A few weekends ago, Johnny and I finally made our way to Everland. Everland is the most popular amusement park in Korea, located in Yongin. We had been to Caribbean Bay (so awesome!), but we’d never been to Everland. Shame, since we seriously live 15 minutes away.
If you’re a foreigner, you can show your passport or ARC card and you get a discount. There’s also a discount if you go after 5pm.
From now until the 31st, they are doing a Halloween and Horror Nights theme. There are tons of Halloween decorations, and a Halloween Horror Maze (more on that later).
A trip to Everland is not complete until to take couple selcas while waiting in line. Johnny was sad because the line was 3095794865 years long.
Johnny and I had so much fun. The highlight was the safari ride, which, I admittedly had low expectations for. But it was SO cool! There are lions, tigers, hyenas, a liger, bears, owls….and most of them are allowed to just roam around. A bear even stood up next to our bus and waved! So cute! Easily the longest wait of all time (about an hour and a half), but it was really worth it. The whole zoo/animal area of Everland was basically my favorite thing ever.
And I’m a wuss. A HUGE wuss. I have a completely irrational fear of roller coasters. And when I saw the T Express, apparently steepest wooden roller coaster in the world, my heart dropped to me knees. The whole day, I kept telling myself that I’d get over my fear and just do it. What’s the worst that could happen? But at the end of the day, I just couldn’t do it. Maybe one day I will conquer my fear.
And a trip to Everland is definitely not complete without playing the “spot the matching couples” game. There were so many matching couples, I felt weird not matching with Johnny. Absurd!
And in sad news, the ONE thing I wanted to do was the Haunted Maze. We went later on at night, because obviously you want to go in a haunted maze when it’s dark. But when we got there, there was a sign saying tickets were sold out for the night. Which…doesn’t make any sense. I was pretty bummed. But in a crazy turn of events, we found out that Sistar and Psy were having a concert at Everland! Despite almost being trampled by ridiculous people who were pushing and shoving like their lives depended on it, it was a really cool experience. I missed out on the free Psy concert in Seoul, so this totally made up for it. He’s so entertaining! Definitely a fan.
Everland is open year round, 365 days a year, although I cannot even imagine going in the dead of winter. But hey, to each his own, right? You can find out more information about hours, tickets and directions on their website.