Lotte World

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lotte World
Khitai7.jpg
Location Sincheon-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°31′N 127°06′E / 37.51°N 127.10°E / 37.51; 127.10
Theme Small World[1]
Owner Lotte
Opened July 12, 1989
Operating season Year-round
Visitors per annum 8 million[1]
Area 128,246㎡
Website http://www.lotteworld.com/
Lotte World
Hangul 롯데월드
Revised Romanization Lotdewoldeu
McCune–Reischauer Rottewŏldŭ

Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park (a Guinness World Record) which is open all year around,[2] an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters. Opened on July 12, 1989, Lotte World receives over 8 million visitors each year and is considered, along with Tokyo Disney Resort, as one of the most world-class theme parks in Asia.[2] Lotte World can be easily accessed from Jamsil Station, on Line 2 and Line 8 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway and SMRT, respectively. Located near the park is Seok-Chon Lake.

General information[edit]

Lotte World is located in Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is made up of two main sections, the outdoor amusement park Magic Island,[3] and Adventure.[4]

Lotte World opens all year long without holidays. Its hours of operation on weekdays (Monday to Thursday) is 9:30a.m. to 10p.m., while on weekends (Friday to Sunday) is 9:30a.m. to 11p.m. The price of admission tickets for Lotte World differs with different age groups. A day pass for adults(18 years and over) costs 44,000Won (41USD, as of November 28, 2013), while a day pass for teenagers (13years to 17years), children (3years to 12years), and babies (12months to 2years) costs 38,000Won (36USD), 34,000Won (32USD), and 11,000Won (10USD), respectively. Lotte World also offers what is called, 'late' admission tickets, which are admission tickets purchased after 4p.m. They are approximately 75% of the price of the regular admission tickets.

Lotte World offers a variety of small and big performances and festivals in the park. Since they are mostly performed inside the park, visitors can freely and conveniently access them, regardless of weather.

In Lotte World, there is also a South Korea's largest indoor ice skating rink. It can be easily observed that visitors in all age groups come and make valuable memories.

Attractions[edit]

The "Adventure" part of the amusement park is divided into four main floors.

Adventure 1F: Underland[edit]

The Adventures of Sindbad

A boat ride that allows passengers to travel along with Sindbad through an underground waterway.

The Conquistador

A Viking ride. It swings back and forth, almost reaching the ceiling of Lotte World at its maximum height. The seats at the ends of the ship rise 5 more meters and 24 degrees higher than the seats towards the middle.

Flume Ride

A log ride consisting of a 4-seat long boat that travels through a Jurassic jungle.

Camelot Carrousel

The merry-go-round located near the middle of Lotte World consists of 64 white horses. This is also the merry-go-round featured in South Korean drama series, Stairway to Heaven.

Giant Loop

A roller coaster ride made only of one big loop. Passengers are constantly taken for 360 degree spins in a 14m-wide circular rail. The vehicle even stops while upside down.

Drunken Basket

A teacup ride that spins the individual vehicles left and right while the whole ride itself rises up and down.

3D Desperados

A wide I-max screen theater, but the seats are in the form of a horse. The seats move in all directions to the screen image. Passengers over 120 kg and under 120 cm must sit on a coach seat.

Lotty's Kidstoria

A play place for kids under the age of 8 years. This play area's theme is fairy-tale world, and kids can go barefoot to explore Cinderella's Castle, Alice in Wonderland, and other fairy-tale stories.

Treeble's Hopper

A children's ride. The children are taken up towards a tree house as they jump up and down over 6 meters. Only children between 90 cm and 120 cm are permitted.

Kids Bumper Cars

Bumper cars for children not permitted on the Crazy Bumper Cars. Anyone over 140 cm is not permitted, unless they are accompanying a child. Children under 5 years must have an adult with them.

Swing Pang Pang

A mini version of the Teacup ride; the children get on a twirling basket. Children under 6 years have to be accompanied by an adult.

Boong Boong Car

A kid ride where the children aboard a Boong Boong Car (붕붕 in Korean is the sound a car makes) and go to save Hansel and Gretel from the witch's house. Children under 105 cm are required to be accompanied by an adult.

Brother Moon & Sister Sun

Jump into the sky with Brother Moon & Sister Sun to run away from tiger!

Lotty Train

Make your adventure taking a small train

Eureka

Magic boats that take kids up and down while spinning around.

Jumping Fish

Explore aquatic adventures. The only way to escape from the evil shark is to jump over it.

Do you speak Beluga?

Interactive live show with Beluga.

Adventure 2F[edit]

French Revolution

A high-octane roller coaster. It rotates 360 degrees and even up to 540 degrees in some parts. The roller coaster goes through buildings and is indoors, so there is always a near-miss crash feeling. It also takes a picture during the ride that is available for pick up at the exit.

Bumper Car

For adults, must be at least 140 cm to ride.

Adventure 3F[edit]

Jungle Adventure

A water ride that takes passengers through the jungle. They get on a jungle boat and enter a dark cave and are taken through the rapids.

World Monorail

The monorail takes passengers through Lotte World—both inside and outside. It gives a scenic view as it goes by Adventure, then goes outside to Magic Island that sits over Seok-Chon Lake.

Folk Museum

Learn all about Korea's people and history.

Adventure 4F[edit]

Pharaoh's Fury

A multi-motion ride where passengers board a Jeep and travel through ancient Egypt. The passengers feel as if they were right at the steering wheel as they go on a 1 km-long ride.

Aeronauts Balloon Ride

This ride in a balloon spans over the majority of the indoor park. It allows visitors to hop on and view Lotte World from high above.

Dynamic Theatre

This theatre shows 15-minute long movies, while the chair vibrates along with the movie.

Animal Theatre

This production, targeted towards children, tells the story of Piggy who is in love with a Princess. The King has already chosen a fiance for the Princess, Knight Rolo. However, Piggy eventually wins the love of the princess through the help of his animal friends.[5]

Transportation[edit]

  • Subway
  • Bus
    • Gyeonggi Urban Bus: 16, 30-1, 30-3, 30-5, 32, 70,100,101,116,119
    • Direct, Gyeonggi Bus: 500-1, 1000, 1007, 1007-1, 1009, 1100, 1112, 1115, 1115-6, 1117, 1200, * 1650, 1670, 1700, 2000, 5600, 5700, 6900, 7007, 8001, 8002, 8012, 9005
    • Gyeonggi Intercity Bus: 3300, 7000, 8000, 8800
    • Seoul Line Bus: 2412, 2415, 3215, 3216, 3217, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3317, 3318, 3319, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 4318, 4319
    • Seoul Blue Bus: 301, 302, 303, 320, 333,341,351,360,362
    • Greater Seoul Bus: 9403
    • Seoul Airport Bus: 6000, 6006, 6300, 6705, 6706A

In popular culture[edit]

Lotte World was one of several locations used for filming the Korean drama Stairway to Heaven, namely the carousel, ice rink and as the seat of Cha Song-joo's family business.[6]

In 2006, it was host to the WPF. It has also been used as the setting for episodes 9 and 149 of SBS Variety show Running Man and as the setting for Episode 3 of MBC We Got Married YongSeo Couple (Girls' Generation's Seohyun and CNBlue's Yonghwa).

The amusement park was used in some scenes of SBS drama Protect the Boss and drama Full House.

K-pop boy group H.O.T. filmed parts of the inside for their music video Candy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Introduction to Lotte World". Lotte World official website. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Hi Seoul, SOUL OF ASIA - Amusement Park, Theme Park, Overview". English.seoul.go.kr. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ "경향닷컴 | Kyunghyang.com". News.khan.co.kr. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ "LotteWorld | lotteworld.com". 
  5. ^ "Renaissance Animal Theatre". 
  6. ^ "Korean TV Drama: Stairway to Heaven". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°31′N 127°06′E / 37.51°N 127.10°E / 37.51; 127.10