I’m joining the bandwagon so I also visited Squid Game Pop up at Itaewon station in Seoul. Here’s my experience after visiting the place.
Before the Chuseok holiday came, everyone was talking about a new Netflix series ‘Squid Game‘. Without looking at the storyline I just sit and turn on my computer to watch it. Thanks to my friend for sharing his Netflix account (hahaha). What’s the story?
It’s a series where people who are indebted with a lot of money or those who are looking for a way to earn huge money were chosen to play the game. They were selected to play kids’ games but with an extraordinary punishment when caught or failed to finish the game. But if you win, you’ll be able to get those 45.6 billion won. It’s a survival game, in short. I don’t want to spoil you because I know that there are still friends who haven’t seen the series.
Back to the day where I joined the bandwagon in visiting the Squid Game’s pop-up event in Itaewon Station. It was Chuseok then, I’ve been busy preparing food for our charye and I saw posts on social media about the place. A few things from the series was been present in the location like the money prize that was placed outside the station together with the advertisement. The stairs have been changed to colored pink the same as what I’ve seen in the drama.
The main attraction was actually inside the station and you’ll be able to see the men in pink suits. There are also back-to-back wide screens where they play the trailers. It looks like a normal playground but visitors are not able to touch the display nor play around.
Aside from taking photos together with the men in pink suits, I was able to play their mini-game where you need to line up at a specific time. To play the game you need to press one button from the color red, yellow, or green. Then a ball will come out with a price inside. I got one set (10pcs) of marbles which is also included as a game in episode 6 of the drama, ‘Gganbu’. If I am not mistaken this game is called ‘Jolens’ in the Philippines.
The pop-up was opened last September 5 till 18 but I think they extended it since it became famous after the release. It is supposed to be until today but last Friday, Seoul got more than 1000 cases of Covid that’s why they closed it for public viewing.
Luckily, I’ve already visited the Squid Game pop-up in Itaewon before it was closed down. It was fun to see even if it’s just a replica and the airing was a huge success since it became famous all over the world. My posts on my SNS have been receiving a lot of views and shares.
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