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[August]Let’s go to Gyeonggi-do, Exciting Water Parks

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“Exciting Water Parks, Your Choice for a Cool Summer”

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Q. Why Should You Enjoy Water Parks in Gyeonggi-do?

A. Water parks are exciting attractions to enjoy on sweltering summer days. Gyeonggi-do boasts diverse, superb water parks to visitors. It is home to Caribbean Bay housed in Everland, the grandest amusement park in Korea, along with Termeden (a hot spring water park offering outstanding spa experiences), and One Mount (a multi-recreational facility providing a snow park and a shopping mall as well). Full of wonderful water parks, Gyeonggi-do is your destination for the coolest summer.

 

#1. Caribbean Bay, a Water Park in the Grandest Amusement Park in Korea

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Caribbean Bay in Yongin is the most famed water park in Korea. It is also the one that has sparked a water park boom in Korea. Housed in Everland, the grandest amusement park in Korea, Caribbean Bay boasts many attractions for young visitors, in particular, to enjoy. Ideal for those who enjoy thrilling attractions, Caribbean Bay offers Aqua Loop, Surfing Ride, Wave Pool, Water Bobsleigh, and many others. Aqua Loop is a facility in which visitors start with an 18m-high free fall and slides through an array of 360-degree loops.

The Wave Pool is perhaps the most popular among visitors, generating artificial waves with the sound of a steam boat. The Water Bobsleigh is ideal for thrill-lovers with a 26m free-fall slide. Surfing Ride is popular among those enjoying surfing and lets visitors surf with a board.

 This year, aribbean Bay opened the Aquatic Center so that visitors can enjoy the Wave Pool, various slides, and spa pools indoors. It also opened a Lazy Pool which stretches over 550m, the longest among Korean water parks. It is open at night until August 16th. Visitors admitted to Caribbean Bay can use Everland free of charge. Further details about Caribbean Bay are provided on its website.

 [Information]

– Location: 199 Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

– Inquiries: 82-31-320-5000

– Website: http://www.everland.com/web/caribbean (Korean, English, Japanese, or Chinese)

-Admission Fees:

Type 7/5 – 8/24, 2014 8/25 – 8/31, 2014
Adults Children/Seniors Adults Children/Seniors
Day Ticket 70,000 Won 55,000 Won 55,000 Won 43,000 Won  
Afternoon Ticket(14:30-) 60,000 Won 46,000 Won 45,000 Won 35,000 Won  

 

[More Things to Enjoy]

– Night Opening of Caribbean Bay

Period: July 19th – August 16th

Hours: until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and until 11 p.m., Friday through Sunday

Admission Fees: Night Ticket (30,000 Won for adults; 23,000 Won for children)

Caribbean Band Performance

Period: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 pm., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 4th – August 21st

Detail: performances by an 11-person band

Location: Caribbean Stage, Caribbean Bay

Free Admission to Everland

Period: July 5th – August 24th

Detail: visitors to Caribbean Bay can access Everland free of charge after 3 p.m.

(Excluding visitors with night tickets to Caribbean Bay)

 

#2. One Mount, a Place for Both Summer and Winter

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As its name indicates, One Mount seeks to be the best playground in the world. It is home to a water park, a snow park, a shopping mall, and sports clubs. The water park itself is divided into indoor and outdoor zones. Outdoor zones house the Sky Boomerran Go (using a two-person tube) and Whirling Dervish starting with a 50m free fall and sliding through 360-degree loops. The Party Pool is a unique facility where visitors can enjoy both swimming and partying.

Indoor zones offers diverse facilities centered on the concept of “rest” including Doctor Fish, an Event Pool with diverse spa experiences, and a Bade Pool operating a water massaging system.

 One Mount also houses Roof Garden where visitors can enjoy Ever Slide. It is a fun, 100m-long water slide.

 Snow Park lets visitors enjoy winter even in the hot summer. It boasts Snow Hill (a year-round snow slide), Animal Sleigh (led by sleigh dogs), and Santa Village (reproducing the Santa Clause Office in Finland), offering unique excitement in the heat of summer.

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[Information]

– Location: 300, Hallyuworld-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

– Inquiries: 82-1566-223
– Website: http://www.onemount.co.kr (Korean, English, or Chinese)

– Admission Fees

 

Types Tickets Types of Visitors Regular Fees Discounted Fees
Water Park Period: 7/19 – 7/25 / Afternoon Ticket available after 4 p.m.
Weekday Day Ticket Adults 65,000 Won 31,000 Won
Children 50,000 Won
Weekend Day Ticket Adults 65,000 Won 33,000 Won
Children 50,000 Won
Weekday Afternoon Ticket (4 p.m. – ) Adults 39,000 Won 22,000 Won
Children 30,000 Won
Weekend Afternoon Ticket (4 p.m. – ) Adults 39,000 Won 24,000 Won
Children 30,000 Won
Period: 7/26 – 8/17
Weekday/Weekend Day Ticket Adults 65,000 Won 36,000 Won
Children 50,000 Won
Weekday/Weekend Afternoon Ticket (4 p.m. – ) Adults 39,000 Won 27,000 Won
Children 30,000 Won
Snow Park Period: 7/19 – 8/17
Weekday Day Ticket Applied to All 22,000 Won 14,000 Won
Weekend Day Ticket Applied to All 25,000 Won 16,000 Won
Weekday Afternoon Ticket (4 p.m. – ) Applied to All 12,000 Won 10,900 Won
Weekend Afternoon Ticket (4 p.m. – ) Applied to All 14,000 Won 10,900 Won

 

#3.  Termeden, a Healthy Place for Swimming and Hot Spas

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Termeden, a German-style hot spring resort in Icheon, offers both indoor and outdoor pools, providing visitors with healthy recreational space for both hot spas and swimming. The indoor pool boasts the largest round bade pool in Asia where visitor can experience ten different types of water therapy and massaging pools. (The Bade Pool is a health-conscious hot spring facility focusing on water therapy using hot springs and promoting health, recuperating, and preventing diseases.)

 The outdoor pool also offers exciting facilities and leisure to visitors. Dragon Slide, operated only in peak summer season, is a 7m-high water slide through which visitors slide at a fast speed around 50m-long loops. Water Bucket lets visitors experience the fall of one ton of water. Cave Pool is a place to enjoy rest with the backdrop of cool water generated from artificial falls. The Outdoor Event Pool is also a popular facility in Termeden where visitors use various treatments like beer, strawberries, Makgeolli (traditional Korean liquor), and rice for both fun and skin care.

 Termeden also operate diverse therapy shops to promote health of visitors. Programs like Oriental Body Care, Back Care, and Lower Body Circulation Care (known for improving blood circulation and relieving fatigue) are popular.

 – Location: 988, Sasil-ro, Moga-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

– Website: http://www.termeden.com/ (Korean or English)

– Hours

· Summer Season (7/12 – 7/18, 2014 and 8/18 – 8/31, 2014)

Type Weekdays Weekends/Holidays
Men’s/Women’s Bath 08:00 – 20:00 08:00 – 20:00
Indoor Bade Pool 09:00 – 19:00 09:00 – 19:00
Outdoor Bade Pool 10:00 – 18:30 10:00 – 18:30
Outdoor Mountain Slide 11:00 – 18:00 11:00 – 18:00
Outdoor Dragon Slide 11:00 – 17:00 11:00 – 17:00

 

Peak Summer Season (7/19 – 8/17, 2014)

Type Weekdays Weekends/Holidays
Men’s/Women’s Bath 08:00 – 21:00 08:00 – 21:00
Indoor Bade Pool 09:00 – 20:00 09:00 – 20:00
Outdoor Bade Pool 09:00 – 19:00 09:00 – 19:00
Outdoor Mountain Slide 10:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00
Outdoor Dragon Slide 11:00 – 17:30 11:00 – 17:30

 

– Admission Fees

Summer Season (7/12 – 7/18, 2014 and 8/18 – 8/31, 2014)

Type Weekdays Weekends/Holidays
Bade Pool
(Use of Entire Facilities)
Adults 40,000 Won 44,000 Won
Children 30,000 Won 34,000 Won
Sunset Discount
(Use of Entire Facilities after 4 p.m.)
Adults 24,000 Won 26,400 Won
Children 18,000 Won 20,400 Won
Hot Spring Sauna
(Bath and Sauna Pool + Outdoor Theme Pool)
Based on the use of three hours and subject to additional expenses after that
Adults 12,000 Won 12,000 Won
Children 8,000 Won 8,000 Won

 

· Peak Summer Season (7/19 – 8/17, 2014)

 

  

Type Weekdays Weekends/Holidays
Bade Pool
(Use of Entire Facilities)
Adults 50,000 Won 50,000 Won
Children 40,000 Won 40,000 Won
Sunset Discount
(Use of Entire Facilities after 4 p.m.)
Adults 30,000 Won 30,000 Won
Children 24,000 Won 24,000 Won
 Hot Spring Sauna
(Bath and Sauna Pool + Outdoor Theme Pool)
Based on the use of three hours and subject to additional expenses after that
Adults 12,000 Won 12,000 Won
Children 8,000 Won 8,000 Won
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