The Chinese Nightingale makes way for the Cranky Dragon, who guards the treasure with smoking nostrils. The steam engines Aagje and Moortje are joined by a cousin, Neefje.
1979: A Western entrance is built
1979: Engine Neefje is added to the steamtrain
1979: Langnek gets a makeover
1979: The Chinese Nightingale makes way for The Cranky Dragon
The Haunted Castle opens its heavy, creaking doors. The record number of 1,449,078 visitors is registered and the 25 millionth visitor since the Efteling came into being is welcomed.
1978: The White Whale snack point was added
1978: In the North Pole snack point is closed
1978: The Haunted Castle is moved to the Efteling
1977: In The Old Peddler shop is built
1976: Bridge is built
1975: The Tea House is remodeled and renamed The White Horse
1975: Cave of Snow White is remodeled
Steam engine Moortje comes to join Aagje on an extended railway line with points. One of the stops is a new station in the St. Nicolas Square. In the Gnome Village, a gnome plays his music in a hollow tree.
1974: Hollow tree for the music gnome is built
1974: Station is built and new engine is added
1974: St Nicolas Square is built
The Wolf and the seven Goats are the new residents of the Fairy Tale Forest. Horse lovers can enjoy themselves in the “Duyksehoef” equestrian centre, a covered riding school on the edge of Efteling.
1973: Buccaneer relative of Gijs arrives
1973: Wolf and the Seven Goats arrive
Efteling receives the Pomme d'Or, the first major international award, for its lay-out, originality and recreational function. In a wing of the Steam carrousel, the public can attend performances in the Victorian Theatre.
1972: t' Gemack toilet facility is built
1972: Efteling receives Pomme d'or Award
1972: Gnome House is built
1972: Victorian Theatre is built
The Diorama, a three-dimensional ‘Anton Pieck style’ miniature world, can be admired.