It's a Dutch institution for a reason: Efteling still leaves you feeling like you left a magical world once the day ends.
Whereas Disney sucks energy, money and the will to live with the commercialism, noise and extremism, Efteling is wonderfully subdued and well ... magical. There are oases of peace and tranquility next to stunning and wonderful rides, and there's no need for a good vs/ evil back story behind every attraction.
The work they do to keep everything in good condition shows and the gardens are simply magnificent.
Negatives? Well they should include the parking in the cost of the tickets. It feels wrong to have to pay extra. Lines can be very long and the food is quite expensive... but nothing like the rip off prices from Disney.
It's for young and old, there really is something for everyone. Teenagers now prefer Wallaby world because it's all rollercoasters - send them on their own.
For a family day out, Efteling is much better.
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