Tivoli Friheden, the Aarhus amusement park that was temporarily closed after a fatal roller coaster accident last week, will reopen to visitors on 20 July.
The roller coaster in question, Cobra, will be closed permanently. In addition to Thursday’s accident, the ride was the scene of an incident in 2008 that left several park walkers injured.
Henrik Ragborg Olesen, the park’s manager, has taken responsibility for the accident.
“I have the responsibility here, so it’s me who’s to blame,” Olesen said told TV2.
Plans for “soft opening”
The park has previously said it will have a “soft opening” where visitors will be allowed to visit the park but will not be allowed on any rides.
Meanwhile, while the East Jutland Police continue their investigation into the cause of the accident, Tivoli Friheden has carried out an inspection of its attractions.
The park has asked the company, which is responsible for the annual approval of its rides, to “review it all over and over again on an extraordinary inspection”, Henrik Ragborg Olesen, the park’s manager, told TV2
“It’s not because we expect to get anything out of it, but it’s to reassure the operators and colleagues who open the rides,” Olesen said.
Source: The Nordic Page