“Enchanted” is quite the understatement of the year, in this case.
For North Americans, Halloween is a big thing. Think decorations all over town, eerie music playing, kids of every age (yes, even adults, too!) dressed up and ready to party. Not unlike Christmas… if you do Halloween, you either go big or you go home.
But in Europe, Halloween is about just as trivial as the Japanese soccer league results or the election outcome in Manitoba. I’ve had to get used to this abrupt change in culture while living in France, and I’ve accepted the fact that a dressed-up Halloween party just isn’t going to happen on this side of the pond.
Quite magical indeed.
Everywhere I looked I saw the Halloween magic do its thing on the locals, secretly crossing my fingers that this would perhaps be the start of the Euro-Halloween. I’ll have to wait until next year to see if the news had spread to France!
It’s actually a bit weird to hang out in an amusement park at night.
All you can hear is “shwoooooshhhAAAAAAAHHHHHswoooosssshAAAAAAAAAAAAAH”, but you can’t see the actual rides. You hear it moving, you hear people scream, but you have no idea where they are physically. Definitely a challenge for the senses, I tell you!
What I also noticed is that the Tivoli Gardens are not your average, McDonalds-riddled amusement park. There are beer gardens, fancy bistros, and artisan shops scattered around, which all make for a great evening out and about in beautiful Copenhagen.
With or without a witch costume.