Everland is the biggest theme park in South Korea. It’s located in Yongin which is about an hour away from Seoul. Our previous trip in South Korea, we went to Lotte World so we decided to check out this other theme park. How to go to Everland:
Transfer to Yongin Ever Line at Giheung Station on Bundang Line!
– It takes 30 minutes from Giheung Station to Jeondae Everland Station (last stop) on Yongin Ever Line.
– You can take the shuttle bus (free of charge) from Yongin Ever Line and go to Everland or Caribbean Bay.
– Ever Line operation hours 05:30~23:30
NO. 5002: Route via Sinnonhyeon Station – Gangnamn Station – Yangjae Station. Time: Approximately 40-50 minutes. Fare: 2,000 won per way
NO. 5700: Route via Gangbyeon Station – Jamsil Statiion – Songpa Station – Suseo Station. Time: Approximately 60-70 minutes. Fare: 2000 won per way.
RESERVED BUS: (which is the one we took)
– Telephone booking require
– Route (Departure station, Departure time): City Hall (09:30), Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (09:40), Gangnam (10:00), Everland, Carribean Bay (18:30)
– Time: Approx. 40~60 minutes
– Bus fare: 12,000 won (round trip)
– Reservation : 82-32-322-7001, 82-31-919-1244
We asked our hotel to get the reservations about 2 days before our intended day to visit. Taking the local bus would have been cheaper on the fare but admission to Everland is 46,000 won. If you have a coupon, it’s only 37,000 won. We only paid 42,000 won for our park ticket + our bus ticket. I think they get a group discount for tickets. So, if you decided to get on the local bus and purchase the ticket at a discount, you will only save 1,000 won. I think I’d rather spare it to have the convenience of not worrying about it. :)
Our bus, you would have to remember which number your bus is parket at. I would recommend taking a picture on your cellphone or camera just to be sure before you leave. You would have to return here before 5pm or else the bus will leave without you. You’d have to figure out your own ride back to Seoul.
I actually don’t recommend visiting Everland in Winter since it’s mostly outdoors, it can be very cold. Also, a lot of things are closed so it feels like you’re not getting your money’s worth.
One of the things we did enjoy at the park was the K-Pop Hologram Concert. It was actually the first thing we went to in the morning. We watched 2ne1. Later in the day, we still had plenty of time so we decided to catch another show. We didn’t actually think they would change but they do through out the day. I wish we saw Big Bang’s! But the Psy show was actually pretty good.
Since we were on a budget, we didn’t want to eat at the Park restaurant so we decided to check out Ever-mart. They didn’t have cup noodles!!! I wanted one so badly. I bet they figured that people won’t eat in the park if they did have cup noodles. Haha. We settled for snacks instead before heading back to our bus. :(