Everland Resort is one of South Korea’s most popular attractions and its largest theme park, ranking 10th in the world in attendance in 2008. Owned and operated by Samsung Everland, a subsidiary of the Samsung Group, Everland Resort is comprised of six attractions with its most visited being the Everland theme park and the water park Caribbean Bay. It is also home to two museums, a public golf course and Home Bridge, a nature themed hotel. Since opening in 1976 the park has provided a variety of entertainment and special events through the years. One of the newest additions to the resort is the Caribbean Bay water park which was added in the 1996 and has received a “Must-see Waterpark Award” from the International Association of Amusement Park Attractions.
The main attraction at Everland Resort is the Everland theme park and its attractions are broken down into five sections. The Global Fair is home to a variety of dining options as well as shops for souvenirs and pictures. The European Adventure section is home to many restaurants and its architecture imitates many different European styles. One of the favorite attractions is the Mystery Mansion which allows visitors to shoot at ghosts; it is also home to the T Express, Korea’s first wooden roller coaster. Zoo-Topia is the parks animal themed section featuring a petting zoo, pony rides as well as animal shows. Guests can also take a ride on the safari bus and view amazing animals roaming in a contained habitat from the safety of the caged bus. Magic Land is home to the parks Ferris wheel which gives visitors an amazing view of the entire park. It is also home to Aesop’s Village which features characters and themes drawn from the famous fables. The American Adventure section of the park features themes from American history covering everything from the Wild West to 50s Rock & Roll.
Everland’s Caribbean Bay is the biggest indoor and outdoor water park in the world. Although the outdoor section closes during the winter and rainy seasons the indoor sections are open all year round. Like the Everland theme park, Caribbean Bay is also split into five sections. The Aquatic Center is the indoor section of the park, it features several pooling including wave and diving pools. It is also home to three water/tube slides, a beauty zone, sauna and hot springs. The Bay Slide zone is a hotbed for water slides hosting six different tube slides and three water bobsleighs. The Sea Wave section of the park is the location of its famous large outdoor wave pool that generates nearly eight foot waves. The Fortress section is a great spot to have fun in the water. It features one of the world’s longest streaming pools called the Lazy Pool, a surfing ride and Adventure Pool which is stocked full of fun water games for all to enjoy. The Wild River section, opened in 2008, is loaded with extreme water rides. It’s loaded with tube & raft slides as well as Tower Boomerang Go, one of the most extreme water rides at the park, which sends your tube up a cliff only to return like a boomerang.
The nature themed Home Bridge offers guests a variety of lodgings including two Cabin Hostel wings along with the Hillside Hostel. The Cabin Hostel main building offers romantic two-story log cabins made from North American spruce. The Cabin Hostel new wing has been created to replicate a small village in the Alps and gives guests a magnificent view of the surrounding scenery. The Hillside Hostel is nestled in a thick forest allowing guests the peace and quiet to recharge in this wonderful resting place. The resort is also home to Everland Speedway, South Korea’s first racing track that provides guests the opportunity to experience and enjoy race car driving even with no experience. With so much to offer its visitors, from accommodations to entertainment, Everland Resort is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. To plan your trip, visit their official website.