Dutch theme park Toverland is expanding its medieval theme area, Avalon. Construction began last September on four new attractions, two extra play areas and various interactive experiences which will open to the public on Saturday July 1, 2023. The aim of the expansion is to make Avalon’s offer more attractive to a larger audience and increase the length-of-stay in the area. The theme park has invested a total of 11.5 million euros in the project.
Four new attractions
Back in 2018, Toverland opened theme area Avalon with its wing coaster Fēnix, boat ride Merlin’s Quest and serviced restaurant The Flaming Feather. This year, it sees the addition of two large and two smaller attractions. The large attractions are Dragonwatch, a family friendly drop tower that takes visitors to a height of 17 meters, and Pixarus, an interactive flat ride where passengers can control the number of inversions they want to make. Pixarus is built within the angled turn (the ‘helix’) of Fēnix, causing both attractions to fly extremely close to each other. Younger guests will enjoy a festive carousel with the name Jumping Juna and a tour through Merlin’s magical herb garden, which will be called Garden Tour.
Extra experiences and play areas
“With this expansion we allow the story of medieval theme area Avalon to continue”, said Peter van Holsteijn, head designer at Toverland. “We wanted to make it more complete for the entire family. We are achieving this, not only by adding new attractions, but also by introducing new viewing scenes and new characters including friendly fire dragons and Juna the unicorn. Our smaller guests can also go on a discovery tour in a splashing water play area and a colourful toddler playground.”
The realisation of this expansion involves 35 parties with 300 staff members from eight different countries. Construction started last September and the expansion will open on July 1, 2023. Fans will be kept informed of the construction via the social media channels and website of Toverland. Also an in-depth making-of series can be found on the theme park’s YouTube-channel.