Amusement Parks Offer Tons of Fun At Thrifty PricesThis summer many amusement parks in Korea are offering a variety of programs at discount prices. Some offer special rates for holders of certain credit cards or for late-night visitors. If you are looking for some thrifty ways to have fun, here are some suggestions.
Lotte World, an amusement park located in Jamsil, Seoul, offers a 30 percent discount on admission between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. This year, the park is also celebrating its 12th anniversary by offering free admission worth 25,000 won (about $19) in the month of July to visitors born on July 12. On Saturday nights at the park during the summer, fireworks displays light up the sky.
For more information, call 02-411-2000 (English available).
Seoulland, in Gwacheon, Kyonggi province, recently opened its outdoor pool for the summer. The amusement park offers free admission to members of mobile phone clubs Speed 011 Leader's Club and 017 i Club, as well as to LG and BC credit card holders. This summer, Seoulland is holding a range of events under the title "Moulin Rouge Fantasy," and a variety of including parades and performances. There are also other fun places to visit nearby such as Seoul Grand Park and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. The park has a zoo and a botanical garden, popular spots for parents to take their children. The museum holds "Cinema Saturdays," weekly movies, until October.
For more information, call 02-504-0011 (English available).
Everland, in Yong-in, Kyonggi province, is especially popular during the summer for its Caribbean Bay water park. Until Aug. 15, visitors to the water park who buy tickets before noon will be given coupons offering, for example, free admission to Everland's Festival World. Everland is currently holding a Summer Music Festival until Aug. 26, during which Korean pop singers will perform on weekends. Listening to music while surrounded by over 40,000 lilies of 140 different kinds planted specially for the festival may be a romantic way to spend an evening.
For more information, call 031-320-5000 (English available).
Visitors to Woobang Towerland in Taegu city can enjoy the thrills and spills of amusement park rides at half the regular price after 8 p.m. until the end of August. Those who visit the park at night on the weekends can also enjoy spectacular firework displays. The park stays open until midnight.
For more information, call 053-620-0100.
by Sung Si-yoon