Danse Macabre, the new Efteling attraction set to open in 2024, will premiere Intamin’s Dynamic Motion Stage. On a turntable 18 meters (59 feet) in diameter, topped by six smaller turntables, there will be six choir stalls with seats for up to 108 visitors. The large turntable will perform pitch, roll and yaw movements as well as heaving and dropping riders. Danse Macabre will be part of a completely new themed area at Efteling. The surroundings are a mysterious setting in which the 20-meter-high attraction building immediately catches the eye.
Unique ride system
Intamin, the Swiss manufacturer of theme park attractions, has worked closely with Efteling to develop a completely new ride system for Danse Macabre. The exciting attraction is a combination of several existing ride components, making it unique in the sector. Danse Macabre is best described as a thrill ride with immersive show technology.
The main platform of the Dynamic Motion Stage is moved by means of four hydraulic cylinders with a centrally fixed support. The central support ensures a minimal clearance envelope, as the horizontal movements of the platform cannot extend beyond its edge.
Danse Macabre will be located in the creepiest part of Efteling, the Huyverwoud Forest. Starting November 19, visitors near the Danse Macabre construction site will get a sneak preview of the Charlatan family and their barrel organ Esmeralda. After many years of traveling, Professor Dr. Virginie Charlatan and her husband Otto have finally moved to the creepy Huyverwoud Forest. Virginie, in particular, is certain that she has been preparing her whole life to end up in this creepy place.