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Lotte World Adventure, Seoul

Today I will be sharing about Lotte World Adventure.

About Lotte World Adventure (롯데월드)

Have you ever heard about Lotte World Adventure? I think, even if you are not in Korea, you will probably know about this popular place as every year 7.3 million visitors are received. In addition, one of the Korean drama called “Stairway to Heaven” was filmed there using  carousel and ice rink. This old drama got its popularity and so many fans around the world from 2003. Also, the Korean boy band H.O.T, which are considered to be the first K-pop ideal group, shot their video “Candy” in Lotte World. That’s why I thought it’s worth to share about this hot place with you. So let’s start!

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Lotte World Adventure is a major recreation complex in Seoul and started its operation on July 12, 1989. The land area is 128,245 square meters and the annual building area is 581,684 square meters. Construction began in August 1985 and was completed in July 1989. It consists of two theme parks, one is the world’s largest indoor theme park, another one outdoor theme park called “Magic Island”. Except from these, there are major facilities such as the Korean Folk museum, a luxury hotel, various shopping malls, department stores, sports center, ice park, folk hall, cultural center, theater, movie theater, youth square and so on. Lotte World Adventure is comparable to Disneyland which is in Japan and the USA and King Island in the USA.

“Camelot Carousel” By @s_pretty26 (Instagram)
“Ice Rink” By @s_pretty26 (Instagram)

Attractions

The Conquistador, Camelot Carousel, The Adventures of Sinbad, Drunken Basket, Flume Ride, Dragon Wild Shooting, Across Dark, Jungle Adventure, World Monorail, The Comet Express, Atlantis, Gyro Swing, French Revolution, Dragon Wild Shooting, Pharaoh’s Fury, VR Space, Fantasy Forest, Swing Tree, Brother Moon and Sister Suns, Gyro Spin, Bungee, Tomb of Horror, Boong Boong Car, Eureka, Bumper Car (ADV), Fly venture, Balloon Ride, Gyro Drop, The Bumping Jesters, Fantasy Dream, Lotty’s Kidstoria, Swing Pang Pang, Desperados, Jumping, Fish, Dream Boots, wild Valley, Wild Jungle, Wild Wing, 4D Shooting Theater, Petit Pang Pang, Dynamic Theater, Beluga’s Talk show, The Haunted house, Kid’s Sightseeing Car, Dragon Train, Geneva Cruise Lines, Fairytale Theater, Load Nelson’s Armanda, Lotty’s Climbing, Mirror maze, Game factory, Observatory Arcade, Space Journey.

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As you can see there are so many various attractions which a whole day is not enough to ride all of them. That’s why I really recommend to choose some of them before visiting and find which floor are they located. In addition, there are four floors in indoor theme park and an outdoor Magic Island.

My Top 5 Attractions To Try

  • French Revolution is a high-octane roller coaster that rotates 360 degrees and even up to 540 degrees in some parts. I think this is one of the must try roller coaster in Lotte World as you enjoy the non-stop excitement of near-crash with surrounding buildings.
  • Atlantis Adventure is a steel roller coaster and superb thrill through super-speed flight.
  • Gyro Swing loads 40 people and sitting around you will feel new kind of fear as a huge spinning vehicle moves likes a pendulum, about to be blown away by tornado.
  • Bungee is thrill of sudden fall from a height of 38m at the speed of 90km/h. When you think that it’s finished, but you are wrong, it’s not yet finished and will repeat for 30 seconds.
  • Tomb of Horror is something that even you think you will feel horror experience and thrilling. It is the first offline adventure game in Korea.
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By the way, there are so many cafes and restaurants in Lotte World, so when you feel hungry, just go any of them. You can find in both indoor and outdoor theme parks. Lastly, you can also download Lotte World Adventure app to use the facilities more comfortable. All functions are available such as ticket reservation in advance, checking of performance hours and alarm service, mobile ticket issuance, restaurants and gift shops location indicator, checking of attraction waiting time.

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How to get there 

Address: 138-220  240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

  • Subway: You can take subway and get off from the Jamsil Station (lines 2, 8) exit 4.
  • Buses: 301,  341,  360,  362,  N13, 3217,  3313,  3314,  3315,  3317,  3411,  3414,  4319, 1007-1,  6900, 6006

Operating Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 09:30 ~ 22:00
  • Sat-Sun: 09:30 ~ 23:00
  • For some attractions hours of operation may be different so I recommend to check the website before visiting!

Admission Fees

For whole day:

  • Adult 56,000 won
  • Youth 50,000 won
  • Child 46,000 won

Entry after 4 pm:

  • Adult 45,000 won
  • Youth 40,000 won
  • Child 35,000 won

My Tip

We visited Lotte World with my group mates on a rainy day that’s why outdoor park “Magic Island” was closed. So our choices to ride were not so much. Even it opens every day, I recommend first to check weather and visit so that you can enjoy both of theme parks!

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🇺🇿 SANOVAR BAZARBAEVA

[A curious girl who loves travelling, taking pictures and enjoying the unrepeatable moments of life.] My name is Sanovar, studying and majoring at Computer Programming. My hobby is visiting beautiful places, so I will be sharing very good places with scenery views.