Our Day 6 mission, was Everland
only! A grand theme park, not just rides and games but with their own zoo and safari. I must say it was the top 3 highlight of our trip.
Took the metro down to Gangnam station, the MTR cross the bridge for this. Once at Gangnam Station, we walked to Krispy Kreme, there was a bus stop with Direct Express Bus
5002 to Everland.
Anyway, the bus stop was manned by a friendly Korean bus attendant. A friendly chap who
wanted to chat with us, with his limited English and our non-existent Korean…blush, blush. He mentioned Everland, T-money, where we were from. He remarked Singapore is clean, no litter on streets. And I said, Korea is nice trendy and high-tech. He even invited us to pose together and snapped a picture for us. He even let us roam around and held our place at the front of the queue. Amazing!
Huge spacious park! We had the tourist discount coupon available from their website with us too, which provided some savings.
Queuing for Safari World, we see the numbers. Sort of how many is in the house!
Although, the LIVE commentary was in Korean, and we didn’t understand a single bit, we assumed this is the famous Liger. A mix breed of Lion + Tiger.
The kiddy winter train ride.
Wooden roller coaster.
Everland was wonderful. Bigger than Hong Kong Disneyland. Not a big run like Universal Studios or Disney. And we absolutely adore the Korean cartoon flavour to it.
Will Singapore be able to run its own theme park with our own flavor? I doubt we even have our own cartoon or animation character.
They have the famous Pororo in Korea. In Everland, the Zootopia for instance, was extremely cute. A 4D experience, made more surreal by the fact it was in korean, but we do appreciate reading through the actions, expressions and story line.
The Rotating House was situated right beside the Zootopia. It looked low profile on the outside, dark and eerie while queueing inside, like an old abandoned house.
We were like, should we try? With nothing to lose, we entered. Looks like some eerie house, but there were no hints of vampires or zombies. We sat on long benches like the juries in a courtroom. It started with walls at the side rotating, our benches swinging like a viking and the ceiling moving around, making us feel claustrophobic and the music eerie. The last final action though was wicked. No, not saying, go there yourself. A shocking shrieking surprise but breaks you out laughing and giggling.
Yes, we enjoyed this the most. The Snow Buster! A sledge slide down the snowy hill.