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Seoul Jamsil Theme Park – Lotte World Adventure

The Jamsil area in Seoul is so closely associated with Lotte that you can find various buildings and services operated by Lotte throughout the area. From Lotte Department Store to Lotte World Tower, Lotte Hotel, Lotte Mart, Lotte Hi-Mart, and Lotte Cinema, you’ll find numerous buildings bearing the Lotte brand in Jamsil. It’s hard to talk about Jamsil without mentioning Lotte.

In Jamsil, you can also find an amusement park operated by Lotte. Known as Lotte World Adventure, it stands alongside Everland as one of Korea’s representative amusement parks.

“Conveniently Accessible Seoul Jamsil Theme Park – Lotte World Adventure”

In the Jamsil area, you’ll find various buildings and services with the Lotte name, and Lotte World Adventure is one of the flagship amusement parks operated by the Lotte Group. When it first opened in 1989, it wasn’t located in the central area of Seoul, but as Seoul gradually expanded and development in the Jamsil area was completed, Jamsil emerged as one of Seoul’s prominent centers. Jamsil Station is a convenient location to visit, as both Subway Line 2 and Line 8 pass through. However, if you’re driving, be cautious as traffic can be congested, especially during peak times.

“Lotte World Theme Park, Established in 1989”

Lotte World Adventure, an indoor theme park, officially opened on July 12, 1989. Later, on March 24, 1990, Magic Island, an outdoor amusement park, opened, completing the park. The total investment cost was 650 billion KRW. It is connected to Jamsil Station on Seoul Subway Line 2 and Line 8 via an underground passage, and can also be accessed above ground through exits 3 and 4, making it exceptionally accessible.

“Combining Indoor and Outdoor Spaces – Lotte World Adventure”

Lotte World Adventure is a theme park that encompasses both indoor and outdoor spaces. While there is an outdoor section, the indoor area is larger, allowing visitors to enjoy the park regardless of weather conditions, 365 days a year. Currently, in terms of land area, it is the world’s second-largest indoor theme park, following Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, and it is one of Korea’s landmarks, visited by approximately 8 million people annually.

Among Korean theme parks, it holds the highest rank alongside Everland in global theme park rankings, with a back-and-forth rivalry each year, often only surpassed by Hong Kong Disneyland.

“Lotte World Admission Fees”

Admission fees for Lotte World vary by category, including adults, teenagers, children, and babies. There are both 1-Day and After 4 tickets available. The “After 4” ticket allows entry after 4 PM.

Additionally, Lotte World is connected to the Folk Museum, and including the Folk Museum adds an additional fee of around 2,000-3,000 KRW. Below are the admission prices for Lotte World alone, without including the Folk Museum.

“1 Day”

  • Adult: 59,000 KRW
  • Teenager: 52,000 KRW
  • Child: 46,000 KRW
  • Baby: 15,000 KRW

“After 4”

  • Adult: 47,000 KRW
  • Teenager: 41,000 KRW
  • Child: 35,000 KRW
  • Baby: 15,000 KRW

Like other theme parks, Lotte World offers various discounts. Booking through the application provides a 33% discount, and there are discounts for military personnel as well as benefits from telecommunication companies and credit card companies. Utilizing the most advantageous benefit will be helpful.

“Diverse Attractions at Lotte World Adventure”

Despite being an indoor theme park, Lotte World Adventure offers a wide range of attractions. Among the popular attractions with long waiting times, the following can be highlighted:

  • Atlantis
  • French Revolution
  • Flume Ride
  • Spanish Pirate Ship
  • Comet Express
  • Gyro Swing
  • Pharaoh’s Fury
  • Adventure of Sinbad
  • Fantasy Dream
  • Gyro Drop
  • Gyro Spin
  • Balloon Flight
  • Battle Ground World Agent

“A Return Visit to Lotte World Adventure After a Long Time”

I hadn’t visited Lotte World Adventure for a while. After my last visit, which was during my university days to introduce Korea to foreign students, I hadn’t been for a long time. Recently, I visited again with Hong Kong HKCT university students. After the visit with the Hong Kong students, there was a program for American high school students, so I was able to continue visiting Lotte World Adventure. Now, perhaps due to my age, I’ve lost some interest in riding amusement rides, but seeing the students having a great time brought back a feeling of youthful excitement. Maybe for this reason, consciously striving for new experiences might be important. This visit allowed me to recall memories from my previous visits and create new memories with the students.

“Seoul Jamsil, Theme Park – Lotte World Adventure”

  • Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 1661-2000
  • Operating Hours: (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun) 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, (Fri-Sat) 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Website: https://www.lotteworld.com/gate.html