Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tivoli Opens Multi-Configuration Huss Condor “Fatamorgana”

Copenhagen, Denmark — On May 3, historic Tivoli Gardens in central Copenhagen opened Fatamorgana, a World first 3-in-1 ride. The 3-in-1 tower caters for kiddies, tweenies and hardcorethrillseekers all in one. Tivoli is investing millions in the 45 meter high ride.

Prince Henrik of Denmark rides Fatamorgana
Prince Henrik of Denmark rides Fatamorgana

3-in-1 ride

The new Fatamorgana ride is based on the HUSS® factory’s Condor 2G (2nd generation). Tivoli’s in-house designers have added on a kiddie ride at the base of Fatamorgana in the shape of Minimorganamini bumper cars. Older children and adults ascend the tower at two speeds; on the fastest ride, the passengers are seated back-to-back in a circle and slung around at a dizzying pace. On the more moderate ride, seating is in the direction of travel and the ride is at a more sedate pace, allowing the passengers to appreciate the view of Copenhagen’s streets from a great height. True to Tivoli tradition, the in-house designers styled Fatamorgana to match the Gardens’ distinctive visual features.

Lions and oryx

Tivoli’s designers were inspired by minaret architecture, contemporary art and design culture and the celebratory oriental architecture of Tivoli. Surrounded by oriental architecture and garden oasis passengers will be whisked away into the sky riding Gilded Winged Lions and Winged Oryx flying on Illuminated Magic Carpets in a never-ending case of predator and prey.

Designed to complement the onion domed oriental themed tower rides in the area  Golden Tower and Vertigo, Fatamorgana also pays tribute to the surrounding towers of Copenhagen and the vibrant culture they represent.

Fatamorgana_2_Tivoli_2016_Michael Stub


The Fatamorgana ride forms part of the oriental area covering just under 5,000 m2, which also features Vertigo, the Golden Tower, the Demon and the Monsoon.

Engineering& Fabrication: Huss Park Attractions GmbH, Bremen, Germany,

Type:Condor 2Gfeaturing original Tivoli design/Jonathan Gress Wright and Will Gurley, Tivoli Design Office.

Capacity, total: 900 passengers/hour

Height, total: 45 m

Height, gondolas: 30 m

G-force, thrill-ride: 2.5 G

Investment: DKK 50 million in the entire area

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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