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Quick Pass, circus and flying elephants premiered at Liseberg this summer

March 25, 2010

 

The Liseberg summer season will open on Saturday 24 April. This year’s new attractions will appeal especially to younger visitors.

Quick Pass, circus and flying elephants premiered at Liseberg this summer

Press release, TUR Travel Fair

This year's news include flying elephants, bumper cars and a brand new Pony Carousel.

 

But the year’s biggest news isn’t a ride or attraction. It’s a system called Quick Pass that allows visitors to book rides in advance so they don’t have to queue. Liseberg is first in Sweden to offer this service to visitors.

 

The system works as follows: everyone who buys a 1-Day Ride Pass from Liseberg’s website is simultaneously offered the option of booking a Quick Pass for certain attractions (Balder, Kanonen, Lisebergbanan, FlumeRide and Kållerado).

 

“However, since a limited number of Quick Passes can be booked for each attraction every day, they’re available on a first come first served basis,” says Katarina Kolb, Liseberg’s Advertising Manager.

 

Visitors who have booked a Quick Pass simply go to the relevant attraction at the appointed time and enter by a separate queue. There is no additional cost for the Quick Pass besides the cost of the 1-Day Ride Pass.

 

New classic attractions

As regards new attractions, Liseberg has chosen to go retro this year. The Flying Elephants, which last appeared in the park in 1986, will now make a welcome comeback. The 2010 version is manufactured by the Fabbri Group, measures 15 metres in diameter and holds 24 people.

 

Another classic Liseberg attraction presented in a new version is the Bumper Cars. All the cars have been replaced since last year. Six of the 36 new cars are painted like police cars. The rest are decorated with the logos of local radio stations.

 

In addition, a completely new Pony Carousel will be introduced this year. The old Pony Carousel, which was in use until the day before Christmas Eve 2009, has been running at Liseberg since the 1920s so has earned its retirement dues.

 

A new 3D film called Sammy’s Adventures will be shown this spring. The film follows Sammy the turtle’s journey into the big wide world.

 

Ice, ghosts and a circus in the park this summer

A brand new feature this year is Cirkus Bronett at Liseberg. For five days, from 12-17 June, the whole amusement park will be transformed into an enormous circus tent. A horse ring will be installed in front of Stora Scenen stage, where at least two 30-minute performances will be given per day directed by Robert Bronett.

Between performances, there will be a circus school offering lessons in juggling, acrobatics, tightrope walking, clown make-up and much more. The whole of Liseberg will have a circus theme this week, with magic shows, unicyclists and circus music.

 

A brand new themed restaurant will be open in time for the start of the season: Spökbaren Gasten is a ghost bar with a rough interior, and makes a perfect lunch venue. This year, the Ice Bar will remain open during the summer. The Ice Bar, built in collaboration with the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, now has a new interior designed by Jens Thoms Ivarsson.

 

For more information, contact:

Julia Vasilis, Information and PR Manager, +46 (0)31 733 04 07

Pelle Johannisson, Marketing Director, +46 (0)31 733 01 40

 

For pictures of the new attractions and other pictures from Liseberg, see http://mediabank.liseberg.se

User name: press, password: balder

 

Julia Vasilis

Information and PR Manager

julia.vasilis@liseberg.se

+46 (0)31 733 04 07





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