Tivoli Gardens in June

Friday, April 14, 2006 10:14 AM
I will be visiting Tivoli Gardens in early June this year.

While after lurking around here for years, I am not a fan "what should I expect at Cedar Point in July" posts, I am going to be a little hypocritical here.

Has anyone been to Tivoli recently (besides Robb and Elisa) and if so, does it live up to the hype?

I am expecting somewhat of an old-school amusement park feel. Like Americana or Geauga Lake of the 1970s, with modern rides of course.

Any feedback is welcome.

Thanks.

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Saturday, April 15, 2006 12:02 AM
I was there in 1985, so things have probably changed since then. You'll have to ride thr Reutchbanen, one of the few "Scenic Railroads" remaining on this Planet. They also have an Old Mill (Tunnel of Love) and a Funhouse you've got to see to believe! They got things in there that Insurance Companies in the U.S. would not Tolerate! :)

DO NOT RIDE ANY RIDES "NO HANDS" (I did and got yelled at by one of the Ride Attendants!) :(

Good thing I wasn't in Singapore!

Dont forget to visit Bakken Park while you"re there!

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Saturday, April 15, 2006 11:41 AM
When I visited two years ago, Tivoli was a real step back into the past. Half the park is rides, the other half is gardens, shows, restaurants, etc.

Must sees include the Scenic railway (with brakeman) and the Hans Christian Andersen- themed dark ride.

The mentality there is quite different. On the Reutchbanen, no one checks your bar; they know you're smart enough to pull it down yourself. It's also interesting to note that although the brakeman has a seat and a seatbelt, he usually doesn't use either. (I saw him stand up a number of times during the ride)

Getting on the Reutchbanen is also very different from our orderly systems here. I think of it like getting on a subway. Sometimes people would put their kids in a seat as the train rolled into the boarding station, or even jump on themselves. Often the train would not stop as it rolled through the station, as it was full before it stopped. All this, I guess adds an older, less controlled feel to the whole amuement park experience.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:50 PM
Thanks for the info.

I am really looking forward to the trip. I have recently relocated to Cincinnati from Florida and will miss the Holiday World and Cedar Point events, but will be back in time for BeastBuzz.

It's good to be back in coaster Nirvana.

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