Thursday, May 10, 2018

South Korea: Everland in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Everland is not the first theme park I have visited in my trip to South Korea.  In fact I have visited it on my 4th trip, even there was a delay in my plans to see the place, it is still worth a visit for tourists.  My main intention is to try the T-express as featured in variety shows.

For any season in the country, there's a reason to see the place: Spring (for the tulip festival and rose garden), Summer, Autumn (for kochia shrubs and some maple trees) and Winter (indoor rides and snow buster).

2014 Feb: First encounter on Everland
Due to sudden left and right turns in the morning, we left Seoul very late in the afternoon for Everland. 

How to get there?
Bus 5002
Take Subway Line 2, alight at Gangnam Station, Exit 10 [2014].  Walk forward for more than 5-10 minutes (passing Giordano, Krispy Kreme, until Who.A.U.), take Bus 5002.  It will take more than hour to reach the bus terminal for the Everland shuttle service.

Upon checking Google Maps (Jan 2017), not sure if there is road construction near Exit 10, you may want to check first the map, before moving to bus station between Exit-6 and Exit-5 (in front of NH Bank, Kookmin Bank).  It will still be the same Bus 5002 (heading to Everland).
From there, wait for the shuttle service, travel time will be another 5-10 minutes, before you can reach the Everland gates.

Make your way to Jeondae Everland Station (last stop) on Yongin Ever Line.  From there go to the shuttle service parking lot (the stop of Bus 5002), wait for the Everland shuttle service, travel time will be another 5-10 minutes, before you can reach the Everland Ticket/Gates.

Transportation Details

It took me more than 2 hours to queue for T Express, which I really decided to take even I'm in Manila.

T Express is a wooden roller coaster at Everland in Yongin, South Korea. It is South Korea's first wooden coaster, Intamin's fourth wooden coaster with prefabricated track, the first ride of this type in Asia, and the first to utilize three trains. It is world's second steepest wooden coaster, only to be broken by Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City. It is also the world's ninth fastest, fourth tallest, and sixth longest wooden coaster, with El Toro being the third tallest.
T Express was ranked as the world's best wooden coaster in Mitch Hawker's online poll in 2008 and 2010. [Reference]

This T-express has also been a favorite location of variety shows like 2D1N, Running Man, Infinity Challenge and drama like Bride of the Water God.

Last Updated: December 2017

Summary of 3 days itinerary in 2014 Seoul Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Late Dinner at 2am in near GS25, Myeongdong Exit 8
Breakfast at Droptop
Lunch at Basement Hole in the Wall Japanese Restaurant (Gangnam)
Mango Six (Gangnam)
Dinner at Tokyo - Japanese Restaurant (Gangnam)
K-pop Residence II in Myeongdong
Day 2
Breakfast at De Chocolate Café (Chungmuro)
Lunch at Restaurant in Jade Garden
Dinner at Basement Hole in the Wall Korean Restaurant (Myeongdong)
K-pop Residence II
Day 3
Paris Croissant (Anguk)
Dinner at Basement Hole in the Wall Korean Restaurant (Insadong)
Paris Baguette (Myeongdong)
K-pop Residence II

2017 Oct Update: Everland Full Day Package via Trazy Promo + Transportation + Q Pass

Have you visited this amusement park?
Share us the highlights of your visit and comment your recommendations about this place below!

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