A heartwarming feeling walking through the “Romantic Illumination” of Everland
Walking through the “Romantic Illumination” of Everland, I felt like a kid all over again. People have been talking about how it is the biggest theme park in Korea so I had to make a trip there and see for myself. You see, I’m used to theme parks like Six Flags, Sea World, Universal Studios, and Disney World. Therefore, I had this stereotype about Korean theme parks not being so thrilling since it’s probably small in comparison to other theme parks. Well, I walked in and it did look small at the entrance. I thought to myself, this “tour” shouldn’t take long. I was so wrong.
Walking in, the first attraction I saw was the K-pop Hologram Show. Hologram show? Really? Are you kidding me? Oh, what’s the harm to just step in and see how corny it can be? I walked in, half teasing myself for even trying this. The show started and it literally blew me away. The show, itself, really felt like I was part of their concert. They also had some special effects that show my face in different parts of the show. It was weird, but a good laugh. For anyone who is a fan of the artists part of YG Entertainment would definitely love this atmosphere (along with the gift shop that is full of K-pop souvenirs).
I walk out and see a bunch of Christmas decorations and a huge tree that looks like it’s supposed to be in a fairy tale of some sort. It was random but also they decorated it very nicely. It wasn’t too much but not too little. With a cup of hot coffee, it was an excellent stroll through the park. They had small things to see and take pictures of that would be a great addition to my “Album of Memories.” (Don’t laugh!)
I know, you’re probably thinking, “Who goes to theme parks in the winter?” Well, you know what? I do! Not a lot of people are there which meant, NO LINES! And, no lines mean that I can ride T-Express as much as I want AND get in the front row. Yay! You can’t do that in the summer.
I think the day I went was one of the coldest days we’ve had so far and I hate the cold. But, I went through the whole park not feeling too cold. Around every corner, there was a tent with heaters inside of them. The heat would come out of the tent, so when you pass by one, you would be able to feel the heat.
The most important part of the attraction was at the Four Seasons Garden. The whole place looked as if it was covered in snow and there were spectacular light decorations to accent the details of the garden. Just like the title, it was indeed romantic. It would’ve been better if I went with my other half, but that will happen for Christmas. With the special coupons they have been giving out for 22,000 won (http://www.everydaykorea.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/coupon_for_expats_20131114.jpg) and the transformed park makes me want to go back to share with a loved one.
I did see that they change their decorations for almost every holiday. I can’t wait to see what they will do next!