The Lotte complex also includes an outdoor amusement park (Magic Island), folk museum, shopping centers, an artificial island within an artificial lake, and a luxury hotel (all linked by monorail), and it receives an average of eight million visitors a year.
Housed largely in glass to permit natural light, the complex offers country-themed districts, complete with full-scale parades, feature films, laser light shows, souvenir shops, terrifying rides, and an astonishing variety of international cuisine, snacks, and foodstuffs.
Among the most popular rides within the grounds are a Spanish pirate ship that swings a full 75 degrees, the so-called “Gyro Drop” and “Gyro Swing”, the latter of which replicates the sensation of being inside a hurricane. Also noteworthy is the “Flume Ride” which floats atop steep waves.
There is a skating rink complete with a snack bar, a sports shop, skate rental service, and a changing area. At the Folk Museum, cultural items are displayed that date back thousands of years, highlighting key moments in Korean history, as well as several miniature villages and a playground.
(Image courtesy of the Korea Tourism Organization: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto)