Efteling launches new 3D film in collaboration with Aardman
Efteling – the fairy tale theme park in the South of the Netherlands – has announced that 3D theatre attraction PandaDroom will re-open with a new film and a new name; Fabula.
Fabula will feature a new 3D film with 4D effects, created in collaboration with Aardman.
Fons Jurgens, CEO at Efteling says: “We, at Efteling, are delighted to be working with one of the best animation studios in the world. Working with Aardman on the production of Fabula has allowed us to combine the latest in film and animation technology with a humorous and dynamic film that also teaches important moral lessons.”
Heather Wright, Executive Director of Partner Content at Aardman comments: “This is Aardman’s first major piece of original content for the theme park environment, bringing our unique skills of storytelling with brand new characters to a fresh audience. We have relished the challenge of combining humour, emotion and drama with 4D effects in this exciting experience.
The impassioned collaboration of the creative and technical teams from Aardman and Efteling has been critical in delivering a project we are all proud of. We hope fans of Aardman and Efteling alike, will love Fabula as much as we do.”
The renovated attraction will be centred on the theme of nature with a pre-show, a main show and a play area where guests can play and eat in the theme of savanna, ocean and jungle. In addition to the pre-show and the main show, the restaurant and the souvenir shop will also be renovated to enhance the guest experience. The restaurant will have more seats and a new menu with dishes that match international cuisine. The investment for the development of Fabula amounts to 3.5 million euros.
View the official teaser trailer on Efteling’s YouTube channel:
Since the opening in 1952, more than 130 million visitors have experienced an unforgettable day at Efteling, in the south of the Netherlands. Over the years, Efteling has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest theme parks, with a unique fairy tale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling attractions. It is now ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, according to the Tea Theme Index 2018. Efteling is open all year round, and is an ideal family short-break destination with the Efteling Hotel and the holiday villages Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land just a stone’s throw away. Through a programme of phased growth, Efteling became an international destination with five million visitors per year.