Time to lose yourself in the dream-like world of Korea's Everland!
Everland is Korea's representative theme park, offering up attractions galore along with a variety of animals, a mix of an amusement park and zoo. The thrilling rollercoasters draw in students and those young at heart, while the cute animals and colorful parades delight children and seniors. The garden, beautiful with seasonal blossoms throughout the year, is a popular photo attraction for couples. Let's head to Everland, where everyone can have fun, regardless of age or stage in life!
Everland, things to know before you visit!
Everland can be even more fun and enjoyable with a little prior know-how! We've gathered the most important tips and bits of info for tourists to know before heading to Everland.
1. Pick the ticket option best-matched to you!
Everland tickets can be divided into two categories: admission and ride passes. Admission tickets provide entrance to the park, as well as access to the parades and zoo, while unlimited use of the park's rides is added on with the ride pass. Those interested in taking photos, watching the parades, and visiting the zoo are recommended to purchase the admission ticket. If you're planning on trying out the many rides as well as visiting the zoo and special sections, such as Lost Valley and Safari World, purchase the ride pass.
Another way to save money is to visit the park after 5 pm, when tickets are nearly 10,000 won cheaper; night tickets are also divided into admission and ride passes. If just one day of play at Everland isn't enough, you can double your fun while saving a bit of money by purchasing a two-day pass. Hold on to your receipt! If you lose your ticket, it can be reissued one time by showing the receipt of purchase.
2. No worries for children and people with disabilities!
Everland offers stroller and wheelchair rental for the convenience of visitors traveling with children under 2 years of age and people with disabilities. Just visit the service center to the right after entering the park to use the service. The rental fees are as follows: single-seat strollers cost 5,000 won, two-seat strollers are 10,000 won, standard wheelchairs are 3,000 won, and electric wheelchairs are 10,000 won. The deposit ranges from 1,000 won to 5,000 won, and payment must be made in cash. In addition, disabled visitors are offered priority seating on all rides; find the staff working at the ride entrance to skip the line and enjoy the fun right away!
3. Card-cases for ticket safekeeping
It can be pretty annoying to have to pull your ticket out every time you get on a ride; what a terrible shock it would be to suddenly realize you lost your ticket! Many visitors purchase cute character card-cases from the gift shops located throughout the park. They not only serve to protect your ticket and make it easier to access, they are also great souvenirs! Other popular gift items include character headbands and accessories.
100% Enjoyment at Everland
In order to make your trip to Everland as enjoyable as possible, it's recommended to make a simple plan of the attractions you would like to see in advance. The park is large enough that an entire day can be wasted running around without a course decided in advance. There are four main courses for enjoying Everland; choose the theme you enjoy most or mix and match!
Part 1. In Communion with Animals - Zootopia
Unforgettable safari tour! "Lost Valley" & "Safari World"
Set out on an Everland adventure, seeing a menagerie of animals up close and personal! Lost Valley provides a safari tour on an amphibian car, able to drive over land and float on water, through a garden that is home to over 150 animals. The tour includes elephants, zebras, rhinos, cheetahs and more, but perhaps the most memorable event is looking into the large and kind eyes of the gentle giraffes.
Safari World offers more excitingly savage beasts, ranging from big cats like lions and tigers to brown bears. Aboard a strongly reinforced bulletproof bus, you can enjoy a safe yet thrilling experience, seeing dangerous animals relaxing just beyond the windows.
Everland is special in that it is home to rare white tigers and white lions, animals not easily-found at other zoos. Other attractions of Safari World are the ligers, a mixed breed of lion and tiger, and the brown bears which show off their talents in exchange for snacks each time the bus passes.
The only place to see pandas in Korea, "Panda World"
You can meet internationally treasured giant pandas at Everland! The cute panda couple of Ai Bao and Le Bao are living a life of luxury and love, being pampered at Everland's brand-new Panda World. This new zone uses IT technology to create a variety of fun and exciting ways to look in on the panda's daily life. You can see a 360-degree animated panda video upon entrance, and learn about these loveable creatures through the touch screens installed in the experience hall. Despite these attractions, the highlight of Panda World is fittingly seeing the pandas in person. The pandas draw all eyes with their slow movements while eating bamboo, cooling themselves on blocks of ice, or climbing up tiny trees – and sometimes falling out. You can also see lesser pandas on display in the outdoor enclosure.
Monkeys want to play just like humans! "Friendly Monkey Valley"
Meet monkeys of every shape and color in the exclusive enclosures at Friendly Monkey Valley. Here, you can meet Japanese Macaque grooming each other's fur, squirrel monkeys carrying their babies on their backs as they climb among the trees, ring tailed lemurs bunching together to avoid the bright rays of the sun and other species of monkeys going about their daily lives. And you can't miss out on Jenny, the friendly orangutan who in turn plays jokes and then exhibits her charms to her visitors.
Here! There! Animals everywhere!
In addition to the exclusive animal halls, there are animals on display throughout the park, along with animal shows like Fantastic Wings and a seal performance. The shows are on a set schedule so be sure to check the time of the performance you would like to see in advance. Even better, the polar bears, penguins, fennec foxes, parrots, and other animals of Zootopia can be seen with the admission ticket, excluding the areas of Lost Valley, Safari World, and a few other areas.
Part 2. The Thrill of Dynamic Attractions
It would be a misjudgment to think all Everland had to offer was a zoo. The park is home to the nation's most thrilling attraction, the T-Express! This wooden rollercoaster with a drop angle of 77 degrees reaches speeds of up to 104km per hour and is a must-ride for daredevils. On summer days, the most popular rides are the ones that leave you soaking, like the raft ride of Thunder Falls and the Amazon Express. Other thrilling rides include Hurricane, Columbus Adventure, Double Rock Spin and more.
In addition to the 'coasters and thrill rides, the park also offers fun imaginative 3D videos in Space Tour and at the Live Hologram Theater. Hallyu fans are encouraged to visit the theater, where they can watch a live hologram concert of BigBang's G-Dragon for an additional fee. It's almost like meeting G-Dragon in person!
Part3. Exciting Must-See Parades
If you're at Everland during the afternoon, be sure to catch one of the lively parades taking place throughout the day. The main parade show is Carnival Fantasy Parade Season 2, offering a glimpse at three festivals in one. The first is the excitement and passion of a Samba carnival, the second is a representation of the Venice carnival in Italy, and the third is a Caribbean carnival, bringing to mind Everland's water park, Caribbean Bay.
If you miss out on Carnival Fantasy Parade, there is still a chance to enjoy exciting performances and shows. After the sun goes down, the night lights up with grand fireworks and colorful floats in the Moonlight Parade. Another night performance not to be missed is the Play Your Memory show, a large-scale firework show put on nightly to celebrate Everland's 40 year anniversary.
Part 4. Beautiful Garden, 365 Days!
Many visitors to Everland enjoy taking photos at Four Seasons Garden and Rose Garden. Starting with tulips in spring and roses in summer and continuing to colorful chrysanthemums in fall, the gardens are beautiful all year round. At night, hundreds of LED roses create an even more romantic mood. The most popular photo spot in the gardens is before the Flower Magic Tower, a grand 26 meter-tall decorative tower installed to celebrate the park's 40 year anniversary. Families with children can often be seen around the garden's fountain play area, with the children cooling off in the water shooting straight out of the ground.
Tip) Everland's Top 4 Food Picks!
One of Everland's snacks loved since years back is none other than churros. You can easily find these long, sweet breads covered in cinnamon and sugar crystals at snack vendors throughout the park. The wait for rides can be made sweeter by eating these signature snacks of Everland.
Another well-selling snack of Everland is the chicken skewer covered in an addicting mixture of sweet and spicy seasoning. Dak-kkochi is the perfect snack for when you are feeling a bit hungry but not ready for a full meal. You can also experience the popular Korean chicken & beer trend by purchasing a cup of beer to go with your chicken skewer.
It can get hot running all over the park in the mid-day sun. To combat the heat, buy a giant ice cream cone! Choose between vanilla and chocolate, or if you can't decide, get a mix of the two, and return to childhood. There is no need to worry about the melting ice cream dripping onto your hands; the vendors here provide drip-catching paper discs that fit perfectly on the cone to keep your hands clean!
So cute you almost can't bear to eat it, the buns sold at Panda World are decorated with panda faces. The warm and soft bread is filled with delicious chicken; more than the yummy taste however, these buns are popular because of their adorable little faces.
☞ Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
☞ Directions: Subway: Transfer to YonginEverline at Giheung Station (Seoul Subway Bundang Line) → Get off at Jeondae.Everland Station → Take the free shuttle bus from Exit 3.
Bus: Walk approx. 300m from Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 10 to Gangnam Station Bus Stop → Take Bus No. 5002 to Everland Bus Stop.
☞ Operating hours: Monday-Wednesday 10:00-22:00, Thursday-Sunday 9:30-22:00 (Hours may vary by season)
Ride Pass (Admission + unlimited rides) 1-Day Pass - Adults 52,000 won / Teenagers 44,000 won / Children & Seniors 41,000 won
Night Pass - Adults 43,000 won / Teenagers 37,000 won / Children & Seniors 34,000 won
2-Day Pass - Adults 81,000 won / Teenagers 68,000 won / Children & Seniors 64,000 won
Admission Only 1-Day Pass - Adults 43,000 won / Teenagers 36,000 won / Children & Seniors 33,000 won
Night Pass - Adults 35,000 won / Teenagers 32,000 won / Children & Seniors 30,000 won
* Night admission begins from 17:00
* Children: Ages 3-12 / Teenagers: Ages 13-18 / Seniors: Ages 65+ (Free admission for babies ages 35 months and younger)
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