Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen – Mr Disney’s Inspiration

After living in California for a year and being very fortunate to have visited Disneyland, it was wonderful to visit Tivoli gardens – the place that first inspired Walt Disney to set about creating Disneyland.

From the moment we walked into the gardens and amusement park it was very clear to see how Mr Disney was inspired.

The similarities between his Disneyland in California and Tivoli are apparent (just on a different scale). There is a lake in the middle of the gardens, surrounded by restaurants, with a tall ship anchored up at the edge of the lake. At night the gardens and lake are illuminated with colour, just like at Disneyland. The walkways are bedecked with hanging baskets and beautiful arrangements of flowers.

Thrill rides soar over the gardens, whilst children’s play areas and old fashioned fair-ground style games are tucked along decorative walkways.

Our youngest daughter was delighted with the playground area and beautiful, animal carousel.

Her older sisters were quite happy to go along for a ride too.

The gardens are a delight and there is a wonderful choice of eateries to suit all. There are rides for every age, size and level of daring. What’s more, this block of fantasy, fun and escapism is all located within the centre of Copenhagen.

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Linking up with ‘Country Kids from Coombe Mill

3 comments

  1. We went on our honeymoon to Copenhagen, and loved Tivoli Gardens! Brings back memories reading your review. Haven’t been with children yet as we didn’t have any when we went, so would love to go back and try out all the rides as well next time and children’s play areas! 🙂

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