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Must-go Amusement Parks in Seoul


These days, Korea is becoming a popular destination for thrills like dating, romance and - amusement parks. When in Seoul, make sure to visit these must-go amusement parks.


1. Everland


Named as Korea's version of Disneyland, Everland Resort amuses its local and international visitors with its nerve wrecking rides, themed areas and Zootopia, the park's very own Safari. Everland welcomes the young, and the young at heart. Young visitors' most anticipated attraction in Everland is the T-Express, Korea's first roller coaster made out of wood.

If you're lucky, you may be able to witness festivals held all-year long in Everland such as the Tulip Festival (Spring), Rose Festival (Spring), Summer Splash (July), Halloween Festival, Romantic Illumination to name a few.

Fun fact: Everland has witnessed a lot of  love proposals. In What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Mr. Perfect, Lee Young-jun (played by Park Seo-jun) tried to impress Kim Mi-so (played by Park Min-young) with his blockbuster date at Everland.

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Park Hours:
10:00-22:00
Operating hours vary by day of week. Please visit the official website.

Address:
199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199 (포곡읍)

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2. Lotte World


Lotte World is operated by conglomerate group, Lotte. Like most theme parks, Lotte Word features thrilling rides, nightly parades, a museum, accommodations, gift shops and more. What makes it different from others is that, you get to enjoy Lotte World indoors! That means, rain or shine, you can ride the roller coaster or see the parade of Lotte World Characters.

Lotte World is divided into Lotte World Adventure, a world themed indoor area, and Magic Island theme outdoors, next to Seokchonhosu Lake. Lotte World Adventure has districts representing different countries with various kinds of facilities and souvenir shops. The Folk Museum is also one of the most popular museums among international visitors. Folk cultural items on display date back 5,000 years in Korean history. The museum also features miniature villages and a playground. The museum layout was arranged to attract visitors' attention and the displays are easily understandable. In addition, audio-visual devices are provided to make one's visit even more enjoyable. Lotte World Garden Stage presents various themed musicals to match each season and Lotte World Star Avenue is the perfect place to experience Korean stars and the entertainment world.

Fun fact: If you've been watching Korean dramas for a long time, Lotte World is a must on your itinerary. Dramas like Full House and Stairway to Heaven were filmed in one of the most anticipated attractions in Lotte World, their indoor skating rink.

Admission Fees:

Park Hours:
09:30-22:00
Operating hours vary. Please visit the official website.

Address:
240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 240 (잠실동)

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3. Seoul Land


Known as Korea's first ever theme park, Seoulland attracts its visitors with a beautiful scenery surrounded by Cheonggyesan Mountain. Upon entrance, you will be greeted with traditional global architecture at the World Square. Thrill seekers can ride all they can at Seoulland's 40 rollercoasters such as the Space Cruise, Black Hole 2000, Galaxy Train, Rapid Current Ride and the Magic Carpet. Seoulland has movie theaters too!

More than its thrilling rides, Seoulland boasts its seasonal festivals and its unique lazer at the end of the day. Seoulland is a popular destination as it also contains Seoul Grand Park, Forest Bath Resort, National Modern Art Center and other great attractions nearby, it is a popular destination.

Fun fact: Seoulland has been a home for romantic comedies from 2000's like My Sassy Girl up to the recent dramas, She Was Pretty and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. Recreate their romantic moments at Seoulland!

Admission Fees:

Park Hours:
09:30-21:00
Operating hours vary. Please visit the official website.

Address:
181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 과천시 광명로 181 (막계동)


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