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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | This article is listed in the sections Amusement parks and Magazine.

An astronomer at Tivoli


 © Tivoli Kopenhagen
© Tivoli Kopenhagen
Zamperla Air Race
Situated in the heart of the Danish capital, the famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens turned out to be a jaw-dropper when announcing that it is going to extend its surface by 600 square metres. This fact itself doesn't really knock socks off – but since the second oldest amusement park in the world had been struggling with lack of space for decades it surely is worth mentioning.

The new area themed to Tycho Brahe, a Danish astronomer known throughout Europe for his writings on a supernova in the 16th century, is meant to cover a total area of 1,200 square metres, those 600 square metres included. Tivoli Gardens keeps enhancing its attractiveness by introducing attractions designed in the style of planets and further celestial bodies that, taken as a whole, remind optically a bit of Discoveryland located at Disneyland Paris. Anyway, the first step towards modernisation of the former city park is thus done.

This alluded area will be the place where two new entries are said to attract visitors in the upcoming season. One of them, a spinning drop tower of 8 metres in height, is aimed to attract children and the rather fearful natures, whereas the other, an Air Race built by the Italian manufacturer Zamperla, will certainly take brave thrill seekers by storm. The latter will be a carousel on which riders are hurled up to 10 metres through the air, exposing them to centrifugal forces of up to 4G while seated on the back of an eagle – so, not for the faint-hearted. A thematically matching reconstruction with interactive elements of the already existing carousel 'The Little Fly' is supposed to broaden the range of attractions placed at the new area which is, by the way, framed by little houses in Renaissance style. However, the project comes at a price: Tivoli's charming little Ferris wheel 'The Great Clock' will face its final stroke after more than 40 years of operation. The new theme area's opening is scheduled to take place in time for the beginning of the 2013 season in April.


Video of the new area


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