Monday, May 19, 2008

Lotte World!

This last weekend, we decided to go to Changsuk's house (Sohee's brother, Jack). He lives with his wife and son in this really nice neighbourhood. His neighbourhood is a little more upscale and is quite expensive. His condo is really small by Canadian standards, but everything is really new and fancy inside much like those New York apartments you see. Anyways, the purpose of the trip was to go to Lotte World. He pretty much lives across the street this place.
Lotte World is an amusement park. It was really cool, but unfortunately, it was raining, so we limited to the inside activities. We'll likely go back when it is not raining, cause all the super rad rides are outside. I found out that I had a 50% discount from my Korean bank card. (I setup a bank account here). So, I got in for 17 bucks. Gives me access to the park and all the rides. Not a bad deal, cheaper than a movie and popcorn. They hose you inside though, because everything is really expensive in the park. One of the first things you'll notice about Lotte World is that is that some of the elements seem quite similar to a very famous amusement park in the US. See if you can guess which one.

This ride is called "Drunken Basket". Haha. I thought this was a place to take families.

Basically, the baskets spin around like familiar ride at a famous park.

First thing we did was this log ride. It was fun, but the lineup was kinda long, so we only did this once.

We then went outside to see if anything was ridable. Well, shortly after this nice photo of Jack and I, it rained super hardcore; monsoon style. We only had 2 umbrellas for the 5 of us, so we decided to go back in.

Then watched this marching band play a few tunes. Every member of the band was a Korean girl in a short skirt. Awesome.

Then we went on the rollercoaster "The French Revolution". It was pretty rad. It was fast, went upside down. Fun Ride. I don't have any pictures of it, but I found a few on flickr, and here it is for your convenience:

Then watched a parade. It was more for kids, but it was pretty cool. It had all these weird people dressed in weird outfits. Theme was Masquerade.
Then ate some Dippin' Dots .

Then Merry-Go-Round. Scary!

Something Canadian.... Lotte world also has an indoor skating rink.

After all this, we were kinda tired and decided to go home. We'll definetely have to come back when it is not raining, because the insane rides are outside. Stay tuned for part 2 of this series.


Anonymous said...

keep the articles coming! sounds like you are having a great time (while we cover your work load :P)


Anonymous said...

MY GOD, Short skirts lol!!

anyhow the park looked cool and I really liked the ice rink looking place.

I knew you have a fear of horses attached to poles.

peace out! CCC

Sunny said...

keep it coming, since am not taking any vacations this summer...this is how I'm going to enjoy them :)

hope Sohee and urself are having fun...and don't forget to bring some Korean Liquor on your way back :P