A new attraction has opened at Efteling theme park in the Netherlands. Known as the Six Swans, the attraction is the 30th fairy tale themed ride at the fantasy themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel.

The Six Swans is located between the Cinderella and Snow White attractions in the park’s Fairytale Forest, the Sprookjesboom.

The new attraction is based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about a princess rescuing her brothers who had been turned into six swans by their jealous stepmother.

Visitors to Efteling can experience the magical story either onboard a swan-themed boat or by foot. The boats travel along a circular on a two-minute journey.

Guests are greeted by the Princess Elisa. In order to break the swan spell, Elisa is forbidden to make a sound for six years and must knit six shirts out of aster flowers.

Inside the castle, 606 shimmering flowers surround Elisa, which light up when the swans pass her. The castle’s exterior is surrounded by thousands of aster flowers.

Fons Jurgens, Efteling’s CEO, commented: “Fairytales have been the origin of Efteling since 1952. That is why we continue to enrich the Fairytale Forest with new stories. This beautiful and interactive addition underlines our role as guardian of the fairytale.”

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