Have you ever been to an amusement park so magical you were just in awe the entire time?
And for once I am not talking about one of the many Walt Disney Parks & Resorts around the world. Because let’s be honest, we all know no amusement park beats Disney at magical moments, genuine smiles, and feelings of giddiness (that is, if you manage to avoid the crowds and hordes of screaming children at least).
But there is an amusement park that comes surprisingly close.
And it unexpectedly came along and snatched a special place in my heart.
Dear readers, let me introduce you to one of my new favorite theme parks…
Tivoli, an amusement park in Copenhagen
Wait, Lisa, you’re talking about an amusement park in Northern Europe? That’s unexpected.
It most definitely is.
But if I told you that the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen are partly inspired by a town near Rome, also called Tivoli, would you be as surprised? I mean, how could I not love an amusement park that got most of its inspiration from a town near my favorite city in Italy (or the whole world even)?
Moreover, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world (it’s been around since 1843).
And we all know how much I adore beautiful ancient cities and places.
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But Tivoli is not only beautiful, it’s also a lot of fun!
There are some really cool rides, a light show, fireworks at the end of the day, and a lot of other amazing performances. And what’s even better… It doesn’t matter what language you speak, as no words are needed to understand the beautiful ballet and cabaret performances at Tivoli.
Tips for visiting Tivoli
I adored Tivoli and I hope you’ll do too, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of your visit:
- Decide beforehand which type of ticket you want. You can choose between an entrance ticket (110 DK) and an entrance and unlimited rides ticket (an additional 230 or 290 DK). So I suggest you take a look at the website and decide which rides you want to do beforehand, as this will allow you to pick the best ticket for you. For example, we only planned on doing two rides and just an entrance ticket was cheaper for us. But if you want to go on most of the rides, you’re better off with a ticket that includes all of those as well, because otherwise you’ll be paying separately for each ride (and that will cost you a whole lot more).
- Visit on a dry and – if possible – sunny day, as there are many outdoor activities. All in all, I’m really happy we waited and didn’t visit on the rainiest day of our trip to Copenhagen (my friends and I were soaked enough already that day).
- Watch the shows and performances. And be there a bit beforehand or you won’t have a place to sit.
- Want a cheap souvenir from your visit? Order a drink and keep the cup. You get some of your money back if you bring it back, but the cups are really beautiful, and I love that I still have it.
- Go in the late afternoon/early evening and stay until it’s dark, because the lights are stunning.
- Smile, enjoy, and don’t forget to eat all the cotton candy.
All in all, Tivoli was kinda magical.
So if you’re looking for some magic in your life…
Take a flight to Copenhagen ASAP and walk through the doors of Tivoli.
Because we could all use that extra bit of magic, right?
What is your favorite theme park? Let me know in the comments.
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