Half Moon (Efteling)

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Half Moon (or "Halve Maen" in Dutch) is a Pirate Ship ride at Efteling theme park in the Netherlands. Designed by Ton van de Ven and manufactured by Intamin, it opened its doors in 1982.[1]

the new Halve Maen

History and details[edit]

The Pirate Ship is not actually themed as a “Pirate Ship”, but a copy of the VOC - merchant Halve Maen of the Dutch East India Co. VOC, the first limited company which centuries later merged into Unilever. The theming for the surroundings of the ride consists of a harbour in the Anton Pieck style.

It is the largest Pirate Ship in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.[2]

The Ride[edit]

Ride Height: 20 meters
Highest Swing: 25 meters[3]
Maximum Speed: 54 km/h[4]
g-forces: 0 negative[5]
Capacity: 85 visitors


  1. ^ Efteling's Website
  2. ^ http://www.wonderlijkewcweb.org/geschiedenis/decennium1982.htm
  3. ^ Efteling's Website
  4. ^ Efteling's Website
  5. ^ Efteling's Website

Coordinates: 51°38′56″N 5°03′12″E / 51.64881°N 5.0534°E / 51.64881; 5.0534