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How to get to Lotte World
Jermil and I love skating in the winter, and Seoul Travel and Culture magazine mentioned Lotte World Amusement Park houses, in addition to all of the typical thrill rides, a skating rink as well. Although it’s a bit of a trek to Jamsil from where I live (the North Western part of Seoul), we hopped on the Seoul Subway Line 2 and braved the 40 minute subway ride.
Buy the “Special Pass”!
Lotte World was worth the journey, we ended up not skating at all, but instead, we purchased the “Special Pass” and got some sort of foreigner discount that ended up costing each of us about 31 000 won.
Lotte World Amusement Park was an idyllic getaway from humdrum Seoul living. The music, the smells, and the happiness in the air had Jermil and I smiling the whole time we were there. We rode roller coasters, dropped from the sky on the “Gyro Drop”, and got a little wet on the log flume ride. We were just steps away from performers in sporadic parades that happened throughout the day (see the parade pictures below), and we watched several shows that included acrobatics, dance, and live music.
Is Lotte World really like Disneyland??
Lotte World cannot really be compared to Disneyland in terms of size and impressiveness, but it really was lovely, and we had a great day. Both of us remarked that we had forgotten we were even in Korea. We were also really surprised that the park was open in the winter, but a large portion is indoors, so that worked out for us, since it was -12 degrees celcius the day we were there.
We’ve heard Everland is also a fun amusement park, but we haven’t been yet, have you? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments!
Jermil has really wanted to go “ice skating” (just “skating” to we Canadians) this winter, and coincidentally in the December issue of “Seoul Travel and Culture” magazine, they suggested some venues for skating. We decided to check out what Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul had to offer.
Getting to Gwanghwamun Plaza and other information:
· Take the Seoul Subway Line 5 to the Gwanghwamun stop, and leave the station from Exit 2 or 3
· Hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 10pm and Sat –Sun, 10am – 11pm
· Open from December 12, 2009 to February 15, 2010
· Admission costs 1, 000 won and that includes admission AND skate rental! What a deal!
The skates were slightly dated, and I suspect the ice hadn’t seen a zamboni all day, but we had a good time nonetheless! Live at the scene, we present to you an on-ice video (and pictures below)…check it out!