Tivoli is the world’s 2nd oldest theme park. It opened in 1843 and has made its mark on history; it inspired some big names like Hans Christian Andersen (fairytale writer) and Walt Disney (Disneyland).
I personally feel that it’s much more than an amusement park, Tivoli is like a mini town of its own. Other than the rides, it has theatres, gardens, music festivals, shops and a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes. There is truly something for everyone of all ages in Tivoli!
I love that it’s open till late (11/12pm) everyday.
Christmas at Tivoli
During Christmas, the park is transformed with Christmas decorations. Just imagine a huge Christmas market within the amusement park.
Christmas in Tivoli is known to be one of the best Christmas markets in Europe!
Tickets and pricing
Admission to the park does not include any of the amusement park rides. Many guests prefer not to enjoy the rides; they come to dine, listen to a concert or take a walk in the gardens, and therefore only pay for the admission.
1. Admission ticket: This gives you entry into Tivoli only. It can be purchased at the entrance. (Price: DDK 100 and onwards, depending on the time of the year you visit)
2. Ride tickets: You will need to purchase this IN ADDITION to your entry ticket if you want to take the rides.
There are 2 types of ride tickets; Multi ride ticket (DKK 220) or single ride ticket (price varies from DKK 25 – DKK 75). The multi ride ticket is good if you plan to take more than 3 rides.
You will need to exchange the multi-ride ticket for a wristband in the self-service kiosks in the Garden.
Map of Tivoli
First thing we do is get ourselves some glogg
Glogg (warm mulled wine) is amazing in this weather!
and some churros
There are also heaps of restaurants in Tivoli to get your food fix.
Shops selling reindeer fur
Loads of fun fair games
Photo with Santa can be taken for a price
The Roller Coaster (yes that’s what it’s called)
It was built in 1914 and is one of the oldest running wooden roller coasters in the world.
The roller coaster had loads of waves such that you’d feel the g-force in between your thighs.
Le bf is afraid of heights and fast rides hahaha
Another roller coaster, there are tons in Tivoli
Can you see the long scaffolder? Yup that’s the The Star Flyer ride
It’s a spinning carousel that lifts you right to the top.
I personally didn’t enjoy the Star Flyer at all. It was spinning so fast that I had to try not to get motion sick. On top of that, it was freezing and the wind felt like needles piercing my skin.
I also didnt feel the least bit secured by the tiny seat, there was hardly much of a backrest and its fixed onto the rather flimsy looking bars.
Carousels aplenty in Tivoli
No matter what age, Tivoli has something for everyone. Even the locals have season passes because there is constantly different things to do here. Eg. summer in Tivoli and Halloween in Tivoli.
The Tivoli lake where you can take the Tivoli postcard photo
Opening hours all year
Sunday – Thursday: 11 – 23
Friday – Saturday: 11 – 24
Information on Tivoli such as types of rides and opening dates can be found on their official website here