Kleine Zweefmolen (1951)

Kleine Zweefmolen
Kleine Zweefmolen Efteling.jpg
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Coordinates 51°39′10″N 5°03′00″E / 51.652816°N 5.049910°E / 51.652816; 5.049910
Park section Marerijk – Anton Pieckplein
Status Defunct
Operated 1951 to 2023
Theme Old timey Funfair
Rider height 100 cm unaccompanied
Replaced by Kleine Zweefmolen
Product Junior Chair-O-Plane
Designer / calculations Anton Pieck
Capacity 20 guests per ride
Cabins 10

Kleine Zweefmolen was a Junior Chair-O-Plane built by an unknown manufacturer previously located at Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, The Netherlands.

Close-up of the ornament on top of the attraction


The ride being taken apart after its closure
Closeup of the ride during its demolishion

The attraction was purchased in 1950, and opened in the park in 1951. It got a big renovation a few years later, adding themed plates to hide its inner working, this was designed by Anton Pieck.[1] The ride received a major overhaul in 2023, with the decorative panels being removed and replaced with replica's. This was done due to the many repaints of the panels distorting the original image. The ride itself would be scrapped, and replaced by a new version manufactured by Wood Design Amusement Rides, who also manufactured the new version of Grote Zweefmolen.[2]


The ride was located within the "Anton Pieckplein" (roughly translating to "Anton Piecksquare"), an area of the park themed to an old timey Dutch village in the middle of an classic funfair. Other rides in this area are Anton Pieckcarrousel, Grote Zweefmolen, Vermolenmolen and Vlindermolen. The area got a big facelift in 2003, adding more theming and removing some older rides (such as the Jeepmolen).[3]


Kleine Zweefmolen is Dutch for "Small Chair-O-Plane"


Articles on Efteling
Efteling logo.jpg