Do you want to now a secret? I have always wanted to create, own, and operate my very own story book land. Yes. I know. Most little girls just want a puppy, or a pink tutu. I wanted a theme park. I envisioned my park somewhere along route 66 tucked between the tee-pee motels and the giant tea pot shaped restaurant. I recently discovered Efteling Theme Park located in the Netherlands and am beside myself with envy. Efteling Park boasts …
“Glide through the enchanting world of fairies and trolls in the dark ride ‘Droomvlucht’ and huddle together during the exciting spectacular park show ‘Raveleijn’. The little ones listen to the sounds of the Fairytale Forest and party together with Jokie in ‘Carnaval Festival’. The real daredevils test their bravery in more extreme attractions such as the wooden roller coaster ‘Joris en de Draak’ and the mysterious ghost ship the ‘Vliegende Hollander’. After a fantastic day at Efteling, the whole family can enjoy the biggest watershow in Europe, Aquanura.“
He has been deeply rooted in the Fairytale Forest for years and knows exactly what the Inhabitants of the Fairytale Forest get up to…
There were once a man and a woman who lived next door to an old witch. The woman was expecting a baby and had an enormous craving for an edible root called rapunzel.
The Little Match Girl
It was New Year’s Eve and bitterly cold. Snow was falling and the light was starting to fade. A poor little girl walked along the street, bareheaded and barefoot.
There was once a poor miller. His wife had died but he had a sweet, kind daughter. The miller’s greatest wish was that his daughter should no longer live in poverty.
There was once a woodcutter who had a wife and seven sons. The youngest of the seven children was very small. He was no bigger than a thumb and was, therefore, called Tom Thumb.
The list of attractions and rides at Efteling Park goes on and on including Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Troll King and more.
So, rather than forcing my future self to look back with unfulfilled dreams and regret, I have made a decision. I am going to create a story book land in my own backyard. Just for me. Why not?