating temple, the Pagode, visitors are taken up to a height of 45 metres to look out over the whole of the park.
24-11-1987: Anton Pieck passed away in Overveen at age 92, he will be missed.
1987: The Capricorn snack point is built
1987: The Indian fakir gets a makeover
1987: Toko Pagoda snack point is built
1987: Pagoda is built
The ‘Forbidden City’, Fata Morgana, is opened; an attraction based on the Tales of A Thousand and One Nights, and ‘Interkosmos’, the Russian space exhibition gives visitors a chance to see real moon sand.
1986: The Oasis snack point is built
1986: The Bazaar gift shop is built
1986: Fata Morgana is built
The breathtakingly fast Bobsleigh run ‘Bobbaan’ is added to the list of attractions and Princess Juliana throws the first coin into the Wishing Well.
1985: Wishing Well is added with fish riding Gijs on top
1985: The Crane Fen recreation park is closed
1985: Swiss Bob is built
1984: De Spreeuwenpot is remodeled and renamed De Likkebaerd
1984: De Piraat (The Pirate) snack point is built
1984: The Steamtrains track is extended
1984: The Magic Clock gets a make over
1984: Donkey Pull My Tail moves to the Herald Square
1984: The Old Puffer is built
1984: Polka Marina is built
1984: The Suitcase gift shop was added
1984: Carnaval Festival is built
1984: Casa Caracol snack point was added
1984: Inca Gijs arrived and took over for his fish riding cousin
1984: The Pirana is built
Over 2,000,000 visitors come to the Efteling this year - a new record - and try to keep dry in the new Piraña white-water ride.
1983: Bridge is moved
1983: Radiografic controlled boats are moved
The dimensions of the new Halve Maen swing ship are enormous and the ride proves exciting for people of all ages: from eight to eighty.
1982: Rowing boats are moved to the Vonderplas pond
1982: The Half Moon was built
1981: The Sailing Frigat snack point was built
1981: De Spreeuwenpot (The Sparrowpot) snack point was built
1981: De Kurketrekker (The Corkscrew) snack point is built
1981: Castle of Sleeping Beauty has been remodeled
1981: Game Gallery is built
1981: Gondoletta is built
1981: Python is built
Gnome village in the Fairytale Forest is extended and the Fairytale Forest finds itself competing with 24 radio-controlled boats on the Vonderplas boating lake.