Everland today!!! I woke up at 6:30 to prepare everything perfectly for today. I made sure to be ready to be out the door for 7:30 am, and I was! EVEN SO…we didn’t leave til like 8 am because we were on the hunt for ticket discounts online. Luckily, I accounted for a 30-minute buffer; we ended up making good time!
We aimed to hit a bank first to get a credit card for a 50% discount. Unfortunately, the card itself takes 2-3 weeks before it can be used. Instead, he looked for more options and found a 30% discount which made our tickets 32,000 ₩ each. FINALLY, we arrived at Everland just 30 minutes shy of opening, so I was satisfied. Not all shops and rides were operating yet, so we made our way to the back of the park so we could work our way up.
I stupidly chose a water ride as our first ride. It was called thunder falls. We got. Really. Soaked. We were the first seat. Our entire asses were drenched in water. Oh, and one of each of our shoes. The sun wasn’t even out yet to dry us off! It was a total buzzkill, but we had to make the most of it. We went on different rides and ate park food until it was just about 12:40 pm.
The major wooden coaster (T-Express) opened at 1 pm, so we wanted to get in line before opening. We got in (what seemed like) the longest line ever and tried to dry off our shoes and socks. When we finally got to the front of the line, we chose to wait until one of the back carts opened up. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! No doubt the best coaster I’ve been on in my life. Super fun and thrilling with no headache-inducing safety harness (ahem…Six Flags).
We continued walking around the park and visited Panda World where the park was hosting two Chinese pandas and one red panda. We went on a safari where we got into a bus and toured through some paths that were home to tigers, lions, A LIGER, and bears. We went on an Amazon water raft ride right after and…guess what…I got my ass soaked AGAIN and my OPPOSITE shoe this time. Unbelievable. After, we saw more animals, including Fennec foxes, ring-tailed lemurs, and even chipmunks! Pic spam ahead:
We ate at an “American burger” restaurant where we got popcorn chicken, cheese shake fries (hello Burger King 2004) and a burger. We rode a ride strikingly similar to Canobie Lake Park’s Extreme Frisbee and wandered more throughout the park’s gardens and villages. We popped into some souvenir stores all day and I really wanted some bear ears…but I resisted.
We caught a midday water parade as we boarded the sky lift – it was super cute! As the sun set, the garden was lit with LED flowers, a laser show, and a light-up parade. It was a great way to end the evening!
We got on the bus back to Suwon and I was passing out I was deadass tired and it was bad. I got overtired and hangry – I’ll admit it. When we made it back, we washed up and watched I Hear Your Voice with Binch and milk. Called it a night and slept like a rock.
Tune in next time for Seoul Forest!