Walt Disney World will help celebrate the 175th anniversary of Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world.
Tivoli Gardens opened in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 15, 1843, and Walt Disney visited the park several times before opening Disneyland in 1955. Disney loved the park’s gardens, attractions, and experiences and found inspiration there for his own theme park.
In 2018, Tivoli Gardens celebrates its anniversary with a Jubilee Parade. Walt Disney World will contribute designs for a custom float called “Friendship Garden,” themed to the iconic Disney attraction it’s a small world.
“Walt Disney loved Tivoli, and so do we,” said George A. Kalogridis, President, Walt Disney World Resort. “Out of long friendship and deep mutual respect, Tivoli and Disney Parks have maintained a very cordial dialogue over the years, ranging from employee exchange visits to discussions of best practices amongst our leadership. We at Walt Disney World Resort hold the Tivoli organization in the highest esteem, and we are pleased to express that through our participation in the Tivoli 175-year Jubilee Parade.”
The Jubilee Parade premieres on May 1, 2018, and runs Monday – Thursday and on weekends. The procession is over 100 meters long and features 30 performers, well-known figures, and favorite Tivoli characters.
For more information, visit the Tivoli Gardens website.