Unique farewell moment with and by employees

For decades, the Haunted Castle has terrified young and old alike. Those who still have to plan their weekends for September can experience an exciting spectacle on Sunday 4 September. The iconic attraction then gives way to a dark new themed area with a new creepy attraction. Of course they say goodbye to the Spookslot with dignity in Kaatsheuvel. Until Sunday 4 September, visitors can get a bit of a shudder in the Spookslot of the Efteling. 

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That day the exciting scene with the violin and the dancing ghosts can be seen and experienced for the last time. After that weekend, the Spookslot will make way for a completely new themed area with a new attraction in which the horror is also implemented in the catering industry, retail and entertainment. This new area is expected to open in 2024. But first there is a moment of goodbye. 

On September 4, Efteling employees and visitors will say their final goodbyes to this iconic attraction, where many have learned to shudder. The permanent team of Spookslot employees will supervise the last show and then close the doors of the haunted ruin for the very last time. The amusement park is open until 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 22.00.

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Djordy Wolffensperger, who has been an employee at the Spookslot for many years, came up with a special memento for his colleagues for the farewell. “I wanted to make something tangible for our entire team. This exclusive, personal keepsake, which is currently being developed, represents all the memories we have of the Spookslot. We are very sorry that we have to say goodbye to our special workplace where we have worked for years, day in, day out, with great pleasure and passion. But of course we are also very much looking forward to the new that is to come. I can't wait until we can get spooky again in the Efteling like never before.”


Of course, after 44 years of loyal service, the Efteling will not just say goodbye to the Spookslot. Later this summer, a special Spookslot pin and a beautiful farewell book will be available in the Efteling stores. In addition, the Spookslot will be digitally immortalized so that after September 4, the creepy attraction can still be experienced. With a virtual reality video, enthusiasts can immerse themselves (again and again) in the story and the show in which balustrades move and gravestones dance to the recognizable music. All details are recorded and can be viewed with or without virtual reality glasses. A will also appear walk-through video in which the viewer is taken on a walking tour of the attraction, including a beautiful registration of the show. Both videos will be published later this summer on the Efteling YouTube channel. 

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Efteling in Kaatsheuvel

In the night from Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 September, a unique Ghost Night will be organized. A spooky final piece for enthusiasts who want to pay a last tribute to the Spookslot. Anyone who wants to visit the Spookslot during the Spooknacht can from today on efteling.com/ghost night come to this win-action to sign up. There is only a limited number of places available.

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