Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tivoli’s 175th Anniversary Parade to Feature Float Designed by Walt Disney World


The biggest parade in Tivoli‘s history begins on  on Tuesday the 8th of May at 17:00. Walt Disney World Resort is also contributing to the celebration of Tivoli’s 175th anniversary by designing a parade car. The anniversary parade can be enjoyed every day except Friday.

Tivoli has long hoped for a parade, and now it is finally here, just in time to celebrate Tivoli’s 175th anniversary. There will be plenty to see and hear for visitors of all ages as the one hundred and fifty metre-plus parade drives through the Gardens. The anniversary parade is based on the idea that the world comes together in Tivoli. The parade also illustrates Tivoli’s history and the four pillars on which the idea of Tivoli is based: gardens, culture, rides and eateries.

30 dancers in costumes

30 themed performers will do their utmost to captivate our visitors. The Tivoli Ballet Theatre has created the choreography for the dancers, all of them dressed in costumes ranging from Tivoli architecture to popular animals from the Gardens. Visitors can also enjoy five different musical themes and a grand finale. The music is created by the Danish singer Soleima, alias Sarah Mariegaard, and musical legend Bent Fabric has composed the theme melody. Tivoli’s musical director, Peter Jensen, has arranged and recorded the music with musicians from Tivoli’s own orchestras and the Danish Boys’ Choir.

Musician and composer Bent Fabric (known for his famous jazz composition Alley Cat) says: “It has been interesting to write the music for the Tivoli anniversary parade, in which a continuous melody needs to be adapted to the themes of the various floats. I’m glad to have been part of this celebratory event, which includes both tradition and innovation and will hopefully be a recurring event.”

Disney magic in Tivoli

Walt Disney World Resort is contributing to the celebration of Tivoli’s 175th anniversary by designing a float on the theme of “It’s a small world”. Named “Friendship Garden in Denmark”, and featuring characters from Disney’s own universe, it celebrates the strong friendship, inspiration and cooperation between the parks. The float consists of “It’s a small world” figurines with the Disney Castle in the background.

Walt Disney World Resort and Tivoli have a long tradition of cooperation and great mutual respect, going right back to the time when Walt Disney himself visited Tivoli and became very inspired. He was captivated by the beautiful gardens, the rides and the entertainment, and he returned several times before Disneyland opened in the USA in 1955. Now Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating this collaboration by contributing to the anniversary parade.

About the anniversary parade

Over 150 metres long

22 performers

2 children from the Tivoli Ballet School

5 children from the Tivoli Youth Guard

4 drivers

800-metre route winding through Tivoli

2.6 km per hour

5 parade floats

The theme of the anniversary parade is The world comes together in Tivoli

The parade illustrates Tivoli’s history and the four pillars on which it is built: gardens, culture, rides   and eateries

The parade starts in the Castle Square

Visitors can buy tickets for the Trolley Bus (Linie 8), enabling them to take part in the anniversary parade

5 different musical themes will be heard one after the other, culminating in a grand finale

Tivoli’s 175th anniversary parade can be enjoyedMonday to Thursday at 17:00 and Saturday and Sunday at 18:00.

There is no parade on Friday due to Friday Rock

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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