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Petzi moves into Tivoli Gardens

Petzi and his friends Pelle, Pingo, Old Salt and the ship Mary are moving into Tivoli Gardens.

This is planned for the 2010 summer season, which is when the world-renowned Danish cartoon character gets its very own universe: Petzi's World. Petzi and his friends Pelle, Pingo, Old Salt and the ship Mary are moving into Tivoli Gardens. This is planned for the 2010 summer season, which is when the world-renowned Danish cartoon character gets its very own universe: Petzi's World. Here children of all ages can enjoy more than 40 different activities, giant cartoon decorations and sensory experiences based on the Petzi stories. And entry is free for visitors to Tivoli.

All aboard the good ship Mary
Petzi's World is constructed to resemble a voyage of discovery, where grown-up, small and even the smallest children have their own areas to explore. The 13000 sq. ft. area will be filled with all sorts of challenges, from concrete crawling pipes in Pingonesia to the good ship Mary or rope ladders leading to the steeple. Entry to Petzi's World will be free, and, once inside, admission will be charged for a ride on the simple Petzi amusement.

Petzis World replaces the playground next to Tivoli Lake, and will be considerably larger than today's playground. The toboggan slide from 1958, which was built as a part of the artist's playground, will be moved to the play area beside the new Tivoli Hotel, which will be opening in the summer of 2010.

Michael Benzon, International Licensing Manager at Egmont, who owns the Petzi-character says;
"Petzi and his world will now be brought to life on a scale never before experienced by a Danish cartoon character. For this to happen in Tivoli is ideal for Petzi, who represents joy, friendship and a lust for adventure. Twenty million copies of Petzi have been published in more than 20 countries since he saw the light of day on 17th November 1951, so Tivoli is the ideal forum for Petzi to welcome both Danish and international children to his world."

Stine Lolk, Deputy Managing Director Tivoli, says:
"In 2009 we opened the year's wildest ride - Vertigo – for the daredevils. In 2010 the focus will be on children with a play world, the size and quality of which has never been seen before in Denmark, with free entry for our visitors. We believe that Petzi and Tivoli fit together well –both brands are internationally recognised, and both have entertained Danish children for many generations".