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|The only recurring character in the ride, the caliph.|
|Product||Tow Boat Ride|
|Designer / calculations||Ton van de Ven |
|Track length||285 metres|
Efteling designer Ton van de Ven recently came back from a visit to America, where he rode Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. This inspired him to design something similar, yet completely different.
The original idea of the ride was to build it in the middle of the island located in the lake of the park, a test ride, Gondoletta, was build. While Gondoletta was a successful ride, the concept itself was dropped due to the island itself being too small for a full fledged dark ride. This resulted in the Gondoletta staying as its own ride, and Fata Morgana being build on another location.
The ride features 14 scenes and 137 animatronics
The ride utilities the Tow Boat Ride system build by Intamin, it features a turntable station. There are 14 boats in total, each boat seating 16 guests. The track has a length of 285 meters and a maximum speed of 2 km/h.
|2||Armenwijk (Poor neighborhood)||9|
|5||Vallend Hek (Falling Fence)||3|
|10||Troonzaal (Throne room)||48|
|11||Schatkamer (Treasure Room)||2|
|13||Kantelkamer (tilting room)||0|
The ride is located in the "Anderrijk" area of the park, roughly translating to "Different Realm".
Fata Morgana is an from origin Italian word that has been adopted by many different languages, such as English or Dutch. It stand for a mirage, a hallucination people often see when wandering deserts with no food or water in sight. This links back to the attraction seeming to have all been a Fata Morgana itself in the end.
The ride is themed to the story's of 1001 nights.