Yesterday we wasted about $120 and 8 hours of our life that we will never get back.
Because I have FOUR weekends before I leave, we want to jam pack fun trips and activities in everywhere that we can. Unfortunately, we waited until the last minute to make a plan for yesterday, so we ended up choosing a Korean amusement park called Everland on some kind of whim.
I guess we should have known an amusement park would be absolutely packed on the first Saturday of Spring, but we clearly didn't do a whole lot of thinking! Imagine how many people would go to Cedar Point and Kings Island combined if they were to pay people $100 to go in. Now multiply by 10 and that's still not as many people that were at Everland yesterday. South Korea is the same size as Indiana, but it has over 49 MILLION more people! Someone it always seems like all of those people are in the same place at the same time.
Every line at the park was ridiculously long. 40 minute waits for little kiddie rides. Even an 80 minute wait on the ski lift type "ride" that ever amusement park has. You know the one. Slow, not scary, takes you from one end of the park to the other. The one for the Aunt Sues of the world who come into the park but don't want to ride anything :)
We walked around for a little bit and then found a huge wooden roller coaster at the back of the park. The wait said 2 hours, but we got in line anyway. That's a pretty acceptable wait at any park, I guess. We waited and waited and waited. Drew held our spot while I went to get us food. Which, to my happiness, was reasonably priced. Almost 2 hours after we got in line, we thought we were about to get on the roller coaster! But. Jokes on us, we still had to wait inside a huge building. Ugh.
At least we had lots of fun people watching. There was so much matchy-matchy, I was in heaven. I had to point out every couple wearing matching shoes, shirts, hats, or even entire outfits.
We FINALLY got on the roller coaster, and it was actually super fun. I haven't been on a roller coaster in forever, so it was awesome. But just like THAT it was over. And we were back in the crowd of crazy Koreans.
We got in line for a 4D movie of Rio, which was a 40 minute line. I went to a 4D movie a long time ago and it was awesome, but this did not deliver. It was about 6 minutes long and once again, a major disappointment.
After Rio, we decided to just cut our losses and head home. We were both super disappointed, but I guess that's what we get for not planning in advance!
Here are some pictures of Everland.
So, overall I would give Korean amusement parks a 1/5 (only for the delicious food!)
We certainly will not be going back to Everland haha. But, super excited for next weekend because we will be going to Haesindang Park, so known as Penis Park haha. Don't worry. There will be lots of pictures!
Only 34 days left in Korea!! Can't wait to be home:)