KidZania, an educational entertainment center designed as a real city to provide a role-playing environment for kids 3 to 14 years old, is set to open at the Bonifacio Global City early 2015.
To further enhance the little kid’s experiences in this big world, Cebu Pacific Air announced its official partnership with the “edutainment” center by providing flights and other airline facilities.
“Cebu Pacific has always been a staunch advocate of education through travel. Launching our new destination, KidZania Manila, affirms this commitment. A flight is the best way to welcome kids to this exciting, interactive city. Similar to real life, flights can lead to life-changing discoveries and boundless opportunities,” said Cebu Pacific president and chief executive officer Lance Gokongwei.
He continued, “We are very excited to partner with KidZania to enable kids to fly, even if it’s just with their imaginations, and give children their Cebu Pacific boarding pass to a fun learning experience,” Gokongwei added.
Like many adult adventures, the journey to KidZania Manila begins at an airport, the KidZania International Airport. There, they will check in at Cebu Pacific counters, get their Cebu Pacific boarding passes, and enter KidZania Manila, a child-sized, interactive play city built just for them.
Inside KidZania Manila, children can role-play over 100 exciting careers, among them being a pilot. To achieve such, they must enrol at the aviation academy where they will train to be a Cebu Pacific pilot or flight attendant. With the help of Zupervisors, the pilots of KidZania can try taking off and landing an aircraft using state-of-the-art flight simulators. Meanwhile, KidZania flight attendants can learn how to ensure the safety and comfort of their passengers through a safety demonstration and Fun Game, among others.
For her part, Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas, governor of KidZania in the Philippines and president and chief executive officer of Play Innovations Inc., shared, “A lot of kids dream about becoming pilots and flight attendants. Cebu Pacific is the perfect partner to introduce these kids to a ‘Juan-of-a-Kind’ learning experience and the joys of ‘traveling’ to a new city.”
Other careers awaiting them are doctors, engineers and bank tellers, as well as actors and artists. Establishments that are universal favorites among children who have visited Kidzania in 16 cities all over the world include the bank, fire station, hospital, television station, and a variety of other establishments that form the inner-working core of a real city.
When they work at different establishments, kids will earn KidZos, the official KidZania currency. They can choose to save or spend these KidZos during their visit.
KidZania Manila is operated by its exclusive local franchise owner, Play Innovations, Inc. For more information, visitmanila.kidzania.com or visit www.cebupacificair.com.