The hype about Everland’s Tulip Festival was so high that I had to check it out myself.
Probably some of you may have seen the articles about Everland’s Tulip Festival from Everyday Korea?and other websites. I didn’t quite understand what all the hype and excitement was about. So, I thought I might check it out myself to get a feel for this “experience.” Before I start rambling, let’s just say I am not the biggest flower fan nor do I have a green thumb. I have managed to kill every plant that comes into my hands within 24 hours which probably shows you how bad I am with other living things (including humans, sometimes). With that said, shall I start my rambling?
Everland, they really know how to outdo everything and put the “extra” in extravagance. The flowers were beautiful and colorful. Looking at the advertisements and articles, I thought they would be all in one place but actually various flowers were planted all around the park, except for the zoo area (Zootopia). As soon as I entered the park, the breeze carried a light scent of the flowers. It made my heart feel tingly like a child and excitement ran through me knowing that the cold weather was finally gone (hopefully, stay that way).
I guess I wasn’t the only one who heard about the Tulip Festival at Everland. It was really crowded with people who came with family, friends, and as a couple. There were people taking pictures left, right and any direction I looked. For some places, I had to wait a little bit to take a picture. At least people were polite and took turns. It would’ve been better if there were less people. But, more the merrier, right? The displays of flowers were exquisite and the positive energy that people carried made the atmosphere more delightful. When it came to getting something for my empty stomach, it was pure nightmare. Every food court that I stopped by had lines of people waiting outside and the picnic area was packed with people who packed their own snacks. I ended up munching on churros and other snacks that were sold at the snack stands. I found cob corn this time! I didn’t see those last few times I was there.
Okay, the talk of food got me excited again. (Yes, I love food and who doesn’t?) Attending to several of the Everland events, I have realized that they really try hard to make themselves into something more than just an ordinary amusement park. They really executed what a “theme” park should be. I mean, it’s not the scale of Disney World, but Korea is smaller. Let’s give them some slack. The flowers around the garden felt like a “spring wonderland.” Tulips were the main event, but there were other flowers that complimented the whole flower theme. I was so caught up in the warm positive energy of Everland that I totally forgot how much time passed. Too bad Caribbean Bay?was closed this time. I think I’ll plan another trip there just for the water park and relax under the warm sun before it gets too hot. Anyways, if a “not-a-big-flower-fan” like myself actually enjoyed the park, I think it would be safe to say that many of you would also like it too.
Tip: This is highly recommended for families with small children. The characters around the parade seem to have become the babysitter while the parents just walk around.