Gröna Lund in March 2012
|Location||Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Owner||Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB|
|Operated by||Gröna Lunds Tivoli AB|
|Visitors per annum||1,200,000 (2009)|
Tivoli Gröna Lund (lit. The Green Grove) or Grönan is an amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. It is located on the seaward side of the Djurgården island and is relatively small compared to other amusement parks, mainly due to its central location, which limits expansion. Gröna Lund is a popular venue for concerts during the summer. The 15-acre amusement park has over 30 attractions. Gröna Lund was founded in 1883 by James Schultheiss.
Gröna Lund features most attractions common to amusement parks, such as the tunnel of love, a funhouse, as well as seven roller coasters.
Gröna Lund is also known for its rock and pop music concerts; the capacity record is held by Bob Marley who attracted 32,000 people in 1980, which had been his third performance at the venue, already having played in 1977 and 1978.
Also, the legendary american rapper Nas performed here with over 30,000 people in 2010.
The park´s location is quite unique in the sense that most of the buildings are old residential and commercial structures dating from the 19th century. The buildings are therefore not built for the park; instead, the park is built around the buildings.
Since 2006 the park is owned by Parks & Resorts Scandinavia AB, which is wholly owned by the Tidstrand family which also owns Kolmarden Zoo and Skara Sommerland.
Gröna Lund roots are in the 1880s, which makes it Sweden's oldest amusement park. In 1883, a German by the name Jacob Schultheiss rented the area to erect "carousels and other amusements", and until 2001 descendants of Schultheiss ran Gröna Lund. Before the amusement park came into being, Gröna Lund was the name of a small park and later of a restaurant.
The park is easily accessible by tram nr 7, bus nr 44 and by ferry from the city center. The view of Stockholm from the park is quite impressive.
The park has 3 different entertainment venues: Dansbanen (Lilla Scenen), Gröna Lundsteatern, and Stora Scenen.
Roller Coasters 
|Name||type||Opening Year||Manufacturer||Additional Information|
|Nyckelpigan||steel-sit down||1976||Zierer||Reaches a speed of 16 mph (26km) on a 197 ft long track (60m) and a height of 11 ft (3m). Tivoli small model, train 2x5.|
|Jetline||steel-sit down||1988||Anton Schwarzkopf||Reaches a speed of 60 mph (90km) on a 2624 ft long track (800m) and a height of 105 ft (30m); height limit 1,4m. Designed by Ing-Buro Stengel, train 2x7. Rebuilt in 2000 by Mauer Söhne.|
|Vilda Musen||steel-sit down||2003||Gerstlauer||Reaches a speed of 34 mph (55km) on a 1411 ft long track (430m) and a height of 69 ft (21m); height limit 1,1m. Bobsled model (car2+2).|
|Kvasten||steel-Inverted||2007||Vekoma||Reaches a speed of 34 mph (55km) on a 1312 ft long track (400m) and a height of 65 ft (20m); height limit 1,1m. Suspended family coaster, train 2x10.|
|Insane||4th Dimension roller coaster||2009||Intamin||Reaches a speed of 37 mph (60km) on a 820 ft long track (250m) and a height of 116 ft (35m); height limit 1,4m. Zacspin ball coaster, winged car 2+2x4.|
|Tuff-Tuff Tåget||steel-sit down||2010||Zamperla||Reaches a speed of 5 mph (8km) on a 262 ft long track (80m) and a height of 11 ft (3m). Mini mouse model, train 2x8.|
|Twister||wooden-sit down||2011||The Gravity Group||Reaches a speed of 38 mph (61km) on a 1575 ft long track (480) and a height of 60 ft (15m); height limit 15m; height limit 1,2m. Train 2x6.|
Other Rides 
- Blue Train - dark ride that opened in 1935, refurbished in 1982 and again in 2011. Magnus Sörman, Gosetto (2011 refurbishments).
- Chain Flyer - wave swinger that opened in 1997; height limit 1,1m. Zierer.
- Extreme - giant spin that opened in 1999; height limit 1,4m. Mondial.
- Flying Carpet - carpet ride that opened in 1983; height limit 1,2m. Zierer.
- Fritt Fall - a 80m tall drop tower that opened in 1998; height limit 1,4m. Intamin.
- Fritt Fall Tilt - a 80m tall tilting drop tower that opened in 2004; height limit 1,4m. Intamin.
- Spökhuset (Haunted House) - spooky haunted house with actors that opened in 1990.
- Katapulten - a 55m tall launch tower; height limit 1,4m. S&S Worldwide.
- Lantern - spinning tower ride that opened in 2008; height limit 1,1m. Zierer.
- Octopus - octopus spinner that opened in 2000; height limit 1,1m. Anton Schwarzkopf.
- Pop Expressen - breakdance spinner that opened in 1996; height limit 1,4m. Huss.
- Radiobilen - bumper cars that opened in 1968; height limit 1,2m. Reverchon.
- Rock Jet - rotator that opened in 1976; height limit none / 1,1m alone. Reverchon
Kiddie Rides 
- Circus Carousel - merry go round that opened in 1883.
- Flying Elephants - fly the elephants ride that opened in 1983. Zamperla.
- Fun House - indoor obstacle house that opened in 1883. Gröna Lund, rebuilt in 1986 by Zierer
- Kuling - rocking tug that opened in 2005. Zamperla.
- Little Paris Wheel - mini ferris wheel that opened in 1993. Zamperla.
- Mini Bumper Cars - kiddie bumper cars that opened in 2003. Bertazzon.
- Mirror House - classic mirror maze that opened in 1935.
- Pettson and Findus World - walkthrough and play area that opened in 2003. Gröna Lund.
- Tea Cups - spinning tea cups that opened in 2008. Mack Rides.
- Tunnel of Love - classic dark ride for kids that opened in 1917 and refurbished in 1986. Gröna Lund
- Veteran Cars - on track cars.
- Arcade Games - there is both arcade games and test-your-skill games in the park.
Special Events 
The park hosts various special events throughout the season, in particular music concerts.
See also 
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