Copehnagen's famed Little Mermaid is going to China in 2010. So, if you amble out to the famous rock on which she usually sits, you'll be disappointed.
But don't despair! Tivoli Gardens is giving you a chance to see a topless chick, instead! It's another great reason to visit a great, classic park. Here's a press release from the park.
Little Mermaid in Tivoli 2010 Even though the Little Mermaid will be leaving Denmark in April to take part in world Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, Danes and tourists can still see the Little Mermaid in Denmark. She will be in Tivoli in Copenhagen from 16 April 2010, when an original sister to the world famous sculpture will be sitting in the Tivoli Lake outside the Divan 2 restaurant up until and including the autumn holidays in week 42 of 2010.
It is the descendents of Edvard Eriksen, the sculptor of the world famous attraction, who have made a personal family copy of the Little Mermaid available for visitors to Tivoli. In this way, everyone interested in seeing the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen can still do so, even though the Mermaid from Langelinie is away on an adventure in China.
Lars Liebst, Tivoli’s CEO, says: "We are proud and pleased that the descendants of Edvard Eriksen, one of Denmark's most outstanding artists, have loaned Tivoli a piece of invaluable cultural history. The family has made it available because of the desire that everyone should still have the opportunity to see the Little Mermaid as close up as possible while her 'sister' is representing Denmark at the World Expo in China. I think it is a delightful gesture, and we are honoured that it is visitors to Tivoli who will have this unique experience in the summer of 2010."
Alice Eriksen, grand-daughter of the sculptor, says: “In the family we decided that Danes and tourists in Copenhagen should still have the opportunity to see the Little Mermaid while the Mermaid from Langelinie is in China. We chose Tivoli because of the fairy-tale magic the Gardens have, and I'm sure that my grandmother, who was the original model that my grandfather used when he created the Little Mermaid, would have chosen this location while the Mermaid from Langelinie is in Shanghai."
The Little Mermaid at Langelinie is a world-famous attraction. It illlustrates the H.C. Andersen fairy tale of the same name. The Little Mermaid was a gift to Copenhagen donated by brewer Carl Jacobsen and sculpted by the sculptor Edvard Eriksen. Edvard Eriksen used his wife, Eline Eriksen, as the model.
From 1 May 2010, she can be seen at the World Expo in China. The copy belonging to the sculptor's descendants can be seen in the Tivoli Lake from 16 April until the original Mermaid returns to Langelinie in December 2010. The Little Mermaid in Tivoli will then be returned to the family.
Tivoli in Copenhagen has sent us a new press release regarding the addition of Ptezi World to their already famous lineup of attractions.
International Danish cartoon becomes a part of Tivoli
Last year, the Tivoli Gardens opened the interactive amusement ride Vertigo to all dare devils which with a top speed of 100 km/h was the most extreme new ride of the year in Denmark. In 2010, a new initiative caters to families with children, who can look forward to the opening of Petzi World with 40 activities. Petzi and his friends Pelle, Pingo, Old Salt and the ship Mary are moving into the Tivoli Gardens and will invite families and children to try out sensory experiences based on the Petzi stories.
The Danish cartoon character Petzi, who is internationally known, will along with his friends move into the Tivoli Gardens, where the Danish cartoon character will have his very own universe. It will be a playworld of a size and quality never before seen in Denmark. The 1300 m2 area consists of 40 activities ranging from tubes in Pingonesien to the ship Mary, and rope ladders leading up to tower spires. Entry to Petzi World is free for visitors to Tivoli, which also holds a pancake restaurant and the world's first Petzi amusement ride.
Petzi Award went to the Danish princess Every year, The Petzi Award goes to a person who has done something special for children in the Petzi spirit. In 2009, the choice landed on the Danish Crown Princess Mary because of her great efforts to improve children's conditions with particular emphasis on camaraderie and good communities. Previously, football player Michael Laudrup, the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the humanitarian organization Save the Children have been among the beneficiaries. (Look at the Photo)
Published in more than 20 countries Petzi and Tivoli are a perfect match. Both brands are internationally recognised and both have entertained Danish children for many generations. Petzi and his world will now be brought to life on a scale like no other Danish cartoon character has been before him. The fact that this will take place in Tivoli is obvious, seeing as both Petzi and Tivoli represent joy, friendship and a sense of adventure. Twenty million copies of Petzi have been published in more than 20 countries since he saw the light of day on 17 November 1951. Therefore, Tivoli is the ideal forum for Petzi to welcome both Danish and international children to his world.
Facts about Petzi Carla Hansen is the ”inventor” of Petzi, and her stories are illustrated by her husband Vilhelm. In 1952 the first real Petzi album was published under the title: Petzi Builds a Ship. Petzi often sails off in the good ship Mary with his friends Pingo, Old Salt and Pelle. Since then, more than 80 different books have been published. Petzi is a known and appreciated bear, who goes by many names. Denmark: Rasmus Klump. Sweden; Rasmus Nalle. In Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and English-speaking countries, he is called Petzi.
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I believe this is a playground area across the lake from all of the thrill rides. After seeing everything the park has done, I have no doubt this addition will be great and only add to great park. I just hope it doesnt spoil the beauty of that side too much.
Tivoli has sent us a press release regarding their eighteenth Christmas in Tivoli event, running this year with a brand new Russian theme!
Christmas in Tivoli opens with new Russian theme
On 11 November, Tivoli in Copenhagen opens Christmas in Tivoli for the 18th time, now with a new Russian theme and a 2000 m2 city. Among the attractions of the Russian city is a Tivoli version of St. Basil's Cathedral known from the Red Square in the Kremlin, featuring a 21 m tower with onion domes and a carillon. The new Russian theme is to contribute to a renewal of Christmas in Tivoli and ensure an increase in the number of visitors during November and December. Christmas in Tivoli had almost 800,000 visitors last year.
It all happens in Tivoli from 11.11.2011 – 30.12.2011
”Tivoli will never be completed”, the founder of Tivoli, Georg Carstensen, said in 1845. With an investment of almost DKK 10 million in the Russian city, Tivoli cements its vision of ongoing innovation. The Russian city is inspired by the building style of the Czarist days with opulent onion domes, towers and precious carillons. Inside St. Basil's Cathedral, visitors can board a miniature version of the Trans-Siberian railway which will take them through Russian landscapes featuring pixies, angelic choirs and extravagant Fabergé eggs. St. Basil's Cathedral celebrates its 450th anniversary this year, and visitors can see a copy in Tivoli.
Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen says:
“Events create unique experiences and attract tourists, and with the new Tivoli initiative the tourists get even more good reasons to visit Copenhagen in the wintertime. In later years more and more Christmas cruises have visited Copenhagen and for the cruise-passengers Tivoli is high on the list – and even more so with the new Christmas attraction. Many partners in Copenhagen co-operate to attract more visitors during the cold winter months, and the new Tivoli initiative shows the openness and innovation that Copenhagen is known for in creating events – such as the UCI Road World Championships taking place in the heart of Copenhagen at the moment”.
Lise Lyck, head of the Center for Tourism and Cultural Management at the Copenhagen Business School, says about Tivoli’s new initiative: “Christmas is a family celebration where traditions are passed on from one generation to the next. Santa Claus, pixies, the Christmas tree, Christmas food, red colours and Christmas candles are integral parts of Christmas in Denmark. So creating and enriching its visitors with the experience of a foreign Christmas tradition is a bold and innovative step by Tivoli. If it is to be a success, the experience must be exciting, attractive, unique and give Tivoli’s visitors a valuable experience, i.e. it must comprise learning, entertainment, aesthetics and feed the imagination. It must appeal to the senses and invite active participation.”
Two years in the making
The Russian city has been two years in the making with Tivoli’s architects, set designers and gardeners drawing, travelling, developing new ideas and thinking out of the box. This means that the traditional Christmas tree at the fountain in front of the Concert Hall will be moved to the Russian city where it will rise as an iconic tower enveloped in thousands of lights. New stalls with towers and onion domes decorated with an abundance of ice crystals and spruce branches will be erected, creating a very special atmosphere in the Gardens. As usual, the Gardens will also be decorated with lots of lights, thousands of Christmas baubles and spruce trees.
Tivoli gets a new Santa Claus
In 2011, the traditional Santa Claus will be replaced by his Russian counterpart, Father Frost, who will enter the sleigh on the Open Air Stage in bluish, frosty colours. He is very like our own red Santa Claus and is regarded as the Russian version of the Western Santa Claus. He handles the heavy job of distributing gifts with the help of his lovely little grandchild, ”Snegurochka”, or the Snow Maiden. They present gifts and both take care of the animals of the woods during the cold season. Now Father Frost will be part of the Christmas experience in Tivoli.
Tivoli in brief
Since Georg Carstensen opened the gates of Tivoli in Copenhagen to visitors in 1843, the Gardens have become a top amusement park featuring the Tivoli Boys Guard, 26 rides, playgrounds, booths, restaurants, special days and concerts. At 167 years of age, Tivoli is among the world's oldest amusement parks, and its traditions and constant improvements make it a popular excursion spot for many visitors. Tivoli has about 4 million visitors every year, and 2010 saw the opening of the Tivoli Hotel, the first theme hotel in Copenhagen.
Last edited by larrygator on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:07 pm.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
Tivoli Garden's just announced their new for 2013 rides.
The new area of the park will be on a site that was former used for the employes of the park. It will be home to an Zamperla Air Race, a junior drop tower, and a small aviator ride.
There is no confirmation on the manufacturers of the two smaller rides, but they are most likely also Zamperla. The Air Race will go on a platform a few meters up in the air, similar to the Star Flyer.
The area will be themed to Tycho Brahe, same as the Star Flyer in the park. More info,pictures and a Youtube video can be found here: Tivoli's Homepage
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