Tivoli Gardens will invest around 100 million DKK (€13.5 million) in new rides during 2019, as older rides are replaced with new ones.
New attractions include antenna-free Bumper Cars, and after 30 million rides The Odin Express roller coaster will be replaced by The Milky Way.
The children’s roller coaster The Camel Trail will be replaced by a longer version, and the 3-in-1 Fatamorgana ride will provide even more thrills.
Over the past five years, Tivoli has invested around 200 million DKK (€27 million) in specially designed ride areas which are helping to put Tivoli on the international map and attract more Danes and foreign tourists to the Gardens.
Tivoli’s Chief Financial Officer, Andreas Morthorst, says:
“Over the past five years, we have invested around DKK 200 million, and in 2019, we are investing around DKK 100 million in replacing rides in Tivoli. It’s important for us to be at the forefront of development and meet our visitors’ expectation of having unique experiences with us, while maintaining the best of our traditions. This costs a lot of money, which we’re prepared to invest.”
The Milky Way replaces The Odin Express
The Odin Express roller coaster, installed in 1985 and named after Denmark’s oldest locomotive, dating back to 1847, has provided almost 30 million visitor rides during its lifetime. The Odin Express will be replaced by The Milky Way, a new ride from the same supplier, the German firm Mack. The new ride will be significantly higher than The Odin Express and will start from a new station. The design theme for the ride is similar to that of the Star Flyer, Aquila and Tik Tak, which is strongly inspired by the idea of a journey of discovery, whether in the stars, in the world of science or in time! The ride speeds past planets, stars and galaxies. As the icing on the cake, the new roller coaster will be slightly less noisy thanks to new technology. The Milky Way opens for Christmas in Tivoli 2019.
The Camel Trail to be replaced
The Camel Trail roller coaster, which has been in operation since 1999, is taking a well-earned retirement after 8 million visitor rides and 20 years of service. Once known as The Ladybird, the roller coaster will be lengthened, and the design will retain its Oriental style featuring cupolas and a minaret. The ride is one of the most popular roller coasters with younger visitors. At 26 km an hour, it moves quickly enough for children, and also adults, to feel a tug in their stomach during the twists and turns. Passengers must still be at least 120 cm tall in order to try out the ride. The new ride will still be called The Camel Trail and will be ready when the summer season opens on 4 April.
Spectacular 3-in-1 ride adds even more thrills
With its 45-metre tower and minaret-inspired spire, the Fatamorgana has become a Tivoli landmark. It has provided over a million visitor rides since opening in 2016. Now the ride will be even more thrilling with the addition of a vertical tilting function on the large seats, which already rotate at a height of 45 metres and expose visitors to a force of 2.5 G. In the less wild version of Fatamorgana, in which visitors sit two to a gondola, the carriages still rotate at a family-friendly speed. At the bottom of the ride, younger children can drive cars designed as jackals and rabbits. Fatamorgana’s higher speed and new vertical tilting function will be ready in May 2019.
Antenna-free Bumper Cars en route to Tivoli
The Bumper Cars are getting a brand new design, the antennas will be scrapped, the speed increased, and they will have more space. The set design will be inspired by 1920s Charleston-style USA. Along with the Ferris Wheel and the Roller Coaster, the Bumper Cars are among the most popular rides in Tivoli. The Bumper Cars have been part of the Tivoli experience for tens of millions of visitors since 1926. The cars have been replaced on an ongoing basis, but the concept is essentially the same: Avoid being rammed, and ram other cars. The new Bumper Cars will be ready for driving in June 2019.
Renovating the Merry Corner
In the Tycho Brahe-inspired section of the Merry Corner, the theme is stars, galaxies and planets. Thrill-seeking visitors will find the 4 G-strong Aquila and the Star Tower for slightly older children, as well as the Little Dragon for the littlest ones. In 2019, the Little Dragon will be given a substantial facelift and a completely new set revolving around Rasmus Klump. The ride is expected to be ready by May.
Water fun in Rasmus Klump’s World
The 1500 m2 play area known as Rasmus Klump’s World features over 40 activities, including the musical playground. In 2019, this area will have a new activity: water fun. Children can dart between the water jets that arc out of the ground and then disappear again. They can avoid getting wet – or not, depending on their temperament. Rasmus Klump’s World still consists of towers that are linked by suspension bridges, a theatre stage, the Lighthouse ride and play activities – including the good ship Mary and a little submarine. The 14-metre Whale still forms the belly of Rasmus Klump’s Pancake House and the Family Amenity Centre, which provides a quiet space for breastfeeding and nappy-changing. Full Story: Theme Parks.eu