Liseberg – the swedish theme park
The Swedish theme park has announced plans for Europe’s longest launch coaster and work is already underway, but you’ll have to wait until 2014 to give it a go. For 2013, Liseberg is celebrating its 90th anniversary season by transforming the old children’s area into Rabbit Land. With it comes new and redeveloped attractions, including another family coaster.
Liseberg is a pretty busy place. As well as the fun in the amusement park, there are gardens, a sculpture park, hotels, bars, and restaurants. And in winter Liseberg has its very own Icebar made of ice from Swedish Lapland. Actually, there’s not a lot you can’t do at Liseberg.
Being one of Europe’s leading amusement parks, Liseberg really does offer a lot of rides. Try everything from flying teacups, bumper cars, the Ferris wheel, circular rollercoaster, and just about everything in between. The newest and most physical ride is AtmosFear – the tallest free fall attraction in Europe that subjects you to a g-force of 4 when you plummet 116m in 3 seconds at 110kp/h. Leave dinner until afterwards.
Choose from three entertainment options in Liseberg: The Liseberg Theatre (Lisebergsteatern), the classic Rondo show venue, or the concert stage Stora Scenen which offers free rock, pop, jazz and classical concerts as part of park entry fee. And check out Polketten, a gazebo pavilion of sorts holding both old-time and contemporary dancing. This is also the spot for big band evenings, jive and salsa lessons.
At Christmas-time Liseberg becomes one huge Christmas market. Meet Father Christmas from mid-November and try Christmas smörgåsbord, called Julbord, at one of the restaurants. Very atmospheric what with Liseberg’s 5 million famous Christmas fairy lights.
End-April until mid-September, weekends September-October and Christmas-time mid-November until December 23.
Source: Visit Sweden