Mexico City, Mexico — KidZania, the fastest growing kid’s hands-on entertainment brand, recognized globally for its unique blend of education and fun, expands its footprint to India with the opening of KidZania Mumbai. This represents the 14thinteractive kids’ city in 14 years, inviting more kids around the world to be inspired with fun and engaged learning through realistic role play. KidZania India joins a community that spans the globe with locations in Chile, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
KidZania Mumbai is an indoor replica of a real-life city complete with paved roads and cars, city buildings, recognizable establishments and a functioning economy that has been right sized for kids. Ideally suited for children ages 4 to 14, KidZania Mumbai features 60-plus real-world establishments (bank, university, fire house, radio station) and 80-plus career choices (pilot, surgeon, fashion designer) to help children develop real life skills. Unique to KidZania Mumbai, children can also experience one-of-a-kind establishments like the Bollywood Acting Academy, Pottery Studio, KalaShetra Art & Culture Club and Dabbawalla (boxed lunch delivery service).
“With the opening of KidZania Mumbai, we celebrate a major corporate achievement–our 14th city in our 14th year of operation–now located in what is predicted to grow into the largest city in the world by 2020,” said Xavier López Ancona, president and founder of KidZania. “This represents a meteoric growth of our company and illustrates how families from around the world have embraced the KidZania concept–a progressive and interactive role-play experience that challenges, inspires and readies kids to create a better world.”
Bollywood superstar and co-promoter KidZania Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan, first experienced KidZania Dubai with his family. Captivated by his own children’s experience, he was determined to bring KidZania to India. Together with KidZ Inc. Pte. Ltd, as shareholder, imagiNation Edutainment India was incorporated, and is the franchisee holder of KidZania India. “I am proud to be part of the team that brought KidZania to India, as I know it will make a difference to the children here.”
By blending reality with entertainment, KidZania provides an authentic and powerful developmental experience, preparing kids to understand and manage their world. Through each activity, kids learn about how society functions, financial literacy, adult professions, team work, independence, self-esteem and real-life skills
“We are proud to join this globally successful edutainment company that will empower future generations of India to be their best self,” said Sanjeev Kumar, Governor and chief executive officer, KidZania Mumbai. “At KidZania Mumbai, we endeavor to promote change and encourage global citizenship among our children through an experience that is hands-on, engaging, educational, and most importantly, fun.”
KidZania Mumbai features premier global and local brands to help authenticate every experience. Key brand partners at KidZania Mumbai include: Big Bazaar, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Central, Godrej Security Systems, Star TV, YES Bank, Times of India, Radio City, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Mad over Donuts and Kellogg’s Chocos.
Learn more about KidZania Mumbai at www.kidzania.in.