we heard that lotte world was really popular in korea so we decided to go there eventhough it was quite a distance from the city. we weren't really expecting much (i guess that comes from already having been to a lot of amusement parks) but it still turned out to be a pleasantly surprising trip. lotte world is composed of lotte world adventure, magic island and the lotte world folk museum. lotte world adventure is an indoor theme park while magic island was surrounded by a "lake". the museum was very interesting and i suggest for you not to miss it. they had on display miniature pieces of korean folkmen and villages and the attention to detail was simply superb. in terms of the theme park there's really not much difference with other theme/amusement parks what with the standard rides and attractions. so if you're tired of that i really suggest you go to the folk museum. its worth your while.
if you're planning on doing and seeing everything in lotte world allot a day for it.
the price of tickets aren't cheap but discount coupons are available.
from the indoor theme park you can enter magic island with an adventure admission ticket.
operating hours is from 9:30am - 11:00pm and is open all year round.
Lotte World Theme park was closed for renovations when we were there today. A bit of a bummer but we went to the shooting range and that was great fun. I shoot 10 bullets on a Glock 17 9mm and Beretta 92F 9mm for 20,000 won each and the Smith & Wesson 629 44 Magnum for 25,000 won. There were other guns too, but no machine guns. There are 6 guns for 20,000 won and another 4 or 6 more powerful guns for 25,000 won.
Lotte is a huge chewing gum manufacturer in Korea. This is a giant shopping mall/hotel/theme park/sports center in Seoul. It has undoubtedly grown since I visited. And it really is a world unto itself. You could spend all day exploring it.
You can ride the rides, tour the Folk Museum, shop, play sports, or even get married. This is a great place to watch the people. It's Korea's answer to Disney World.
As most of the attractions are indoor, this is a place for family entertainment despite cold or hot weather outside. It is a multi-complex for shopping, sports, theme park and even a folk village.
Open daily, 9:30am -11pm.
This is just a wonderful place. As seen on its name, it is real world of enjoy. All the thing you need and want is here. All kind of excitement for all the ages, the restaurants and cafes, market and department stores, hotel, museums and monuments etc.,
Please, see the photos I took and they will give you some better description than words.
Lotte World is an amusement park in Seoul that opened in 1989. It's very unique, where in most of its facilities are inside. This is great when the weather is bad. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Lotte World is the world's largest indoor theme park. I had a great time at Lotte World. There was a lot to do; one could easily spend all day at the park. It reminded me a lot of the Magic Kingdom portion of Walt Disney World. In addition to all of the theme rides, there's a skating rink, shopping mall, and is home to the Korean folk museum. It's a great place for people of all ages. Keep in mind the entrance fee is cheaper in the evening.
*Operating Hours: 9:30a.m. to 11p.m. (365 days a year)
*Hotel Lotte World is located within the Lotte World complex is considered one of the top hotels in Seoul.
I was cajoled to do the roller coaster ride by my husband. I am not a big fan of roller coasters, although I've tried the "Lethal Weapon" in Movieworld (Brisbane) - one of the scariest rides I've ever done (so far)! I can't describe the ride to you, cos I was just screaming my head off and keeping my eyes shut throughout the entire ride. My husband is full of praise about this ride, though. He thought that this was the best ride in Lotte World.
You must have lots of patience when visiting Lotte World. The queues are all super long! We spent the whole evening there, but only managed to do a few rides....most of the time, we were just waiting for our turn in the queue.
The food at Lotte World is pretty gross and there is very little variety.
For those used to the big scary rides, there are about five ‘big ones’ here, but you can queue for half the day for 90 seconds of adrenaline. However, the queues for the little rides that are usually empty at places like Disneyland/World in Europe and the States also generate big queues here.
There is a big carnival parade around the central part of the hall at 2pm and 7pm, but this seems to increase the crowds in the narrow aisles, and the parade seems to be themeless – lots of people in colourful costumes dancing around. Little kids will love it but may not be able to see it because of the crowds! Hmmmm.
If you are taking children to Lotte World (and I can think of no reason to go otherwise) you may wish to read the Warning tip about the constant pestering they will face from Korean children and teenagers.
Lotte World just didn’t work for us, for all kinds of reasons: the massive crowds, the rain outside, and very weak “themes’ on all the rides. My children are fairly ordinary kids – fixated on Playstations, PCs, the latest fads and fashions – yet they both said they much preferred many of the other things that we had done in Seoul: the children’s museum at the National Folk Museum, the changing of the guard at Gyeongbokgung, the DMZ tour, the COEX aquarium, many of the street events of the ‘Hi Seoul’ festival, and the Suwon Korean Folk Village.
As a final note, the ‘Haunted House’ ride is not a ride at all. If you do not understand Korean, this is simply an hour of your life wasted queuing: it involves sitting down around a table wearing headphones.
Open 9am until 11pm (the folk museum is open 9.30am until 10pm)
Lotte World is one of those theme parks that is unknown outside Korean, and for the foreign visitor it is difficult to know what to expect. We chose between Lotte World and Everland – simply on distance as the latter is an hour outside Seoul – but regretted the choice quickly. On the day after Korean Children’s Day (May 5th) public holiday, we expected the place to be at its midweek quietest, but instead it was jammed to the rafters with teenagers and youngish adults. The queues for absolutely everything were mind-numbingly tedious and getting around was done at a snail’s pace because of the narrow corridors and the sheer number of visitors. You queued for rides (90 minutes plus for each one), to eat (30 minutes plus each time), even the elevators had long lines waiting. This just wan’t fun.
The day was made worse by the puring rain outside that closed most of the outdoor rides and forced everyone into the main hall.
Lotte World is the main attraction at a massive indoor complex at jamsil in a dreary south-eastern suburb of the city. The adjoining mall, department store, folk museum (yes, another one. How many does one city need?), ice rink and swimming pool create a big attraction for the crowds, and even the Metro station appeared more crowded than elsewhere.
Given that it stays open until 11pm most nights, Lotte World is actually not particularly expensive and you have the option of paying just for entry (none of the rides included) or for the special pass (all rides included) for 20,000 won or 30,000 won respectively. Teenagers (13-18) and children (Up to 12 years) are progressively cheaper. If you arrive after 5pm, there is a ‘moonlight pass’ that saves a bit more money. Note that entry to the ice rink, folk museum and swimming pool are payable separately. There is access to the folk museum from the 3rd floor of Lotte World.
Lotte World is like a small city with an amusement park, folk museum, sports center, skating rink, water slide park, shopping center and the hotel.
Most facilities are indoors, so they can be enjoyed throughout the year. The central area is open, so that people can watch the other people ice skating, enjoying the rides, eating and shopping.
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