Enjoy An Outing To Seoul's Lotte World

Enjoy An Outing To Seoul's Lotte World
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Lotte World is a major amusement park located in central Seoul. The massive complex is divided into an indoor section called Adventure and an outdoor park called Magic Island. Adventure holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest indoor theme park. Both of the parks are filled with a variety of rides including roller coasters, flume rides, and a Viking ship ride. There are also many attractions and shows including an IMAX theater, a haunted house, and live performances. As if that were not enough, there is an indoor ice skating rink and a Korean folk museum. Lotte World is a great place to spend the day whether you’re with kids or a roller coaster junkie.

Start your day in the Adventure park

Adventure section of Lotte World

The size of the indoor section of Lotte World will blow your mind. Spread over four floors, it’s easy to believe that this is the world’s largest park of its kind. The first floor contains many kids rides, but there is also a Jurassic era flume ride, a pirate ship, and the Giant Loop roller coaster. On the second floor, you’ll find the French Revolution, an exciting roller coaster that twists you upside down while taking you through a reconstructed 18th century French village. The third and fourth floors are mostly dedicated to rides that give you a bird’s eye view of the park. Choose either the Aeronauts Balloon Ride or the World Monorail, a train that takes you outside over Magic Island and over Seokchon Lake.

Enjoy the many kid-centered attractions

There are plenty of activities for kids

The first floor of the Adventure park is the place to go for kid-friendly rides. There are bumper cars, a toy train, and a carousel. Throughout the day, Fairytale Theater features a variety of shows including illusionists and playful renditions of Hansel and Gretel. Kids will also love Beluga’s Talk Show, an interactive show where an animated beluga whale talks with the audience. Finally, there is Lotty’s Kidstoria which will transport kids to a magical fairytale world. Based loosely on Alice in Wonderland, this huge play area invites children to climb on statues of whimsical animals, jump over brightly-colored floors, and run through magical forests. The kids will have a great time and the parents will have a chance to rest!

Head to Magic Island for even more fun

Lotte World Castle

The rides at Adventure Park are great, but the best rides are found outside in the Magic Island section of the park. If you’re not afraid of getting spun around, try the Gyro Spin or the Gyro Swing, a ride that spins you around as it swings like a pendulum. If you love high octane rides, try The Comet Express, a roller coaster featuring seats that rotate 360 degrees. If you need a break from the rides, you can rent a swan boat, take a cruise in Seokchon Lake, or enjoy the Castle Music Show.

Spend a great day at Lotte World

Lotte World is open every day of the year with no interruptions. Both Adventure and Magic Island are open from 9.30 AM to 11.00 PM. The park tends to be very busy on weekends and holidays so try to arrive when the park opens to enjoy a few hours without lines. To access the park, take subway lines 2 or 8 and get off at Jamsil station (exit 4).

Entrance for adults costs 52,000 SKW (45.30 USD), 45,000 SKW (39.22 USD) for adolescents between 13 and 18, and 41,000 SKW (35.73 USD) for kids under 12. This ticket provides admission as well as access to all attractions in the park. An admission-only ticket (meaning you will have to pay extra to ride certain rides) costs 36,000 SKW (31.38 USD) for adults, 32,000 SKW (27.90 USD) for adolescents, and 29,000 SKW (25.30 USD) for kids.

In addition to the rides, Lotte World had plenty of dining options. If you want to explore Korean food try Mongchon, a restaurant featuring various soups, or Jumak, which features bibimbap (rice and vegetables) and pajeon (fried potato pancakes). There are also a variety of international dining establishments serving up everything from Italian pasta to Chinese dumplings. There are plenty of ice cream and drink stands scattered throughout the park if you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up.

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