Planning a trip to Japan or Korea? Looking to experience some of their wonderful theme parks? You’ve come to the right place. Allow KKday to give you a few of our favorites and hopefully, we can help you to make the tough choice of which is best for you, a little easier. Have fun!
#1 Lotte World
Located just south of the Han River in Seoul’s lively Gangnam District is the predominantly indoor Lotte World. Lotte, the giant multinational conglomerate with business interests in food products, shops, finance and hotels amongst others, also, until August 2016, possessed the largest indoor theme park in the world (largest is now in Dubai). Including Magic Island (closed during bad weather) on the outside and the host of rides, shops and entertainment on all floors inside Lotte World there is no shortage of things to do for those of all ages.
#2 Seoul Land
Just south of Seoul in Gwacheon is Seoul Land. As well as This theme park is split into 5 areas, World Plaza, Adventure Land, Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land and Thousand Mile Hill. With the park’s seasonal festivals, exhibitions, shows, colorful characters and lots of child friendly rides, Seoul Land is geared slightly more towards younger visitors and an ideal day out for families.
Moving a little further south from Seoul is Everland, South Korea’s biggest theme park. This theme park is divided into 5 differently themed sections: Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure and also ZooTopia where you can meet the parks animals. If that wasn’t enough, Everland also has the Four Seasons Garden, a golf course and Caribbean Bay, a huge indoor and outdoor water park!
The last Korean theme park on our list is E-World in Daegu, a 1.5 hour KTX journey from Seoul or just 45 minutes by KTX from Busan. E-World has a good selection of rides for different ages and at night is lit up in beautiful decorative lights. The park is built around 83 Tower, so after you’ve had fun on the rides you can go up the 202 meter tall tower, enjoy a meal in the rotating restaurant, catch views of the whole city from the observatory and if you’re feeling brave take the Sky Jump down to the bottom!
#5 Universal Studios Osaka
Moving over the Korea Strait and onto Osaka, we’ve come to Universal Studios Japan. The park has 10 themed “Lands” including Hollywood, New York, Water World, Jurassic Park and for the kids, Universal Wonderland. The newest area is the extremely popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter featuring Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride. The future plans for Universal Studios Japan include introducing a Super Nintendo World in time for the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.
#6 Tokyo Disneyland
We of course couldn’t possibly leave without a shout out to the classic, Tokyo Disneyland. For most of us this is the theme park that provokes the most emotion, joy and memories. Nostalgia around every corner for the grownups and thrills for the youngsters getting to see their beloved cartoon heroes. As well as 7 themed areas, Tokyo Disneyland also has a companion park, Tokyo DisneySea right next door!