Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens
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Tivoli Gardens, with Dæmonen, the park's signature coaster in the background.
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amusement park
Location
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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 was added, such as increasing the height of the track, making it's 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 attraction being Mælkevejen and Himmelskibet.
  • Kinesisk-Inspireret Bambusskov: 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 german/old amusement park theme, with its central attraction being Rutschebanen.
  • 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[edit | edit source]

Present (4)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Dæmonen Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 16, 2004 Operating
Kamelen Zierer Kiddie April 4, 2019 Operating
Mælkevejen Mack Rides Powered November 28, 2019 Operating
Rutschebanen Valdemar Lebech Side Friction 1914 Operating

Past[edit | edit source]

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

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

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 Juvenile Track Ride 1959

Closed[edit | edit source]

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

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