After getting up and planning a relaxing day of working on a website and preparing for my trip to Japan. This was until I got chatting to two Australians in my room Airdre and Jordan from Australia who are teaching in Japan but visiting Seoul for a few days. They invited me to join them and a Japanese friend of theirs on the trip to Lotte World Theme Park.
After the 45 minutes subway trip to Jamsil subway station, a trip where I was picking their minds for all I could about Japan, we all arrived at what looked to me like a Disney rip off.
The castle looked remarkably like the Disney one, the logo for Magic Island was similar too. There was a parade too where the two characters, called Lotty and Lorry, which looked a little like Mr and Mrs Mouse in there design style.
One of the main stand out points for me was the motivation and congregants of the staff. They all had to do a double handed wave whenever first interacting with any guests. They did this because the were told to, I imagine because this is what they do in America, however they were clearly bored of having to do this. They were really not feeling it and I think Lotte World would be better to embrace their culture rather than asking the staff to imitate the US enthusiasm.
The rides were quite good and varied and I would recommend a visit should you ever visit Seoul.