Everland Resort, Seoul
I am no sucker for theme parks but a thrill seeker. So when someone told me that the scariest rides were in Everland, Yongin, I gamely hop on a bus and travelled 40 min to pay good money to scare myself.
I wasn't disappointed. I lost count the number of times my stomach lurched at those rides. My favourite was of course the 360 degree ride that turned around and around while suspended in mid-air. The viking came a close second.
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I love the Everland. It is just too bad that it so far out of the way to get to. But nevertheless, I am a total roller coaster junkie, and there are a couple very good ones here. the suspended one is good, but the rolling X train has 2 loops, and some great twists and turns to it. There is also a water park called Carribian Bay, which is a great place for Kdoc to go and get eye candy from beautiful korean women in bathing suits. (Yeah, I need a girlfriend, deal with it.)
fun can be had for the entire family, as there are rides for kids, shows for mom, and a golf course for dad. There is a zoo so the entire family unit can be eaten by tigers after falling into the cage. Or you could just look at them too, but where is the fun in that?
Everland is one of the theme park in Korea.
Coming here will make you feel as if you really are in the Caribbean.
There are shipwrecks, private caves, old temple ruins and tropical trees. You will feel as if you have discovered a mystical island.
Located right beside Everland, they hold a series of races throughout the year.
Motorcycles, GT, and others.
Easy to get to from Seoul, you can catch the Everland bus from the south side of Gangnam station.
Great entertainment is provided, by the skill (or lack of!), of the drivers.
Even more entertainment is provided by the Racing Girls. They are hired models paid to stand around and advertise, with large logos on small clothes.
Everland has a small zoo setup, arranged into different sections.
Small animals, Monkey Valley, Safari, and a few other areas.
Not worth going to see by itself, but ok to wander through when you are tired of the roller coaster lineups...
It's a big theme park which include zoo and botanical garden. There are organise different festival as per season. I was there during Winter, there is a huge winter decoration on the entrance. Big 5 ticket is 17,000 W for adult and 10,000 W for kids. Big 5 include 5 rides in the park
Tulip Festival (April-May), Rose Festival (June),
Midsummer Night Festival (July-August),
Chrysanthemum Festival and Autumnal Tint Festival (September-October),
Snow Plaza (Nov.-Mar.)
Everland is huge and the park is categorised by the different themes. You can try the double vikings, visit the flower garden, try the 3D theatre and the list goes on. But don't try the ghost house if you do not understand Korean. We tried that and the effect is much lessen since the main thing lies in the hearing about the story. Imagine.... people around you are like screaming like crazy and you are just stone there. :(
i came to Korea on winter. According to the people here, the activities on winter are not as much in summer. i did go to their safari world and manage to see the "liger" (lion mix with tiger) but the animals in the safari still not many if compare to summer.In everland, you also manage to watch they present the tradisional dance.
dare to try?this suspended coaster can really makes you pxss in your pants.They even have camera built along the track to capture your reaction,check with the booth outside the exit,you can actually see how horrible you look...if you like what you see you can even get a hard copy..but of course you have to pay for it ; )
Try out the rides at the Yongin Everland, which is NOT located within Seoul, but on the outskirts of Seoul.
It really feels like Toyland or Fairyland in Enid Blyton's storybooks... :)
When I was there, it was pretty cold and they had christmas songs playing in addition to the fairytale theme... it felt absolutely magical!!
The picture shows the ride 'Hurricane', located at American Adventure (one of five theme worlds - American Adventure, Global Fair, Equatorial Adventure, Magic Land and European Adventure).
I recommend the Safari World where visitors will ride in a minibus through the zoo's natural animal environment and the animals will perform tricks on the driver's command.
And also, I recommend you purchase the Unlimited Ride ticket instead of the Big 5 which only entitles you to 5 rides.
Everland is a Huge Amusement Complex located in Yongin City, about 50 kilometers from seoul. Everland is Composed of 3 huge theme areas, the Disney Like Festival World (with 5 sub-areas), the Carribbean Bay, a large water-themed park and Speedway, the race themed area. It is patterned more like Disneyworld than Disneyland. this is the larger of the 2 main theme parks in South Korea (the other is Lotte World, but for lack of time, I did not go there).
Well I'm an Amusement park Junkie so I love this kind of stuff. Just look at my VIDEOS here!
Hours of Operation:
Day 34,000 won, Night 29,000 won
Day 25,000 won, Night, 21,000 won
Adult 55,000 won, Child 40,000 won
Admission only (excl. rides) Adult:
Day 27,000 won, Night 23,000 won
Admission only (excl. rides) Child:
Day 23,000 won, Night 17,000 won
If you love theme parks and you happen to be in Seoul, better experience Everland, love, love, love :) My favorite is riding the TExpress rollercoaster, which also the second steepest wooden rollercoaster in the world (around 77 degrees).
I find Everland nice & enjoyable. My favorite is the Safari World where you can see different wild animals up close. I wish I could hug those bears. They're so cute & cuddly. Am afraid of the coasters so I chose some tamer rides like the carousels & bump cars. Don't forget to have the boat ride in Global Village. Love those beautiful flower gardens. We stayed til the fireworks which is spectacular in the Four Seasons Garden. Be sure to catch the shows & parades at Carnival Square & Grand Stage. Great for animal lovers coz there's plenty to see. I also enjoyed the Amazon Express with the exhilarating boat ride. Try the Human Sky with your feet hanging in the air. Study the map 1st coz it's easy to get lost in this huge park. Last bus departs 11PM. Subway is til 11:45PM only. It's a 2-hour trip from Seoul city center. You can avail of Q Pass to avoid the long lines. Better go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Watch out for coupons to avail of discounts. We got ours at Yim's House, the hotel we're staying. Entrance is only W22T. Opens 9:30AM-9PM or 1AM (Sun).
Everland T Express offers the steepest ride in the world, and with its 77-degree angle,
the experience of falling gives an unparalleled roller coaster ride! Potential energy grows bigger according to the height, the mass of the falling object, and the angle, which means that the steepest ride has the biggest potential energy. With a 77-degree angle, T Express offers the best potential energy experience.
When I visited this amusement park, near Seoul, it was called the Yong-in Farmland. Everland probably is a better name, at least for any Western visitors. At that time, it was expanding, and by now it has far more to offer. Among the newer attractions are an art museum, motor speedway, and a lot more kids' activities.