Fun In Seoul

When I asked my parents for their permission to go overseas to Seoul, South Korea, with my friends, they agreed without asking more questions. At that moment, all I could think of was what I should do, where I should go and what I should buy in Seoul.

Remembering how much fun we had while in Seoul years ago, this place definitely defines a whole new level of fun! Imagine an outdoor and indoor theme park that held the guinness world record for being the largest indoor theme park. Incredible, right? This is Lotte World (롯데월드) located in 40-1 Jamsil-dong, Songpa Gu, Seoul, South Korea, a South Korean version of Disneyland

It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, different types of parades and much more.

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One of the many reasons why visitors are attracted to Lotte World is because of its amusements rides, especially the Gyro Drop! Even though I have never sat on it, it not only looks thrilling but scary as well because of its steep drop of about 70 metres. Lotte World is in fact one of the greatest theme park In Asia. It was opened in 12 July 1989 with over 8 million visitors every year.

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(The Gyro Drop! Yeap those are people up there. Scary but tempting at the same time.)
There are uncountable rides in Lotte World, many of which I have never rode on or even seen it before. However, despite the many other rides that I enjoyed, there are 2 rides which were definitely unforgettable.

 

1. The Aeronaut Balloon

The ride goes at a slow speed because it is more focused towards kids who are 6 years old and below. However, there is no age limit and even couples are allowed to take the ride. This ride takes you around the circumference of the indoor section of the park. Due to its slow speed, visitors are able to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the entire indoor theme park and have an overview of the rides that was shown on the theme park map.

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2. The Giant Loop

This ride surely makes you go woahhhhhh~! The Roller Coaster goes through a 360 degrees loop and stops at the peak of the loop hanging everyone upside down. The experience was simply awesome because the thrill it gives is too extreme and nothing like what a normal roller coaster ride offers. Imagine doing a handstand for 30 seconds, but at a higher height and being unable to touch the ground for a long period of time.

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It may look small from here, but it is no doubt a huge loop!

– Keith

 

 

References:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lotte_World,_Seoul.jpg

http://madamechewy.com/2014/05/06/korea-travelogue-lotte-world-diy-skincare-course-and-ice-gallery/

http://minyungee.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/july-11-lotte-world-the-last-supper/

http://aburntham.wordpress.com/

http://www.lotteworld.com/gate.asp

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3 thoughts on “Fun In Seoul

  1. Great review! The gyro drop was my favourite out of all the rides. You could see an overview of Lotte World and Korea as far as the eye can see. Be sure to open your eyes when you’re at the top and not close them!

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