Tournament 2018: What is South Korea's best theme park?

March 9, 2018, 7:54 AM · The recent Winter Olympic focused the world's attention on South Korea. But a couple of wildly popular theme parks have had that nation on theme park fans' bucket lists for years.

Seoul's Lotte World and Everland, located about 16 miles away in Yongin, both place among the world's 20 most-visited theme parks, according to the TEA/AECOM attendance report. That puts these Korean favorites ahead of a couple of Disney's theme parks, not to mention every single park from SeaWorld, Six Flags, and Cedar Fair.

The urban Lotte World is a (mostly) indoor theme park that anchors a massive entertainment and retail development in the heart of the city. The more suburban Everland is an outdoor park that's known for a mix of thrill rides and animal exhibits. Our Bryan Wawzenek visited both parks a few years back, and detailed them in trip reports for the Blog Flume:

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Which park deserves to move on in the Asian regional for the 2018 Theme Park Insider Tournament? That's for you to decide. Time to vote!

Congratulations to Dollywood, which advanced in the North American Regional Park region. This afternoon, our second match of the day will be in that same region as Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Hersheypark, Kings Dominion, and Six Flags Great Adventure face off for the Best Coaster Park (East Coast Division) title.

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March 9, 2018 at 9:10 AM ·

My vote is for Lotte World. I've never been, but back in 1986 they sent a large delegation of park personal to Six Flags over Georgia for practical training prior to the park's 1989 opening. They were really great to work with, so they get my vote. In the words of Wald Disner - "Why Not?"

March 9, 2018 at 10:17 AM ·

Lotte World looks interesting, it got my vote.

March 9, 2018 at 4:21 PM ·

Lotte World is more of a themed land then Everland. Everland is a coaster park at its core, Everland has that quasi disney magic

March 11, 2018 at 7:55 AM ·

I guess Lotte World.. or maybe Everland. Not sure, ugh I’ll choose Lotte World.

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