Giant Rubber Duck Returns to Seoul

After eight years without a visit, this Fall, Seoul finally received the Rubber Duck once again! For those of you who aren’t familiar, in Sokcheon lake near Lotte World, a giant rubber duck was put on display. For the past 8 years, that duck has continued making the rounds on social media. We all love that duck! And so, by popular demand, it is finally back!

Return of the Duck

In 2014, more than 5 million people visited the giant yellow rubber duck in Seoul. This time, the Rubber Duck has come back in hopes of entertaining locals and promoting Lotte’s giant entertainment center.

The balloon measuring 18 meters in height, 19 meters in width, and 23 meters in length, is ready to be the background of your photos in the East side of Seokchon Lake.

Not only that, they have other versions of the lovable duck merchandise this time. It comes in fun Halloween versions: Rainbow, Skull, Dracula, and Ghost. All of them are incredibly cute.

Hidden Photo Zones

Apart from taking pictures with the famous duck, Lotte Property & Development (Lotte P&D) also set up 9 different photo zones. They offer offline events throughout the one-month period.

How it works out is: you find all mini Halloween ducks. They are hidden in nine different locations around the Lotte property. After taking all the pictures, completing the photo book, and proving your purchases, you will receive a rubber duck for yourself!

After purchasing over 30,000 won inside the complex, and keeping your receipts. You can start your search.

To kick off, you will need to get the photo book. It will need to be stamped in each location. The stamp book can be acquired at the brochure stand in the Lotte Worl Mall (B1), near the information desk.

Once the stamp book is in your hands, search for the photo zones, and stamp it. 

Check out the location of each duck:

According to the number of stamps, your prize will be different. With 3 to 4 stamps you can get a set of seven rubber duck stickers. For 5 to 6 stamps you can get one random rubber duck magnet (three different designs). Plus, one random free gift per person. With 7 to 9 stamps, you will get one rubber duck original toy.

The amount of prizes is limited and given out on a “first come first serve” basis. So check it out before it runs out!

A special rubber duck eco bag prize is given to those who spend over 590,000 Won at the Lotte Duty Free store.

Location and Time

The Rubber Duck is going to be located at Seokchon Lake (석촌호수) from September 30th to October 31st.

Seokchon Lake (석촌호수)

Address: 136 Samhaksa-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Korean address: 서울 송파구 잠실동
Operating Hours: Duck will be up throughout the event period

Conclusion

The Rubber Duck Project was a success in 2014, and now in 2022, it is giving everything to be once again a success. Many people already visited the attraction, and it is expected to have many more visitors by the end of October. Not only is the yellow animal is taking over Lotte’s Complex, but the duck’s designer’s (Florentijn Hofman) idea of Halloween costumes definitely gave a fresh tone to the event.

According to Hofman himself: “It is my job to provide a uniquely entertaining experience utilizing a material in daily life to its fullest. I want to convey joy and hope to Korean people through Rubber Duck that returned”. So check the event out before Halloween!

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🇧🇷 Dani Quintana

Hello ~~ I'm Dani, a Brazilian student living in the countryside of South Korea. I'm happy to be sharing any fun experience here and I hope to be helping other people to find exciting activities around SK!