Everland

Because of a school holiday at Ewha, we were fortunate enough to visit Everland on a Monday which is supposedly a less crowded day.

Everland is situated at Gyeonggi-do, which is technically, a little out of Seoul.
To get there, take a subway to Gangnam Station on Line 2.
Exit via exit 10 and take bus no 5002 to reach Everland.
The bus ride takes approximately 50 mins and the bus-fare can be paid via T-money, all simple and sweet.

The Monday morning, thought notably less crowded, but was still filled-packed with elementary school children, who seemed to be out for a school outing. The 4 of us were seriously shoved and shuffled around by the horde of screaming children when we have not even entered the park . Not exactly something I enjoyed

Still, our spirits remained high and became even more excited once we entered the park.
Though I work at Universal Studios back in Singapore, aside for a few times, I have not really took the ย very thrilling rides.
Which was why, I was really worried about the roller-coasters, Vikings etc at Everland.
After all, I sort of chickened out at the Taiwan trip 3 years ago.
It doesn’t help too, that the first ride Bern suggested taking, once we entered the park, was Viking!

The Viking was seriously no joke.
I was trembling(partly in cold), while watching it from the sides.
The Viking looked as though it was about to fly out of its controls!!
At this time, I was having serious doubts about being able to take it~

But, peer pressure, as it is, managed to convince me to cast my fears aside.
Furthermore, I was getting really pumped up after all the anticipation about Everland.
So….

VIKING~

I took it~And truly truly enjoyed it!
So much so that it gave me courage for all the rest of the thrilling rides at Everland.

Thank you my dear friends, for starting the day off with Viking! ๐Ÿ˜€

Basically, Everland is divided into five zones:
American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, Zoo Topia and Roller Coasters,

I truly believe that a day is actually sufficient to finish the entire park,but the thing was that, the time we went,was still Spring.
As such, the cherry blossoms were still in full bloom

In addition, there was a really beautiful Tulips Festival going on during the time of our visit.

We were also lucky enough, to catch the parade that Everland has daily at certain times, just when we were headed to more rides after a quick lunch.Not to mention, there were also many beautiful structures and scenes around to explore and take photos of.ย 

Cherry Blossoms @ Everland


Tulips Festival @Everland
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Tulips Festival












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Elementary kids waiting patiently for the parade to start


Parade











Little boy with the majestic fountain @Everland
Colorful bench in accordance with the vibrant Tulips Festival



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Beautiful Everland in Spring




















Therefore, girls being girls, we got so engrossed in taking photographs, so much so that we misjudged the time that we have for the entire park.

We ended up going home, without taking some of the rides that we intended to take.
I was perfectly fine with it. After all, we pretty much got to enjoy most of what we aimed for at first. We even took the Rolling-T-train and the Viking again
BUT~
my biggest regret even till now, was that I didn’t get to take theย T-EXPRESS!

if you don’t already know, the t-express is actually Korea’s first WOODEN roller coaster and currently, the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster with a drop of 77degrees.
In fact, it was even ranked world’s best wooden roller coaster twice, in 2008 and 2010ย 
See the steep wooden structure on the left hand side of the photo?
That is T-express!!
OMG~I cannot express how regretful I am, for not being able to take this coaster~
I don’t even want to think about it ):
For some consolation, this is the Front-seat POV of the T-express
Still, all in all, Everland was a fantastic experience due to the company I had.
Thanks girls (:
crd: Sophie’s Facebook

NOTE:

Everland Operating Hours (subjected to changes):
09:30-22:00 (Mon-Sat) / 09:00-22:00 (Sunday & Holidays)ย ย 
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Admission Fees is 40,000 Won for a ticket which includes all the rights.
Foreigners who bring their identity card along and the discount coupon from Everland, enjoy a 3000won discount
Download the discount coupon at the Everland Homepage
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In addition, from now till 30th June 2012, Everland is offering a special promotion for university students in Korea.
With an event titled:ย ์—๋ฒ„๋žœ๋“œ ๋Œ€ํ•™์ƒ&๋Œ€ํ•™์›์ƒ ์บ ํผ์Šค ์ข…๊ฐ•ํŒŒํ‹ฐ ํŠน๋ณ„ ์šฐ๋Œ€,
As long as you are a university student in Korea (applies to exchange students as well), download the coupon form, to enjoy the same ticket as above, at 27,000Won.
That means a 13,000Won savings,really really worth it (:
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PS: Don’t bother buying the cheaper ticket (33,000won) which is titled admission ticket because it only includes the ADMISSION and NOT the rides.
to take the rides, you would have to pay separately for whichever rides you want to take.
Not that worth it if you are looking at trying out all the rides in Everland~ ^^
Oh,and if you are a foreigner, Everland also provides post-card sending services.
This is a good opportunity to send out Everland postcards to your friends and family (I did it!:D)
Just approach the Guest-service centre right near the entrance of Everland and ask the staff about this service.
Guest relations counter @ Everland

They will gladly assist you.

After all, Korea’s a really friendly country ๐Ÿ˜€
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3 responses to “Everland

  1. Hi there!thank you very much for visiting this blog (: havent been updating much due to heavy sch work,but would be posting up a few posts soon!do continue to support and hope this will help you in planning your korea trip next year (:

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