The original Disney World

Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest theme parks in the world and has often been given the credit as the inspiration for Disney World.

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This stunning theme park and botanical gardens has sat in the centre of Copenhagen since 1843. The stunning park has themed areas and rides based around the works of Hans Christian Anderson. The author responsible for stories like; The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Princess and the Pea, Emperors New Clothes and many more!

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The park has many stunning theatres and gardens which all have different themes.

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Although I’m not exactly green fingered (I have been responsible for a number of plants deaths) even I couldn’t help but be blown away by the beauty of this place!

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Then, of course, there are the rides! This park is home to a number of iconic rollercoasters & fairground rides, that have been here in variation since the parks opening.

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As I mentioned, Tivoli has often been referred too as the park which gave Walt Disney his inspiration. A park which is themed around fairy-tale stories and cultures from all around the world.. sounds quite familiar doesn’t it.

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There is even a ride of small animatronic children singing about fairy-tales… it really is a small world after all!

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Disneyworld does actually now work along side Tivoli Gardens and have recently helped design their 175th Birthday parade floats. Although we didn’t get to see the parade (it started two days after we left) I’m sure its just as beautiful as the park itself.

While Tivoli has been modernised slightly, in some areas, it does still have a lot of the old wooden rides dotted around the park, which gives the park a lot more charm than Disney could even hope for.

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If your planning a trip to Demark, or even a city break in Copenhagen, then Tivoli Gardens is a must see!

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