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Efteling | Symbolica | ETF Rides Trackless Dark Ride

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by JoshC., Jan 11, 2016.

  1. JoshC.

    JoshC. Well-Known Member

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    Just seen on Facebook that Efteling plan to open Symbolica (the dark ride previously called Hartenhof) in 2017, and it will be in the "centre of the park".

    Some concept art too...
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    Never thought I'd see the day to be honest! :p
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Very excited for this, but I'm still not getting my hopes up. However, this is the most official announcement that we've ever gotten, so who knows.
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    I don't know much about Hartenhof, just that it was being constantly delayed, then Baron 1898 came along. Anyone fancy giving us an overview? I heard is was going to be a Vekoma Pandora's Box or something...
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Yeah this is very exciting. I don't think the park ever "officially" announced Hartenhof so this seems like a more real thing. I would assume construction would have to start early this year if they plan for a 2017 opening.

    I've seen several people mention (still locating their source) that this will now be a trackless ride system with various routes. Not as ambitious as the ridiculous Pandora's box system but still very cool.

    Look forward to hearing more about this.

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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    The building in the concept art looks lovely.
    When I went there was a grass clearing near Vogel Rok. Is that used for any events? or could that possibly be where this is located?
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    That looks absolutely wonderful - I hope it actually comes to fruition.
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    At least this time they've started construction:

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    (All Images: Vijfzintuigen)

    Thanks to Sammy on TST for posting these originally!
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Perfect. Desperately hoping for a dark ride on the level of immersion and experience of Harry Potter and the Escape front Gringotts. Europe needs a dark ride that substantial.


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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    In the winter there is a massive tent with an ice skating track, restaurants, inflated castle, ice slides and more on that spot.
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Ooh, lovely stuff! Looks like it's going to be on the Efteling Brink judging by those construction photos?

    Not a fan of the 'Symbolica' name though. Sounds like something a GCSE Media Studies student would come up with :/
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017m

    The name 'Symbolica' already exist since a very long time. I believe it's the name of the planet from where Pardoes, the parks mascot, comes from.
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Looopings says it is.

    It's also probably going to take six to seven minutes which seems to be longer than the Disney counterparts if it's counting departure from station ----> arrival to station. But 6-7 mins might include "pre-show time".
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Nothing at Efteling ever gets me hard because I don't really like the European fairytale aesthetic they always have, but trackless is the best thing ever yay.
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Maybe it'll have those hand gesture cars that were shown at IAPPA?
     
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    Ben Well-Known Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    ... can you tell us what it says xD

    That hand gesture technology was amazing, I'd love to see that in this.
     
  17. JoshC.

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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    I just used Google Translate lol:

    Not a perfect translation, but gives the general gist.
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    [youtubevid]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vupohI4bpY[/youtubevid]

    Just in case anyone forgot this was a thing :)
     
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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    Yay dirt.

    I watched a video of the hand gesture technology on Ninjango and I want it even more.

    I would like Universal to build me a Potter ride with it too.
     
  20. Pink Cadillac

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    Re: Efteling to Open Symbolica in 2017

    The turrets look fab. This is going to be such a magical building
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