KIDZANIA comes in Manila @2014!!

I’m 20 years old and I’m still excited for this thing! (After seeing these pictures, who wouldn’t?)

Kidzania in Tokyo, Japan [Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images]

 Kidzania will finally open in Manila next year at BGC, Taguig City! 

For those who are not familiar with Kidzania, it is a Mexican-based company which builds a large theme park/role play community for kids where they can take on jobs and be like adults working for money. Kidzania has its own money, its own currency to be given to the kids to spend with on stores or activities inside the park….and when they ran out of money, they have to work to earn more. (Sounds familiar?)

Kids can choose any job they want. They can be a police officer, a chef, a fireman with his/her own firetruck, a veterinarian, a doctor, a photographer, heck even a news anchor or a reporter. The facilities in hospitals and restaurants are scaled roughly one-third of its structure but are made to be authentic as possible so that kids get a real ‘feel’ of the job atmosphere.

Children making hamburgers as they play the roles of hamburger shop clerks [Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images]

Rehearsing for a simulated television show as the kids play the roles of announcers and newscasters [Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images]

The kids spray water at a simulated fire site as they play the roles of firefighters [Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images]

Kidzania has already been opened in 13 countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, South Korea, Japan and Dubai. Kidzania Manila will be located at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, near Market Market and Serendra.

Kids playing as flight stewardess [Photo courtesy of http://www.emirates.com]

Licensed educators help kids with their chosen fields to guide them about what they need to do in their chosen profession [www.codejo.com]

 

Kids can also act as real-life surgeons! [www.skyscrapercity.com]

In Kidzania, kids have their own money and they need to spend it wisely for the stores around the theme park. If they ran out of money, that’s when they have to work.

Today in Kidzania Evening News! [www.timeoutkl.com]

So what’s the diagnosis, doc? [www.themorningnews.org]

 

Oh c’mon!!! They even have CSI!??!! I’m so out of here! [mybabybay.com]

Young scientists at work [www.iaapa.org]

They even have my childhood dream job: Archaeology!! [santafe.kidzania.com]

As soon as I’ve first heard of it, I really love the concept of Kidzania. It allows the children to learn the value of money and the importance of working hard for something you want. Now that we have the K-12, kids will be more aware of the real world and any attraction they enjoy doing at Kidzania can play a major part in their career selections later on. If you ask me, this is what Filipino kids really need: A career guide during their teens and pre-teens. Hopefully, we can eliminate the career discrimination and obligatory profession dominating our society right now. Kids in this generation will realize that no career is superior than the other; every career/job/profession/vocation is important for the society to function like a well-oiled machine.

Kids get to be their favorite heroes and life-savers in Kidzania

Are you kidding me? They even have dog trainers!

They also feature another of my childhood dream job: A Check-out Operator T_T [http://dadeveras.files.wordpress.com]

Haha, they even have jails! [http://fidablackjourney.blogspot.com]

Another thing is, there are absolutely no computers or internet or any sort of gadget in this theme park. With this, they can freely interact with other kids (co-workers) and enjoy the fulfillment of companionship and working together.

Fill ‘er up! [regex.info]

OBJECTION, your Honor. I think Kidzania is for twenty-somethings too! [www.student-weekly.com]

I can’t believe Filipino kids are missing out this kind of fun. [entertainmentdesigner.com]

Also, Kidzania here in Manila will incorporate fishing and agriculture industry, which is a very good thing so that young Filipinos can understand the importance of the overlooked yet significant industries.

Although I’m not expecting Kidzania Manila to be this sophisticated, I’m really excited for what it will offer to Filipino kids! [www.zimbio.com]

Not trying to be a secondhand press release but I’m really excited with this theme park. It’s one of the things I look forward to at 2014. I can’t wait to bring my baby brother here…and hopefully, I can get inside to have some fun too🙂

Ready for take-off! [my.telegraph.co.uk]

For more details, visit the Kidzania website here: http://manila.kidzania.com/en/

And yeah, expect sky-rocketing price for tickets but after reading the reviews in other countries, I guess it’s worth working and saving for.  

About sentimentalfreak

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Posted on July 30, 2013, in It's More Fun in the Philippines, My country, reflections and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 62 Comments.

  1. Sounds fun. The best part here is that the kids can really become whatever they want to be. HAHA. Kaingget. Sana ganyan din kadali sa totoong buhay!

  2. Amazing if we have Kidzania Philippines soon to be open because this would be a great help for the children to experience the reality of the environment(CITY) and also for their future profession. As a coordinator and trainer I appreciate the concept of Kidzania for learning with fun that’s why they could as EDUTAINMENT.

    Since the Kids are mimicking the activity of the adult they will also aware on how to manage their money for spending and earning purpose.

    Thumbs Up for Kidzania Philippines!!

  3. Yep! Two-thumbs up😀 I wish the new generation of young Filipinos will understand the importance of saving money and working hard for something you want.

    It’s also exciting how Kidzania Philippines will add a ‘farming’ and ‘fishing’ job to fit with the current major industries in our country🙂 Can’t wait for 2014!

  4. Wow, this looks like something my daughter will enjoy!

  5. I loved this~! So sad that I’m almost 25. But one thing made me LOL though… “They also feature another of my childhood dream job: A Check-out Operator T_T” Are you serious? That’s like, my childhood dream too!!!!

  6. Reblogged this on from here to nowhere. and commented:
    Excited to see this one even though I’m too old for it. I really love the concept! I’ll totally bring my future children here.😀

  7. What’s the age limit?🙂

  8. thanks!… wow! first time i’ve heard of kidzania! brilliant! can’t wait to have my children experience this! (exclamation points can never be over-used eh? :))

  9. Hi. You may want to improve on your grammar.😀 Seek a friend’s help. 😉 Kailangan pa ng kaunting polishing.😉

  10. This is great! It tells kids on the importance of ” hard earned money”. Can’t wait!

  11. Oh my! I wanna go there! Lol! I have a 9-yo son who loves role playing and he would be estatic to try out all the jobs.

  12. I envy the young generation!🙂 I can’t wait my kids to experienced the fun at Kidzania! Any idea how much is their entry rate? Thanks.

  13. Kainggit nga. Sana dati pa dinala yan sa philippines.

  14. The question is, how much will be the entrance fee? sana afford🙂 i’d love to bring my pamangkin there :)))

  15. oh ehm .. this would be nice , thinking this is just a jeepney ride away from our home , i could bring my niece’s there .. and it will boost not just the philippines our municipalities economy also .. so proud im a taguigenio ..

  16. May politician role din kaya? hmm…… ano tawag sa pork barrel? piglet barrel?

  17. It is fun. We’ve been to Kidzania Jakarta and it was a great experience for our 8 yr old. Everything is kid sized and makes you wish you were a kid all over again! We are excited to try Kidzania Philippines soon and see which familiar brands/companies will sponsor the shops, products, services etc.

  18. Its nice to hear that there will be Kidzania in the Phillippines, I saw it first in Dubai.

  19. I’m so excited about this! Can’t wait to bring my nephew here.🙂

  20. wow fun and educational please tell us when it will be open

  21. great learning experience for the kids, the value of earning money, managing resources and having fun in the process, Hopefully some industries will fund the street kids who need this learning experience!!!

  22. Reblogged this on pinkufukurou and commented:
    Wow! I thought only Japan has this. And Manila’s gonna have its own?! Dope!

  23. i work for kidzania dubai for 3 years… and KZ was a dream come true for kidz…

  24. This looks so cool! I wish we had one of these when I was a kid. Now I have to find someone who has a kid so I can tag along when they go here.

  25. Hope my kids see that events so he cant play what they want to some day..thanks

  26. Hi, please do improve your grammar. Distracting eh🙂

  27. Hello! According to one blog, it will open this November🙂 Check the link for details: http://abuggedlife.com/2013/07/30/kidzania-manila-opens-at-the-fort/

  28. Details about the entrance fee hasn’t been released yet🙂 Check their website for updates kung meron na.

  29. Still no news of the ticket rate in their website😦 It will open around this November so we can expect more updates soon🙂

  30. There are roles for prosecutors and judges so maybe there are political roles too? A mayor of the town probably. fyi, kidzania will operate with taxes so you can also expect the piglet barrel🙂

  31. So like, you could buy real food inside the walmart thingo? And buy a car? And do they have beds or hotels? Cause that would be pretty cool

  32. Sorry about that. Haven’t got the chance to reread the whole piece and revise the parts with wrong grammar. Thanks for the heads up though🙂

  33. Not sure if they have beds or hotels but I’m also hoping they can buy real food from the stores. Right now, Kidzania is still looking for brands and companies to support them. You will need a driver’s license to purchase and drive a car.🙂

  34. According to related articles from international branches, Kidzania is open for kids between the ages 4-14 years🙂

  35. Reblogged this on 1/7 and commented:
    WOW

  36. Yeah, I’m in my twenties too and it’s such a shame it wasn’t introduced much earlier 😦 When I was a kid, I loved the sound the cashier makes when you flick an item on it, and I dunno I’m just strangely interested with what other people are buying😛 If I can have a part-time job after college, I would really like to try it🙂

  37. I so love this! Tamang-tama, mag aasawa na ko very very soon pag nagkaanak ako, yes yes go go go na kami dito sa KIDZANIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. hehe… 2nd!

  39. no worries.i understood what you wanted to say @sentimental freak🙂

  40. Thanks. I’ll be more careful next time😀

  41. Oh my! I know KIDZANIA is good news BUT went to their website with the link you provided and what I can say is website pa lang, i was disappointed already..that’s the website here in the Phils..I hope that when the theme park finally opens here in Manila
    , that it will be as great as well as other KIDZANIAs in other countries.

  42. This is great! My kids will love and like it! They really love to explore things around them! When is this going to open?

  43. Looks like fun and sounds like fun — for kids and for sure. But for parents– that depends on who is looking after the kids!!

    Went to the one in Bangkok and there were a couple things that I remember, aside from the fun…

    One: no place to sit and rest. Yep. And remember — while your kids are having fun, YOU are standing outside carrying all the stuff they’ve made. Better bring a backpack to keep all that stuff in! Better yet maybe even hire a porter for the day coz there’s nowhere you’re putting down all that stuff!

    My greatest relief was getting outside into the main area of the mall where the aircon was much cooler and where I could get a nice ice-cold latte and munch on a brownie. Who would have thought it could be sweltering hot in KidZania, with no stands for cold refreshment or little nibbles to keep your parenting prowess up to your kids’ energy levels?

    That said, maybe it was just a bad day for me. After all, everything was all in Thai and I could only understand English. So you can imagine how alienating it was.

  44. November is a perfect time because it’s my son’s 6th birthday. We’ll just bring him there. I’m sure he’ll enjoy there. In the US it’s Pretend City we brought him there. He enjoyed fishing.

  45. Yep, I’m not expecting the branch here in PH would be just as grand as let’s say, Japan, but given some time and generous partners, I hope they improve the facilities and attractions🙂 Let’s just keep our fingers crossed!

  46. According to some blogs, the tentative date for the grand opening will be around November🙂 Or December at worst. Either way, it will provide a new and refreshing attraction for the kids on the coming holidays!

  47. Yep, November’s also a perfect time because it’s the start of the holidays. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the opening will stick with the schedule. Kidzania PH has agriculture and fishing attraction because it comprises the largest sector in our economy🙂

  48. Chansewbi anotado

    This is the right education

  49. Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your site unintentionally, and I’m surprised why
    this twist of fate did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  50. I wanna work there. Where, when and how to apply?🙂

  51. I’m not sure if they’re accepting applicants na e. You can check their website for more details. Good luck!😀

  52. Open na ba ito?

  53. hello, the latest news said it will open by November this year🙂

  54. Of course my entrance fee yan hoping that it is affordable so others can experience that theme park.

  55. Can’t wait to bring Kian Daniel in Kadzania!!!🙂 super super like! Awesome! ❤

  56. nishinagabriellelacson

    it’s that in the philippines???
    because i want to go there!! and what date you open??

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