Lotte World is a theme park located in downtown Seoul. It was opened on July 12, 1989, and has been the most popular theme park in Korea since then. There are thrilling rides, cool rink, a huge heart-shaped lake, and folk museums within Lotte World, and it also contains department stores, restaurants, duty-free shops, large discount stores, and sports complexes. Korean people take pride in Lotte World because it is recorded as the world’s largest indoor theme park in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Located in the heart of the city, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. About 6,000,000 visitors are welcomed every year, and about 10% of the visitors are foreigners. The structure inside makes use of the natural sunlight, and it is open for visitors all year round, regardless of the weather.
Lotte World is divided into two parts: The Adventure-themed area and the Magic Island-themed area. Certain facilities and shops show the Adventure theme by portraying different countries and destinations. You can enjoy watching parades, numerous films, laser shows, and a variety of international cuisines, even during the holidays. Magic Island is where the dazzling Magic Castle is located. If you miss checking out the peaceful walking trail around the lake, you will definitely regret it.
One of the major reasons tourists are attracted to Lotte World is the amusement rides. The Gyro Drop and Gyro Swing are favorites – a steep drop with an altitude of 70 meters, or taste the thrilling sensation of being inside a tornado. You may need to take your shoes off before you get on since they will mostly likely come off during the ride. The Flume Ride is a long boat with a high-altitude wave, and the Spanish Pirate Ship swings at an electrifying 75 degrees. Besides the excitement of these rides, Lotte World also contains a variety of parades and laser shows. Over two hundred performers sing and dance to music in the World Carnival Parade, which adds excitement to the theme park.
Another thing: don’t miss skating on the ice rink, as well as visiting the museum. The ice rink is situated indoors on the B3 floor, and is opened throughout the year. There are restaurants, a ticket booth, a snack bar, a sports shop, a skate rental service, and a changing room in the playroom, so you have to reserve prepare a whole day for it because you may not want to leave there!