Korea 2012: Lotte World

South Korea day 3: Lotte World. It’s a famous theme park about 40 minutes away from Myeongdong, easily accessible via subway. It’s divided into two parts:

Lotte World, indoor

Lotte World, indoor

Lotte World, outdoor aka Magic Island

Lotte World, outdoor aka Magic Island

TIP! To go to Lotte World, just hop on the subway and get off at Jamsil Station. It’s easy to spot where to go after alighting the train because there are Lotte World signs everywhere.

Here are some of the rides I tried:

Balloon Sky Ride is a typical slow ride, only that you’d be on top of Lotte World for a good 10 minutes. It’s slow and all but not for someone who has fear of heights. It’s best to start your Lotte World adventure with this ride because you’d get to survey the entire area. If you wanna check out Magic Island, hop on a world monorail and get off at the Magic Island station.

Balloon Sky Ride at Lotte World

Balloon Sky Ride at Lotte World

Waikiki Wave was our first thrilling ride. It’s similar to the Magic Carpet that Star City has. The name’s fitting because it feels like you are riding a wave—an exaggerated wave at that. We took the seats facing the lake, so that Koreans wouldn’t see us wailing/shouting (see, they don’t scream that much, it’s quite embarrassing). But alas, as we took our seats, we realized that it was scarier facing the lake because it felt like we are about to take a plunge into the water! So yeah, we ended up screaming and laughing at every turn. Ridiculous, but fun. I bet they thought we were going nuts, but what matters is the fun we had.

Waikiki Wave at Lotte World

Waikiki Wave at Lotte World

Bungee Drop at Lotte World

Bungee Drop at Lotte World

See that arrow? That’s how high the Bungee Drop is. You just sit there, wait for it to shoot you up that high, then before you know it, you go down, down, down… and then it goes up again and goes down again. It’s like freefall. Clinging to the safety lock for dear life doesn’t really help. Lotte World’s official website describes it as “Sudden fall at the speed of 90km an hour from a height of 38m. At the moment you are relieved, it falls again for 30 seconds!” I’ve never done anything like it in my entire life, and this experience has proved to me that I don’t have it in me to try the Gyro Swing.

Castle

Castle

Playing with my camera's miniature feature

Playing with my camera’s miniature feature

I ate this before riding the Bungee Drop. I missed the egg.

Bibimbap with bulgogi for lunch

Bibimbap with bulgogi for lunch

At the end of this day, I ended up with sore soles because I took my 30,000 won ivory oxfords for a spin. Ah, those zeroes. What an illusion. XD

peerless mount

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