I vividly remember my first visit to the Efteling. When I was about 4/5 years old, my parents took me on the hour-long journey to get there. Carrying my own backpack, filled with juice boxes, bread rolls and candy (duh!) I felt really cool.
Since I wasn’t too much of a thrill-seeker, we mainly focused on the fairy tale forest.
In this magical environment, all of the famous, enchanting stories come to life through moving animatronics.
From Sleeping Beauty to Little Red Riding Hood and from Snow White to a lifesize Gnome Village, you can find them all in that wonderful forest.
I was blown away by everything I saw. Moving figures that were my size or even bigger; it was like a dream come true and I wanted to live there forever.
Of course, my parents insisted on taking me back home at the end of the day, but my love for the Efteling never faded away.