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175 years of magic


Danish amusement park Tivoli Gardens celebrates an unbelievable 175th


anniversary this year. Park World took a


trip to the park, located in central Copenhagen, to find out the secret of its enduring appeal. Bryony Andrews reports


Celebrating a T


ivoli is currently the fifth most visited seasonal amusement park in Europe, behind only Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park and Efteling. It ranks 24th in the


world for visitors, according to the 2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index, reporting a steady attendance of 4.5 million visitors in both 2016 and 2017. Tivoli first opened its gates in 1843, making it the second oldest still-operating amusement park in the world.


BELOW: The Demon, by B&M


Taking inspiration from fashionable public entertainment pleasure gardens like London’s Vauxhall Gardens and the Jardin de Tivoli in Paris, Tivoli was founded by Georg Carstensen with permission from Danish King Christian VIII on roughly 61,000 square metres just outside Vesterport, the West Gate of the city. The city has since grown up against and around the park, leaving a walled time-capsule of entertainment and history slap-bang in the centre of one of the busiests parts of the Danish capital.


The rides The Rutschebanen, which literally translates as Roller Coaster, is the park’s oldest coaster, and remains one of its most popular attractions. One of the oldest running wooden roller coasters in the world, it still packs a punch, with a top speed of 31.1 miles per hour and a great view of some of the park’s taller rides at its highest point. It is themed as if the track goes through mountain range, and the two minute ride speeds riders in and out of dark tunnels, up and down ledges, around the peak and past model goats. A notable feature is the brakeman, who sits halfway down the train and hauls on the brake handle so the coaster won't gain too much speed on the hills.


milestone 2018 is Tivoli’s 175th anniversary, and the park marked the celebration at the start of May with the biggest parade in Tivoli’s history. It was based on the idea that “the world comes together in Tivoli”, and illustrated both the park’s unique history and the four central facets which form the backbone of Tivoli’s offering: gardens, culture, rides and eateries. The parade was more than 150 metres long, and featured five parade floats with 30 themed performers, dancing to choreography created by Tivoli Ballet Theatre and dressed in costumes based on different aspects of the park, from architecture to popular animals from the Gardens. The music was created by the Danish singer Soleima and pianist and composerBent Fabric, whilst Tivoli's musical director, Peter Jensen, arranged and recorded the music with musicians from Tivoli's own orchestras and the Danish Boys’ Choir. Walt Disney famously paid


several visits to Tivoli, and was reportedly fascinated by its mood and atmosphere and keen to incorporate a similar ambience into his own amusement park. In recognition of the years of inspiration and cooperation between the two parks, Walt Disney World Resort created a float for the parade themed around kiddie classic ‘It's a small world’, featuring characters from the universe with the Disney Castle in the background.


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