Rise and shine and we’re ready for Day 4! Today we conquer Lotte World :)
A little about Lotte World
Located in the heart of the city, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink, different kinds of parades as well as a folk museum, a lake, and much more.
Getting to Lotte World
Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 & 8), Exit 4.
Lotte World is directly connected to the station.
For more info, click here
Tickets at 44,000KRW each, which is about S$53.
We started from the Indoor Theme Park! Nothing much actually. Just cutesy rides for small kids.
The famous indoor hot air balloon ride! The queue was super long but we still queued for it. I’d definitely recommend this for families and couples cause it’s a good time to bond (while queuing and during the ride)
View from the top~ I love how it feels like a small country in here, complete with castles and houses :)
We headed to the outdoor theme park (Adventure and Magic Island) next as the indoor rides are mainly for younger kids & families…
Cherry blossom trees in full bloom ❤ See all the couples just sitting around? So romantic! I wanna go dating under cherry blossom trees too :'(
The first ride we attempted in the outdoor theme park was the …. GYRODROP.
“Must we really do this?“
We made a bet that whoever screamed while on the ride had to treat dinner. I immediately regretted it when we were in our seats and we were seconds from zooming up.
OMAIGAWD NOT EVEN FUNNY.
I almost died (ok more like close to peeing my pants). Too exciting for this old bag of bones here.
Spotted this on the way to queue for other rides. Love love love these colorful ice-cream balls! My lips were so seriously dried-out…I bought this twice in a feeble attempt to hydrate myself hahahaha
One of our favorite rides – it’s like a giant rocking banana boat, LOL
We tried many other rides and they were all quite exciting. But the queue was super long, one ride was about 40-45 mins of queuing, in the cold. We left the theme park after trying the major rides… Headed back to the hotel to freshen up for a bit.
We went to meet Su and Ed for dinner and she asked her korean friends to join us this time round. Tried this restaurant – VIPS Steak and Salad Bar, which is quite a famous steakhouse in Korea. I didn’t take any pictures but read this comprehensive review I found :)
“VIPS is a fine dining restaurant serving top-quality steaks grilled on high-temperature barbecues and a seasonal salad bar that carries a wide variety of dishes and fresh vegetables. The Korean chain, which offers traditional steaks and 90 different menu items, is becoming increasingly popular.”
During the dinner, we got to know Jun and David, which was pretty interesting cause we hardly interacted with any locals on our trip. They kindly brought us for jja jang myun at a local eatery which was like super cheap and yummy!
It’s like tourists who come to SG, get chopped by tourist traps like Newton Circus and still think it’s a good bargain. So awesome to have locals bring us around!
By the way, thought to share.. mentioned that Su & Ed was in Korea for their pre-wedding shoot. For those who are planning to do so, how are you looking for a make-up artist, gown rental and nice venues to shoot? Most korean places are not English-speaking so research and planning can be hard.
David was the one who arranged for the make-up artist, gown rentals etc for Su & Ed’s shoot. It is good to hire a Korean guide at a reasonable charge. Saves you time and effort.
Contact David at:
Mobile: +82 10 6416 8669
LINE: david_silver (download LINE on Appstore, it’s like whatsapp)
Specialise in: Wedding, Beauty (plastic surgery yes), Guest house
Okay, so our day ended pretty late but we had lots of fun and good food! More in the next entry.