Everland History

Since the opening in 1976, Everland has been a theme park providing a wide range of attractions and special events that can be shared with family, friends and couples. 
Such attractions include 'Safari World,' introduced in the 70s, the 'Snow Sled' in the '80s, and ‘Caribbean Bay' in the 90s, along with 'Aesop's Village'. 
The latter was the first Aesop-based theme park in the world which opened in 2005.

Furthermore, we ensure customer satisfaction by providing a complete range of services. 
In order to double the pleasure of your stay with us, we offer personalized services and a high level of education and entertainment. 

Everland Resort has been recognized for our innovative services. For five consecutive years (1996~2000) we have been awarded with the Innovative Operation Prize for Customer Satisfaction in the Republic of Korea. 
These awards have qualified us to be a part of the Customer Satisfaction Hall of Fame. 
In addition, we have been selected as the Top Enterprise in the Theme Park area by the Korea Standard - Service Quality Index (KS-SQI) for ten consecutive years (by the Korea Standard Association in 2009).
We have also won the BIG E Award, given by The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) during the parade held in 2005. In January 2008, we also came in 8th position out of the top 100 brands, 
as judged by Brand Stock, a specialized company in charge of the evaluation of the brand values. 

Everland Resort makes everyone happy and will continue to provide exciting and interesting services in the future. it receives 7.3 million visitors annually and was ranked sixteenth in the world for amusement park attendance,  Everland is operated by Samsung C&T Corporation (formerly known as Samsung Everland, Cheil Industries), which is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group.

1976 Opened the Natural Far

1979 Opened the Safari (current Safari World)

1981 Log Flume opened 

1985 Opened at night for the Rose Festival

1987 Opened the Snow Sled, Dragon Coaster a Zamperia powered coaster


1990 Everland made alliance with Bush Gardens of the United States of America

1992 Opened the Tulip Festival and Eagles Fortress opened a suspended coaster made by Arrow,This ride looks the same as vampire at chessington, when it first opened it hit a top speed of 40mph, years later the trim brake on the first drop was removed and eagles fortress now hit a top speed of 52mph

1996 BI was changed to Everland also Opened Caribbean Bay, the world’s first indoor and outdoor water park, Later that year Everland won the grand prize at the Customer Satisfaction at Management Conference organized by KMAC  and then another award they won the Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit at the 23rd Tourism Promotion Awards

1997 Everland registered with the first CS certificate in Korea and Everland won both the ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 for the first time among the top-ranked theme parks in the world, In Decemeber of 1997 Everland was selected as top seventh theme parks in the world by the Amusement Business Magazine,Won special prize at IAAPA Awards in service training sector

1999 Everland won Grand Prize at Customer Satisfaction Management Conference for the 4th  consecutive years

 11Won Grand Prize at IAAPA Awards in service training sector

In 2000 Listed in the Hall of Fame of Customer Satisfaction Management by KMACSelected as one of six major amusement parks in the world by Amusement Business of America

2001 Received 100 million visitors

2002 Homepage of Everland awarded first place in the leisure sector by KMA for three consecutive years, Acquired a Certificate of Excellence for its Service Quality (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)

2003 Won Grand Prize at 2003 Trust Company Awards organized by Korea Economic Daily, Korea Marketing Institute)

 11Won the prize in ‘Artistic Achievement of parade presentation’ by IAAPA, December they Won the Presidential Prize in the brand sector of the Korea Design 
and Brand Awards organized by the Ministry of Commerce,
Industry and Energy

2005 Opened a theme park type zoo called “Animal Wonder World” Everland also opened an animal performance theater called “Animal Wonder Stage”Opened Aesop's Village, the first Aesop-based theme park in the world

2006 Changed its BI into Everland Resort in March 06 Opened 30th anniversary “Carnival Fantasy Parade”

 June 06 Everland Ranked as one of four major theme parks in the world (Forbes) Opened “Cabin Hostel New Wings”

2007 Opened Friendly Monkey Valley, Korea, the nation’s first anthropoid-themed space

2008 Everland begins the operation of the nation’s first wooden rollercoaster, the T-Express Caribbean Bay opens the Intamin fourth wooden coaster with prefabricated track, the first ride of this type in Asia, and the first to utilize three trains. It is world's fourth steepest wooden roller coaster. It is also the world's ninth fastest, fourth tallest, and sixth longest wooden coaster. T Express was ranked as the world's best wooden coaster in Mitch Hawker's online poll in 2008 and 2010 and 2nd 2011/12/13, 

Rocky Mountain Construction, an Idaho-based manufacturing firm, assisted with the construction of the ride, Wild River opened to the public

October 2008 Caribbean Bay Selected as top third water park in the world by TEA and then November more awards came in Caribbean Bay wins the Must-See Waterpark Award from IAAPA

2009 Opened world’s first White Tiger Safari, Everland launched the multi-media show, Dream of Laciun

March 2010 Everland opened the nation’s first Safari of Herbivorous Animals, started a Partnership for joint marketing with Ocean Park in Hong Kong

Another great achievement for Everland was they were ranked top in KCSI for 16 consecutive years and int the same year Everland ranked top on KS-SQI for 11 consecutive years.

2011 Caribbean Bay opened AquaLoop, the first capsule-type body-slide in Korea, Horror experience space, Horror Maze Ⅰ opened

2012 New-concept playground dedicated to children, Kizcovery opened, more work went on in july they Co-produced with Dreamworks, Musical Madagascar LIVE opened

Horror Maze Ⅱ opened and Amenities moving 300m, Skycruise opened

2013 The largest ecological safari in Korea, Lost Valley,Kolleen PARK’s Summer Night Jukebox and The world’s first K-POP hologram concert hall opened

by the end of 2013 The accumulative number of visitors exceeded 200 million in Everland!!

Roller Coasters

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