Lotte World: a fun theme park every day!

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Lotte World: a fun theme park every day!

by: Korea Tourism Organization | .
Stripes Korea | .
published: December 02, 2016
Lotte World, one of the must-go places when you are in Seoul! There are both indoor (Adventure Park) and outdoor (Magic Island) sections and the biggest attraction of this amusement park lies in the fact that it is geographically located in Seoul, easily accessible via public transportation! 
 
As Lotte World is relatively huge in scale, a visit without proper planning may result in an unfruitful trip due to unnecessary time wastage or missing signature rides. Read on to find out how can you make full use of the admission ticket and enjoy a memorable time in Lotte World!
 
Lotte World is a place where all visitors can enjoy to their heart’s content. As long as you are well-aware of the things you should not miss beforehand, you will be able to have a smooth and pleasant time. Introducing some top thrill rides, photo zones and other must-sees when you visit Lotte World!
 
Enjoy Festivals & Performances
Lotte World is known for its seasonal festivals and performances all year-round. Every spring, performers wearing masks dance and sing to the music in the ‘Mask Festival’ while during summer; dancers in vibrant colored outfits can be seen at the ‘Rio Samba Carnival. In autumn, visitors may find ghost-like friends at the ‘Happy Halloween Party’ and in winter, a ‘Happy Christmas Parade’ is celebrated. 
Therefore, in order to fully enjoy the performances, visitors may want to consider the seasonal themed festivals of their desired choice before planning a trip to Lotte World.
 
Watch the Anniversary Night Parade
A highly recommended performance at Lotte World is ‘Let’s Dream’, the first multimedia night parade in the world, and was introduced in 2014 in celebration of Lotte World’s 25th anniversary. It took 2 years for the producers to put together this night parade project, with about 150 actors and staff in total. 
Once the clock strikes half past eight in the evening, the parade begins. Along with Lotte World Adventure’s lead character ‘Lotty’, six different themes of dreams including adventure, courage, future are conveyed together with familiar characters from fairytales. The parade is a colorful performance with many sights to catch, and lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
 
Enjoy Amusement Park Rides
The best way to enjoy Lotte World is undoubtedly taking the rides. There are about 50 rides (as of December 2015) offered and visitors may choose to ride from diverse genres based on their own likings. The most representative ride that offers an overview of the vista indoors is the ‘Hot Air Balloon Ride’, while the ‘World Monorail’ is a ride that allows visitors to have a view of both Adventure and Magic Island in one setting. Visitors may also feel like they are in a fairytale as they ride the horse on the carousel. For those who are bold and more adventurous, you may try ‘Atlantis’, a thrill ride that combines the thrilling sensation of a roller coaster and a flume ride. There are several highlights at the Magic Island and the three main attractions include ‘Gyro Drop’, ‘Gyro Swing’, and ‘Gyro Spin’.
 
Capturing Photo Memories at Photo Zones
Not only are there many exciting rides in Lotte World, there are also many spots in Lotte World that you may take photos at. There are several hidden photo zones that visitors may take unique and memorable photos, but an especially interesting ‘Art Museum’ is a definite must-see! Featuring fascinating optical illusions, they serve as great photo ops for all visitors!
 
 
TIP: Recommended Photo Spots in Lotte World!
Photo zone within Magic Island; Capture your best shot with the castle in the background for a fairytale-alike ambiance. 
A photo with the dazzling carousel found indoors is also a popular choice for those who prefers a romantic setting.
 
Address: Lotte World, 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu. Seoul
Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8) and Exit 4. Walk for about 5 minutes.
Operating hours: Monday-Thursday 09:30-22:00, Friday-Sunday 09:30-23:00
Admission:
 
[Free Pass]
• One-day Pass – Adults 48,000 won, Teenagers 42,000 won, Children 38,000 won, Baby 12,000 won
• After 4 Pass - Adults 38,000 won, Teenagers 33,000 won, Children 29,000 won, Baby 12,000 won
 
[General Admission]
• One-day Pass - Adults 33,000 won, Teenagers 30,000 won, Children 27,000 won
• After4 Pass - Adults 27,000 won, Teenagers 24,000 won, Children 21,000 won
• After7 Pass - Adults 17,000 won, Teenagers 15,000 won, Children 13,000 won
• Admission is only applicable after 4pm for After 4 Pass and 7pm for After 7 Pass.
Website: global.lotteworld.com (Korean, English)
 
 
 
As much as it is fun to explore within Lotte World, if time allows, there are also other attractions nearby that are worth a visit! These attractions are equally remarkable and time may just pass in a blink of an eye!
 
 
 
 
Lotte World Folk Museum
The Folk Museum is a highly recommended place for all foreign visitors to have an overview of Korea’s cultural relic and lifestyles in the past. Through advanced videos or miniature sculptures, visitors can learn about life in the olden days. Historical facts ranging from prehistoric ages to Goryeo Dynasty and history of democracy culture are on displayed at the ‘History Exhibition Hall’, and miniature reenactments (one eighth life size) of typical lifestyles in the Joseon Dynasty can also be seen at a ‘model village’. Moreover, visitors may also catch traditional artistic performances at the ‘Nori Madang’ located inside the folk museum.
 
Address: Lotte World, 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu. Seoul
Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8) and Exit 4. Walk for about 5 minutes.
Operating hours: Weekdays 09:30-20:00, Weekends 09:30-21:00
Admission: Adults (ages 20 or above) 5,000 won, Teenagers (ages 14-19) 3,000 won, Children (ages 3-13) 2,000 won
* Free admission for visitors to Lotte World. However, separate fees for hands-on programs in the museum applicable.
Website: www.lotteworld.com/museum (Korean only)
 
 
Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink
An ice rink operating throughout all seasons can be found at Lotte World. With a scale that can hold up a capacity of a thousand people, the ice rink is a fairly huge space and is connected to Lotte World Adventure indoors. Plus, Lotte World admission ticket holders are entitled to discounts when using the ice rink. So, do make full use of the benefits of your admission ticket to Lotte World by enjoying both facilities in a day!
 
Address: Lotte World, 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu. Seoul
Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8) and Exit 4. Walk for about 6 minutes.
Operating hours:
Jul-Aug/Dec-Feb Weekdays 11:00-22:30, Weekends & Public Holidays 10:00-22:30
Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec Weekdays 10:00-21:30, Weekends & Public Holidays 10:00-22:30
Admission: Adults 11,000 won, Children 10,000 won
* In addition to admission fee, separate charges (5,000 won) for skate rental applicable.
* For visitors to Lotte World, present free pass to enter ice rink, and receive 2,000 won discount for skate rental.
Website: www.lotteworld.com/icerink (Korean only)
 
 
 
Lotte World Aquarium
Lotte World Aquarium is a place where one can have a unique sea experience in the city. The aquarium is one of the largest scales in the city, with two levels for visitors to explore. Enjoy the various themed corners, spot marine life from rivers to coastal shores and sea. Above all, do not forget to check out the underwater tunnel, the biggest in the nation with a depth of 85m!
 
Address: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8) and Exit 2. Walk for about 10 minutes.
Operating hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-20:00, Friday-Sunday 10:00-22:00
Admission: Adults 29,000 won, Teenagers 27,000 won, Children 25,000 won 
* Separate fees applicable for hands-on programs.
Website: www.lotteworld.com (Korean, English)
 
 
Lotte World Tower & Mall
For travelers who love shopping, a must go place nearby Lotte World is none other than the Lotte World Tower & Lotte World Mall. The exterior motif of Lotte World Tower is a combination of Korean traditional ceramics and Korean writing brushes, creating one of the tallest skyscrapers in the nation with 123 floors in total. The building is still ongoing construction and is expected to be completed by December 2016. Aside from that, the Lotte World Mall that was opened in 2014 is located next to the tower, one of the top shopping attractions in Seoul with a variety of domestic and foreign brands. The multi-complex offers a wide-range of facilities including Lotte Mart, shopping mall, duty-free stores, a movie theater, and more.
 
Address: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8) and Exit 2. Walk for about 7 minutes.
Operating hours: Vary according to shops in the shopping mall, marts and duty free stores. Please refer to official website for more details.
Website: www.lwt.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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