This past weekend, on Christmas Eve day, I went to Caribbean Bay with my family! Caribbean Bay is a water park that is connected with the amusement park, Everland. It is also known to be the biggest water park in the world! I heard people speaking so many different languages, foreigners from all over coming to enjoy themselves. Now, you may be thinking I’m crazy for going to a water park in the winter time, but this water park is open all year long with their indoor Aquatic Center! The water indoors is kept really warm. There is a wave pool, lazy river, spa, and several different slides.
It was a really exciting experience, and a relaxing way to spend my Christmas Eve. The slides were really fun, because it was indoors and one of them was pitch black inside the slide. You couldn’t guess when you were going to go left or right! The slide ended underground where there was a jacuzzi and lazy pool. There were a lot of couples there taking pictures and having a good time, and it made me miss my boyfriend back home. I decided I would have to bring him here in the summer time because I imagine the outdoor park will make it a hundred times more fun!
I also can’t forget to tell you about the food! There were three different indoor restaurants to choose from, Bahama, Madrid, and Burger Cafe Galleon. At the Bahama restaurant you can get stews with rice or soeleong-tang. At the Madrid restaurant (where I ate) you can get curry, spaghetti, hamburger steak, or cutlet. Then at the Burger Cafe there was regular fast foods. At the front desk you can get a waterproof band that you put money on so that you don’t have to carry around your wallet with you while you’re enjoying the slides. Isn’t that convenient? I can’t remember Six Flags having a system like that.
I went in a car with my family, but there are other modes of transportation to get there. Also, I believe in Korea it is a rule that you wear a swimming cap while you’re in the park. I know in America unless you swim as a sport, we’re not really used to wearing them, but it is used for hygienic reasons in Korea. A day ticket is about 35,000 won. Hope you get a chance to visit Caribbean Bay while you’re in Korea!
Yuna Lee is a current instructor at Chung Dahm Learning. Yuna was born and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area and graduated from the University of Mary Washington. She has traveled to many different places including Honduras, Ecuador, and Nepal. However with her father being Korean, she wanted to learn more about her heritage, so she set off to Seoul, Korea to do some soul-searching. Now, she is loving the freedom and independence of her post-college life. Teaching at Chung Dahm has been such a rewarding experience. Follow her blog to read up on the interesting things she has to share!