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10 In Korea/ Travel

Korea – Everland Roller coasters

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Let me say for the record that I am afraid of heights. Let me also tell you that this doesn’t stop me from getting on roller coasters! After months and months of stressing out over my thesis, I went to Everland to feel that rush of adrenaline. If you’ve been working on a stressful project and need to de-stress, this is the way to do it! After warming up with rides like the viking (also known as the pirate ship ride), me and my friends tackled the roller coasters one by one. The best out of the bunch was called the T Express, which had a queue that was well over an hour. Totally, totally worth it. We ended up riding the T Express twice so we could experience it in broad daylight and in the pitch dark! Just look at the rickety construction of this wooden roller coaster! Apparently it’s the 4th steepest, 4th tallest roller coaster in the world, and I wasn’t surprised because we pretty much dropped at a 90 degrees angle! Some of the drops were so intense I had to lean my head forward because I was feeling the pressure in my neck.

 

It was scarier in the dark because as you can see in this video there are lights leading up to the drops so you can feel the anxiety build as you anticipate it. I think it was even scarier for me because I had already ridden it once during the day and knew exactly how tall these drops were. It was hands down the best roller coaster ride I’ve been on.

Your Turn ♥ What’s your favorite ride at an amusement park?

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  • http://www.rolalaloves.com/ Rowena @ rolala loves

    Wow Kim I can’t believe that one, you rode this rollercoaster and two, that you rode it in the dark. That seems to add an extra terrifying element for sure! I hope it released all your stress XD I think I remember seeing this ride both on Running Man and Infinite Challenge. I think this was the one where they had them eating jajangmyeon and trying to apply makeup while they were on it and it was crazy hilarious! I’m too much of a fraid cat for most amusement park rides LOL

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      OH MY GOD I wasn’t even able to take my hands off the bar it was so intense!! I definitely screamed all my stress away because it was terrifying dropping down that far and rising up out of my seat from the momentum xD I can’t believe they tried to eat jajangmyeon on this ride LOL!!!

  • http://thefashionography.blogspot.com Kathryn

    That sounds like such a fun way to de-stress after working on a project for so long! When it comes to roller coasters, though, I’m kind of a wimp, so this would probably be terrifying, haha. Are you done with your thesis now? If so, congrats!

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      It was terrifying but in such a thrilling way! I just need to do some final edits on my thesis and then I’ll be done! Woohoo!!

  • http://www.houseofakih.com Abby

    Oh! You make me want to go over there now!

    xx,
    Abby
    house of akih | http://www.houseofakih.com

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      You should go to a nearby amusement park!! Soooo much fun :D

  • http://www.awholelotofserendipity.com/ Miriam

    That looks so intense, I would be too scared to ride it! lol My friend is going to South Korea this year, I’ll be sharing your blog to him for tips!

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      It’s a tiny-bit-less-scary when you go with a group of friends lol. I think the anxiety and thrill leading up to the ride and during the ride is all part of the fun though! If your friend loves roller coasters then the T-Express is definitely worth riding twice if he decides to go to Everland :P Also, the ribs & beer were pretty good! I wouldn’t recommend the burgers though. I don’t remember the burgers being very good there.

  • http://thenerdymelife.blogspot.com/ The Nerdy Me

    Oh God, I remember my first time on a roller coaster. Let’s just say that I didn’t enjoy it any bit. I am afraid of heights and I think I kept my eyes closed for the whole ride. I thought that I’ll die, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Ahhh there’s definitely that terrifying moment when you’re dropping and you think that you’re going to die lol! I was screaming the entire time it was soooo scary!