Tivoli Gardens

Amusement park in Denmark

Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens, with Dæmonen, the park's signature coaster in the background.
Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark
Status Operating
Opened 1843
Owner Tivoli A/S
Area Vesterbro
Slogan Altid som aldrig før
Website https://www.Tivoli.dk/

Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark. It is located close to the city centre and between Copenhagen's Central Station and the City Hall. The park was founded by Georg Carstensen (1812-1857), who at that time was a Danish army officer. The park opened on 15 August 1843 as a garden, with paths and a lake.

Today, the park is the most visited tourist attraction in Denmark, with its 4.581.00 annual visitors, as of 2019. The park is known for multiple influences, such as inspiring Walt Disney to create Disneyland. Tivoli is often titled the second-oldest theme park in the world, being behind the world's-oldest theme park Dyrehavsbakken, operating since 1583 and located only 10 kilometres north of Tivoli. Another Tivoli signature are the 85.000 iconic light bulbs in the park, made out of glass in multiple colors. These can be seen on the entrances, the Nimb-Hotel facade and many more buildings throughout the park. Since 2012, Tivoli has been changing old-fashioned light bulbs into LED for economic and environmental reasons. This decision saves the park 3.800.000 DKK ($608.000 USD) annually off the electrical bill.

The company behind the park is Tivoli A/S (shareholders company) under the current General Manager Susanne Mørch Koch (as of September 2020). Tivoli's newest attraction opened in late 2019, called Mælkevejen, a powered coaster by Mack. The layout is the exact same as its predecessor Odins Expressen, which was scrapped to fit Mælkevejen. Only minor changes to the layout were added, such as increasing the height of the track, making its signature downwards-helix more compact, and smoothing the track out overall.

The park is divided into various themes:

  • Det Muntre Hjørne: A Retrofuturic/Steampunk-theme, with its central attractions being Mælkevejen, Rutschebanen and Himmelskibet.
  • Midthaven: mostly covered by an asian theme, with its central attraction being Dæmonen, Denmark's only B&M.
  • Orientent: An Arabic theme, with its central attraction being Vertigo.
  • A Rasmus Klump (Danish cartoon character) theme, playground, with its central attraction being Fyrtårnet.

The park has an on-site hotel, Nimb Hotel, and another affiliated hotel nearby (Tivoli Hotel).

Roller coasters

Present (4)

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller Dæmonen Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 16, 2004 Operating
Roller Kamelen Zierer Kiddie April 4, 2019 Operating
Powered Mælkevejen Mack Rides Family November 28, 2019 Operating
Roller Rutschebanen L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company Wooden
Side Friction
1914 Operating


Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Powered Bob-Banen Unknown Wooden
Rocking cars
1937 1937 Unknown
Powered Jule Expressen Technical Park Family 2008 2013 Unknown
Roller Karavanen Zierer Kiddie 1999 2018 Le Fleury
Roller Mariehønen Zierer Kiddie 1974 Unknown Unknown
Powered Odinexpressen Mack Rides Family 1985 2018 Scrapped
Roller Rutschebanen Unknown Wooden
1843 1887 Scrapped
Roller Rutschebanen Unknown Wooden 1887 1902 Scrapped
Roller Rutschebanen Unknown Wooden 1902 1914 Scrapped
Roller Skovtrolden Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1969 1989 Unknown
Roller Slangen Zierer Steel 1989 September 21, 2003 DippieDoe Attractiepark



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Aquila Zamperla Air Race 2013
Astronomen Zierer Jets 2007
Ballongyngen Unknown Ferris Wheel 1943
Dyrekarrusellen Unknown Carousel 1920
Fatamorgana HUSS Park Attractions Condor 2016
Flyvende Kuffert Mack Rides Tracked Dark Ride 1993
Fyrtårnet Zamperla Magic Bikes 2010
Galejen Unknown Sea Storm 1937
Gyldne Tårn S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 1999
Himmelskibet Funtime Star Flyer 2006
Lille Drage Unknown Jets 2013
Linie 8 Unknown Miniature Railway 1969
Minen Mack Rides Dark Boat Ride 2003
Monsunen Zierer Flying Carpet 2001
Radiobilerne Unknown Dodgems 2018
Svingkarrusellen Bertazzon Waveswinger 2003
Tempeltårnet Sunkid-Heege Tower Ride 2000
Tik Tak Mondial Shake 2018
Vertigo Technical Park Flying Fury 2009
Veteranbilerne Unknown Track Ride 1959


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Radiobilerne Unknown Dodgems 1964 2017 Unknown

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