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Photo Trip Report: Everland, South Korea

Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:15 pm

This Summer I had the chance to visit South Korea for 6 days, and decided to take the shuttle bus from the downtown area out to Everland for the day. The shuttle was very efficient and convenient. Because I was alone, I was able to hop on the bus immediately without buying a ticket. But most people who were travelling in groups had found a way to purchase tickets before the shuttle arrived. One group of teenage girls who didn't have tickets were denied seats on the shuttle: but I saw them at the park a little later, and they told me that another bus arrived about 5 minutes after the previous bus.

For a Summer day, the park was surprisingly empty. The only thing I can say is that it was VERY hot that day, and maybe a lot of people decided to spend their day in the water park instead, which I hear are often more popular in the Summer time.

T-Express did NOT let me down - it has a great first drop, and airtime pretty much the entire way throughout the ride. My only gripe was that because I'm over 6 feet tall, I almost didn't get to ride. I could have also ridden multiple times because there was no queue, but after chatting with the girls in the gift shop for several minutes and getting their kaokao talk information, I thought it would be too embarrassing to go back through again. Unfortunately I got ghosted, and now I have my regrets...

Anyway, here goes my photo trip report. I hope you like it, and are able to experience this park for yourself one day!
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This backdrop scenery really reminded me of Universal Studios
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I see some staff members, but where area all the guests?
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Some very colorful facades (though many of the attractions weren't open in the late morning)
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This looks like a very cool playground for kids
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I heard they put this tree up for Christmas, and decided to keep it up. It makes a nice centerpiece, and you can go inside.
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The gardens are extensive and very beautiful (though for a theme park enthusiast, it can be seem as wasted space, and room for other attractions).
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This hotel creates a very unique backdrop for the garden section of the park - it actually gives this section a lot of character, and gives it a Disney feel (I thought this was just a fake backdrop at first, but it turns out that it's a real place where you can actually stay)
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This is the stage where the night light-spectacle is held. I like how the train circles around this area and goes through the middle of the stage.
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The attention paid to the landscape details in this section of the park are pretty amazing.
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If I'm not mistake, this section of the park is Holland. It's a bit unfortunate that none of the food places seen in the background were open for eating. Although, it certainly looks nice as backdrop scenery.
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A 4D Attraction - this one was actually open, but I didn't want to wait for the next showing (not really a 4D attraction fan)
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I was pretty disappointed that this attraction wasn't open - unlike several other attractions which would open later in the day, this had a sign that said it would be closed all week for "maintenance" - although I only saw one guy walking around. Rotating Houses are getting rarer and rarer, though I remember the one I rode at Great Adventure (also gone now) as being really cool.
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It's empty - but this section of the park reminds me a lot of Busch Gardens (except the food may not be nearly as good, and many places were closed)
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More German-style stuff
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I'm not sure if this is was an attraction that had been closed, or was just a Winter attraction. I'm pretty sure it's a tubing hill.
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The queue decor was pretty interesting - paying homage to the workers who built the coaster and the queue house (I'm not sure if it's for the T-Express, or for some other coaster)
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More blueprints and architectural drawings!
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Please let me out of here!
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Beautiful landscaping with the T-Express as the backdrop
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A great second drop

Re: Photo Trip Report: Everland, South Korea

Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 am

T-Express is a coaster at the top of my bucket list since it looks like the love child of El Toro and Balder. I don't know when I'll make it to South Korea, but hopefully it'll be someday.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Everland, South Korea

Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:00 pm

I'm not sure if this is was an attraction that had been closed, or was just a Winter attraction. I'm pretty sure it's a tubing hill.


I live in South Korea and that attraction is winter only sled attraction which has total 3 slopes.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Everland, South Korea

Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice report, shame you didn't manage more rides on T-Express but glad you enjoyed yourself.

Also:
Rotating Houses are getting rarer and rarer, though I remember the one I rode at Great Adventure (also gone now) as being really cool.

Are you referring to the Vekoma Madhouse Houdini's Great Espace? Because that's still there - I rode it a couple weeks ago. Very trippy.

Re: Photo Trip Report: Everland, South Korea

Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:28 am

Rotating Houses are getting rarer and rarer, though I remember the one I rode at Great Adventure (also gone now) as being really cool.

Are you referring to the Vekoma Madhouse Houdini's Great Espace? Because that's still there - I rode it a couple weeks ago. Very trippy.[/quote]

Really? Awesome! Yes, that's the one!

Re: Photo Trip Report: Everland, South Korea

Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:48 am

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

If girls you're into don't love and accept your coaster enthusiasm, then they're not right for you!

Otherwise, good report.
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