Lotte World is a massive theme park in Seoul that encompasses both indoor and outdoor theme parks, shopping malls, and Lotte Hotel World – a five-star hotel. Known as the world’s largest indoor theme park, visitors of all ages can enjoy more than 20 thrilling rides, South Korea’s largest ice-skating rink, laser shows, lively parades and cultural festivals, as well as a Korean folk museum.
Divided into four main floors, Lotte World’s indoor theme park is called the Indoor Adventure. There are a total of 22 globally-themed rides here, including Conquistador (which resembles a Spanish pirate ship), French Revolution roller coaster, the World Monorail, Camelot Carousel, and Flume Ride, a Jurassic Park-inspired water ride complete with animatronic dinosaurs.
Visitors can also enjoy dazzling seasonal festivals and parades at Indoor Adventure, such as the Masquerade Festival, Rio Samba Carnival, Halloween Party, Christmas Festival, and World Carnival Parade.
Great for culture vultures, the Korean folk museum is set on the third floor of Indoor Adventure. Here, visitors can learn about Korea’s rich history and culture in the form of miniature villages and artefacts that are more than 5,000 years old. The museum also frequently hosts traditional performances while the Jeojageori (traditional market street)is a great place for purchasing local handicrafts and souvenirs.
Magic Island is Lotte World’s outdoor theme park, which can be accessed via Indoor Adventure’s connecting passageway on the second floor. Set within an artificial island that’s surrounded by Seokchon Lake, the theme park hosts the medieval-style Magic Castle and 17 high-altitude rides. Must-visit attractions at Magic Island include Gyro Drop, a 70-metre-high freefall thrill ride and Gyro Swing, where visitors can experience a tornado’s thrilling sensation.
Open daily from 09:30 until 22:00, admission fees for Lotte World vary according to time of entry and age, but the Daily Passport Ticket, priced at 48,000 won for adults (above 19), 42,000 won for youths (13 – 18), 38,000 won for children (3 – 12) and 12,000 won for infants (below 3) is ideal if you want to enjoy free access to all of Lotte World’s offerings.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 22:00
Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul