Tuesday, April 23, 2024

KidZania continues worldwide reopening of facilities

As the world starts entering the post COVID-19 recovery phase, KidZania continues learning and improving while adapting to the “new normal”. From the learnings acquired, the gradual reopening process of several KidZania facilities worldwide has already begun.

After closing their premises on March 2020 over the coronavirus pandemic, KidZania Seoul and KidZania Busan welcomed visitors once again on April 6th, being at the forefront of this process and having gradual improvement in business results.

Moreover, KidZania Tokyo and KidZania Koshien reopened their doors to visitors on June 1st, after Japan’s prime minister Shinzō Abe lifted the country’s state of emergency after a marked fall in new coronavirus cases in Tokyo, as well as in other hard-hit regions by this pandemic in the country.

Both Japan facilities closed their doors on early March. Although this action was not mandated by the local government, KidZania Japan took this decision to show their empathy and solidarity with their visitors, suppliers and team.

In the Middle East, KidZania Jeddah closed on March 9th following the directives of authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Now, after almost four months, the national curfew in this country has been lifted along with the suspension of entertainment activities. Following local recommendations, KidZania Jeddah reopened on June 21st with best-in-class hygiene and social distancing measures to ensure a safe and fun return.

In the same region, KidZania Cairo voluntarily closed its doors on March 16th. As the number of COVID-19 continues to decrease and the national curfew has been lifted, entertainment activities in Cairo were allowed to resume their operations with 25% of their capacity starting this week. In accordance to this directive, KidZania Cairo gladly reopened its doors on July 1st with the highest hygiene standards, and a team eager and happy to welcome visitors back.

In cooperation with their local governments, and public health institutions, all these facilities have welcomed customers again after implementing extensive hygiene and health measures to ensure that visitors, as well as their teams, can come back to KidZania and enjoy a day of fun and learning in a safe environment.

Some of the measures implemented by these KidZania Cities include reduced business hours, limited capacity in both facilities and establishments, social distancing in queuing and inside establishments, continuous sanitization of common areas, temperature screening, among others.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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