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  1. Park seems almost done, ticket offices, signs and entrances going in. No official announcement on opening, there had been rumors of September/October but Korea broke another record for Corona yesterday so it could be a case of not wanting bad press when crowds rush there (which Everland had in the Summer). Looking at the signs it seems the park has moved on from just Lotte's Magic Forest to Lotte World Adventure Busan Magic Forest perhaps to connect it more to the sister park in Seoul. (I've updated the title thread to reflect this) Entrances: Also this Blue Fire clone comes with a giant butt shot: Source
  2. The title "Beware of the Magic Donkey at Lotte World" was the last remnant of that majestic candy pooping jackass. It was replaced by this boring sculpture which I'm not even sure is still there. But this new forum lets people make their own custom member titles doesn't it? So if people really did miss them, they can just insert their own?
  3. I had friends finally get to Lotte World to be disappointed to find the Aquatrax had all its water pipes removed actually a very long time ago and the water drained so maybe this is actually the world's second aquatrax?
  4. I mean neither is Bizarro, and he got a roller-coaster when I don't think he's ever made a real live action appearance, has he? I'm sure someone will quote one of the 90s Superman tv shows at me which basically just used the name and the likeness ends there. Black Adam doesn't seem a bad guess. Only other yellow character that comes to mind is the Reverse Flash, since the Flash movie is also coming. I don't actually know the layout of this park at all, but I'm assuming it's in a DC themed area which is why everyone is guessing characters and the ride not getting any name?
  5. Everland are introducing a paid fast pass to the water park for the summer season, limited to 300 a day for roughly 40 dollars you can skip 3 lines: Mega Storm, Wild Blaster and Tower Boomerang or Tower Raft. The water park and Everland is currently pretty dead due to record high corona numbers but pre-corona these slides could get 2-3 hour lines each in the summer.
  6. Oh, there'll be no complaints here. I'm very excited although I'll wait until the 'new' factor wears off and queues die down so probably a 2022 visit. I've just seen some discussion about how the park will probably have less than 10 rides total at opening and I think people need to keep their expectations in check. Without doing too much of a deep dive into Korea and it's developments, unlike older parks like Everland, Seoul Land, Lotte, Gyeongju, or E-World or even newer parks that have been built as just parks like Robot Land or Legoland, this is a theme park that is part of a development complex. What that means is that parks are usually just a requirement of building the malls or casinos. In this case, there's a premium shopping mall here so for the owners, they don't actually want you doing a full-day park. With the park and the luge next door, the actual aim is to get people into the mall. So people will probably only do 2-3 Luge rides and then go to the mall. For the park, having too many rides works against what their intentions are, and even then this park is still much bigger than most of this kind. I think I remember TPR members on one of your trips encountering at the original Lotte World, that the park was no re-entry so if you left you were basically stuck in the mall. It's an interesting Google but it's actually illegal for Koreans to casino gamble, even abroad, apart from one casino (which was built in the middle of nowhere to make it hard, but everything just built up around it and there's now a water park and one of the biggest ski-resorts in the country there). So when the casino/hotels show up they're usually built with foreign players like Chinese in mind so their required amusement areas normally come with the bare minimum of rides like Wonderbox or Shinhwa World or sell pay per ride tickets. They're just there because they need to be.
  7. The park seems to be almost complete, reportedly opening in September, but with corona hitting record highs in the country I can see Lotte delaying to avoid the negative press other parks have been seeing. Flat rides have been testing but no sign of the roller-coasters or water ride testing yet, but in more important news (for Elissa) the luge park next door is open. The park is pretty small overall, but any new additions in Korea are welcome and it's pretty common for these types of developments where adding a family park is a requirement as part of the development deal to add shopping malls or casinos (e.g. Shinhwa World, Wonderbox, or the proposed casino resort in Incheon) Source
  8. As much as it's easy to make fun of the marketing and stunts usually pulled by this marketing team, I think this one was a great idea. The park really is lacking for flats and the travelling fairs really need somewhere to call home during the pandemic so a win-win and the retro adverts of transforming robots/aliens in the park to cover up that they aren't too natural a fit was a nice little touch.
  9. Damn, I don't have a lot of bucket list flat rides but this is one I really, really, wanted to try out.
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