Lotte World VS Everland
Which to Go?
Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 3(sam)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Accessible via Jamsil Station.
Opening hours: 09:30 – 22:00 hours
* Closing time subject to change; please refer to the official website.
The brand “Lotte” needs no introduction. The mega-conglomerate Lotte Co. Ltd. is an industry multi-hyphenate; owning businesses ranging from candy companies, restaurants, malls, convenience stores, and more. Connected to a huge shopping complex (Lotte Mall), Lotte World is the theme park arm of the business.
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- The World’s Biggest Indoor Theme Park
Over half the park is indoors, which means good weather every day! That said, do note that many of the more thrilling rides (like the famous Gyro Swing) are located on the outdoor part of the park.
- VR Rides!
To further enhance the rides, the park recently added some VR features to selected attractions. You must try the Gyro Drop!
- Located at the City Area (Jamsil)
It’s easy to get via public transport (bus or train). It is connected to Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8, Exit 4).
- Lotte Mall (which it’s connected to) is a Shopping Heaven
It has duty free shopping for designer goods and cosmetics.
- You can Ice-Skate
Yup, there’s an ice-skating rink in the Lotte complex.
- It’s only 13-ha Big.
By most standards, it’s already quite an impressive space! But of course, it is much smaller than giants like Disneyland and Universal Studios. It is also smaller than Everland.
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Address: 199 Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00 hours
* Operating hours subject to change; please refer to the official website.
Everland is the biggest theme park in Korea, and is most famous for its T Express ride–the fastest, longest, and steepest (77 degrees!) roller coaster in the country. It is owned by a subsidiary of yet another Korean giant, Samsung Group. Instead of having an attached mall like Lotte World, Everland is home to a water park (Carribean Bay) and zoo.
- It’s 100-ha huge
That’s 7 times the size of Lotte World!
- Daredevils will love the T Express
This alone is worth mentioning–and going to the park for. The hitting 77-degrees, this famous ride is the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world. Do note that it is it located on a hill, and may be closed due to bad weather.
- It’s got more rides, for every age group
It’s much bigger than Lotte World, and has more rides, ranging from family-friendly attractions to heart-stopping roller coasters.
- KPop Holograms!
Brought to you by YG Entertainment is the Hallyu attraction, where you can “interact” with your favourite idols. This is great for Kpop fans!
- It’s 2 hours away from Seoul City
Located at Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Everland is quite far from the city. You will need to take into account the travelling time if you are not staying at Everland Resort.
Shorten your queue time, and make sure you make it to all the rides you want! Both theme parks are insanely popular, and expect long queues weekdays and weekends alike.
For Lotte World, use the Magic Pass official application–you can get time slots for up to three rides, and track the queue time for all rides. For Everland, there’s the Q Pass system, which lets you book rides on a first come first serve basis!
Note: The Magic Pass app requires WiFi, and while Lotte World has free internet you have to share it with tons of tourists, and this may affect its working speed. For high-speed (4G) and secure network, book your ChangiWiFi here.
If you have enough time, you should definitely try to go for both!
Lotte World seems the more family-friendly of the two, with mostly children-friendly rides. So if you’re going with young children, try that! The more thrill-seeking crowd, however, are more likely to appreciate Everland, with not just the T Express, but all the other rides in general.
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