D'Oude Tuffer (Efteling; opened 2019)

D'Oude Tuffer
A car in 2022
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Park section Ruigrijk
Status Operating since April 19, 2019
Cost 1.8 million €
Soundtrack Audiocult
Theme designer Ton van de Ven
Henny Knoet
Karel Willemen
Rider height 110 cm minimum
Replaced D'Oude Tuffer
Manufacturer Metallbau Emmeln
Product Schienengefuehrte Bahn
Capacity 1200 per hour
Speed 6.5 km/h
Cabins 18
Track length 580 metres
Animatronics 7

D'Oude Tuffer is a Track Ride built by German manufacturer Metallbau Emmeln currently located at Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, The Netherlands.


The original D'Oude Tuffer opened in 1984 and was built by Mack Rides, but was in bad shape after 35 years of operation. The Efteling decided to close the ride on February 18, 2019. And build a new ride with identical layout in its place. The new ride would differ from the old ride in a few ways. Some scenes would be added, and the interactivity would be changed. Originally, guests could actually steer the cars like on many other Mack models, however, this function was removed in the new version, and replaced with a horn. Guests could activate the horn near scenes, in order to activate said scenes.[1]


The ride features five scenes, four of which are interactive.

Ride system

The ride utilises the Guided Ride system build by Metallbau Emmeln, featuring 18 cars and a double loading/unloading station.


The ride is located in the "Ruigrijk" area of the park, roughly translating to "Thrill Realm".


D'Oude Tuffer is old Dutch for Old Timer. The ride can also be referred to as De Oude Tufferbaan (Old Timer Track) or D'Oude Tuffers (Old Timers).


The ride is themed to a farmland, with many chicken figures littered in the area and scenes.



  1. "D'Oude Tuffer on Eftepedia".
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