We set aside a whole day to visit the theme park Everland because – for the uninitiated – the traveling takes foreveeeerrr. I think it’s even more tiring than spending the day queuing up and taking rides.
Luckily, there is now a train station for Everland, because finding direct buses that go there from within Seoul was a nightmare for me previously! I wandered for more than half an hour around Gangnam station 강남역 trying to find the right bus stop.
Unfortunately though, getting to Everland train station meant having to change trains a total of 6 times, and the entire journey took us 2 hours. (I know this might mean nothing to those living in bigger countries, but in Singapore we can get from one side of the island to the other in 1 hour tops)
Once at the station, we took a shuttle bus to Everland! The shuttle bus should count as an attraction itself because of the swings and turns it makes while having a full load of people.
Once we reached, we went to conquer the main attraction of Everland – T Express. Made entirely out of wood, it is also the world’s fourth steepest rollercoaster! Queues for this ride are usually long no matter which day you decide to visit the park but good news is that the queues actually do move pretty quickly.
For those that aren’t good with rides or get motion sickness pretty easily – my boyfriend’s advice is that you would be better staying on land. I am quite the adrenaline seeker so this ride was just as good as how I had remembered it to be!
Afterwards we walked around and went to the Safari zones to see different animals – these will be included in a roundup video which I hope to release soon!
I don’t have many photos but this is how close the giraffe came to our safari bus:
Afterwards we headed to the middle zone (I’m not quite sure what this is called) where it’s a place dedicated for guests to take amazing photographs! For those who want to know exactly where in the park this is, it’s between the lower area (where T Express is) and the higher area (where the Viking ships are etc). It’s only accessible via foot so if you take the sky rides you’ll miss it!
We ended off our day by taking a group shot near the entrance before heading to Suwon for dinner then home!
Our tickets were bought via KKday because it is a lot cheaper than buying the ticket on-site, and it was relatively fuss-free too!
Overall, I feel that for those who are going to South Korea for the first time or if you haven’t been to Everland, then yes it is worth the long trip down to experience T Express and other things the park has to offer! They do have other crazy rides as well.
경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199 (포곡읍)
199 Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
How to get there:
1. Take the Bundang Line 분당 선 to Giheung station 기흥 역
2. Take the Yongin EverLine to Jeondae/Everland station 전대/에버랜드 역(they are the same station!)
3. Once you exit, turn right and cross the overhead bridge and you will spot a bus interchange.
4. Get onto one of the shuttle buses and you’re headed for Everland! (Also in the same area is Caribbean Bay)