When I was a kid, I remember wanting to be a grown up and do grown-up things. Now that I’m all grown, I couldn’t help but wonder sometimes, “wouldn’t it be nice to be like a kid again!” It’s just the nature of man’s ever unsatisfied heart, I believe. 🙂
Unlike in earlier generations, including mine, kids today are blessed to have recreational places to go to like Kidzania Manila, which my son and I were able to get first dibs of yesterday. It was so much fun that the little man concluded that it’s even more fun than Disneyland! He could stay in Kidzania forever, if it were up to him. 🙂
Checking-in at Kidzania International Airport
Upon check-in, we were given boarding passes, security bracelets, a check worth 50 KidZos, Kidzania’s official currency, which my son encashed during our tour.
Mr. Xavier Lopez Ancona, KidZania Founder and CEO said that he is certain that Filipino children will find KidZania Manila an enriching and fun experience. KidZania, to date, has 20 Reality Theme Parks all across the globe. Thank you, Mr. Lopez for brining KidZania to the Philippines!
Just one of the many streets inside the city, that is KidZania.
KidZania is where our little ladies and gentlemen get to live out their big dreams within the 8,000 square meters of play space.
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Doing banking transaction like an adult. 🙂 He’s all on his own! Although it’s not really his first time to transact in a bank, it’s his first to encash his first check! He was thrilled. Jed’s first job was that of a radio disc jockey. He was taught by his trainer how far his mouth should be from the mic and how he is to go about his disc jock task. I just allowed my son to roam around and go wherever he wants to. Kidzania is enormous, a kid won’t run out of things to do and go to. It was perfect that my little guy decided to inquire at the Job Information Center. For him to find out what the ideal job for him is, he took a personality test which cost him 8 KidZos. After the personality test, he was given this slip with “Jobs that suit him well,” according to his test results. Each box were stamped by trainers from the respective work place. After successfully completing his jobs and the boxes were stamped, he was able to refund his 6KidZos, plus the salaries he got from each job!
His job as a Pharmacist taught him how to inventory medicines and how to stock the shelves. He earned 8 KidZos after completing his task. His trainer told him that if he finished pharmacy in Centro Escolar University within KidZania grounds, he would have earned 10 KidZos. Something my little buddy took mental note of, for his future KidZania visit.
#UrbanFarmer for a day! 🙂 #KidzaniaManila A photo posted by jenaspacio (@jenaspacio) on
As an Urban Farmer, Jed learned how to plant a seedling and stake a young tree. 🙂
My son also experienced how it is to become a Veterinarian at KidZania! During his training, he was taught what things to look for in a pet to make sure it is healthy and doing well.
Just when I thought he was all done, he appealed to do more jobs and he navigated his way through the map we were provided with and off he went to the Aviation Academy at the second floor.
For his last job for the day, he worked for LBC as a delivery man. He was tasked to complete 2 package pick ups in 8 minutes.
Me and my son with Mr. Immigration Officer and Ms. Ginny Guanco. 🙂
As we bid KidZania goodbye, we headed towards the Immigration area as my son made me promise to come back as soon as it officially opens. As I saw my son leap from one structure to the next within this reality theme park, I understand why he loves KidZania more than any other theme park he’s been to. KidZania is more experiential as it empowers the kids through otherwise adult jobs in the facility, the confidence boost as they get paid after successfully completing their jobs. Even from the sidelines, I was smiling ear to ear as I watch my son have so much fun.
Tickets will be available online starting August 3, 2015 via manila.kidzania.com.
Starting August 7, KidZania Manila will be open 7 days a week.
Operating Hours and Ticket Prices:
Mondays to Thursdays: 9AM to 4PM
Infant: 1 year old and below – FREE
Toddler: 1 to 3 years old – P420
Child: 4 to 14 years old – P750
Adult: 15 above – P420
Fridays to Sundays (including legal holidays): 9AM to 4PM and 3PM to 8PM
Infant: 1 year old and below – FREE
Toddler: 1 to 3 years old – P550
Child: 4 to 14 years old – P1,000
Adult: 15 above – P550
Address: Park Triangle Building, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Facebook: Kidzania Manila