Lotte World—Not Your Typical Amusement Park
Korean winters can often be quite brutal and so it is crucial to find indoor activities to help pass the time. One suggestion would be Lotte World, a Korean amusement park located in Seoul. Lotte World is not your typical amusement park, not by a long shot.
Lotte World has indoor and outdoor rides, allowing it to be a year round attraction. When stepping inside, it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed. When standing in the entrance, you can scan your surroundings and see: an indoor roller coaster, an indoor flume ride, an ice rink, monorail-esque hot air balloons floating around the ceiling and a stage where shows are often performed with questionable plot lines. Granted, this observation is coming from someone who couldn’t understand what was being said. However, regardless of what dialect was being spoken, it was clear that a girl came out on stage in what can only be described as scantly dressed attire, danced around for a while, and then proceeded to get stabbed by a man wearing a chipmunk costume. In spite of the show, or maybe because of it, if you happen to be in the Seoul area, I would highly recommend stopping by Lotte World. Its easily accessible via the subway and is reasonably priced (approx. $26). Admission price also allows you to visit the Korean Folk Museum located within the park. The folk museum provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Korea’s history and culture through miniature and life-sized representations of everyday and special events. Lotte World has something for everyone. Check it out! Happy travels.
Lotte World is located in Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu Seoul South Korea.