A land for happy children
KidZania comes from the short form of the German word for “children” (kinder), and the two Latin words for “wacky” (zany) and “land of” (ania). For kids from 3 to 15 years of age (partial restrictions according to height), children can try over 100 types of jobs such as fireman, police officer, bus guide and fashion model. Adults basically cannot enter any of the pavilions to respect the children’s independence. They can observe from outside or wait in a separate lounge while watching their children on a monitor. This is a facility like no other which respects children in ways such as the launch of a kids’ council to improve KidZania and the raising of admission by kids.
Real uniforms and equipment
Trying out jobs is a given and services that make use of things such as borrowing cellphones and earning licenses are real. Any child can conduct himself/herself as an adult and naturally learn about responsibility and self-reliance. Inside the facility, the stores and vehicles they usually see are right there. The tools, materials and uniforms prepared for hospitals and food factories are all genuine. Entering the facility is through an airport immigration gate. Kids will receive a map, traveler’s cheques and a schedule card and will try out a job they like. When they are paid, they can also go shopping, learn, create a bank account and make deposits.
Planning to have an even more enjoyable time
In one day, there are 2 shifts: 6 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the afternoon. Since the number of the day ticket is limited, it is recommended to make an online reservation beforehand. To experience as many jobs as possible during that time, it is effective to plan things out to a certain degree beforehand.