After reading a few suggestions from friends, including a post by South of Soul, the boys and I went to the water park on a whim after a local dentist appointment. We arrived at 3 in the afternoon during the busiest summer holiday week for Koreans. It was packed! I’ve seen photos of overcrowded water parks so it wasn’t that bad, but it was close. I would suggest waiting until the crowds die down after the holidays end on August 8th.
I still can’t figure out why Korean water parks require everyone to wear hats. I tried asking a lady there and I couldn’t understand her answer other than that it’s just the way it is. Because I didn’t believe anyone when they posted about hats at pools, we had to buy little black diving hats for the boys. This is not a shining moment for them.
- Pyeongtaek (NOT Songtan) City Hall.
- For Waze: Type in Pyeongtaek City Hall, ignore the suggestions that pop up, and click search. It should be the first search result. Be sure that it is sending you to the location off of 38.
- For Naver/Daum users: 경기도 평택시 비전동 846
- 0900-1800, July 17th to August 25th
- Free for children 9 and under
- 1,000won for 10+
- 2,000won for Adults
- All participants must wear hats. Water Caps are available for 5,000won.
- No outside food or drink. No one was following that rule, everyone had full picnic baskets with corn, melons, meats on sticks etc.