How to Get to Lotte Tower and Seoul Sky
You can get to Lotte World Tower by taking Seoul Metro Line 2 or Line 8 and getting off at Jamsil station. From Jamsil station Exit 1 or 2, walk in the direction of Lotte World Department Store.
Lotte World Tower is on the other side of the department store so you can either walk through it until the end or walk around it outside to reach the entrance of the tower.
Once you enter Lotte World Tower, go to the B1F to find the Seoul Sky Entrance.
Walk over to the ticket office where you can purchase Adult and Child tickets. If you pre-ordered your ticket, show your voucher or QR code to the staff to redeem it for a paper ticket.
The ticket office opens 10 minutes before operating hours and admission is allowed until one hour before closing hours.
The ticket line is quite long especially during weekends and public holidays so I'd definitely recommend that you buy tickets online beforehand so that you're not stuck waiting.
After receiving your ticket, you'll need to present it to other staff and be guided to a dimly-lit hallway that will lead you towards “Sky Shuttle”, Seoul Sky's exhilarating elevator. Only 500 entrants are accepted into the observation deck during 30-minute time slots, which means that depending on how busy it is that day if there are fewer people you could get to go up to the observatory early but if there's more you will have to wait for a while in the hallway. So in order to cut down part of the waiting process, come with your ticket already bought and skip that line at least!
- If you pre-order online, you can visit the ticket office and make a reservation for a specific timeslot on your schedule ticket date (e.g. Visit the office at 10 am, and make a reservation for 6 pm)
The walls and ceilings of the hallway are lined with LCD displays projecting mosaics designs and shifting colors that illuminate it as you walk through it. It keeps you entertained while you wait.
At the end of the hallway, stands the “Sky Shuttle”, the tower’s elevator which will transport you between its 123 floors. The Sky Shuttle is the world's first double-deck elevator featuring monitors on the ceiling and each wall. During the ride, all four walls of the shuttle display a virtual panoramic depiction of the construction of Lotte Tower against the backdrop of its surrounding landscape before exploding into a celestial burst of colors as the shuttle reaches its first main stop, the “Observation Deck” on the 117th floor.
From the main observation deck, you can witness and marvel at the immense size and architectural complexity of Seoul’s cityscape. If you’re lucky to have sunny weather, you can get a clear view of the Han River, Lotte World Amusement Park, Namsan mountain and Namsan Seoul Tower, and other iconic landmarks.
Before boarding the sky shuttle again and heading back down to the lobby, you should take one last escalator ride up to the 121st floor, to visit the "Seoul Sky Shop" which sells souvenir postcards, diaries, miniatures and the most popular item, sleek snow-globes with Lotte World Tower inside.
Seoul Sky is inside Lotte World Tower and is part of the larger Lotte World entertainment complex containing an amusement park, Korea’s biggest aquarium, a world-class shopping mall, art museum, concert hall, and cinema. So after the observatory viewing experience, you should definitely explore and enjoy the rest of Lotte World's entertainment facilities!
Before you leave the tower, why not spend a calming but pleasant time at the Lotte Aquarium in the basement floor. The aquarium has more than 650 kinds of sea life from all over the world including flashlight fish, spider crabs, beluga whales, sea lions and more!
Lotte World Amusement Park
While you're in the area, why not visit Lotte World's amusement park. It's one of the best amusement parks in Korea and is packed with the most exciting rollercoasters and ride! If you have kids, they will love meeting the adorable animated characters and being entertained by them.
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