Lotte World, Seoul

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240 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 3(sam)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul +82 1661-2000

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    Lotte World~

    by Outbound88 Written Sep 6, 2005

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    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.

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    Roller Coaster Ride and Long Queues

    by chatterley Written May 28, 2005

    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.

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  • Lotte World - Part II

    by mke1963 Written May 13, 2005

    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)

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  • Lotte World - Part I

    by mke1963 Written May 13, 2005

    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.

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    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    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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    by JDwernychuk Updated Apr 28, 2004

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    Lotte world is a big giant theme park. I had a good time there. It would be a great place for someone who has kids ( and lots of money to spend ) But i has a number or rides that were pretty good. There is also a ice skating ring, but it looks alittle hard to skate with about a thousand people on the ice. Another cool place to vist in korea.

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    by darthmilmo Written Mar 21, 2004

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    Now, if pure fun is what you're after, then head to Lotte World, a wonderful amusement park. Although it is quite small compare to those in the States, the price is just right to spend an enjoyable day taking in the thrills of the rides and laughing with friends.

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    by woef Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Lotte World, houses an indoor theme park, lake park, shopping mall, folk museum, swimming pool, ice rink, sports centre, hotel and department store. In the folk museum, you can get an overall glimpse of the 5.000-year-long Korean history through various miniature and life-size models.

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    Lotte World

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    The world's largest indoor theme park as officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records. Because the ceiling of the Adventure section is covered with domed glass, you can visit here regardless of the season or the weather.

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    Spend a day at Lotte World.

    by Babybeary Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Amusement parks are my favourite place to be. :p I simply love them. Lotte World has activities both indoors and outdoors. Exciting ones and mild ones. So there's something for everyone. Seems like Mini-Disney. (I haven't been there before thou. :p) Lots of Korean visit the amusement park too. I spent practically 30 to 45 minutes queuing for each rides. I met a very cute Korean couple over there. Despite the language barrier, we seem like friends even thou its the first time we met. We were using hand gestures and very simple english to communicate. They even directed us to see the car parade. [If you are out there reading my page, please drop me an email. : ) It was really nice meeting you and your girlfriend.]

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    Lotte World.MUST-TRY: Gyro...

    by leonik Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Lotte World.
    MUST-TRY: Gyro Drop, a 70m high ride which drops you in a twisting free-fall at a speed of 100km/h in Magic Island. Not recommended to try more than twice - may leave you nauseated.
    It's Mall-Culture gone mad!!
    A mammoth leisure and shopping mall, located in Jamsil also composing of a deluxe hotel, folk museum, indoor and outdoor theme park, ice-skating rink (as seen in the picture) and a sports centre.
    Lotte World Adventure is a full-scale indoor theme park with ultra-modern rides. The indoor theme park is connected to the outdoor theme park 'Magic Island' which is surrounded by Seokchonhosu Lake behind Lotte World.

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    Visit Lotte World!

    by mignonne Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Lotte World is the biggest indoor theme park in the world and it guides you through a world of dreams, fantasies and adventures. You can find many exciting rides like Roller coasters and Pirate ships, haunted house...etc. Great for those who love excitement like me because here you can AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!scream like nobody's business...hehehe.Try the Gyro Drop, a 70 meters high(YES,70 Meters) ride that drops you in a twisting free fall at a speed of 100km/h...Here they also have Folk museums,chracter shops selling souvenirs,World art galleries..etc Don't miss the world's largest cosmic laser show.Restaurants and shops can be convieniently found within Lotte world itself.I saw many stalls selling Kebabs:-) and also hotdog stalls,delicious!

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  • Bungy Drop

    by Augustine_K Written Jan 9, 2004

    It will be the great experience when you visit to Lotte World.

    Bungy Drop, Atlantis, Gyro Drop is recommendable things.

    If you wanna ride these things, you'd better visit in early morning.

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  • Lotte World

    by Augustine_K Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Lotte World is the most popular amusement park in South Korea. Magic Island and Lotte Wolrd Adventure, the biggest theme park in Korea, are forming this amusement park.

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    Lotte World

    by vincentf Written Oct 9, 2003

    A large indoor/outdoor amusement park right in the heart of Seoul. It also boasts a large indoor skaing rink.

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