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Why Lotte World is special ?
Lotte World is listed as the world’s largest indoor theme park in the Guinness Book of World Records, which is reason enough to visit! Lotte World’s indoor theme park is called “Adventure,” and there is also an outdoor one called “Magic Island.” There’s also a pretty sweet castle to gaze at in the background!
40-1 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World is a world class theme park, consists of indoor and outdoor rides. It also earned a Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest indoor theme park. The rides are on par with other major theme parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios.Pros:Many rides both indoors and outdoors.Indoor rides are not affected by weather.High quality rides.There are suitable rides for all ages.Cheaper tickets for those who wouldn’t want to try out all rides and just want to accompany their children in the theme park.Long opening hours, from 9:30am to 10/11pm.Magic Pass (aka fast pass) for popular rides, to safe time on queuing.Many rides with stroller parking area.Many restaurants.Easy accessible using Seoul’s subway. It is connected to a shopping mall.Cons:Need to keep showing your tickets for each ride as the theme parks practices different ticket types. It will be much better if they can use wrist bands to differentiate the ticket types. Hope that they can improve on this in the future.Can be long queue (kind of normal thing for popular theme parks, use the Magic Pass).Only in Korean.Try avoid going there in weekends.
Lotte World is a lot of fun if you can manage to time it right and go on a day when it is not wall to wall people. Most of the time it is extremely crowded and very long waits to get on anything. The good parts are that food and things like it are priced very reasonably, about what they would be outside the park. Also the size and scope of the indoor portion are pretty impressive.
It was interesting with all the rides & games but still I am clueless of what they are saying. Not one of them speaks english from the moment we step into ticketing counter, it's really hard if you don't speaks & understand Korean!!!. We could tried all the rides but we wish they can speaks in english about the safety procedure or how the games works? The last rides we hop on is on B1 level called Wild Adventure. It's totally in Korean language & to my disappointment, I can say I had Five star fun in Ocean Park & Hong Kong Disneyland. I just can't feel the fun, the thrill! That's the biggest setback ever!
Though we did not took any of the rides, it is a good place to visit. It has a museum as well that has a replica of Gyeongbokgung, that saves a lot of 'actual' walking at Gyeongbokgung (we didn't managed to visit the entire Gyeongbokgung - too tired walking). The scenery is good, lots of things to see and do. The Lotte Mart next to the subway is great. We shopped and had dinner.