Tivoli Gardens is the second-oldest amusement park in the world, having opened in 1843. The idea for the amusement park was aided by the fairytales of famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. In fact, it is rumored that Walt Disney was inspired by Tivoli to build his own theme park. The amusement park sits close to the center of the city and directly across the street from Copenhagen Central Station, so it is always effortless to reach the attraction. Compared to amusement parks in other countries, Tivoli Gardens is not just a tourist trap. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can see so many Danish families enjoying a day out together.
The amusement park offers something different for everyone; from thrilling rides to the more laidback ones as well as all kinds of performances. One thing to note, unlike some amusement parks, you need to buy a special ticket to ride the rides. If you prefer to just people watch, the ticket price will be much lower. Of course, if you get into the theme park and decide you do want ride something, then you can pay at the ride. However, you will pay much more than if you had just paid for it at the entrance. Since Denmark can experience extreme winter weather, Tivoli is not open all winter. If you’re planning to travel to Copenhagen between November and March, check the website first to make sure the park is open.