When it comes to amusement parks, the first thing that usually pops out of our minds is Lotte World. But, do you know there is another one which is also famous among locals which are called Seoul Land. Today, I would like to introduce to you and share my personal experience of how I spend a day in Seoul Land.
History of Seoul Land
Opened in 1988, Seoul Land is Korea’s first comprehensive theme park and is composed of five different themed areas which are World Plaza, Samcheoli Land, Future Land, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land. I visited it last summer holiday with some of my friends and it was not bad.
We went there by Wednesday and it was a weekday. Maybe because of that, there is no one at Seoul Land when we reached there around ten in the morning. Or maybe because of COVID-19, not really many people visit amusement parks. Once you reach the entrance where you can buy tickets there, you can choose whether you wish to go to Seoul Land by elephant train or by walking. If I am not mistaken, the elephant train cost around 2000 won for a person. And you need to walk around fifteen minutes to reach Seoul Land if you walk there.
It is quite far but you can see a lot of things throughout the walk. You can see a huge lake at the center of the park and people who have a picnic beside the lake. Also, there are health facilities where you will see old citizens exercising there. There are also convenience stores along the path like CU convenience stores.
You had reached!
Now, you had reached the entrance of Seoul Land finally and you will see huge crowds if you visit there during weekends. It is a place for the family to spend their precious moment there. Luckily, I went there during weekdays and there is nobody there. We are free to take any ride we wanted and no need to queue up for the whole morning.
You can find a lot of stores to play small games like gun shooting and receive prizes if you reach the target. If you are a person who likes exciting roller coasters ride, Seoul Land is also your heaven. There is a thrilling and exciting roller coaster anywhere and you can take any of it. Also, there are Pirates ships where the ship will swing 180 degrees in the air. I am not a roller coaster fan, and therefore I didn’t take any scary rides there. Instead, I visited a lot of kids’ sections where the games are slightly okay for me to play.
There is a lot of fun rides!
But, I was confused in the middle of my way and accidentally took a scary ride at a football section. The seats were turned and flipped like a football and I got dizzy because of the ride. Also, there is a dinosaur section where you can visit the exhibition inside the museum. You can see a lot of information as well as some dinosaur models and don’t forget to take some cool photos with them.
We spent our afternoon wandering around the park. Honestly, there are quite some stalls that didn’t open and we finished our exploration really quickly. Plus, the park itself is not really big and we get bored very fast after trying out most of the ride. So, we just walked around and took pictures and also visiting back the same places again and again.
There are also performances at night!
I didn’t stay until the night where the lights are all lit up and performances are made. But, I got to know that there were not many performances during that day and maybe because of the corona outbreak. Anyway, it was a nice experience to spent a day in Seoul Land with your friends if you wish to have a memorable experience with them. But, compared to Lotte World and Everland, Seoul Land is slightly small and also no many entertainments provided.
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