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Jump to navigationJump to searchTusenfrydSloganThe day is yours!LocationVinterbro, NorwayCoordinates59.748226°N 10.777019°ECoordinates: 59.748226°N 10.777019°EOwnerParques ReunidosOpened11 June 1988Operating seasonApril to OctoberAttractionsTotal31Roller coasters6Water rides3Websitewww.tusenfryd.no
Tusenfryd (lit. "Thousand Joys", also common daisy) is an amusement park at Vinterbro, Norway. The park is located 20 kilometers south of Oslo. Two of the longest motorway corridors in Norway, E6 and E18, meet nearby Tusenfryd and the park is located on the west side near where they meet. SpeedMonster, SuperSplash, ThunderCoaster and SpaceShot make the park visible from the motorway. The park was officially opened on 11 June 1988, after a construction period of 18 months. The park is owned by Parques Reunidos S.A., located in Madrid, Spain. Bjørn Håvard Solli is the parks CEO. The park has 31 attractions and has 500,000 visitors per year.
From 1950 to 1985 the park´s area belonged to a zoo. When the zoo closed, two entrepreneurs, Tor Erling Pettersen and Terje Buer, signed a lease to rent 115 acres of the zoo´s former land and built a theme park. Eighteen months later, on 11 June 1988, Tusenfryd opened and attracted almost half a million people in its first season (a number of visitors that has remained steady ever since). Initially the park was owned by the companies Park Invest and Visit Investments but in 2008 the park was sold to the Spanish-based Parque Reunidos which also owns Norway´s largest water park Bø Sommerland.
Even though Tusenfryd is not divided into specifically themed areas there is a section called Morgan Kane Town (opened in 1993), another section is called Vikingland (opened in 1995) and there is a small Fairy Tale Land (opened in 2000). The park´s mascot is called Fryd. The park has one of the most innovative entrances of any amusement park (an uphill ride on an escalator through one of the loops of the Speed Monster´s roller coaster). The park has flower beds and it is located on a hilly forested area requiring a lot of uphill walking. The actual park occupies 55 acres.
yearAdditional informationPhotoLoopenSteel roller coasterVekoma1988This attraction was built in 1988, and was the first roller coaster in TusenFryd. The name literally means "the loop". The ride is a custom Vekoma looping coaster with a top speed of 75 km/h.Speed MonsterLaunched roller coasterIntamin2006Speed Monster is an Intamin designed "Rocket Coaster" with a 6000 HP hydraulic launch that rockets riders from zero to 90 km/h in 2.2 seconds. The rollercoaster then traverses a loop around the escalator at the entrance of the park. Riders experience 4 G's, experience weightlessness 7 times, are inverted 3 times. The track is 700 meters long and lasts around 40s. It cost 70 million NOK to build.SuperSplashWater CoasterMACK Rides2003Opened in 2003, Super Splash is a water coaster with a 50° steep second drop, has a top speed of 75 km/h. The ride had a total of 3 boats, it was minimized to 2, but for an unknown reason the ride only has one running. Each boat can hold 16 people. The ride is 320m long, and produces a 5m tall splash when the boat hits the water.DvergbanenSteel roller coasterSBF Visa Group1996Claims to be the "smallest roller coaster in the world" at 2.5 m high, 26 m long, and with a top speed of 6 kph.ThundercoasterWooden roller coasterVekoma2001Thundercoaster is a "classic" wooden roller coaster built by Vekoma. Riders can experience 3 G's and speeds of up to 100 km/h. The highest point of the coaster is 39 meters.Western Expressen / Steampunk HuntersRoller CoasterVekoma2012A steel sit down coaster that reaches a speed of 40 km/h on a 350 m long track and a height of 17 m.
Steampunk Hunters is the virtual reality version of Western-Expressen.
Tømmerstupet - A 330 meters long log flume ride that ends in a 7 meter high drop. Opened in 1988, made by Arrow Dynamics with an on-ride photo camera.
Badefrydelven a waterslide
Ragnarok - A rapids ride, made by Hafema with many drops and scenery. Opened in 2016.
Kanofarten - swinging pirate ship; height limit 1,1m / 1,2m alone. Opened in 2008.
SpinSpider - a giant swing, opened in 2009; height limit 1,4m. Zamperla.
Sverre - Wave Swinger; height limit 1,1m. Opened in 1988,Zierer.
Store Radiobiler - Bumper cars; height limit 1,2m / 1,4m alone. Opened in 1988, SBF Visa.
Nightmare - a 5D Shooting dark ride opened in 2010 replacing spøkelsesslottet. Made by Alterface.
Ballongferden - mini Ferris wheel; opened in 2005. Zamperla.
Bestefars Bil - on track vintage cars, opened in 2005.
Eventyrstien - obstacle course that opened in 1994.
Finkarusellen - carousel, opened in 1988.
Fjernestyrte Båter, remote controlled boats.
Froghopper - mini drop tower, opened in 2000. Zamperla.
Frydshus, visit the park´s mascot Fryd in his new house that opened in 2012.
Fryds Lekeplass - play area.
Marihøna - merry go round, opened in 2012. Technical Park.
MC Hopp - circular bikes, opened in 1988.
Små Radiobiler - junior bumper cars, opened in 1988. Zamperla.
Sommerfuglene - magic bikes, opened in 2012. Zamperla.
Stubbesnurr - spinning tea cups, opened in 2012. Technical Park.
Traffikfryd - electric cars for kids to drive, opened in 1990.
The small water park Badefryd is included in the admission price, it opened in 2000.
Badefrydelven is a tube ride (2000); height limit 1,2m.
Lagoon is a pool with children´s water slides, opened in 2000.
Trippelsklia has 3 body slides, opened in 2002.
Fryd, Tusenfryds' mascot.
It was officially opened on 11 June 1988, and took 18 months to build. TusenFryd is the only amusement park inhabitants of Oslo can visit on a one-day trip, giving it an advantage in the Norwegian amusement-park business. As of 2009, TusenFryd averaged 470,000 visitors
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