Tivoli: Oldest Theme Park In The World Is In Denmark
Tivoli Gardens is a historic gem of a theme park located in the city center of Copenhagen where you can ride classic roller coasters and enjoy magical attractions. Make sure to visit during dawn to catch the night experience of the park.
On our second day in Copenhagen we decided to pay a visit to Tivoli. One of the oldest, still operating, theme parks in the world.
We were very impressed by the theme park by day and night time. The most interesting part is the fact that the theme park is very compact since it is located in the heart of Copenhagen.
Most theme parks in the world are huge and it takes a long time to walk from one attraction to the other but Tivoli has everything built on top of everything and it makes the park a lot more cozy to walk through.
We didn't take any rides due to being hangover from last night but did decide to play some games and had a few matches. My brother beat me in everything fair and square.
We grabbed some delicious Glogg which is a mulled wine beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices and raisins.
Glogg is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and Halloween in Copenhagen
The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg.
With 3.963 million visitors in 2011, Tivoli is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the fourth most visited in Europe, only behind Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park Rust and the Efteling.
The world's most popular city park appeals equally to the local population as it does to visitors to the city. Tivoli Gardens is more than an amusement park, it is equally as popular as a place to go dining and people-watching.
The 21-acre park is beautifully landscaped with fountains and flower beds (the park pride itself in the more than 111.000 custom-designed lights that illuminate the park at night and the more than 400.000 colorful flowers, including 65.000 tulips).
The architecture of the buildings in the park are wonderful, just behold the stately Nimb Palace Hotel with its Moorish-style facade sporting magnificent towers and minarets.
The Chinese Tower was built in 1900 and looks just magical at night with the light reflecting off the central lake where the 18th century frigate St George III beckons attention. Other notable structures in the park include: The Glass Hall Theater, The Concert Hall, The Pantomine Theater, Plænen.
The park's famous main entrance off Vesterbrogade was designed by Emil Blichfeldt and Richard Bergmann in 1889 - 90.