Kidzania London celebrates official opening
To mark the official opening, KidZania Global president Xavier López Ancona was joined by KidZania London president Joel Cadbury in welcoming 300 local children who charged onto the streets of the child-size city.
The first experience of its kind in the UK, KidZania London is designed to empower children to challenge themselves with unique role-play activities.
KidZania London Chairman Joel Cadbury, said: “KidZania London will be an experience like no other, throughout its development we have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure the City is as authentic and true to the real-world as possible, working with an incredible group of industry partners and talented content creators to build a City that we truly believe will alter the way the UK views education and entertainment, opening the eyes of future generations to a myriad of possibilities they may have otherwise never known existed.”A real-life introduction to the world of work for children ages 4 – 14, KidZania London will offers children the opportunity to sample more than 60 unique professions from surgeons and fashion stylists to cabin crew and hotel receptionists.
Built over the course of one year, the 75,000sq ft. child-size city is the equivalent in size to Leicester Square, with the ceiling height of Heathrow Terminal Five, and is capable of accommodating up to 1,700 visitors at any one time.
On entering their City, kids will find the streets lined with over 60 real-world establishments, including a Hospital, Police Station, Fire Station, Airline, and Theatre, each offering real-life role play adventures in a fun and safe environment.