Everland in South Korea
Budget : ~Php1500 for the entrance ticket
Duration : whole day
Bummers : chance of hurling due to extreme rides
Everland is a popular theme park in South Korea. It is located in the Gyeonggi-do province. There are buses that you can take that directly leads to the point where a free shuttle ride to Everland can be taken. Since Everland is a popular tourist spot, you can ask around how to get to this place in case you are not familiar how to. A lot of people visit Everland especially on weekends so make sure that you are early if you want to get the most out of your visit in this theme park.
Entry to Everland costs 38,000 Won. This is for the regular ticket which will allow you access to all rides except for the kiddie rides that require coins to operate.
Everland is like Disneyland in South Korea. It has rides for kids, for people who enjoy extreme adventures, for people who love safari rides, and those who just want to stroll around the theme park.
We just finished eating lunch when we had our first ride. The nearest ride was a 3D cinema show about Pororo. Pororo is a popular cartoon character in South Korea. Unfortunately for us, the whole show was in Korean. Good thing it was a cartoon show so it was relatively easy to understand based on the actions and not the words.
Then, we road a cable car called the Human Sky to go to the Zoo-topia. This is the part of the theme park where lots of animals can be found and a safari tour can be taken. Some of the wild animals we saw are bears, lions, tigers, giraffes, and elephants.
On the extreme adventure side, some of the rides you should try are the Double Rock Spin and the Rolling X-Train.
What you should not miss when you are in Everland is riding the T Express. This is the popular for being the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster with a drop of 77 degrees. It the 6th longest wooden roller coaster in the world and the first in South Korea as it was introduced in 2006.
Don’t forget to buy souvenirs on the way out.
We were a little late when we arrived at Everland. It was already around lunch and with the 100-hectare theme park, it was difficult to maximize the visit and try out all rides. In addition to that, there are lots of long lines in different rides so we just tried what we can. That is why it is strongly recommended to go to Everland as early as possible so that you can try all the rides that you can.
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