I visited Tivoli on the 27th of December for a Christmas break with my family since they were doing their Christmas opening. We did a two day stay in Copenhagen, on the first day, we did Tivoli and on the second day, we did sightseeing around Copenhagen.
The park was open from 11:30am to 10:00pm with the majority of the rides opening at 2:00pm. All of the rides are pay per ride but you can buy a "Multiride Pass" for about 200 Kroner (£20) which is like the Blackpool wristband. You also have to pay for entry to the park which is something like 80 Kroner. Being next to the train station, it makes it easy to access from the airport.
The park is very unusual in the way that it's built right in the center of Copenhagen and it is one of the most beautiful parks I've ever been to. It has a great atmosphere about it and a real sense of history. I think that the best way to describe the park is Alton meets Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It has beautiful gardens and themeing with a shoehorned B&M coaster plus it has a tiny area of land with lots of historic rides all built on top of each other. But the park has its own character as well, particularly at night when the lights come on. If you go to Tivoli at anytime, it should be at night since that's when the park is at its best. Pretty much everything that can be lit up is lit up and it just makes the place look amazing. But the lights aren't the only things at night; there was also an amazing fireworks display and a water/laser show on the lake.
It's clear that the park makes a special effort at Christmas since you find Christmas trees everywhere. There is also a sort of walkthrough dark ride that is done just for Christmas.
The rides at Tivoli were also of a very high standard.
I had heard that Dæmonen was fairly average and boring so I got on not expecting much. But it is really very good. Though the ride may not have huge amounts of force, it makes up for this by really throwing you around. The ride's pacing is brilliant, it has a very good drop, the zero G roll has to be one of the best out there, it has hangtime in the loop and a good pop of airtime into the brakes. After Nemesis, this is easily my favourite coaster. It is pretty short but this doesn't really matter as it never has a long queue and the ride has a lot to it for its length.
The other coaster that surprised me was Rutschebanen, the park's scenic railway. Giving that it's almost 100 years old and that it has a brakeman, I was thinking that it would trundle round the course at a slow speed. But the brakeman let the ride fly round the track and the drops felt huge. There was also some minor airtime in the front seat.
They also have a fairly decent powered coaster that was about twice as long as RMT but they give you 4 laps. There were also some good flats including a Brakedance, a Zierer inverted magic carpet and a weird tilting spinny ride that I have no idea about who made it.
The food in the park is generally very good but I would not advise eating at the Chinese restaurant in the pagoda as the food is very greasy and salty.
But that's pretty much my only complaint about the park and I would recommend it to anyone as the perfect Christmas break or a winter park trip if the closed season is getting you down.
Here are a few of many pictures that I took of the park:
The side entrance
The view from the entrance
This funhouse is actually built into the structure of Rutschebanen along with a dark ride and about 20 shops
This is Dæmonen
Just before the drop
The amazing drop
This is part of the walkthrough attraction Tivoli have set up for Christmas
An amazing oriental palace
The main entrance
Some of the park lit up
The pagoda lit up at night
The palace at night
The fireworks were launched from the top of a building
Leaving the park