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, 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. Lotte World can be easily accessed from Jamsil Station, on Line 2 and Line 8 of the Seoul Subway. Located near the park is Seok-Chon Lake.
General information 
The "Adventure" part of the amusement park is divided into four main floors.
The Adventures of Sindbad 
- A boat ride that allows passengers to travel along with Sindbad through an underground waterway.
- 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.
- 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 90cm and 120cm are permitted.
- 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.
Crazy Bumper Cars
- The bumper car attraction does not permit children under 140cm. 1 person per vehicle.
The Bumping Jesters
- 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.
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 105cm are required to be accompanied by an adult.
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.
- 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.
- A log ride consisting of a 4-seat long boat that travels through a Jurassic jungle.
- 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.
- A teacup ride that spins the individual vehicles left and right while the whole ride itself rises up and down.
- A mega indoor theater with 292 seats.
- A wide i-max screen theater, but the seats are in form of a horse. The seats move in all directions to the screen image. Passengers over 120 kg and under 120cm must sit on a coach seat.
The 4-D Theater
- A 4-D theater that includes special effect glasses; visitors will feel wind, vibration, and water. Children under 100cm are not permitted.
Fairy Tale Theater
- A puppet show featuring Jumbo the Elephant. Children under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult.
- A kid's ride in the form of a Ferris wheel. The individual cars are different characters from famous TV shows, such as Thomas the Train, and Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Only passengers under 140cm are permitted, and children under 5 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
- Magic boats that take kids up and down while spinning around.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- This theater shows 15-minute long movies, while the chair vibrates along with the movie.
Renaissance Animal Theater
- 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.
In popular culture 
In 2006, it was host to the WPF. It has also been used as the setting for episode 9 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).
K-pop boy group H.O.T. filmed parts of the inside for their music video Candy.
See also 
- "Hi Seoul, SOUL OF ASIA - Amusement Park, Theme Park, Overview". English.seoul.go.kr. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
- "경향닷컴 | Kyunghyang.com". News.khan.co.kr. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
- "LotteWorld | lotteworld.com".
- "Renaissance Animal Theater".
- "Korean TV Drama: Stairway to Heaven". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
- Lotte World official website (Korean)
- Lotte World official website (English)
- Lotte world at Seoul: Official Seoul Tourism
- Lotte Hotel World : Seoul Convention Bureau