Efteling announces plans for gradual reopening on May 20

Efteling has confirmed plans to take steps toward re-opening the theme park later this month.


As reported by Blooloop, the theme park in the Netherlands will reopen on May 20, 2020, with a new online reservation system that guests will use to secure a timeslot to visit. More details on this new system will be released at a later time.

“The cabinet’s instruction ‘stay at home’ has now been changed to ‘avoid crowds,'” said the park in a statement. “As a day attraction, we have all the facilities, knowledge and expertise in house to receive guests safely.”

Efteling will start its re-opening process by allowing just one-third of its maximum capacity into the park at a time, and will welcome more guests with each phase.

The Efteling Bosrijk Hotel re-opened on May 8, and Efteling Loonsche Land and the Efteling Hotel will open on May 20. Efteling Golf Park will likely open before the May 20 re-opening date.

The theme park will implement the following measures to keep guests safe when it re-opens:

  • Social distancing of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) between guests
  • Offering clear information through the park’s website and on screens and signs in the park, at the hotel, and holiday villages.
  • Provide additional hygiene measures, including installing central disinfection points and clean contact points more frequently, like door handles. Personal protective equipment will also be provided if necessary.

To learn more, visit Efteling.com.


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