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Visit to Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park in Copenhagen, Denmark

Visit to Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park in Copenhagen, Denmark

If you’re in Copenhagen, visiting Tivoli Gardens is an absolute must! Tivoli celebrated its 175th anniversary last year, and it was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Disneyland (which opened over 100 years later). And like Disneyland, Tivoli Gardens is enjoyable even if you’re not traveling with kids —it is an amusement park designed for all ages to enjoy. Imagine Disneyland with amazing food, beautiful gardens and wide open green spaces, amazing food, and a much more laid-back, less frenetic vibe.

The Flying Truck - a ride based on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen

The Flying Truck - a ride based on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen

The rides are more “carnival” than Six Flags, but there’s something for everyone. There’s alcohol for the adults (my first stop was to the mojito stand, lol) and a casino, plus carousels, cotton candy, popcorn, and live music and twinkle lights after dark. It’s so, so great!

Tivoli Gardens Review - Copenhagen, Denmark | travelhappy luxury travel agency

Where to Eat and Drink in Tivoli

Tivoli has a food hall with legitimately good food (click here for a listing) plus real restaurants and food stands scattered throughout the park.

We went to Gemyse at the suggestion of our Foods of Copenhagen food tour guide, Fie. Gemyse is in a gorgeous garden and serves organic, fresh produce — but we came here for the fire pits.

Inside of Gemyse restaurant in Tivoli Gardens

Inside of Gemyse restaurant in Tivoli Gardens

For 35dkk per “snack,” you can get set up at your own fire pit to roast your own “twist bread” (kind of like a pretzel) and/or marshmallows. We set up at our fire pit in the garden, sipped wine, and watched the park lights illuminate at dusk.

So magical!

So magical!

Cost of Entry to Tivoli Gardens

Jules was just delighted by this ride — what toddler wouldn’t be?

Jules was just delighted by this ride — what toddler wouldn’t be?

Your entrance ticket to Tivoli Gardens (120 dkk, about $20) does not include the cost of rides. Ride tickets can be bought (like scrip at a carnival) or you can buy an unlimited rides ticket.

We went to Tivoli in the late afternoon and didn’t think we needed the unlimited rides tickets, but after paying the equivalent of $40 U.S. dollars for Jules to ride the carousel and cars twice each, I wondered if we should have gotten her an unlimited ride ticket.

More Tivoli Photos!

Sleep in Tivoli Gardens

photo courtesy of Nimb hotel

photo courtesy of Nimb hotel

If you want to stay in Tivoli and get direct access to the amusement park, there’s a boutique hotel called Nimb right on the grounds. Let me know if you want to book! Travelhappy clients are entitled to the following Virtuoso amenities in 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests served in Nimb Brasserie

  • Welcome drink

  • Hygge Package - consists of a Hygge Book and a seasonal "bring Hygge home" gift

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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