Sea LaLa Water Park: Indoor Family Fun In Mullae-dong
While “fun” used to consist of staying out late and dancing until the sun rose with my friends, it now means anything that I can do along with my 18 month old. Is it baby friendly? Will she be confined to a chair for more than 1 hour? If so, then be prepared for her to deduce how to maneuver out of said chair and take a stroll after that hour. Can she walk around without bothering other patrons? Can she give a good squeal without affecting the ambiance? I try to be considerate of other customers whenever I’m out with her. While I am now immune to a scream or cry, though of course I want to soothe her, I know that everyone is not. She’s a pretty calm kid but of course you try to make her sit still for an elongated period of time and she will let you know that that is NOT cool. So, when my friend invited us to tag along to an indoor water park that was supposedly super kid friendly, I jumped on that bandwagon.
Sea Lala (씨랄라 워터파크) sits in the dilapidated area of Mullae-dong more popular for the street art and iron works among most expats in Korea.
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The first floor of the LOOX building, which it sits in the basement of, is not at all welcoming as the first floor is relatively vacant it gives off a vibe that the entire building will be closed down for renovation or something soon. The water park though is legit and on a weekday is surprisingly empty. I say surprisingly because even on a weekday, in Seoul, there are still people everywhere so finding an awesome indoor water park that is kid friendly with very few people is amazing.
Sea Lala is actually a water park, sauna and jjimjilbang in one. The designers tried to give it a Greek feel so there are columns and statues reminiscent of Santorini though you’re in a basement so don’t expect it to be like you’re sitting on the Mediterranean Sea. There is an area for the kiddos with plastic toys and houses and fountains squirting which our little one found the most fun. There is a deeper pool in the center that leads to a stream pool that circles the area and has various stop-offs in water pavilions and under rainbow beltways. There are three soak baths that are filled with various herbal waters and a lap pool to get in some exercise. There’s also a very comfortable steam room. There are lifeguards on duty and slides in varying sizes for different age groups. In the water park area is also a concession stand so you could spend some time there with the family.
It’s not huge, but it is definitely big enough for some fun and without the usual Seoul crowds, it was awesome.
The locker rooms, where for obvious reasons there are no pictures allowed, there are areas to get massages and it connects to the nude areas to bathe, shower and soak. Honestly, I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by what you could get here at such a great rate. The rate itself was cheaper for a week day but they also have cheaper tickets available on WeMakePrice and other Korean apps providing goods at a discounted rate. Take the fam and check it out if you’re on the west side of Seoul.
Sea Lala (씨랄라 워터파크)
164 Mullae-ro Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul (B2)
서울시 영등포구 문래로 164 영등포 SK 리더스뷰 지하2층
Telephone: 02-2628-9000, 02-2628-9001
Spa & Water park: 10:00-19:00
Sauna & Jjimjilbang: daytime 05:00~; night time 21:00~
* Varies by period so refer to the homepage.
Amenities: parking, restrooms, lockers, concessions
Water Park & Spa: Weekday Adult W22,000, Child W17,000 (Under 36 months free with proof); Weekend Adult W27,000, Child W22,000 (Under 36 months free with proof)
Various discounts available with a KB card, OK Cashback, Hyundae M Point Card, etc.
* Water park – Free parking for the Max. of 12hrs
* Sauna & Jjimjilbang – Free parking for the Max. of 7hrs
* Water flowing pool – 140 water slopes with the speed rate of 1m/sec
* Beach pool -Enjoying the slight wave after swimming
* Aqua Kids’ land- Special place for children with water sliding and piano fountain
* Cave pools
* Hydro power jet
* Body massage, neck shower, Hydro jet, dream bath, bench jet, relax riding, bubble power, mushroom fountain, event spa
* Sauna, bath, food court, children center, DVD. comics, book store, massage shop, super market