Djurs Sommerland

Amusement park in Denmark


Djurs Sommerland
Location
Nimtofte, Midtjylland, Denmark
Coordinates 56°25′35″N 10°33′03″E / 56.426456°N 10.550964°E / 56.426456; 10.550964
Status Operating
Opened 1981
Slogan vi elsker legebørn
Website https://djurssommerland.dk/en/

Djurs Sommerland is an amusement park located in Nimtofte, Midtjylland, Denmark.

Roller coasters

Current

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller DrageKongen Intamin Launched
Inverted
May 6, 2017 Operating
Roller Juvelen Intamin Launched
Motorbike
May 4, 2013 Operating
Roller Jungle Rally Zierer Kiddie April 27, 2018 Operating
Roller Piraten Intamin Sit-Down May 1, 2008 Operating
Roller Skatteøen Mack Rides Water May 7, 2011 Operating
Roller Thor's Hammer Gerstlauer Wild Mouse May 9, 2002 Operating
Powered T-Rex Family Coaster Mack Rides Sit-Down April 30, 2022 Operating
Roller Vilde Hønsejagt Zierer Sit-Down May 1, 2015 Operating

Past

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Roller Karlo's Taxi SBF Visa Group Kiddie 2000 October 19, 2014 Relocated to Vauhtipuisto

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Andedammen Metallbau Emmeln Roundabout May 1, 2015
Bondegårdskarrusellen Wood Design Amusement Rides Roundabout May 1, 2015
Buffalo Bumper Cars Bertazzon Dodgems May 4, 2012
Dino Xpedition Metallbau Emmeln Track Ride April 30, 2022
Djurs Expressen Unknown Miniature Railway 1981
Drageskibet HUSS Park Attractions Pirate Ship 2014
El Grito Funtime Drop Tower April 25, 2024
Fossilvaskeren Technical Park Teacups 2001
Froerne Zamperla Jump Around May 1, 2015
Gamle Vandtårn Zierer Junior Drop Tower May 1, 2015
Grisebasserne Zamperla Jump Around June 11, 2020
Kornmøllen Zamperla Magic Bikes May 1, 2015
Long Cun Expedition Big Country Motioneering Log Flume 1991
Milkshakeren Zamperla Barnyard May 1, 2015
Mini Buffalo Bumper Cars Bertazzon Junior Dodgems 2012
Motorbike Derby Technical Park Junior Swingaround April 29, 2023
Nye Vandtårn Zierer Junior Drop Tower May 1, 2015
Piratfisken ABC Rides Junior Log Flume 2009
Pony Ekspressen Metallbau Emmeln Pony Trek 2005
Rio Grande Rafting Interlink River Rapids 1998
Rodeotyrene Zamperla Crazy Daisy May 1, 2015
Sablen ABC Rides Drop Tower 2010
Safaribussen Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2018
Skøre Kompas Zierer Rockin' Tug 2009
Solguden Zierer Jets May 4, 2012
Søulken Gerstlauer Polyp 2016
Speedy Gonzales Metallbau Emmeln Dinghy Waterslides 2004
SpinOsaurus Zamperla Disk'O April 29, 2023
Tigeren Intamin Frisbee 2019
Traktorerne Metallbau Emmeln Track Ride May 1, 2015
Vikingetårne Sunkid Heege Tower 2014
Wild West Karrusellen Zierer Waveswinger 2005

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Abekatten Technical Park Sea Storm 2001 October 23, 2022 Scrapped
Både Barbieri Roundabout 1995 October 19, 2014 Unknown
Jungle Safari Unknown Scenic Boat Ride 1993 October 20, 2019 Scrapped
Karlos Ballongynge Technical Park Samba Balloon 2004 October 19, 2014 Unknown
Karlos Flyveskole Technical Park Jets 2007 October 19, 2014 Relocated to Vauhtipuisto
Karolines Helikopter Technical Park Balloon Tower 2007 October 19, 2014 Relocated to Vauhtipuisto
Luftgynge Unknown Chair-O-Plane Unknown October 19, 2014 Unknown
Ørnen HUSS Park Attractions Topple Tower 2006 October 21, 2018 Scrapped
Red Baron SBF Visa Group Junior Jets 1995 2006 Unknown
Troldetog Unknown Junior Railway Unknown October 19, 2014 Relocated to Vauhtipuisto

Water slides

Present

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Tube Black Hole WhiteWater West N/A 1996
Body Børnevandland Unknown Racer 2021
Body Hawaii WhiteWater West Water Play Structure 2004
Body Waikiki Surf School Unknown Racer 1985
Body Water Slides WhiteWater West N/A 1985
Tube Wave Polin Waterparks Wall 2007
Tube Wild River Self-built Rapids 1985 or later

Past

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Body Børnevandland Unknown N/A Unknown 2019 Removed to make way for Dinosaurland

Park sections

The park is divided into 8 sections, all containing a different theme. There is also a 9th section reserved for the waterpark.

Bondegårdsland

Bondegårdsland (English: Farmland) opened in 2015 and replaced the Lilleputland children's area. It thus takes up this same role, containing mostly kids and small family rides. The land has a farm theme, as opposed to Lilleputland which was unthemed. The theming of the area was designed by the Leisure Expert Group and manufactured by MK Themed Attractions.

The land has a total of 11 rides and 2 food stalls.

Name Type Opened
Andedammen Roundabout May 1, 2015
Bondegårdskarrusellen Roundabout May 1, 2015
Froerne Jump Around May 1, 2015
Gamle Vandtårn Junior Drop Tower May 1, 2015
Gårdcaféen Food Stall 2018
Grisebasserne Jump Around June 11, 2020
Kornmøllen Magic Bikes May 1, 2015
Milkshake & Softicefabrikken Food Stall May 1, 2015
Milkshakeren Barnyard May 1, 2015
Nye Vandtårn Junior Drop Tower May 1, 2015
Rodeotyrene Crazy Daisy May 1, 2015
Traktorerne Track Ride May 1, 2015
Vilde Hønsejagt Roller coaster May 1, 2015

Dinosaurland

Dinosaurland opened in 2022 and replaced the Afrikaland area that used to occupy this area. Afrikaland was closed after the park faced criticism for stereotypes of African people in 2015,[1] with Dinosaurland eventually becoming the land's replacement. The story of the land sees guests entering a digsite for dinosaur fossils, led by a company named Dino Inc. Though it seems that there is more going on as living dinosaurs have been sighted in the area. The theming of the area was designed by the Leisure Expert Group and manufactured by MK Themed Attractions and Petro Art Productions.

The land has a total of 5 rides, a playground and a food stall.

Name Type Opened
Dino Food Station Food stall April 30, 2022
Dino Xpedition Track ride April 30, 2022
Dinosaur legepladsen Playground April 30, 2022
Fossilvaskeren Teacups 2001
Motorbike Derby Junior Swingaround April 29, 2023
SpinOsaurus Disk'O April 29, 2023
T-Rex Family Coaster Powered coaster April 30, 2022

Mexicoland

This area of the park is themed to western idea's of Mexico and the Mexican culture. It opened in 1994 and featured a minigolf course and a labyrinth upon opening. This labyrinth would be removed at the end of the 2003 season to make way for Speedy Gonzales. Mexicana Golf had its size reduced after the 2023 season to make way for El Grito.

Mexicoland has taken up parts of Sommerland in its expansions, with the exceptions of El Grito and Speedy Gonzales. Those rides stayed within the at that point determined boundaries of the area.

The land has a total of 4 rides, a minigolf course and 2 food stalls.

Name Type Opened
Don Pedro's Coffee Bar Food stall 1996
Don Pedros Tortillabar Food stall 1996
El Grito Drop Tower April 25, 2024
Juvelen Roller coaster May 4, 2013
Mexicana Golf Minigolf course 1994
Solguden Jets May 4, 2012
Speedy Gonzales Dinghy Waterslides 2004

Piratland

Piratland (English: Pirateland) was the park's first big expansion, taking up the space of a former parking lot when it opened in 2008. It would only feature Piraten and a ship themed playground upon opening, but many heavy expansions led the way for the area. The playground would eventually be removed at the end of the 2015 season to make way for further development of the area. It would be replaced by Piratlegeplads, a smaller playground. The theming of the area was manufactured by MK Themed Attractions.

A fire broke out at the Pirate Food Market in October 2020, damaging the building beyond repair.[2] It would be quickly rebuild in the offseason, with theming produced by Petro Art Productions.

The land has a total of 6 rides, a playground and 3 food stalls.

Name Type Opened
Pirate's Coffee Shop Food stall 2017
Pirate's Food Market Food stall 2017
Pirate's Snack Bar Food stall 2017
Piraten Roller coaster May 1, 2008
Piratfisken Junior Log Flume 2009
Piratlegeplads Playground 2016
Sablen Drop Tower 2010
Skatteøen Water coaster May 7, 2011
Skøre Kompas Rockin' Tug 2009
Søulken Polyp 2016

Sommerland

Sommerland (English: Summerland) is the oldest section of the park, and is not linked to a specific thema like the other area's. It used to encompass the entire park, but it became smaller and smaller as other park sections took up its space. Some currently existing rides used to be part of Sommerland but where later reintegrated in newer area's. A lot of the current play stations in Sommerland where relocated from elsewhere in the park when those area's got developed into other themed area's. The section now mostly consists of trampolines and playgrounds, with the trampolines being scattered all over the grassy area.

The land has a total of 1 ride, 3 different play structures, many trampolines and many picknick tables.

Name Type Opened
Djurs Expressen Miniature Railway 1981
Edderkoppenettet Climbing net 2010
Hoppepude Jumping pillow 1984
Klatrebjerget Play volcano 2009
Trampoliner Trampolines 1981

Vandland

Vandland (English: Waterpark) opened in 1985 and was the first outdoor waterpark in Denmark. Entrance to Vandland is included with park admission, with swimgear being required to enter the park secton. It is open from June to August and opens 2 hours after the park opens, and closes 2 hours earlier.[3]

The land has a total of 9 slides, 1 water play structure, 2 pools and a restaurant.

Name Type Opened
Black Hole Water slide 1996
Børnevandland Kiddiepool and waterslide 2021
Hawaii Water Play Structure 2004
Honolulu Bay Wavepool 1996
Pizzeria Restaurant 1989 or earlier
Waikiki Surf School Water slide 1985
Water Slides 4 water slides 1985
Wave Water slide 2007
Wild River Water slide 1985 or later

References

  1. "Deens pretpark beschuldigd van racisme vanwege Afrikaanse draaimolen".
  2. "Grote brand in Deens pretpark Djurs Sommerland".
  3. "Attractie: Vandland".

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