199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
GPS: 37.292638117372, 127.20355130225
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, among other things, a zoological park (Zoo-Topia), a water park (Caribbean Bay) and a hotel complex in addition to the Everland main park, itself divided into five leisure areas or entertaining rides. Owned by a subsidiary of the Samsung group, Everland Resort was originally called Yongin Jayeon Nongwon and has changed its name in recent years to open up to new international customers.
Unlike most leisure parks around the world, Everland Resort has very few thrills attractions except 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, one of the most inclined in the world, is extremely feared by visitors. In addition to many rides, this theme park has the particularity of having a museum with Korean paintings (Ho-Am Art Museum), a golf course (Glen Rose), an automobile museum and the largest automobile circuit in the country (Everland Speedway) to experiment with racing car driving. Everland Resort takes the greatest care of the environment of its park which is often awarded abroad for the superb flower arrangements of its gardens. Each year in March-April, the park hosts a superb tulip festival made up of a million bulbous plants and a hundred different varieties.
In the Jigu Maul village area, you will discover close concepts developed by 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 7 million visitors each year.