The Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and has some very special novelties and offers to mark the occasion. This Saturday, April 22, the park will kick off the 2023 summer season, opening its new roller coaster “Luna” and the 457-room park hotel “Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel”. Luna is a family boomerang coaster from Vekoma that has found a place in the “Luna Park” themed area, complementing the area opened in 2022. In addition to the new coaster and hotel, park visitors can also look forward to a number of special events during the anniversary year. Even though 2022 was a record year for Liseberg in terms of turnover and profits, fewer visitors from the Gothenburg region had been recorded than before. With the anniversary offers, as CEO Andreas Andersen announced, the park wants to again attract its most loyal supporters and owners – the locals themselves – to the park.
To this end, there will be a weekend of diverse anniversary events during each of the summer months. The first will be a weekend of craft beer and hard rock at the end of May. Visitors will be able to taste beer, listen to lectures and panel discussions, and take part in music events. Then, in early June, visitors will be taken on a journey into the park’s 100-year history. Speeches by Nobel Prize winners, lectures on the history of Liseberg, a concert with Sofia Karlsson, and a variety show called “The Time Machine” with magician Carl-Einar-Häckner await guests. The following month, “Humor in the Port” continues – visitors can look forward to fish menus and wine tastings as well as stand-up comedians on these weekends. The finale is the “Club Carousel”, which takes place on two months in September. After closing time on these days, the park transforms into a lively open-air nightclub with pop-up bars, DJs, dance floors, live music, street food, games and night rides in some attractions until midnight. In addition to the themed weekends, there will be about thirty concerts and 20 dance nights
At the 29th Thea Awards ceremony last Saturday, the Swedish theme park also received the “THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement on a Limited Budget” (under $10 million) for their “Underlandet” dark ride, which opened in 2021. Find out more about the milestone birthday, the new Luna roller coaster and the Grand Curiosa Hotel in our EAP issue 4/2023, which will be published in early July. (eap)