The Tivoli Gardens is absolutely one of my favorite amusement parks ever! Located right in the center of Copenhagen, near the Central Station and close to Rådhuset (City Hall), the park is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world. According to sources, it is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited park in Scandinavia and the fourth most visited in Europe. It was founded by Georg Carstensen in the 1850s, after convincing King Christian VIII that “when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics”.
I was lucky enough to visit the park many times during my stay in Denmark. It was a lovely place to spend the weekend with friends and family, not to mention that it is near the other attractions in the city. I am not very brave when it comes to extreme rides, but during my last visit in Tivoli, I made sure to experience all the rides with my sister, including the Dæmonen, the fastest roller coaster ride with twists and turns, among others. To be honest, it’s nothing compared with Enchanted Kingdom’s Space Shuttle, which I also managed to enjoy without ending up with a broken neck. Pfft… My favorites in Tivoli would be the Odin Express, a very old roller coaster ride, and the Mine. Aquila was super wild. I didn’t try the Vertigo because, you know, it might give me some vertigo. 😛 Find out more about the rides here: https://www.tivoli.dk/en
There are other things to amuse and entertain the visitors, like open theaters, free concerts, arcade and escape games, fireworks display and water light shows in winter.
Note: It’s best to buy your tickets online to avoid the long queues. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed, but pets are not. For tickets and park regulations, visit: http://www.tivoligardens.com/en/praktisk/priser
Norway also has an amusement park – the Tusenfryd. Hasn’t beent there yet due to proximity issues, but would love to visit it someday. ❤