Efteling To Keep Iconic Spookslot Tower Part Of 2024 Area Huyverwoud!


Efteling Announce Plans to Keep An Iconic Part Of Spookslot As Part Of Their BRAND NEW 2024 Area Huyverwoud.

One of Spookslot’s most iconic features (the former attraction building’s tower) is set to stay as part of Efteling‘s spooktastic NEW 2024 area Huyverwoud.

The brand new land is set to play host to the resort’s upcoming new Danse Macabre attraction among other new additions when it opens to the public in 2024.

the revelation comes follow earlier indications that Efteling planned to bulldoze the entire former attraction in favour of their upcoming new dark ride and area.

In recent construction shots shared bu Steffan Van Der Putten (one of Efteling’s Project Coordinators) the attraction building’s former feature can be seen still standing among a now very flat construction site.

A good amount of Spookslot's iconic tower still stands among a now very flat construction site - *Photo Credit - Steffan Van Der Putten.

In his latest post on LinkedIn Steffan confirms the name of the new land as being Huyverwoud & advises that the upmost care was taken when removing elements of the former attraction valuable to the park’s legacy.

“The segment of the former haunted castle that is still standing tall will soon become part of the new themed area: 𝘏𝘢𝘺𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘰𝘢π˜₯!”

The whole process of Spookslot’s removal is also said to have taken 12 weeks in total following the attraction’s closure to the public in September of this year.

It is said that the parts of the Spookslot which were considered as being of value to the park have been stored away safely in the park’s archives.

“After 12 weeks of dismantling, the eerie silence has returned to the future site of the 𝘏𝘢𝘺𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘰𝘢π˜₯ themed area. Various elements of 𝘚𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘡 were carefully removed from the building after its closure early September. The parts of the attraction that are of value to our legacy have been stored safely in theΒ EftelingΒ archives.”

It is also said that items that were either to big to preserve physically or were to worn to remove have been preserved through a mixed medium of photography and 3D scans.

Other items have been safely stored away in the park’s “treasure chamber” and Steffan advises it may also not be the last we see of them.

parts of the attraction which were too big to preserve have been carefully photographed or 3D scanned to ensure their continued legacy with the park. - *Image Credit - Steffan Van Der Putten.

It is said that the preserved section of the crumbling castle will make up part of Danse Macabre’s upcoming new facade and we look forward to seeing how they manage to do this in due course.

“The crumbling tower and weathered wall of the former haunted castle will become part of the area surrounding the newΒ EftelingΒ attraction π˜‹π˜’π˜―π˜΄π˜¦ π˜”π˜’π˜€π˜’π˜£π˜³π˜¦, set to open in 2024.”

Overall, it’s fantastic to see Efteling preserving part of Spookslot with the new land and in turn this will help the former attraction’s legacy to live on through their upcoming new attraction.

Are you excited to see what Danse Macabre and the park’s new area Huyverwoud holds when it finally welcomes daring souls in 2024?

Let us know your thoughts and expectations on their new addition in the comments below!

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