everland, seoul’s disneyland
gavin, our friend from vancouver who is currently on exchange in kyoto, came to visit us with his friend, payton. yay new friends! we brought them to everland, one of the three amusement parks in seoul. ok, i’m not sure if it’s in seoul since it was an hour bus ride away…
here’s the entrance to everland. definitely gave me a korean disney land feel.
group picture! michael joined us too, he’s like a new addition to our family since he’ll be here for a while!
first ride up, the pirate ship. i remember from the past that pirate ships (although not a scary ride), gives me the most motion sickness. i was surprised that this one had no effect on me, partly because michael and i spent the whole ride laughing at a kid crying. horrible, i know, but so darn funny.
this was everland’s version of it’s a small world. the dolls were totally creepy. not to mention that canada was no where to be found. no, we do not live in igloos and we are not all lumberjacks…
there was this one section that was super cool because it was 50’s themed with an american diner and everything. this picture was meant to be for the roller coaster, but you can see a part of it on the right (along with sanger’s head). i don’t know why i didn’t take more photos of the cool 50’s area.
and of course, a classic car at a 50’s gas station calls for one of these.
the park had a bit of everything, even a beautiful roman-esque fountain.
and not to mention a lot of flowers. but i took this photo for the wooden roller coaster, x-train. apparently, it’s the fifth steepest wooden coaster in the world. gave me a mini heart attack going in, but it was a ton of fun! p.s. - stefan took off his shirt during the ride for the photo, and it was nicely bleeped out with “everland” all over his chest. we were actually going to buy the photo!
the park also had a little holland area with authentic beer.
and along the lineup for the rides were some really cool backdrops. this one was for the x-train. they made it look like an expedition with old school blueprints of the roller coaster.
this is everland’s main attraction, the lost valley. no, not the meerkats… it’s a safari ride with a line up of 2 hours. luckily, these animals were there to keep us company while we lined up.
and so we finally got into the bus. if you saw the video, you can see how this bus can go down into water! i was told that it was like a transformer; i thought it would actually make transforming sounds, but it was just a bus that rolled into water. not exciting, but still impressive.
this is the closest i’ve ever been to a giraffe. our tour guide fed it with veggies so it would come close to our bus.
there was a tent that said bug’s garden i believe. we thought that it was literally a garden full of bugs, but it turned out to be a tent full of little budgies! they even sold seeds so that the budgies would fly onto your hands. so smart.
there were so many. keep in mind, this is only one tree. there were at least five.
to kill time during our line up for the lost valley, michael played psychology games with us. i found a whole new meaning to giraffes.
and then sanger, ash, tk, and i shared 4 different pizzas. they were surprisingly very delicious. a great end to the day :).