Tivoli

Tivoli

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Tivoli is the world's first amusement park as we understand the term.  This year they celebrate their 160th anniversary.  After all that time you would expect that Tivoli's managers will get it right -- and you would not be disappointed. 

From the moment it opens until the last guest leaves, Tivoli is a parade of eye-candy and ear-candy.  One such is Tivoli's Boys Marching Band.  Much of their repertoire seems to be Sousa, but there's nothing wrong with that. 

There are rides, of course, but few of them are of the heart-stopping, adrenalin-pumping variety we are more used to in this country.  They play very heavily to children and families during the day, but when evening approaches, the lights come on...

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As the sky darkens, Tivoli's approach changes: from puppet shows for the kids during the day to Glen Miller and Benny Goodman at night.  Grab a seat, buy a beer, dance with your sweetie, clap your hands, snap your fingers, sing along with everything from Paper Doll to Mambo #5.

It's a people-friendly place.  Admission is a paltry 65 DKK (about 9 US dollars).  The beer isn't overpriced, and the park doesn't complain if you bring something to eat.  If you don't, be comforted by the fact that there are almost as many restaurants inside Tivoli as there are rides.

At 9USD, Tivoli is packed with people all the time.  Why not?  It's a great bargain, and you can take the whole family without breaking the bank.