Tivoli‘s new ride for its 175-year jubilee year will be named Tik Tak. It has been manufactured by Dutch company Mondial and replaces the Spinning Top ride (from Huss), which carried almost 14 million visitors during its 29 years in Tivoli. Tik Tak opens on March 24 2018.
Starting March 24, visitors to Tivoli can try out a new ride which will entertain both thrill-seekers and families with children. As with all Tivoli rides, Tik Tak’s design was created especially for the style-conscious amusement park by Tivoli’s in-house design department. The design theme is similar to that of the Star Flyer and Aquila in the area known as the Merry Corner, which is strongly inspired by the idea of a journey of discovery, whether in the stars, in the world of science or in time.
When visitors board Tik Tak, they will sit among gears, gadgets and ingenious mechanisms, ready for a journey through space and time. In this time travel ride, the securely seated visitors glide – although some may feel more as if they are thrown – through time. Dizziness is almost guaranteed once the giant clockwork mechanism starts swinging.
Visitors are rotated both vertically and horizontally at high speed, while being exposed to forces approaching 4G. The ride has a capacity of up to 750 visitors per hour. Tik Tak replaces the Spinning Top, which has carried 14 million visitors since it opened in Tivoli in 1988. On 31 December 2017, its final day, the Spinning Top provided 2,717 visitor trips.