Day Seven: Tivoli and Bakken
Today started out with another ferry. A much quicker one this time, about a 20 minute ride crossing from Sweden to Denmark. We said goodbye to the country that breeds porn stars and hello to the one that breeds super models! Not a bad trade off if you ask me.
Tivoli Gardens was not far from the port so it was a quick drive and we were at the park. Tivoli is a VERY different park from anywhere else on the trip so far, in fact, it's probably different from just about anywhere else we've been.
It's kind of hard to describe. It's VERY traditional, but also very beautiful. It's part cultural experience, part amusement park. It's probably what you'd get if you combined the tradition of Blackpool, the landscaping of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and the gardens of Bonfante. And yet you still wouldn't get Tivoli.
It's just someplace you have to experience.
The coasters were good fun. Daemonen was better than we expected it to be. It's got to be the shortest B&M ever built. But still it's a lot of fun. It's not as forceless as some other recent offerings like Silver Bullet or Talon, but it's not very forcefull either. But a great ride anyway.
Tivoli also boasts a scenic railway which had some decent pops of airtime! What a great ride! Something so old that can produce so much fun!
We took in the park, got some fun photos and hung out with some of the members of http://www.themepark.dk
Thanks guys for showing us around!
In the middle of the day we took a quick trip over to Bakken, about 20 minutes away.
This was another interesting park. The only way to describe the park is that it's sort of like Wildwood, but without the water.
Most of the amusement attractions are owned by different people, although if you buy the wristband, it gets you into all of them.
Another scenic railway here, and this one was crazy! Probably the best of the scenic railway or side friction woodies I've done. Some insane airtime in both the front and the back, but beware, this one is kind of brutal also!
Bakken also had an "Outdoor Skull Mountain" which was REALLY cool! Damn fast Intamin rides!
Lots of other flats and random coasters like a Fireball with the longest most insane program ever. A Flitzer coaster, car race rides, and lots of candy and other 'seaside' type stalls and attractions, but no water! There wasn't even water in the dunk tank!
Anyway, two really 'different' parks today, and two parks that look NOTHING like anything you'll see in the US.
On to some photos!!!