If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you should visit S-Factory. S-Factory is an open space which houses different pop-up art exhibitions in Seongsu-dong. This area is nicknamed the "Brooklyn" of Seoul because of the young Koreans who are taking over the abandoned shoe factories and opening up cafes/restaurants in the area and making it more trendy.
Hi, Ice Cream is an interactive pop-up art exhibit about ice cream. It costs 15,000won unless you buy your ticket on Interpark beforehand. The colour scheme is full of baby pink, white and light blue. This exhibit tends to be very popular amongst groups of girls and couples. This exhibition ends September 7th, 2018!
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Hi, Ice Cream has 11 photo zones. Most likely there will be a queue for each of them. Obviously, they all have to do with ice cream. While you are waiting in line make sure to take note of how other people pose, so you have ideas of what to do when it's your turn. Other people will watch you do your poses, don't be nervous!
Pro tip: Do not lean on the ice cream statues, they are not stable!
The first exhibit is the Intro. Here there are lots of ice cream statues and signs on the walls. Most people will be waiting to take photos in the pink corner with ice cream and donut pillows. Make sure to do some cute poses with the small ice cream pillows!
The next section is called Ice Cream Heaven. There are different ice cream sculptures that you can pose with. Slime zone has a large scoop of ice cream which is melted into the floor. The photo below was taken in Lala Land. Here, there are ice cream patterned curtains, bright lights and fake ice cream cones hanging from the ceiling. I'm not very creative when it comes to photo poses.
Section E is the Hair Shop. This was my least favourite zone! They have these cute pink chairs with an ice cream dollop hat. It was really uncomfortable sitting underneath the ice cream hats because they don't move. The one I sat under was tilted in a weird way.
After those exhibitions is the Ice Cream Forest. From here, the queue for the next exhibit is a really long wait (60mins for me), luckily there is an ice cream bar where you can free ice cream when you show your ticket! The ice cream forest is cute, it's just a colourful pathway with plants. While waiting to get to the forest they have some funny ice-cream pictures on the wall. They are re-makes like Super Mario Bros and The Lion King.
The most popular exhibit is the Ice Cream Ball Pool. The ball pool has colourful plastic balls with the Hi, Ice Cream logo on the back wall. The staff that works there will take your pictures for you and also give you directions on how to pose, which is great. Throwing the balls in the air is the most popular pose but ours didn't turn out that great.
Lots of people took pictures infront of this curtain not realizing it was the backdrop for another exhibit on the other side.
The Break Time zone has ice cream cone pillows you can sit on and relax. Behind you is a waffle cone wallpaper. There is also a machine that allows you to print pictures you take on your phone with the Hi, Ice Cream photo border for 2,000won each.
Bingle Bangle is a pink merry-go-round. There are horses and ice cream cones to pose with. There are two secret rooms. One is a room full of different mirrors. The other has a large duck and flamingoes. Bubble Bubble has colourful alphabet magnets on the wall in the shape of a heart. Make your name or initials and pose for a picture.
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