Efteling Gets Ripped Off in Chinese Theme Park

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, Efteling park in the Netherlands should be blushing over a new park in China.

Shown above is a concept sketch for Quancheng Euro Park, located in the Chinese coastal province of Shandong. To give you a point of reference, check out this building in Efteling below.

The good news is Efteling is taking this with a grain of salt and won’t be taking any legal action. In a statement made by the park, “We secretly find it funny that the Efteling proves to be a great source of inspiration even on the other side of the world”. “Apparently they find the Efteling so beautiful that they prefer to copy our buildings rather than think of something for themselves, which is a great honor.”

I’m sure this won’t be the last time we see Chinese theme parks copy popular park design and attractions.

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