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Press contact


Press accreditation, press material and press list:

Mette Fabian Vestergaard
Sales- and marketing coordinator
Mobile: +45 23 49 72 66
Email: mfv@djurssommerland.dk


Statements to the press

Henrik B. Nielsen
CEO
Mobile: +45 20 48 68 16
Email: hbn@djurssommerland.dk


Press material

About Djurs Sommerland

  • Founded i 1981
  • Located in the middle of Djursland in East Jutland close to Aarhus and employs over 600 employees in the open season.
  • Owned and runed by the brothers Henrik B. Nielsen and Michael B. Nielsen, the sons of one of the park's founders.

About the Park

  • Djurs Sommerland is Scandinavia's largest summer land. The park is the fourth largest amusement park in Denmark and the second largest outside of Copenhagen.
  • In 2019 Djurs Sommerland opened the tallest and fastest ride in the parks history. Tigeren is Denmark's biggest Gyro Swing.
  • The park is divided into 9 themed areas: Piratland, Bondegårdsland, Mexicoland, Vikingeland, Westernland, Vandland, Sommerland and Wild Asia
  • Djurs Sommerland has Denmark's largest roller coasters:
    • DrageKongen (2017) - Europe's fastest and longest Family Suspended Coaster. 
      30 meters tall, 85 km/h, 825 meters long 
    • Juvelen (2014) - Denmark's longest roller coaster and only double launch coaster.  1 km long, 85 km/t.
    • Skatteøen (2011) - North Europe's largest water coaster. 
      28 metres tall, 70 km/h through air and water, 22 metre dive into the water.
    • Piraten (2008) - Denmark's largest and fastest roller coaster. 
      32 metres tall, 90 km/h, 755 metres long.
  • In addition Djurs sommerland has a huge Aqua Park and over 60 rides to suit all the family
  • Djurs Sommerland has big green oases and fills an area corresponding to 70 football pitches
  • EUR 55 million  has been invested in new rides and improvements in the park since 2008.

New rides since 2008

  • 2019: Tigeren.
    Investment 35 million DKK
  • 2018: Safaribussen og Jungle Rally.
    Investment 15 million DKK
  • 2017: DrageKongen.
    Investment 90 million DKK
  • 2016: Søulken.
    Investment 20 million DKK
  • 2015: Den Vilde Hønsejagt, Milkshakeren, Rodeotyrene, Bondegårdskarrusellen, Traktorerne, Kornmøllen, Det Gamle Vandtårn, Det Nye Vandtårn, Andedammen og Frøerne.
    Til Magisk Halloween: GræskarFabrikken - Scary Haunted House.
    Investment 45 million DKK
  • 2014: Drageskibet og Vikingetårnene.
    Investment 20 million DKK
  • 2013: Juvelen - Danmarks længste rutschebane.
    Investment 70 million DKK
  • 2012: Solguden, Buffalo Bumper Cars og Mini Buffalo Bumper Cars.
    Investment 20 million DKK
  • 2011Skatteøen - Nordeuropas største water coaster. 
    Investment 60 million DKK
  • 2010:Sablen.
    Investment 10 million DKK
  • 2009: Piratfisken, Det Skøre Kompas, Klatrebjerget, Edderkoppenettet.
    Investment 15 million DKK
  • 2008: Piraten - Danmarks største og hurtigste rutschebane.
    Investment 55 million DKK

Besøgstal

  • 2018: 818.000
  • 2017: 808.000
  • 2016: 745.000
  • 2015: 802.000
  • 2014: 705.000
  • 2013: 752.000
  • 2012: 623.000
  • 2011: 662.000
  • 2010: 575.000
  • 2009: 550.000
  • 2008: 528.000
  • Februar 2019: Djurs Sommerland was nominated Denmark's best attraction in the category of best summerland by DanCenter and Danland's guests.
  • September 2018: Djurs Sommerland was nominated for the best family park in Europe with under 1 million guests by Park World Magazine.
  • Februar 2018: Djurs Sommerland was nominated Denmark's best attraction in the category of best summerland by DanCenter and Danland's guests.
  • Marts 2017: Djurs Sommerland won as Scandinavia's best summerland 2017 on Sweden's biggest travelsite Barnsemester.se.
  • Marts 2016: Djurs Sommerland won as Scandinavia's best summerland 2016 on Sweden's biggest travelsite Barnsemester.se.
  • April 2015: Djurs Sommerland was nominated as Denmark's best amusement park by CoasterClub Denmark
  • Marts 2015: Djurs Sommerland won as Scandinavia's best summerland 2015 on Sweden's biggest travelsite Barnsemester.se.
  • Juni 2014: Djurs Sommerland won as Denmark's best amusement park by Berlingske Rejseliv.
  • Maj 2014: Juvelen - Denmark's longest roller coaster længste won as one of Europe's three best new rides in 2013. Behind the award stood the world's largest expert panel of 700 members from Germany's largest roller coaster club - Freundeskreis Kirmes und Freizeitparks (FKF).
  • Marts 2014: Djurs Sommerland won as Scandinavia's best summerland 2015 on Sweden's biggest travelsite Barnsemester.se.

If you, as a journalist, want to visit the park in connection with an article, report or feature, we ask that you contact us in advance for accreditation.

Please contact us at least 48 hours before the desired visit.

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