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Fun Year-round Theme Park, Lotte World!

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Lotte World's Magic Island

Lotte World is one of the must-go places when you are in Seoul! The amusement park features both indoor (Adventure Park) and outdoor (Magic Island) sections. More than anything, though, the largest draw of this amusement park lies in the fact that it is located in Seoul, easily accessible via public transportation!

As Lotte World is quite large in scale, a visit without proper planning may result in an unfruitful trip due to excessively waiting in line or missing signature rides. Read on to find out how you can make full use of the admission ticket and enjoy a memorable time at Lotte World!

Useful Tips for Visiting Lotte World!

For travelers planning to go to Lotte World, here are some things that you should know before your visit!

1. Magicpass, the express ticket to thrill rides!
As Lotte World is also a popular attraction among Koreans, the wait time for most thrill rides will range from at least 30 minutes to over an hour. At such times, it is best to use Magicpass! This is an express pass available for one-day ticket holders and annual membership holders that allows riders to make advanced reservations for select rides, greatly reducing one's wait time. Reservations can be made by first downloading the Lotte World Magicpass mobile application (available in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), and then selecting any vacant time slots for your desired ride. However, Magicpass reservations are limited to three times a day per individual.
2. Enter after 4 PM for a discount!
One-day tickets can be divided into two types, full day and after4. The full day ticket is suitable if you have plans to spend the entire day at Lotte World but if you are only planning to spend a hours at the amusement park, the after4 ticket is highly recommended. Available for all admissions after 4 PM, the price is about 10,000 won cheaper than the regular full day ticket!
3. Store your items in a locker and GO!
Besides one's mobile phone, wallet, camera and other small items that are necessary and simple to carry around, lockers are available for visitors to keep all other belongings safe. Lockers can be found in 9 different spots spread across the theme park, and a one-time use costs 1,000 won to 2,000 won payment in advance. Extra charges will only be incurred when items are stored for over 24 hours.
4. For memorable photo mementos, headbands are a must!
If you would like to capture a special moment in Lotte World, take a photo wearing a fun headband! Almost all Koreans at Lotte World can be seen wearing headbands. They also make great gifts for children. The headbands come in a variety of colors and designs, making it fun to pick one out. Headbands can be found at all gift shops within Lotte World.

How much of Lotte World have you enjoyed?

Lotte World is a place where all visitors can play to their heart's content. As long as you are informed before you visit, you will be able to enjoy a smooth and pleasant time. Don't miss out on the top thrill rides, photo zones and other must-see attractions when you visit Lotte World!

Enjoy festivals & performances

Mask Festival (Credit: Lotte World)

Lotte World is known for its themed festivals and performances all year-round. Every spring, masked performers dance and sing to music in the Mask Festival while during summer dancers in vibrantly colored outfits can be seen at the Rio Samba Carnival. In autumn, visitors can become friends with ghost at the Happy Halloween Party and winter brings the Happy Christmas Parade.

Therefore, in order to fully enjoy the performances, visitors may want to consider the seasonal themed festivals of their desired choice before planning a trip to Lotte World.

Watch the anniversary night parade

Night Parade "Let´s Dream"

A highly recommended performance at Lotte World is Let's Dream, the first multimedia night parade in the world. The parade was introduced in 2014 in celebration of Lotte World's 25th anniversary. It took two years for the producers to put together this night parade project, with about 150 actors and staff in total.

As soon as the clock strikes eight in the evening, the parade begins. Along with Lotte World Adventure's main character Lotty, six different themes of dreams including adventure, courage, and future are conveyed together with familiar characters from fairytales. The parade is a colorful performance with many sights to catch, and lasts for approximately 30 minutes.

Enjoy amusement rides

Major rides at Lotte World

The best way to enjoy Lotte World is undoubtedly taking the rides. There are about 50 rides (as of December 2015) offered and visitors may choose to ride from diverse genres based on their own likings. The most representative ride that offers an overview of the vista indoors is the 'Hot Air Balloon Ride', while the 'World Monorail' is a ride that allows visitors to have a view of both Adventure and Magic Island in one setting. Visitors may also feel like they are in a fairytale as they ride the horse on the carousel. For those who are bold and more adventurous, you may try 'Atlantis', a thrill ride that combines the thrilling sensation of a roller coaster and a flume ride. There are several highlights at the Magic Island and the three main attractions include 'Gyro Drop', 'Gyro Swing', and 'Gyro Spin'.

Capture the moment at photo zones

Fascinating Art Museum

Not only are there many exciting rides in Lotte World, there are also many spots to take photos, such as photo zones with cute characters, or signboards with funny text. Among the several hidden photo zones that visitors may take unique and memorable photos, Fascinating Art Museum is a definite must! Featuring outstanding optical illusions, the images here serve as great photo ops for all visitors!

TIP) Recommended photo spots at Lotte World!
Magic IslandThe castle on Magic Island is a popular photo spot. Pictures taken here give off the feeling of having just stepped out of a fairytale.
Carousel The dazzling carousel found indoors is also a popular choice for those looking to take a photo in a more romantic setting.
  • ☞ Address: Lotte World, 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu. Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4. Walk for about 5 min.
  • ☞ Operating hours: Monday-Thursday 09:30-22:00, Friday-Sunday 09:30-23:00 ※ Hours extended to 23:00 on weekdays during peak season
  • ☞ Admission:
    • [One-day Ticket]
      Full day: Adults 52,000 won / Teenagers 45,000 won / Children 41,000 won / Babies 13,000 won
      After4: Adults 41,000 won / Teenagers 36,000 won / Children 32,000 won / Babies 13,000 won
    • [Admission Only]
      Full day: Adults 36,000 won / Teenagers 32,000 won / Children 29,000 won
      After4: Adults 30,000 won / Teenagers 27,000 won / Children 24,000 won
      After7: Adults 18,000 won / Teenagers 16,000 won / Children 14,000 won
      ※ After4 applies to admission after 4 PM, After7 applies to admission after 7 PM
  • ☞ Website: (Korean, English)

Nearby Attractions

As fun as it is to explore within Lotte World, there are other attractions nearby that are worth a visit if time allows! These attractions are equally remarkable and time might even pass by in the blink of an eye!

Miniatures of the past at Lotte World Folk Museum

Lotte World Folk Museum

The Folk Museum at Lotte World is a highly recommended exhibition space, providing international visitors with the chance to see representative cultural relics and lifestyles of Korea's past. Through cutting edge videos and miniature sculptures, the past will come to life right before visitors' eyes. The History Exhibition Hall features information on the history and changes in national culture over time, ranging from the prehistoric era to the Goryeo Dynasty. One-eighth sized dioramas of typical scenes of life during the Joseon Dynasty are on display at the Model Village. Moreover, visitors may also catch traditional artistic performances at the Nori Madang located inside the folk museum.

  • ☞ Address: Lotte World, 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu. Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4. Walk for about 5 min.
  • ☞ Operating hours: Weekdays 09:30-20:00 / Weekends 09:30-21:00
    ※ School vacation (January, August) hours: Weekdays 09:30-21:00 / Weekends 09:30-22:00
  • ☞ Admission: Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,000 won
    ※ Free admission for Lotte World one-day ticket holders. However, separate fees apply for hands-on programs in the museum.
  • ☞ Website: (Korean only)

Enjoy ice skating year-round at Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Lotte World Ice Skating Rink (Credit: Lotte World)Photo: Lotte World Ice Rink (Photo courtesy of Lotte World)

An ice rink operating throughout all four seasons can be found at Lotte World. With the capacity for a thousand people, Lotte World Ice Skating Rink is a grand space connected to Lotte World Adventure indoors. Plus, Lotte World ticket holders are entitled to a discount when using the ice rink. Make full use of your trip to Lotte World by enjoying both facilities!

  • ☞ Address: Lotte World, 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu. Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4. Walk for about 6 min.
  • ☞ Operating hours:
    December-February/July-August Weekdays 11:00-22:30 / Weekends & public holidays 10:00-22:30
    March-June/September-December Weekdays 10:00-21: 30 / Weekends & public holidays 10:00-22:30
  • ☞ Admission: Adults 11,000 won / Children 10,000 won
    ※ Skate rental (5,000 won) charged separately.
    ※ Present Lotte World ticket for 50% discount on admission.
  • ☞ Website: (Korean only)

An underwater ecosystem! Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World Aquarium is designed with the motto "a place for understanding among people and the sea." This aquarium is one of the largest in the city, with two levels for visitors to explore. Enjoy the various themed corners, spot marine life from rivers to coastal shores and sea. Above all, do not forget to check out the underwater tunnel, the longest in the nation with a length of 85m!

  • ☞ Address: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2. Walk for about 10 min.
  • ☞ Operating hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-20:00 / Friday-Sunday 10:00-22:00 ※ School vacation (January, August) hours: Weekdays 10:00-21:00
  • ☞ Admission: Adults 29,000 won / Teenagers 27,000 won / Children 25,000 won ※ Separate fees apply for programs.
  • ☞ Website: (Korean, English)

The grandest shopping complex in the city, Lotte World Tower & Mall

Lotte World Tower & Mall

For travelers who love shopping, Lotte World Tower & Mall is a must. The completion of construction for this 123-floor building is just ahead! The exterior of this giant skyscraper draws the eye, featuring a motive of traditional Korean ceramics and writing brushes. Lotte World Mall, located next to the tower, was opened in 2014, and is one of the top shopping attractions in Seoul with a variety of domestic and foreign brands. The multi-complex offers a wide-range of facilities including Lotte Mart, shopping mall, duty-free stores, a movie theater, and more.

  • ☞ Address: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • ☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2. Walk for about 7 min.
  • ☞ Operating hours: Vary according to shops in the shopping mall, marts and duty free stores. Please refer to official website for more details.
  • ☞ Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
More info
  • ☞ Seoul Tourism: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* This column was last updated in February 2017, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

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