11 Best Theme Parks to visit in Korea!
In this article, we will share to you the best list of popular theme parks in south korea you can visit as you travel south korea. Make sure you read all this article until the end to get the most out of this informations.
Theme parks and amusement parks has been a commonly well known ways to wasting time during travel in a certain country. Each country has it’s own theme parks and amusement parks that’s just totally unique and different with another country theme parks. That’s why amusement park has always been the great choice when it comes to our bucket list as we visit certain country.
Here we will share to you the best list of popular theme parks and amusement parks in south korea that you can visit and try as you travel south korea. Here we go, let’s dive right to these list and see which one is your favourite.
Everland Theme Park
Everland Theme park is probably the most well known and iconic theme park in south korea. It is located south of Seoul in Yongin areas. Everland is the biggest and one of the best theme parks in Korea.
As you might guess, everland is alwasy packed with visitor whole year, however it’s still definitely the only best and worth to visit no matter when you come to korea. They have their wonderful Everland’s rollercoasters that are really fantastic and amazing, especially the T-Express, the world’s steepest wooden rollercoaster which was has been voted as the best rollercoaster in the world in various surveys.
Other attractions in Everland that you can find here includes food and attractions from various parts of the world. There’s an European zone with windmills and bratwurst and an American zone with rock ‘n’ roll music and an Old West theme, as well as a Magic Land and a global fair.
The zoo that is well known as Zootopia is also a popular attraction in Everland Theme parks. If you prefer to have more fun in the water, Everland’s got the Caribbean Bay water park for you.
Address: 310 Jeondae-ri, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Opening Hours: 9:30 am (9 am weekends) – 10 pm
Admission Fees: ₩50,000 / adults
How to get here:
A bus from Seoul to Everland takes about an hour, though weekend traffic will slow you down. Try the direct bus from Nambu Bus Terminal.
For more information: Check on Everland website or call 031-320-5000.
Shinhwa Theme Park
Jeju Shinhwa Theme Park is a unique theme park based on Korea’s animation series Larva. There are collections of thrilling rides, including Dancing Oscar, Jeju’s only rollercoaster, meets the humor-filled designs of Korean animation studio TUBAn to create a unique theme park of a kind found nowhere else in the world.
The adventure begin at Rotary Park, continuing through the mysterious ancient jungle city of Oscar’s New World and ending up among the cute characters of Larva’s Adventure Village, taking in 15 state-of-the-art rides, attractions, virtual reality games and experiences, parades and shows on the way.
The entrance and all of the theme park is inspired from Lava series and so it is decorated with Larva’s character all around.
This roller coaster is the only roller coaster you can find in Jeju Island – namely Dancing Oscar.
Other Oscar’s ride is the Oscar’s Spin’N Bump, this is a ride where you need to stand while it goes up and down the track in a very high speed. It called Oscar’s spin, because it is spinning while it goes up and down.
This attractions is called Buck’s Dance, as an alternative for those who can’t handle the Oscar’s Spin’N Bump ride.
This picture is 2NE1’s Dara visited shinhwa theme park with her friend going on Oscar’s Spin’N Bump and Dancing Oscar.
There are currently promotions available for a short period of time for all the tickets.
- The Unlimited Pass costs KRW20,000 for all rides.
- The Big 5 ticket costs KRW18,000 for five rides.
- The Big 3 ticket costs KRW11,000 for three rides.
- If you only like to try one or two rides, just pay KRW4,000 for each ride.
Address: 98 Sinhwayeoksa-ro 304-beongil, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo
Opening Hours: 12.00-20.00
How to get here:
Take a bus 3001 to Jeju Bus terminal and walk to Jeju Shinhwa world entrance.
For more information: Check on their website | 82-64-908-8888
Wolmi Theme Park
Wolmi Theme Park is a popular amusement park complex located on Wolmido Island. It was formerly known as My Land, which first opened in September 1992. It was remodeled and reopened as a 13,223㎡-large theme park in August 2009 under the new name of Wolmi Theme Park.
The park has various rides, such as the 70-meter-high Hyper Shoot Drop, Tagada Disco, a two-story Viking Ship, a 115-meter-high Ferris Wheel, and other thrilling attractions.
The theme park has made appearances in several variety shows like “We Got Married,” “Two Days and One Night,” “Running Man,” and more. Also, it houses a large indoor children’s playground that includes water activity facilities such as mini flume ride, water boats, and water ball playing, as well as a 4D room. All these features make the complex perfect for visitors of all ages.
Wolmi Theme Park in Incheon, actually much more like a kids theme park rather than youth, which makes it perfect if you want to take your kids to have fun in a theme park. Most rides available here are designed for young kids like Frog Swing, Funny Bunny, Bumper Car and Mini Viking.
Most of kids attractions are available in the indoor zones of this theme park.
Other than those we mention above, kids can go play on the water rides attractions, such as water boat, water ball and mini flume ride. Make sure you bring your kids exchange clothes if they want to play these water rides.
This is Tagada Disco, just like it’s name, people sit around in a circle and just get tossed through here and there as the ride tilts back and forth. This attractions is good for youth.
This is Mooneye Wheel, just like any other wheel on a theme park, it offers you a beautiful view of Incheon oceans, city, bridge and island. The perfect time is during the sunset.
The price for one-day free pass ticket is KRW30,000. However, if you plan to only go for a few rides, you can buy a cheaper ticket which cost only KRW15,000, half of the initial price where you can join up to four rides for kids and three rides for adults.
Do keep in mind, that The water ball, VR Station, Racing Cart and Crazy cart rides are not included in the one-day free pass, because it is separate attactions and you need to pay it separately for KRW5,000 for each ride.
Wolmi Theme park has no admission fee, which means you can just come here with your families to explore it without join and play on any attractions.
- Address: 36, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
인천광역시 중구 월미문화로 36 (북성동1가)
- Operating Hours
Weekends & public holidays 10:00-24:00
- How to get here:
By [Subway + Bus]
Incheon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), take Bus No. 2, 15, 23 or 45 bound for Wolmido and get off at Wolmido City Tour, Wolmi Culture Street, or Wolmi Final Bus Stops.
Eco Land Theme Park
Eco Land Theme Park is built within Gotjawal primeval forest. Visitors can explore around in a train that looks like 1800s’ steam powered Baldwin train. The seven Baldwin train look-alike (Lincoln Train) operated in the park were specially ordered and manually manufactured in UK.
In the large Gotjawal forest with railway trails, visitors can see a variety of plants, animals, and insects living in the mysterious Gotjawal forests, while touring around by the special train. It also has a lake for visitors to experience the ecosystem of the forest, take a walk and enjoy a picnic.
Besides, there are many things to enjoy including Eco Bridge, Eco Windmill, Picnic Garden, Kid’s Town, Eco Road, Bare Foot on Scoria, Floating Café, and topiary art works.
What’s great with this theme park is that you travel around by train of various name enjoying the beauty of natures.
There are eight different trains you can use here: Red Sand, Yellow Flower, Green Forest, Blue Lake, Black Stone, Purple Dream, Blue Sky, and Orange – with five stations: Main Station, Ecobridge station, lakeside station, picnic garden station and Lavender, Green tea and rose garden station with each trains arrive at regular intervals of 10 minutes.
Ecobridge Station features a 300m-long deck over 66,000 sqm lake, you will feel as if you are flying above the water.
You can find Horses bred at Lakeside station.
Windmill is always a popular backdrop photozone at Lakeside station.
You can find a large fields where you can have some meal or lunch time in The Picnic Garden, remember to bring your own picnic mat. Kids can play at the playground while you’re eating.
Gotjawal Forest trail is located within the ecoland, there’s some free gotjawal forest tour to guide you around and explain more about this forest.
You also can find Lavender field, Green Tea plantation and Rose Garden here.
The normal ticket price for a person is KRW14,000, however, you can get a discount of KRW2,000 if you come here with group of 20 people at the same time.
Address: 1278-169, Beonyeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 번영로 1278-169
Admission Fees: ₩14,000 / adults
How to get here:
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal Bus Stop, take Bus No. 730 bound for Jeju Hannamri. Seogwipo and get off at Lee Gipung Missionary Memorial Hall Bus Stop.
Walk for approx. 10 min.
For more information: Check on their website or call +82-64-802-8020.
Seoul Children’s Grand Park
Seoul Children’s grand park is located in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. This children grand park includes an amusement park, zoo, water playground and actually targeted family as their main market.
If you prefer to enjoy animal kingdom inside here then the zoo here houses over one hundred species across 12 exhibits. There is an animal show that takes place five times daily, and there are goats, camels and miniature horses to be ridden. For an affordable and leisurely day out, Seoul Children’s Grand Park is a one-stop spot for outdoors family sweet escape.
There’s also a playground for your kids to play around and enjoy the facilities available here.
For those who love to play with water, there is a little amusement water park here with a few attractions in it.
Kids can enjoy watching some wild life and wild animals like elephants, lions, tigers, jaguars, long horn ox, deers, bears, monkeys, zebras, kangaroos and others in the zoo.
Address: 18 Neung-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: 9:30 am – 10 pm
Admission to park and zoo is free.
Amusement park: ₩7,000 for adults and ₩5,500 for children
How to get here:
Children’s Grand Park station (line 7, exit 1)
For more information: Visit the Children’s Grand Park website or call 02-450-9311
Tongdo Fantasia is located in Yangsan city, it is the biggest theme park in Gyeongnam region and also operated as a country club in this region.
This theme park has over 30 amusement facilities, swimming pool, lake, a theatre and others. Tongdo Fantasia was used as a filming location for Running man. Aside from tongdo Fantasia, there is also the Aqua Fantasia which is a spa and a water park for visitors to enjoy.
Culture Zone, located by the lake, is for the exclusive use of events related to culture. It has an outdoor performance hall with a modern broadcasting system and stage lighting system for night performances.
Tongdo Fantasia is a theme park for culture, education, entertainment and sports training. Each theme has its own section. There is also a restaurant area and Fantasia Castle.
Address: 68 Tongdo 7-gil, Habuk-myeon, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Admission Fees: ₩16,000 for adults
Night admission: ₩12,000 for adult
For more information: Visit Tongdo Fantasia website or call 055-379-7000
O-World might be well known for it’s animal zoogarden, however O-world is also has a Joy land, which is an amusement park with both thrilling roller coasters and also kid rides for family to enjoy theme parks in korea. Joy Land in Daejeon has attractions for almost all ages, it has attractions from bumper cars to free falls and mini free falls for younger ages children to enjoy.
Zoo Land at O World is home to over 130 species of animals. Take a journey via bus on the African Safari to see tigers, elephants, and giraffes. Other animals also can be found in the walking Mountain Safari or from the observation deck at the Jungle Safari.
Address: 39-1 Sajeong-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am – 8 pm, Sat – Sun 9 am – 10 pm
Admission Fees: ₩12,000 – ₩23,000 for the O World Pass (Zoo + Joy Land)
How to get here:
Take bus 311 or 314 from Daejeon Stn.
For more information: Visit the O-world website
Lotte World is probably the most iconic building in Seoul. I believe you already saw this tower somewhere in korean drama, kpop or even if you already visit Seoul. Lotte World is a really great indoor amusement park for all ages.
Lotte world is connected by the theme park’s monorail, There are indoor and outdoor areas in lotte world. The outdoor Magic Island boasts rides, games, shops, and eateries while the indoor Adventure park comes complete with carousel, ice-skating, fairy-tale adventures (the best is Adventures of Sinbad), roller coasters, restaurants, and souvenir shops.
Lotte World is much more like a miniature version of Disneyland. The indoor part of the park has different rides accessible on one of the four floors, and the signage is not always clear. Instead of letting the layout stress you out, just wander around and let lotte world bring you to where you belong. There is an “air balloon” ride ringing the outside of the huge central skylight which makes it just more attractive.
Address: 40-1 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 9:30 am – 10 pm, Fri – Sun 9:30 am – 11 pm
How to get here:
With its entrance actually inside Jamsil Stn. (lines 2 & 8, ex. 4), this is the easiest park to reach.
For more information: Visit the Lotte World website
E-world is a theme park that located in Daelseo-gu, Daegu. E-world is formerly known as Woobang Land. This is a really small theme park compare to the other theme park on this list. It’s located around Woobang Tower in Duryu park across from the stadiums.
What’s exciting from this E-world theme park is because this theme parks are usually quiet and not crowded, so the line for the rollercoaster is also really low and much less compare with the other theme parks you can think of, even though during high season in summer.
This theme park is divided into four sections or ‘worlds’- Fantasy world, Magic world, Adventure world and Dynamic world. Other than thatm you can also find the 83 Tower sky garden where you can enjoy the Yanolja Sky Drop and the Sky way cable car.
This roller coaster named Hurricane is Located in Dynamic World areas, it was named because it triggers the feeling of got hit by a hurricane.
Still in Dynamic World, you can find this Mega Swing 360 which spins and swings 360 degrees at high speed.
Merry go round, is always a must visit wherever you go to a theme park. This classic Mery go round is good for couple and loved ones. This attractions is located in Magic World.
All of the rides suitable for children such as the Frog Jump, Magic Train, and Flying Elephant, are located in Magic World.
If you want to feed an animal, then you can go to the farm areas where you can feed a goats, rabbits and guinea pigs.
The point of interest at E-world is actually the light decorations, it’s really beautiful and eye catching. There are also a lot of photo zone where you can find here to put on your social media account.
The admission ticket priced at KRW26,000, while the Free Pass costs KRW45,000. The free pass allows you enter the theme park, go on the rides, and view the 83 Tower Magic Art exhibit.
However, some rides at only open at certain times, and it might change due to different condition and situation, make sure you check on their website before you come.
Address: 302-11 Duryu-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat – Sun 11 am – 9 pm
Admission Fees: ₩26,000 for adults
How to get here:
Walking distance from Duryu Stn. (line 2, ex. 15)
For more information: Visit the Eworld website or call 82-64-908-8888
Gyeongju World boast of it’s 24 attractions including a 70 metres megadrop and korea first inverted roller coaster as well as family and children friendly train rides. The main attractions of Gyeongju World include the water park (only open in summer), X-zone, the snow sled garden (only open in winter) and the wizard garden.
This roller coaster named The Draken, located in the draken valley. It is a must for those adrenaline lovers, it offers you two vertical drops at 90 degree.
Still located in the Draken Valley, here is the Klake, a ride that will swing you back and forth at an increasing high speed until you are upside down.
This tornado swings is located in the X-zone, swings you back and forth and spin as it swings.
This Seorabeol Ferris Wheel is a must join during sunset, offers you a beautiful view of the amusement park and the Bomun Tourist Complex.
This Ferris wheel is really romantic during the night when it’s light is just turning on, make sure you visit with your loved ones to share some romantic moments at this wheel.
There’s some rides suitable for kids, such as Suwanee’s Cloud Ride, Droll’s Wizard Train and Glinda’s magic pumpkin.
This snow sledding park is only open during winter season where there’s lots of snow here in Gyeongju World.
You can also play with your kids in the snow making some snow characters. As other theme park, the admission ticket only grants you access to the theme park, without the rides – which means you need to pay the rides separately.
The admission ticket for a full day costs KRW26,000 – or you can choose the Free Pass, which includes the admission fee and access to all rides that costs KRW47,000.
Other than that, if you only plan to visit this amusement park for a while, you can choose the 3PM pass to get a cheaper price.
Address: 544 Bomun-ro, Bodeok-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Admission Fees: ₩44,000 for adults
For more information: Gyeongju World | 054-745-7711
Seoul Land was the first theme park in south korea, built in May 1988 during Seoul Olympics, located near Cheonggyesan Mountain in Gwacheon, well known areas for laser light show. There’s about 44 rides listed on their website you can choose from to awaken your youth cells.
The theme parks divided into five section with various themes: World Plaza, Adventure Land, Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land and Samchulli Hill. Other than that, next to Seoul Land you can find Seoul Grand Park, which has both amusement park and zoo, as well as art gallery, botanical gardens and more.
This underwater-themed indoor playground is called Kids Land, located within the World Plaza, designed specially for kids.
This King Viking is one of the most popular rides in Seoul land you must try.
For those who love to bet wet and play with the water, then Flume Ride is a must, this ride will cause you to fall form a 9m waterfall and definitely makes your whole body to be wet. However, this ride is closed during winter season.
This Tikitoc Train is good for a kids who love roller coaster.
You can find this Big Merry Go Round in Fantasy Land, which is a must if you visit this theme park with your loved ones or special one.
For those who loved hardcore rides, go to the Tomorrow Land, a futuristic theme sections of Seoulland where you can find The Black Hole, the most famous rides in Seoul land.
Other than Black Hole, the Double Loop Coaster is also the most famous here, definitely not for those who have heart problem.
For those who love to snow sledding, you can go to Samchulli Hill, this attractions is only open during winter season. However, there’s an additional fee of KRW5,000 to enjoy this snow sledding.
Seoulland is a really good place for those of you who have youth and kids, because there are many kids as well as youth rides, so both of them can enjoy the theme park together in a different rides.
There are two types of one-day passes in Seoulland :day-time and night-time, a day-time pass costs KRW46,000 and KRW40,000.
Address: 181 Gwangmyeong-ro, Makgye-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-7PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-8PM
For more information: Seoul Land | 02-509-6000
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