Saturday 23 April Norway's largest amusement park opens for the season. Now Tusenfryd announces the largest investment in the park's 34-year history. Over the next three years, large parts of the park will be significantly upgraded, and several new attractions will be built.
"In a normal year, we have 500,000 guests inside the gates, and we have regularly launched news and isolated upgrades. What we now are announcing is a long planned and comprehensive reinforcement of our offer. 250 million kroner enables a future-oriented investment that our park has never before been subject to," says Bjørn Håvard Solli, CEO of Tusenfryd.
The overarching gripe is that "New Tusenfryd" is transformed from a traditional amusement park into a theme park with new and clearly defined zones. Several new and hefty attractions will also be built.
Already this year, approximately NOK 50 million will be invested. The first projects started earlier this winter to ensure that the first news is ready for this year's season.
"The news we can reveal for 2022 is a new waterslide as well as opening "The Dungeon" - a maze of scary experiences where actors also show up to really get the visitors pulse up. In addition, we are introducing two completely new theme zones," says Solli.
The first new zone is called "Route 66", which is built as a small town along the legendary "Route 66". News here includes a new radio car arena and motorcycle carousel for children, a new traffic school and an expanded and upgraded "Rockburger" restaurant.
In the second new zone, “Expedition Lost Kingdoms” is built, an area where one embarks on an adventurous voyage of discovery on different continents with "wonderland" as the theme. Here you will find a brand new roller coaster for children as well as other exciting experiences and activities for guests to take part in.
At the same time, Solli stresses that the park will not be perceived as a construction site. The public will not be significantly affected by the works as this will mainly take place during the part of the year the park is closed. All measures are based on research, customer surveys, feedback and evaluations from guests.
"It will be fantastic when everything is ready in 2024. The initiative lays a solid and important foundation for Tusenfryd to be Norway's largest theme park for exciting and pleasant experiences with family and friends for many years to come. In addition, we are proud that as a social actor in this way, we also secure hundreds of jobs for young people and help create significant value in accommodation, catering, trade, transport and in the tourism industry in our region," says Solli.