History and details
The Pagoda, developed by Intamin as a flying island, is described by Efteling as a "flying temple".
The counterweight of 340 tons sinks 30 metres into the ground.
To maintain the balance of the cabin itself the weight of the 100 visitors is distributed over its two sides.
The rotating cabin has a 15 metre high pagoda on top of it.
Etymology studies indicated that the word pagoda means tomb in Thai (ธาตุเจดีย). Preoccupied with upsetting a whole nation, as with Fata Morgana, Efteling choose the Dutch word "pagode" as the ride name.
Ride length: 4 minutes
Ride capacity: 1500 passengers/ hour
Cost: €3.6 million