Everland Resort is a theme park in Gyeonggi-do province of South Korea. It is divided into 5 distinct zones: Global Fair, Zoo-Topia, European Adventure, Magic Land and American Adventure.
1. Global Fair
Global Fair is primarily a place for food, souvenirs and pictures as visitors make their way into and out of the park. There are many shops, and restaurants as well as special services such as stroller rental and lockers.
Zoo-Topia is an animal themed portion. There is a petting zoo, pony rides, and animal shows. There is also a small zoo with polar bears, sea lions, penguins, bears, tigers and primates. A safari bus ride is available which shows animals such as ligers and bears roaming in a contained habitat. The visitors are caged up in the bus. Amazon Express is a raft ride, where most visitors get wet to varying degrees. The petting zoo provides animals such as goats and sheep to pet. Kosik, one of Zoo-topia’s elephants, made headlines when he demonstrated an ability to imitate Korean words.
3. European Adventure
European Adventure has many restaurants in various European styles. The architecture imitates different European styles. There is a flower garden encircled by a train, games and arcades. A favorite attraction here is the Mystery Mansion in which visitors can shoot at the ghosts. In March 2008, a new ride named “T Express” was added. It is the first roller-coaster in Korea to be constructed out of wood.
4. Magic Land
Magic land is an elaborate array of buildings and rides. There is a portion called Aesop’s Village where the characters and themes are primarily drawn from the fables of Aesop. The Ferris wheel here provided a spectacular view of the whole park until it closed in 2011 to allow for more rides. There is also a log flume, a futuristic flying ride, and a robot ride. With the rides, there are many restaurants and stands.
5. American Adventure
Themes from American history are presented in this portion of the park. There are 2 Wild West rides, including the “Eagle’s Fortress” thrill ride, and the rodeo. In Rock Ville the theme is the 1950s and its music. The Double Rock Spin is a main attraction as live bands play near the Rolling X-Train, a roller coaster located within the park.
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