Everland is South Korea's largest theme park. With 6.6 million visitors, Everland ranked thirteenth in the world for amusement park attendance in 2011. Along with its main attractions, Everland also includes a zoo and a water park known as Caribbean Bay. Everland is operated by Samsung Everland, which is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group.
This park was formerly called "Jayeon Nongwon" which roughly means "Natural Farm". Its former English name was "Farmland".
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.
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.
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.
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.
The T Express, debuted in 2006, is the first wooden roller coaster and the largest of any kind in South Korea. The T Express is the 6th longest wooden coaster in the world at 5,838 feet (1,779 m) long. It is also the steepest, with the first drop inclined at 77 degrees. Its name comes from the logo of conglomerate SK Corporation's SK Telecom service.
Characteristics and records of T Express (2008)
The Jigu Maul (literally means "Global village") is established in August 1985, as the first dark boat ride in South Korea and shows worldwide traditions, cultural customs, sceneries with dolls and iconic miniatures from more than 18 countries such as it's a Small World at Disneyland Park in California.