Tivoli Gardens to invest in “biggest year”

Tivoli Gardens, Denmark, will invest DKK100 million (USD $15 million) to replace some of the park’s older rides.

Tivoli’s CFO, Andreas Morthorst, said: “Over the past five years, we have invested approx. DKK 200 million and in 2019 we invest approx. DKK 100 million in replacements of amusements in Tivoli. It is important for us to be at the forefront of development and live up to the guests’ expectations that they will have unique experiences with us, while maintaining the best traditions. It costs a lot of money that we are prepared to invest. ”

The Odin Express will be replaced. The coaster was built in 1985, and is named after the oldest Danish locomotive from 1847. The ride has run just under 30 million guest trips during its lifetime. 

The Odin Express will be replaced by the Milky Way, a new ride from the same supplier, Mack. The new ride will be higher, with a new station. 

Other rides being replaced include the Caravan, which will be replaced by a similar ride bearing the same name. The Fatamorgana will be renovated with a vertical tilting function on the large seats. The Rasmus Klump’s World play area will also be expanded to include a water play area.

Keeping up with the times

Jacob Helenius, Design Manager at Tivoli, said: “At Tivoli, we have to keep up with the times and find that amusement experience with exactly the design that the guests did not know they wanted. The rides must unfold with designs that cannot be experienced any where else than with us. At the same time we cherish the popular rides that many people visit year after year. Guests can look forward to a historically large amusement year, measured by the number of new items, including: The Caravan and … the Milky Way later in the year.”

Vice President of Operations, Mogens Ramsløv, said: “We have a strong wish that Tivoli should … follow the trend of the times in rides and thus provide a good and exciting experience for the millions of guests who visit Tivoli annually , therefore, we invest heavily in the continued development of Tivoli year after year.”