Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ride Video: Fata Morgana at Efteling

There are some great themed and dark rides at Efteling theme park in the Netherlands. Themed around “World of Wonders” the theme park was originally a sports park that opened in 1935. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the park began its slow transformation into a fairytale and “world of wonders” experience.

Fata Morgana Dark Ride Video

Fata Morgana, the forbidden city, is a dark ride that was opened in 1986. Here is a ride video by Efteling from 2014:

Fata Morgana Ride Experience

After boarding a boat, guests travel through a jungle where they come upon a wizard who casts a spell granting guests access to the forbidden city, Fata Morgana. Guests then travel through the city, including the district, market, prison, harbor, palace, and treasure chamber.

Fata Morgana Description

Here’s how Efteling describes the ride:

“Hundreds of treasures are glittering in the dark. And while the Sultan surrounds himself with women and precious gems, the dark cellars are filled with criminals and rats. Spend some time on the water and discover scenes from the Far East. The boat takes you through neighborhoods of poverty and wealth where a giant protects the Sultan’s most precious possessions: gems, jewelry, and gold coins.”

Fata Morgana Ride Info

Year Opened: 1986
Ride Time: Approximately 8 Minutes
Hourly Capacity: 1,800 guests
Animatronics: More than 140
Designers: Ton van de Ven and Jan Verhoeven
Ride System Developer: Intamin
Music: Ruud Bos

Explore More (Videos)

360 VR Compatible on Ride Video of Fata Morgana

This person spent four years creating a model of the Fata Morgana ride!

Explore More (Resources)

Efteling Home Page
Efteling Fata Morgana Page
Efteling YouTube Page

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Posts

Let's Connect

Theme Park Magazine strives to be accurate in all reporting. If you find an error, please email so that we may correct it.

If you have a press release you would like us to consider, please email it to

Recently Added

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
Malcare WordPress Security