Today's Date: Tivoli opens
The theme park that stole Disney's heart
Tivoli, the second oldest amusement park in the world after Bakken, was opened on this day in 1843 by founder Georg Carstensen. The gardens were considered so beautiful that over a century later, Walt Disney creates his own Tivoli-inspired park. Tivoli is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world.