I think that me and my group of friends we are all just a trouble magnet. For some reason no matter how much we plan we somehow always manage to mess something up. We have been planning a trip to Lotte world for almost two weeks and everything was perfect, the weather was great (it wasn’t too hot) and it was also a weekday so the park wouldn’t be as crowded. Or so we thought. Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
After spending almost three and half hours in the Uniform Rental store we finally made it to the actual park and after booking our ticket we realized that there was another uniform rental place inside the park. The thing is it wasn’t a normal Rental store, since this specific store had uniforms that were worn in Korean Dramas, and they had the uniforms from one of the highest ratings and the most popular drama shows from this year. So this already kind of made all of us upset because we would have rather worn the uniforms that we saw in such a popular show. After going in we realized that we definitely underestimated how busy the park would be, since we figured going in the middle of the week would mean that there would less crowds. However, it ended up being packed with people, with the lines to all of the popular attractions being extremely long. It was good that we all managed to figure out which rides we wanted to visit and their location through using the park map.
After we spent one hour just going on two rides, it started raining. It did not just drizzle, it literally started pouring. We were so shocked because even when we checked the weather that morning it did not say that it was going to rain so it came as an unpleasant surprise. We ended up running back to the indoor part of the park, which was the perfect place to run away to. The indoor section is mostly for kids so there weren’t many rides that we wanted to do but the ones that were suitable for older audiences had lines longer than life. We were inside for almost an hour a half before we went back outside.
So every day at 8:30 the main castle at the park lights up as part of a light show, and we knew would stay for the show but as usual, we waited way too long to get food. We ended up scrambling around trying to find food. Unlike Everland we actually managed to get food this time, which is a huge relief because I would’ve been extremely irritated if i had to go home on an empty stomach again). It was a great experience even though it felt like I went on a field trip because 90% of the people there were wearing uniforms.
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