Complete Guide toEverland Theme Park

Everland Theme Park is considered Korea’s very own Disney World. With five different main sections, here’s a guide on how to enjoy the park!

I recently popped over to the theme park courtesy of Trazy’s Everland discount ticket during my last week in Seoul. Trazy is an English-friendly booking service in Korea. If you’ve seen other posts on my site, I always link to them since they often have deals, tours, and discounts other sites don’t.

It was fun to visit again since the only other time I’d had a chance to go, it had been raining and everything was closed! I remember my friends and I trying to walk around and then just sitting and waiting in a cafe until it was time to leave because the weather was just so miserable!

Everland 2011!

This time around it was much nicer out, though Yongin, which isn’t quite in Seoul, was definitely a bit chillier than, say, Jamsil and Lotte World had been the day before. It still felt like winter was lingering, but I did manager to enjoy the tulips, and some cherry blossoms were popping out!

Anyway, so you can make the most of your day, here’s my guide

An Everland Theme Park Guide

Luckily, Everland is not as massive as Disney World or Universal Studios, so you can cover the whole park in a day. This is the path I walked around, and I think it works best to make the most of each zone.

Entrance/Global Fair

When you first enter Everland, you’ll be in the Global Fair zone, which is probably my favorite area in terms of the design. It’s a mix of all sorts of architecture from the Victorian building that holds Pororo 3D Adventure to a Byzantine-style building that holds the Venezia Restaurant. There are only a few restaurants here, so you won’t spend too much time besides getting your tickets, but I’d plan to circle back and eat here if you’re spending a full day!

Food

  • Oriental Noodle Restaurant
  • Popcorn Cart
  • Venetian Dessert Cafe
  • Venetian Pizza

American Adventure

If you go towards the right, you’ll soon find yourself in the American Adventure zone, which has rides like the Columbus Adventure or a cafe called Burger Cafe America. The idea is that it represents 500 years of US history from Europeans coming over all the way to the Rock n Roll of the sixties.

Main Attractions

  • Championship Rodeo
  • Columbus Adventure
  • Gyro VR
  • Hello Turning Adventure
  • Hurricane
  • Kidzcovery
  • Let’s Twist
  • Pride in Korea
  • Plum Blossom Trail
  • Robot VR
  • Rolling X-Train
  • Starlite Drive-in

Food

  • Burger Cafe America
  • KFC
  • New York Central Snacks

Magic Land

If you continue on along the right side, you’ll come to Magic Land. Such a whimsical zone! I imagine Magic Land is more for kids and families as you won’t find any crazy rides here. Instead it feels a bit like they brought childhood fairytales, like Aesop’s Fables, to life.

Main Attractions

  • Aesop’s Umbrella Alley
  • Ball House
  • Boong Boong Car
  • Bumper Car
  • Dragon Coaster
  • Flash Bang Bang
  • Flying Elephant
  • Flying Rescue
  • Hide Away
  • Kids Village
  • Kingdom of Cars
  • Lily Dance
  • Magic Cookie House
  • Magic Swing
  • Music Garden
  • Peter Pan
  • Play Yard
  • Robot Car
  • Secret Jouju Airplane
  • Sky Dancing
  • Thunder Falls (water ride)

Food

  • Merlin’s Snacks
  • Town’s Market Restaurant

European Adventure

Continuing on towards the left side of the park is the European Adventure zone. I like to imagine this is the place most people on dates flock to because it has less rides and more scenic attractions, like the Four Seasons Gardens with all its tulips in the spring. I got there for the Carnival Fantasy parade, which was fun to watch. Of course, though, the garden was my favorite part. There’s also a rose garden, which I actually remember from my first trip, but rose season is more in May, maybe early June.

Main Attractions

  • Carnival Fantasy Parade
  • Fairy in Art
  • Four Seasons Garden
  • Festival Train
  • Lenny’ s Fantasy World
  • Magical Character Photo Time
  • Miniature Garden
  • Moonlight Parade
  • Panda Musical
  • Romantic Tower Tree
  • Rose Garden
  • Rotating House
  • Royal Jubilee Carousel
  • Shooting Ghost
  • Space Tour
  • T Express
  • VR Adventure

Food

  • Alpine Food Fair
  • Alps Kuche
  • Burger Cafe Europe
  • China Moon
  • Cucina Mario
  • Garden Terrace
  • Han-ga-ram
  • Holland Village
  • Magic Time Restaurant
  • Snack Busters

Zootopia

The final section, will loop you back towards the front of the park, is Zootopia. As you might guess, this one is all about animals. They actually recently acquired two pandas from China for a short while. My favorite comment from the Arirang video is a student saying, “All they do is eat and sleep, and I’m kind of jealous of that.” Ha!

Main Attractions

  • Amazon Express
  • Fantastic Wings
  • Find the Superbird
  • Lesser Panda Animal Talk
  • Lost Valley
  • Monkey Valley Animal Talk
  • Panda World
  • Safari World
  • Tiger Animal Talk
  • Toto and the Seal Island

Food

  • Amazon Snacks
  • Cafe Panda World
  • Cafe Jungle Camp

Just a side note for the exhausted and mildly lazy, I like the idea of ending in Zooptopia because they have this moving walkway you can stand on going uphill instead of walking. After two straight days of amusement parks, it was very, very welcome.

How to Visit Everland

Hours

  • 10:00 am – 9:00 or 10:00 pm, check their site for current hours

Tickets

  • Adults – 56,000 KRW for 1 day, 46,000 KRW for night, and 87,000 KRW for 2 days
  • Children – 44,000 KRW for 1 day, 37,000 KRW for night, 69,000 KRW for 2 days

However, if you book on Trazy, you can book their Everland discount ticket for a cheaper price.

Music Shows/Special Events

Occasionally, Everland hosts different special events like music shows or festivals. It’s something to be aware in case you don’t want to go at the same time (or if you do!).

How to Get to Everland

You can get to Everland either by subway or shuttle bus, which I’ll go into below. If you’re coming from either, they’ll actually take you to a parking lot near the subway exit. From there you can walk over to another shuttle bus which will take you to the park for free. They’re quite frequent, so you won’t have to wait long for one to come get you if it’s not already there.

By Subway

Everland actually has its own subway line! The line is green on the map and it’s called the Yongin Everline. You can connect to it at Giheung Station. Don’t forget to download the Seoul Subway map to make your life easier (along with the other Korea apps I recommend for traveling here!).

By Shuttle Bus

There’s a shuttle bus that leaves from:

  • Hapjeong Station, Exit 4
  • Hongdae Station, Exit 4
  • Sinchon Station, Exit 5
  • Seoul Station, Exit 10
  • Shinsegae Department Store Myeongdong
  • Myeongdong Station, Exit 2 (near Prince Hotel)
  • Jongno 3-ga Station, Exit 12
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Exit 11
  • Sinnonhyeon Station, Exit 6
  • Gangnam Station, Exit 6
  • Sadang Station, Exit 1
  • Yeongdeungpo Times Square
  • Sindorim Station, Homeplus

Check here for the exact times and cost.

If you’re staying in Hongdae, Myeongdong, or Dongdaemun, you can actually book a full day package, which will include entrance tickets and a shuttle bus here. You could also do the private van full day package, which will pick you up straight from your hotel.

By Taxi

Everland also has Evercab. Call +82-2-863-3541 for info on booking one.

Where to Stay

I was staying near Suseo Station at this Airbnb, and it took me a little over an hour on the subway. I was staying here since I was also doing Lotte World in the same time frame, so it worked for me. However, you could also very easily stay near one of the stations the shuttle bus goes to.

The closest hotel to Everland is called Hotel Thesoom Forest. You can book it here or book an Everland and Thesoom Forest combined package here.

What Else to Do Nearby

Caribbean Bay

One big reason to stay nearby Everland is to split your time between Everland and Caribbean Bay, the waterpark component! Before you do anything, I need you to enjoy this gem of a song and music video. I have yet to visit Caribbean Bay since I’m hardly anywhere near Seoul in the summer, but if you are, definitely check it out. Get a discount ticket here

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

About an hour away, Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress is a must-visit if you’re in the area! I wrote all about it here. It has a really interesting history. If you’re really trying to fit a lot in, you can do a tour that will go to Suwon Fortress and Everland. 

And there you have it! All you need to know about visiting Everland Theme Park!

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I was given tickets to Everland courtesy of Trazy. As always, all opinions are my own.

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