Travel guide for visiting Everland Amusement Park in South Korea

An all-in-one amusement and leisure park


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199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

GPS: 37.293482533738, 127.2045111043

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Everland Amusement Park South Korea was open to the public in 1976, Everland Resort is the most popular and largest theme park in South Korea. It is nestled below the lush mountains of the city of Yongin, in the Gyeonggi Province. This family complex includes a zoological park (Zoo-Topia), a water park (Caribbean Bay) and a hotel complex. This is in addition to the Everland main park, divided into five leisure areas. Owned by a subsidiary of the Samsung group, Everland Resort was originally called Yongin Jayeon Nongwon and changed its name in recent years to attract international visitors.

Unlike most leisure parks around the world, Everland Resort has very few thrill attractions with the exception of the T Express train. This roller coaster inaugurated in 2008 is the first in the country to be built entirely of wood. Its first slope at 77 degrees is one of the most steeply inclined in the world. In addition to a variety of rides, this theme park also has the Ho-Am Art Museum with Korean paintings, the Glen Rose golf course, an automobile museum, the largest automobile circuit in the country where visitors can experience motor racing first-hand. Everland Resort is renowned for its beautiful gardens and is the recipient of numerous international flowering garden awards. Each year in March-April, the park hosts a superb tulip festival made up of a million of these bulbous plants and a hundred different varieties.

In the Jigu Maul global village, you will discover concepts based on Disney parks. Created in 1985, this part of Everland Resort is devoted to surprising reproductions of European castles. It includes dolls, figurines and various miniature constructions typical of the Middle East, Asia or the Americas. Regularly ranked among the best theme parks in the world and constantly praised for its quality of services to families, Everland Resort attracts more than seven million visitors each year.

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  • Each year, during the traditional three-day Chuseok festival, the Everland Resort park grants a preferential rate to foreign visitors. This national event is held every year in September or October depending on the years and the cycle of the moon.
  • Everland Resort is a subsidiary of the Samsung giant corporation, contributing 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employing 400,000 people worldwide. Apart from manufacturing electronic products, Samsung’s activities include construction, shipyards, mass distribution sectors, armaments, insurance companies, hotels, hospitals, nuclear power plants, and drilling platforms.
  • Everland Resort is the only place in South Korea to observe giant pandas housed in the Panda World section.
  • Over 40 varied rides and attractions for the whole family
  • The abundance of animals at the Safari World and the Zoo-Topia park includes white tiger, polar bear, penguin, monkey, white lion, elephant, giraffe, giant panda and much more
  • The tropical safari of the Lost Valley aboard an amphibious vehicle on the trail of wild animals from the African continent
  • The T Express train is a wooden roller coaster 1,800me long and is one of the fastest and steepest on the world; the Rolling X-Train roller coaster built for the Seoul Summer Olympics in 1988; the two roller coasters Herky & Timmy’s Racing Coaster and Dragon Coaster are suitable for children
  • The Caribbean Bay water park (wave pools, giant slides, water games, spa and wellness centres, beauty and relaxation rooms
  • The Jigu Maul (Global Village) highlighting the cultural traditions of several countries
  • The quality of day and night parades; the animations offered during Halloween and Christmas
  • The numerous music shows and thematic festivals organized at various times of the year, including the tulip festival in March-April
  • The stunning floral beds decorating the park and the gardens; the large number of restaurants, shops and souvenirs
  • Buy your ticket online and benefit from a price reduction.
  • When you arrive, ask for a map to help you find your way around the vast resort.
  • In winter, several attractions could be closed to the public.
  • Allow 1.5 hours to reach the park when travelling on public transport from Seoul.

Where to eat

  • Human Sky Snack
    (on the go)
  • Alps Kuche
    (Alpine atmosphere)
  • Great Sage Budae Meat Restaurant
    (tasty and hearty)

Where to go

  • Ho-Am Art Museum
    (museum with green frame)
  • Yonin Natural Recreation Forest
    (resourcing exit)
  • Korean Folk Village
    (Korea of the past)

Where to stay

  • Q Hotel Yongin
    (simple and economical)
  • Lee Design Hotel
    (modern and pleasant)
  • Konjiam Resort
    (posh holiday village)