There’s always something about theme parks that sparks the inner kid in you. If Hong Kong and Japan have Disneyland, South Korea has Everland, the largest theme park in South Korea!
The Migrant Center and our Filipino Community set a Korean Culture Experience which primarily aims to teach Korean culture to foreigners and the main activity is to go to Everland, South Korea’s largest theme park! In short, it means free travel and free food! Yay!
Everland is the largest theme park in South Korea. It was built in 1976 and is open all year long. It features various rides, theme parks, festivals, a sprawling outdoor garden, and a zoo.
Our Filipino Community all decked in our winter gears because it was freezing cold but the good thing when you go there around January or February it’s not crowded. I’ve heard and read in other blogs that during summer, the line for the rides takes hours, so you’ve been warned.
Another tip is if you come to Everland during winter, bundle up, girl. Like seriously make sure you are dressed warmly. Make sure your legs are warmer than your upper part. For example, wear 3 layers in your bottom part and wear 2 layers in your upper. The weather can get to you if you stay out too long. Make sure to go inside shops to warm up, from time to time.
My friends trying out the cute stuff that can be found in one of those souvenir pop-up shops.
The Wonder Ferris Wheel is a staple in every theme park and gives you a 360-degree view of the whole park.
The Double Rock Spin and will definitely turn your world upside down, literally!
Imagine the thousands of lights that engulf this whole place at night! Probably worth staying for if you have the time to spare to stay longer at the park at night. At the back was the giant wooden roller coaster which unfortunately is closed during winter season.
This is called Columbus Adventure. This is like the Anchor’s Away in Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines but goes way higher. Considered yourself warned. Lol!
If you are looking for exhilarating rides, Everland is the place for you!
Everland is huge, mainly consists of 5 main areas namely: Global fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, Zootopia. You may need to ride cable swings like this to get to some areas faster.
Safari Tour and Zoo
One thing you shouldn’t miss is the zoo in Everland. This is the Safari Tour and a definite must-try (do this even if the lines are long because the lines go fast since people go in batches).
You will be able to watch lions, tigers, and all the other animals up-close and the only thing separating you and them is a thick glass. But don’t worry, everything is safe!
This kid captured the very essence of this post. No matter what our age is, we can all be forever young if we choose to be. I realized I was not the kid I used to be.
Most of the time, we wouldn’t be able to get the dreams we had when were children. Great thing is, you can start dreaming a new dream for yourself today. No matter who you are, whatever happened to you in the past, you can begin to change, now.
I saw a polar bear for the first time in my life and I think the zoo is a welcome addition to this theme park.
This guy is super cute!
After all that travelling, it’s time to eat!
Snow Rubber Boat Ride
We also tried the snow rubber boat giant slide. At first, you would think that it was not that high, but it is. But I love this, it was fun!
Riding those rides and lining up can be tiring so one way to relax is to go to the Virtual reality room. You would see Korean heritage displayed in full digital and virtual reality helmet is a must-try.
Overall, Everland is worth your while and money. Time to save up and book your tickets to Korea.
How to get to Everland:
1) Sinnonhyeon, Gangnam, Yangjae Stations: Bus 5002
2) Pangyo, Segok-dong, Suseo, Songpa, Jamsil, Gangbyeon Stations: Bus 5700
3) Sadang, Nambu Terminal Stations (via Bundang and Gwangju): Bus 1500-2
4) Gangbyeon, Gangdong Stations (via Gwangju): Bus 1113
Jeondae-Everland Station (Yongin EverLine), Exit 3.
– Take the shuttle bus to Everland (Operating hours 05:30-23:30).
TIP: Take the bus for shorter travel time, about 30-45 minutes.
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