Love feeling that little rush of adrenaline as you soar through the air at insane speeds? Why not try theme park hopping around Seoul? In fact, we’ve got eight theme parks that just might end up on your bucket list.
It’s no surprise that South Korea has been a hot favourite for tourists, especially for those who avidly chase the K-Wave or Hallyu. Over the past few months, Covid-19 infections in Korea have been steadily decreasing and have reached the lowest level in seven months, prompting the Korean government to lift the indoor mask mandate for the first time in more than two years! Our K-Pop addicts are looking to flock back to the birthplace of their favourite tunes for a much-needed vacation. And with that said, here are eight of the best theme parks around the Seoul metropolitan area that you should definitely check out if you too are planning a trip to South Korea any time soon!
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1. Lotte World
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You know we can’t have a guide to theme park hopping around Seoul without mentioning the famous Lotte World. Widely considered the best or one of THE best amusement parks in South Korea, Lotte World features over 40 different rides scattered around its massive complex.
Split into two main zones, visit the Magic Island — an outdoor park area floating on Seokchon Lake! Or Lotte World Adventure — the world’s largest indoor amusement park! And what’s more, one can find a luxury hotel, aquarium, and even a skating rink on the park’s premises! Getting there should be as easy as pie, with the facility being connected to Jamsil Station, making it accessible by the Seoul Metropolitan Subway.
|1 Day||Admission Fee||After 4 PM||Admission Fee|
|Adult||59,000 won||Adult||47,000 won|
|Youth||52,000 won||Youth||41,000 won|
|Child||46,000 won||Child||35,000 won|
Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 10 AM – 9 PM. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 AM – 10 PM.
Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Admission Fee: 7,900 yen – 9,400 yen (Adult 1-Day Passport), 4,700 yen – 7,800 yen (Child & Junior 1-Day Passport)
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Lotte World
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Another beloved park amongst locals and tourists alike, Everland is no doubt dubbed the “Disneyland” of Korea. The largest theme park in the whole country, it features five themed zones, each boasting a variety of attractions and rides: American Adventure, European Adventure, Global Fair, Magic Land, and Zoo-Topia. Located in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, it’s just a three-hour drive away from Seoul and is alternatively reachable by bus transfers or the Yongin EverLine subway from Giheung Station.
From the Lost Valley (a mini zoo that allows you to get up close and personal with it’s fuzzy creatures), to the T-Express (the world’s fourth steepest and one of the fastest wooden roller coasters), Everland has so much to offer, so be sure to allot an entire day here!
|Adults||58,000 won||50,000 won||46,000 won||64,000 won|
|Children||46,000 won||40,000 won||36,000 won||51,000 won|
Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursays, 10 AM – 7 PM. Fridays to Saturdays, 10 AM – 8 PM.
Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Everland
3. Seoul Land
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Opening its doors to visitors in 1988, Seoul Land is one of Korea’s first theme parks and prides itself on always providing visitors with a fabulous time. Don’t let the park’s age fool you though, because the theme park is home to over 40 rides, a botanical garden, a zoo, and even regularly hosts light and music festivals! The park is also extremely kid-friendly with its lovely cartoon mascots and fun-filled activities for the little ones, making it a perfect destination for a family trip. Despite its name, Seoul Land is not actually located in the capital itself. Instead, the theme park is housed inside the Seoul Grand Park Complex in Gwacheon City, about 30 minutes away from Seoul by subway.
|Day-Time||49,000 won||46,000 won||43,000 won|
|Night-Time||42,000 won||39,000 won||36,000 won|
Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM – 8 PM
Address: 181 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Seoul Land
4. LEGOLAND Korea
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Next up on our list is a recognisable name no matter where you’re from. That’s right, it’s LEGOLAND! Recently opening its doors in May 2022, LEGOLAND Korea is not only the largest Legoland in Asia, but it is also the first to be built on an island. Located on a lake in the centre of Chuncheon City, Gangwon-do, this funland is about a 75-minute subway ride from Seoul and is home to 40 rides and attractions across seven themed zones that are sure to bring out your inner child.
Needless to say, in addition to the thrilling rides and fun activities, the entirety of the park’s premises is decorated with exhibits and structures made out of the trademark Lego bricks that make for a great photo-taking opportunity! However, do take note that the park is currently closed for maintenance (as of writing) for three months until the 24th of March 2023, so be sure to book your tickets in advance if you’re thinking of heading down after the park resumes operation.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM – 6 PM
Address: 128 Hajungdo-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about LEGOLAND Korea
5. Wolmi Theme Park & My Land Theme Park
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The next entry on our list of theme parks is a little unique. We’re introducing not one but TWO theme parks in this entry! The two theme parks are practically side by side (an eight-minute walk away from each other) and are relatively small enough that you’ll be able to enjoy both within a day.
Wolmi Theme Park is reminiscent of the charming pier-side carnivals often featured in Hollywood movies and provides visitors with a spectacular coastal view of the sea while still boasting its vividly coloured rides. Especially its iconic Ferris wheel. While My Land Theme Park on the other hand is a lesser-known park with thrilling rides like the Super Viking and the Tagada Disco Pang Pang that are often featured on social media pages and Korean variety TV shows. Both parks are located on Wolmido Island, Incheon, just 50 minutes from the Incheon International Airport by subway and a little more than an hour from Seoul by car.
|Wolmi Theme Park||Details|
|Opening Hours||Weekdays: 10 AM – 9 PM|
Weekends/Holidays: 10 AM – 11 PM
|Address||81, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea|
|Admission Fees||🎢 Amusement Park Rides: 5,000 won ~ 6,000 won (Adults) / 4,000 won ~ 5,000 won (Kids) |
🎢 Indoor Playground / Chappy Family Park: 6,000 won (Adults) / 16,000 won (Kids)
|My Land Theme Park||Details|
|Opening Hours||Weekdays: 10:30 AM – 11 PM|
Weekends/Holidays: 10:30 AM – 1 AM
|Address||252 Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea|
|Admission Fees||🎢 18,000 won (Adults), 16,000 won (Kids)|
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Wolmi Theme Park & My Land Theme Park
6. Korean Folk Village
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Straying away from your typical thrilling attractions and high-flying rides? Why not make a trip to the Korean Folk Village? Enter Korea’s past when it was still known as the kingdom of Joseon! You might even learn a fact or two. Boasting 245 acres of land with a fully restored village full of traditional houses surrounded by scenic mountains and rivers, the park will immerse you in the daily life of a villager during the Joseon Dynasty.
A well-known filming site for many Korean historical dramas, visitors are invited to participate in traditional craft workshops, horseback riding, exhibition viewing in the onsite Folk Museum, and view traditional music and dance performances. However, this doesn’t mean that all the elements of normal amusement parks are absent from the park. The Korean Folk Village is also home to an Amusement Village where your typical bumper cars, carousels, and Viking ships can be found. The park even has two horror houses that emulate Korean horror folklore and legends! Time to live out your historical K-drama moments here.
|Ticket Type||Admission Fees|
Opening Hours: Febuary to April, 10 AM – 6:30 PM. May to September, 10 AM – 7 PM. October, 10 AM – 6:30 PM. November to January, 10 AM – 6 PM.
Address: 90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Korean Folk Village
7. Petite France
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Experiencing medieval France in the middle of the Korean countryside is something you can only do here, in Petite France. The theme park is perched on a hillside and features beautiful pastel-coloured cottages, cobblestone walkways, and vintage décor that will make you feel like you have been transported halfway across the world to a quaint French mountainside village. Located in Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do, Petite France overlooks a nearby lake, providing an air of tranquillity to the establishment.
Besides the picturesque architecture and scenery, the place is also home to several museums and exhibitions that showcase antique dolls and pay tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book Little Prince. Additionally, activities like sculpture creation workshops, costume dress-up, and traditional puppet shows are regularly conducted to fully complement the rustic theme of the whole experience!
Opening Hours: Daily, 9 AM – 6 PM
Address: 1063 Hoban-ro, Oeseo-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Admission Fee: 12,000 won (Adults/Teenagers), 10,000 won (Kids), Free Entry (Under 36 months old)
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Petite France
8. Vivaldi Park
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Ending off our list is a park that is unlike all previous entries. Vivaldi Park is one of South Korea’s most popular ski resorts! Known for its amazing slopes that attract ski lovers worldwide, the park also features two main attractions, Snowy Land (an icy zone where visitors get to experience winter activities) and Ocean World (a massive water theme park equipped with water slides, spas, saunas, and even an open bath). Located in Hongcheon county, Gangwon-do, it’s home to several large accommodation facilities which makes it all the more convenient for visitors to access the park’s 12 ski slopes!
Snowy Land Opening Hours: Daily, 10 AM – 6 PM
Ski & Board Opening Hours: Ranges from 8:30 AM – 3 AM. Operating hours of slopes may vary depending on weather conditions.
Address: 262, Hanchigol-gil, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Admission Fee: Fees vary between seasons and activities (Refer to their website for more information!)
YouTrip’s Guide To Theme Park Hopping Around Seoul: Find out more about Vivaldi Park
Find Your Thrill In Seoul!
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