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Tips for an Affordable Day At Lotte World, Seoul

Lotte World is a great way to spend a day in Seoul, however, it can be quite an expense especially for families. But fear not! Here’s your guide to experiencing Lotte World without breaking the bank!

Lotte World is a theme park in the middle of Seoul, in the Songpa District, easily (and cheaply!) accessible on the subway at Jamsil Station.

As well as its outdoor rides, it has one of the largest indoor amusement parks in the world and has rides suitable for all ages.

We were there the entire day and didn’t manage to go on all the rides we wanted (although we did go on a few many times!), so we are already planning our next trip back!

So, here are our tips to hopefully save you time and money:

Buy your tickets online in advance

If you buy your tickets at the gate, they will cost 62,000 won.

There are numerous websites that offer discounted tickets, like Klook (42,000 won at the time of writing), Trazy (39,200 won), and KKday (41,950 won) frequently have promotions that can save you a significant amount.

However, we managed to buy them for only 29,706 won on’s Hong Kong website (random!)  which is less than half the gate price and only about AU$32 each for a whole day of fun! 

Please note that if you are Korean, you are not able to purchase these discounted tickets. We didn’t have to prove that we weren’t Korean, which was lucky as we didn’t take our passports, but you might need to. 

I have no affiliation with any of the above websites, I'm just sharing the info that I found while I was researching our trip.

When you have pre-booked your ticket online, another bonus is that you don’t need to wait at the main entrance queue to get in. Instead, you will need to exchange your e-ticket for a ticket at the Lotte World Wild Tour Gate ticket office. If you are facing the main entrance, this is to the left. Just keep on walking and you’ll find it. There is an entrance right there, so you can head straight in!

Arrive Early

Beat the crowds by arriving when the park opens. We got there a bit before it opened to get our bearings, and had a coffee while we waited for the park to open (after collecting our tickets). 

Once you are in, you want to do the most popular rides as soon as possible as the queues for these will get longer and longer as the day goes on.

We recommend Atlantis (this was by far our favourite!), Pharoah’s Fury and the French Revolution. By the end of the day, queues for these three rides are multiple hours long!

Food and drinks

There are lots of places to buy food and drinks while you're at Lotte World, and when you are queuing with other people, it was common to see one person to go and get food and the others to hold their spot in the queue. 

You are welcome to bring in your own food if you want to save some money, however you can only eat this in the designated picnic area at Adventure 1F (Beside the Meeting Plaza, Beside the Giant Loop entrance):

There are also filtered drinking water bubblers all over the park, so it is easy and free to fill up your water bottles.

Lotte World is such a fun day out in Seoul, offering an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. By following these tips, we hope you can enjoy all the magic Lotte World has to offer without straining your budget. Plan ahead, take advantage of discounts, and get ready for an awesome day!


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