Efteling, Holland’s fairy tale-themed theme park, has announced its 3D theatre attraction known as the PandaDroom is to re-open with a new film, a new restaurant, and a new name.

The attraction is being renamed as Fabula and will feature a new 3D film with 4D effects, created in collaboration with award-winning studio Aardman, the producers of several iconic British shows, including Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep.  

The new film is aimed at providing an improved and updated experience for visitors.

The PandaDroom was launched in 2002, to celebrate Efteling’s 50th anniversary. It was launched in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund– Netherlands and showed a film about the fragile nature of Mother Earth.

The revamped attraction is to be focused on a nature theme of nature again. Guests will be able to play and eat while immersed amongst a savanna, ocean and jungle theme.

Fons Jurgens, CEO at Efteling, commented:

“We, at Efteling, are delighted to be working with one of the best animation studios in the world. Working with Aardman on the production of Fabula has allowed us to combine the latest in film and animation technology with a humorous and dynamic film that also teaches important moral lessons.”

Heather Wright, executive director of Partner Content at Aardman, said:

“This is Aardman’s first major piece of original content for the theme park environment, bringing our unique skills of storytelling with brand new characters to a fresh audience.  We have relished the challenge of combining humour, emotion and drama with 4D effects in this exciting experience.

“The impassioned collaboration of the creative and technical teams from Aardman and Efteling has been critical in delivering a project we are all proud of.  We hope fans of Aardman and Efteling alike, will love Fabula as much as we do.”