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Visited the Squid Game Pop-up at Itaewon Station

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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.

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The doll from Episode 1, 1st game Red Light, Green Light

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.

After a few days, taking photos with them was not allowed anymore.

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.

Would you like to play the game?

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.

Ddakji (left photo) and slide (right photo)

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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14 Replies to “Visited the Squid Game Pop-up at Itaewon Station”

  1. Love this blog! Glimpse of everything in here. Up close and personal touches . You’re blessed and thankful for bringing this to us. I’m humbly happy , because this movie really hooked our hearts and minds.

  2. Ang ganda nga po ng squid game sna nga po my season 2 na agad 😁 congrats sa 10pcs marbles mo ms abby , nkita ko ang ganda dn ng mga merch nila . Thank you for sharing this and sa pa virtual tour mo po smin sa itaewon 🤗❤️

  3. Wow thank you very much po for sharing this blog 🙂🤗😍
    Squid game is really amazing and interesting.
    Honestly it hooked up the attention of viewers and become viral in social media.
    Personally I really loved this drama series.
    How I wish that I could visit Itaewon too.
    So loved to personnaly captured pictures with those men in red suit🤗.

  4. I’ve watched the whole series and it was so good, and super bitin! I am not praying for Season 2! This pop-up display is totally cool as well, great for many photo op.

  5. That Squid Game pop-up looks stunning! Yep, I’m one of those who haven’t watched the series yet hahaha and I’m about to start it na tonight. i wanna join the hype of squid game since a lot of famous artists are gonna be part of S2 (I guess). I mean PSJ and Blackpink?? UGH! I don’t know if it’s true tho. But it excites me.

  6. I could just imagine Itaewon Station renovated into a Squid game pop-up. Ibang klase talaga ang Korea mag support and hype and always come out with good results. Galing!

  7. Hindi ko pa din napapanood!!!! alamo naman ako palaging huli nyahahaha!!! Pero nakakatuwa na buti napuntahan mo sya before it closed down. Puro mga memes lang napapanood ko at the moment, pati ibang mga clips. im excited to watch it!

  8. I haven’t seen Squid Game, but I’m waiting for my quarantine to end so we can watch this as a family. Congrats on the shares on your Itaewon post, only goes to show what a hit this show is.

    P.S. I think it was your blog that got me to watch Vincenzo, too! Heehee

  9. Thank you for sharing this sa wakas napanood ko na rin sya ng buo super ganda ng kwento at very supportive ang south Korea Kya mkpg patayo cla ng doll tulad sa Squid Game

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