South Korea day 5: Everland.
For the first time ever, I wanted to blow up a particular photo and frame it on my wall. I’ve never seen tulips in full bloom until I visited Everland.
The ride attendants here are called cast members. They dress according to the section they are assigned in. There are no grumpy cast members here—in fact, they are very friendly, cheerful and energetic.
This guy pictured below even greeted us with “Magandang tanghali!”1 and even told us, “Tara na!”2. I ended up saying “Thank you” in Korean and Filipino. Yeah, yeah, I’m such a show off. =)) I heard him greet my companions with “Kamusta ka na?”3 and “Ingat!”4 For the first time in our entire trip, somebody identified me correctly as a Filipino. It’s more fun in Everland!
Speaking of rides in the sky…
There’s another stroller photo I managed to take in another part of the theme park.
It’s a good thing a cast member appeared from out of nowhere and was able to stop the stroller in time before anything happened to the baby. The parent was able to grasp the stroller a split second after a cast member blocked the way for the wheels to stop turning.
On to the thrilling rides:
T Express-the “-est”test in South Korea. Highest, fastest, longest, steepest roller coaster. And take note, it’s made of wood. No guts, no glory, so no glory indeed.
Double Rock Spin. At first glance, it’s similar to Lotte World’s Waikiki Wave. But looks can be deceiving. Just imagine being a piece of clothing inside the washing machine. That’s exactly how it looked like from our view below.
I forgot what this ride was called, but it’s similar to what we have in Enchanted Kingdom.
Was not able to ride the Ferris Wheel because of the scorching heat.
Aside from the rides, there is also a zoo inside Everland, strategically scattered around the entire premises.
It is best to wake up early and make it a point to arrive just before the gates open because the lines are quite long. It’s packed even on a weekday, so there’s no other option but to start early if you want to maximize your day tour. We initially planned to swim in Carribean Bay but it didn’t materialize. Besides, it was too hot. Bringing an umbrella is a must (I’m telling this because I forgot mine in the hotel and suffered the entire afternoon). There are also fireworks display and a parade at night. You can definitely wait for it if you are sure to find a means of transportation back to Seoul as the buses headed to Gangnam are always full.