I was unsure if our group was up for an amusement park, but Mom insisted that it was a must-see. She had been there in 1975 in her early 20s and remembered it as very beautiful and more than rides. The admission fee had kept me away on my 2003 trip to Copenhagen.
Mom was so right. We arrived after a quick visit to the Rosenborg Slot and didn’t leave until well after supper. The kids rode lots of rides, we saw a little play, watched the 175th Anniversary Parade, and finished the evening with a Harlequin show.
Errol joined us there from his last philosophy gig in Lund. He had never heard of Tivoli and was charmed as well.
The park has great atmosphere. It was relaxing and very refreshing to be somewhere the kids really wanted to be. There was hardly any wait for the rides, and they rode their favorites over and over.
The next day we took a couple buses to the Little Mermaid. We met up with my brother and his crew for a quick chat and some pictures before taking a harbor bus to Nyhavn. Mom, Dad, and Errol lunched at one of the street cafes on the water while the kids and I grabbed some groceries and picnicked at a park.
Bathroom needs led us to Copenhagen’s beautiful central library. We met up with the other adults, and the men and Thom left for the art museum, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The littles, Mom, and I explored the city a bit more and found the kids afternoon ice cream.
Our evening flight didn’t happen, but Easyjet’s cancellation allowed us some experiences we never would have had without the airline footing the bill. We got to stay at the beautiful Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center and take cabs. I love good mass transit, but I can’t put into words how luxurious door to door service felt.