Seoul Land

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Coordinates: 37°26′3.17″N 127°1′11.91″E / 37.4342139°N 127.0199750°E / 37.4342139; 127.0199750

Seoul Land
Seoul Land.jpg
Created 1987
Visitors 3.5 million/year
Website English page
Seoul Land
Hangul 서울랜드
Revised Romanization Seoul raendeu
McCune–Reischauer Sŏul raendǔ

Seoul Land (or SeoulLand) is an amusement park in Gwacheon, a city in Gyeonggi-do province, South Korea. It is located in the Seoul Grand Park complex. It opened just before the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1] It has about 40 rides, including roller coasters, and movie theaters. Seasonal festivals are held in the park.[2] It is smaller than Everland, but closer to Seoul,[3] about one hour away from downtown. Approximately 3–3.5 million people visit the park in a year.[1][4][5] Roughly a third of its 300,000 m2 is green space, the rest being packed with the attractions.[1]

General Information[edit]

Seoul Land, Seoul Grand Park, and the main branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art are all located in the Seoul Grand Park complex. Visitors may buy general admission tickets or one-day unlimited passes. General admission allows free entry to most rides. The unlimited passes allow almost all rides to be taken for free, but exhibitions, performances, and certain other attractions have additional charges despite the unlimited pass. Children aged 2 and under are allowed in for free. Prices for other ages are as follows:[6]

Admission Type Adult Youth Child
19 and up 13-18 3-12
General Admission Day KRW 20,000 KRW 17,000 KRW 15,000
Night KRW 18,000 KRW 15,000 KRW 13,000
One-Day Unlimited Pass Day KRW 36,000 KRW 32,000 KRW 29,000
Night KRW 30,000 KRW 26,000 KRW 23,000

Attractions[edit]

Seoul Land has five themed areas containing rides, arcades, obstacle courses, and other attractions. Many of the rides are themed with popular animation characters, such as Larva.[7][8][9]

World Plaza[edit]

Adventure Land[edit]

  • Shooting Range
  • Bumper Boats (for children)
  • Remote Control Boats
  • Sky Adventure (Beginner)
  • Sky Adventure (Challenger)
  • Flume Ride
  • Den of Lost Thieves
  • Tikitoc Train A small, steel roller coaster for children. It runs about 16 kph (10 mph).
  • Sudden Attack This is a real-life simulation of the "Warehouse" map from the FPS game Sudden Attack, which is popular in Korea.[10]
  • King Viking A swinging gondola-type ride. This type of ride is well-known in South Korea, and Lotte World and Everland have similar rides.

Fantasy Land[edit]

  • IQ Arcade coin-operated video game arcade
  • Midway Games coin-operated video game arcade
  • Mini Bumper Cars (for children)
  • Peter Pan
  • Kkambu Airplane
  • Dragon Tank
  • Arpo Swing
  • Larva Twister
  • Canimal Circus
  • Water Walk
  • Hi-Roller
  • Action Zone
  • Character 3D Theater
  • Convoy Race (for children)
  • Music Carousel
  • Sky Cycle
  • World Cup
  • Kartrider Bumper
  • Big Merry-Go-Round
  • Cloud Bread (for children)
  • Vroomiz Hill (for children)
  • Rudolph 2 Loop Coaster (for children) The Saseum Sseolmae ("Reindeer Sleigh") is a powered, steel roller coaster made by Zamperla and designed for children. One ride is 56 seconds long. It opened in 1990 and still operates.[11][12]

Tomorrow Land[edit]

  • X Flyer
  • Zeppelin
  • Rock Cafe
  • Crazy House
  • Motion Theater
  • Super Telecombat
  • Tilt House
  • Time Machine 5D 360
  • Frog Hopper (for children) A miniature Double Shot-style tower-based ride for children.
  • Mini Viking (for children) A pirate-ship-style ride for children.
  • Crazy Mouse Wild Mouse roller coaster. The top speed is 28 mph and one ride is 1 minute and 22 seconds.[11][13]
  • Sky X One of the most popular rides at Seoul Land, Sky X requires reservations and has additional charges. On the ride, groups of two or three people are raised 50 meters off the ground by cable and then dropped.[14]
  • Shot Drop A tower-based ride similar to the Double Shot
  • Black Hole 2000 Steel roller coaster with two corkscrews, seven drops, and top speed of 100 kph (62 mph). One ride is 2 minutes and 45 seconds long, 15 seconds shorter than the T Express at Everland. It opened in 1990 and still operates.[11][15]
  • Galaxy Train Also known as the (Columbia) Double Loop Coaster, the "Galaxy Train" is a steel coaster made by Senyo Kogyo. It has two loops, and one ride lasts 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The top speed is 52 mph. It opened in 1988 and still operates.[11][16]

Samchulli ("Thousand-Mile") Hill[edit]

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Larva Sledding Hill
  • Hutos Media Town (for children)
  • Archery Range
  • Haunted House
  • Top Spin Called "Dokkaebi Wind" in Korean, this is a standard Top Spin, comparable to the Double Rock Spin at Everland.

Exhibits[edit]

Seoul Land hosts a variety of temporary exhibits. These have included:

  • Early 2008: a Creation Science exhibit, organized by the Korea Association for Creation Research (KACR), which was visited by over 116,000 visitors during its three-month run[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Seoul Land, the ultimate playground". KBS World Radio website. 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee (2010). Frommer's South Korea. Frommer's. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-470-59154-3. 
  3. ^ Martin Robinson; Ray Bartlett; Rob Whyte (2007). Korea. Lonely Planet. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-74104-558-1. 
  4. ^ David Bennett (1998). Roller coaster: wooden and steel coasters, twisters, and corkscrews. Chartwell Books. p. 169. ISBN 0-7858-0885-X. 
  5. ^ Paul W. Beamish (2000). Asia-Pacific cases in strategic management. Irwin/McGraw-Hill. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-07-239545-7. 
  6. ^ "Seoul Land official website - ticket costs". 2015-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Seoul Land official website (Korean)". 2015-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Seoul Land official website (English)". 2015-02-20. 
  9. ^ "Seoul Land official website Attractions list (English)". 2015-02-20. 
  10. ^ "Sudden Attack at the Seoul Land Website". 2015-02-20. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Roller Coaster Database Roller Coaster List for Seoul Land". 2015-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Rudolph 2 Loop Coaster at Roller Coaster Database". 2015-02-20. 
  13. ^ "Seoul Land Crazy Mouse at Roller Coaster Database". 2015-02-20. 
  14. ^ "Thrills and Romance Abound in Top Three Theme Parks - Official Korea Tourism Organization". 2015-02-20. 
  15. ^ "Black Hole 2000 at Roller Coaster Database". 2015-02-20. 
  16. ^ "Columbia Double Loop Coaster at Roller Coaster Database". 2015-02-20. 
  17. ^ Park, Soo Bin (2012-06-05). "South Korea surrenders to creationist demands". Nature 486 (7401): 14. doi:10.1038/486014a. PMID 22678257. Retrieved 2012-06-19.  edit

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