Aquanura

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The Fountain's location is in the pond at the side of the Fata Morgana

Aquanura is the name of a fountain system in the Efteling theme park in the Netherlands. The premiere took place on 31 May 2012 on the park's 60th anniversary, and it opened to the public the following day. The fountain was developed by WET Design, Efteling and Tebodin Consultants & Engineers.[1] The fountain is the largest in Europe[2] and the third largest in the world, after The Dubai Fountain and the The Fountains of Bellagio,[3][4][5] though it could better be compared as a smaller version of Disney's World of Color.[6][7]

The show falls within the scope of the Frog King theme.[8] As such, 4 large frog replicas are placed in the pond.

The Fountain[edit]

Aquanura has a total of 200 fountains, subdivided in 9 types, each with its own reach and effect. 4 of the types are custom designed and built for this project, as are the light effects. 800 lamps will be placed in the pond, and 29 light- and audio posts are placed around the pond, with Moving heads on top, all in support of the water show. The super shooters reach a height of 45 meters, well under their listed capacity.

The whole project was constructed by Water Entertainment Technologies (WET), Tebodin Netherlands B.V., Heijmans NV, Kuijpers Piping & Procestechniek, Hoppenbrouwers Elektrotechniek B.V. and Primagaz Nederland B.V. at a total cost of 17.000.000[9] The watershow can normally be seen at closing time of the park, extra shows are scheduled on busy days and days with extended opening hours. Current show times are published daily at http://www.efteling.com/Aquanura-Showtijden .

Music[edit]

The music is a medley of compositions that are in the theme of other rides, performed by the The Brabant Orchestra.

Location[edit]

Aquanura is located in the Rowing Pond, thus replacing it, next to the Fata Morgana in the themed area Differ Realm.[10]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Efteling pakt uit met grote fonteinenshow Aquanura". Eftelist. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Aquanura - Wat is Aquanura". Efteling. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Efteling opent watershow". Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aquanura water show in the works at Efteling in the Netherlands". Los Angeles Times. 10 January 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "La construction d’Aquanura va démarrer à Efteling". Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Behind the Scenes of "World of Color"". Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Aquanura - Wasserspiel in XXL". Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nu nog even de hints: 1 en 2: Kikkerkoning, thematisering van de attractie. Een van de eerste 10 Efteling attracties. Hoe? Verassing". Efteling CEO Bart de Boer. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Raoul Cartens (19 January 2012). "Bevestiging: 'Efteling-jubileumattractie Aquanura krijgt vorm'". Omroep Brabant. 
  10. ^ Ramon Heeren (July 11, 2011). "Re: Gratis Wegwijspas vervangt plattegrond". Eftelist. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 

Coordinates: 51°38′53″N 5°02′42″E / 51.64806°N 5.04500°E / 51.64806; 5.04500