Monday, August 6, 2012

Everland Park in Seoul

Everland, an Amusement park, about an hour South-East of Seoul, has been on our list of must-see-places-before-the-school-starts and also topped the list of we-wont-make-a-minute-if-we-go-there-in-winter list. So we decided to tackle it on a hot summer day when the temperature showed only 34 but felt like 40! We left our home around 10 on a Friday morning to Gangnam. We immediately got the bus 5002 to the Everland park, which was no doubt full and overflowing with kids, parents and grandparents setting off to the Water theme park- Caribbean Bay, situated next door to our destination.

The bus was an express shuttle which made just two more stops before it dropped us off at the parking area of the Everland park in half an hour. We had to board another shuttle which dropped us right in front of the park.
Waiting for the shuttle to the Everland Park
Waiting area for the buses to the Everland park 

The entrance fee to the park is 40,000 won for adults and a little less for children and teenagers.
Entrance to the Everland Park, Seoul
Entrance to the Everland park, Seoul decorated with red and yellow flowers

Global Fair had Taj Mahal like building in Everland park
Taj Mahal-like but in blue, building at the Global Fair in Everland Park
Blue Taj Mahal
Blue Taj at the Everland Park

This place is quite small compared to Disney Land in California, which they have tried to emulate. The rides are not as beautiful or magical as the Disney land ones but few rides are much more scary and lasts so much longer.
Double rock spin at Everland park, Seoul
Double rock spin is a crazy ride.


Everland can be visited only for the sake this mammoth of a roller coaster. This wooden "Steepest Roller coaster in the world" takes the cake as the most fun ride in the entire park. The ride was exhilarating at the first fall  and the subsequent twists and turns made me want to ride it again and again!
T express is a steep roller coaster at the Everland park
Advertised as the steepest roller coaster in the world, it is entirely made out of wood.

T express roller coaster is the steepest in the world.
The whole ride took us under 2minutes and it was just too good for words!

Rolling X train in Everland
Rolling X train is another interesting roller coaster with 2 complete 360deg revolutions

jet sprays of water to cool off!
Thank God for the sprays of water to help cool off!

Pretty yellow instruments decorating the grounds
Pretty yellow instruments decorating the grounds

Beautiful abstracts which sprayed water, to cool off!
Beautiful abstracts which sprayed water, to cool off!
Love birds feeding at the park
Love birds feeding at the Everland park
It was good fun feeding the different colored love birds at the park. The way they descend in groups to fight and to eat the food from the crevices of the hand is so pretty to watch!

The rides in the park are quite fun, except for the long lines in every one of them! Q pass might be the best way to go. Both the two roller coasters are just too good, not to be missed at all. Other rides are not so exciting but worth going on to a few. The rotating house was a good one. The Madagascar Live! Show was also fun to watch, even though it was in Korean. We were able to cover the entire park and also got to go in the T express one more time :)

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31 comments:

  1. i enjoyed your photos! the blue taj is beautiful! i;d like to try the rolling x train--i'm a sucker for extreme rides.:p

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  2. You are braver than I am. I can no longer ride a roller coaster as I'd get so sick.

    I call those birds, parakeets. I used to have a blue one.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, D!

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  3. I love going to theme parks but ditto with Sally, I don't think I can still ride the roller coaster. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

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  4. Thank yo for this enjoyable tour of the city.

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  5. Ohh my sweet memories.... Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures....

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  6. What a colorful park! I love those little parakeets!

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  7. Did you ride those coasters? looks like a colorful and fun place, and better than Disneyland because you could navigate it in one day...even though it was a hot day.....

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  8. lovely images...surprised to see the blue Taj :)

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  9. Nice amusement park, but like most such parks all over the world, you sometimes have to contend with long lines. Nice shots!

    Cheers ... visiting from Blue Monday!

    Not really my Blue Monday post (have another), but I'm sure you'll also find this interesting:

    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/modern-life-and-its-80000-chemicals.html

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  10. Very ornate!

    Visiting from Blue Monday

    My BLUE, have a great week ahead.

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  11. Beautifully captured! Hopping by from Blue Monday!


    Please come and see my BLUE, thank you.

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  12. Looks like an amazing place to visit, so much fun and colour!

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  13. Oh, I do agree with Pieces of Sunshine! An amazing place indeed and so colorful and fun I'm sure! Thanks for sharing the fun with us today! Have a great week!

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  14. Reminded me of Paris Disneyland. Fun shots!

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  15. Great 'travelogue' photos ~ well done ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. So pretty! Landed here from Ruby Tuesday.


    I hope you can also visit my Ruby entry, thank you.

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  17. I like seeing the budgerigars in the final shot.

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  18. Great pics. I love riding roller coasters, too!

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  19. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. I don't think my stomach could manage those roller coasters.

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  21. what a fun area. love the dome. hope you could stop by on my Blue Monday at: http://www.jollytoes.com/2012/08/05/strolling-around-new-york-city/

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  22. The magic of the imagination transformed into a park!

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  23. This looks like a fun place!
    Joyce M

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  24. looks like fun, indeed
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  25. Oh, my gosh, those rides! I'm a big chicken and I don't ride many rides at all--certainly not any that call themselves the steepest in the world!

    And those are pretty parakeets.

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  26. Oh this looks like such a fun amusement park. I LOVE riding roller coasters. The grounds look beautiful.
    Ann

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  27. You do find all colours in an amusement park, right? :)Love those yellow instruments. :)
    When you sit wondering what to write about next, you might want to use this -- http://dnambiar11.blogspot.com/2012/08/tagged.html :)
    Have a great day, Meoww.

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  28. Wow, this looks lovely. As amusing as ever. Taj Mahal looks more like a Disney Castle. don't you think?

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