4th March 2012 ~ Sunday morning. Izzah and I went to KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
I got free KidZania passes for two worth RM70. So, must go!
If you want to bring your kids to KidZania Kuala Lumpur, please read my tips before going. These tips might save you from having a really bad experience at KidZania.
TIPS 1 ~ KIDZANIA KL TICKET PRICE
Tickets to KidZania KL are quite pricey. You need to properly plan your visit to KidZania Kuala Lumpur so that the experience gain is worth the money paid.
Toddlers from 2-3 years old need to pay RM35 each. Kids from 4-17 years old need to pay RM55 each!
If child is below 8 years old, parent or an adult guardian must accompany the kid at all time in KidZania KL. Price for adult is RM35.
I think of you have only one child it’s still not a big deal. What if you have a few kids more than 4 years old that want to enter KidZania together? Do the calculation. You may need to fork out hundreds of ringgit for a single entry!
Since the entrance fees are pricey, it’s wise to PLAN your time in KidZania as best as possible.
KidZania KL is a very interesting and fun theme park for children. But it’s not a leisure kind of park. KidZania KL is an activity theme park for kids. Get your kids to do as much activities as possible.
There are 99 jobs available in KidZania KL. One session of visit (5 hours) is definitely not enough to cover all jobs.
How many jobs can be done in 5 hours? Depend on many things such as time of visit *do more on weekdays*, crowds and of course the child’s energy level.
The most important thing is to plan what job to do first or where to go first. Proper plan will ensure your kids to get at least 5 jobs done.
TIPS 2 ~ KIDS BELOW 8 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED
Kids below 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult inside KidZania Kuala Lumpur. So, need to buy an adult ticket worth RM35.
If kids more than 8 years old and you’re confident that your child can be independent in KidZania alone then she/he can enter without you tagging along. This would save you some money.
TIPS 3 ~ ADULTS CAN’T ENTER WITHOUT A KID
KidZania KL is a special park for kids only. Adult over 18 years old can only enter with a kid.
TIPS 4 ~ BUY KIDZANIA TICKETS ONLINE
KidZania KL tickets can be bought on the day of visit at the ticket counter or can also buy online.
It’s wise to buy the tickets online before going to KidZania KL because you’ll never know how long the queue will be. This would save you hours of lining for tickets.
Do remember to print your online tickets and bring to KidZania Kuala Lumpur. There’s no need to join the normal queue with online tickets. You can directly go to the far right counter to get your security tags.
TIPS 5 ~ VISIT ON WEEKDAYS
If possible, avoid going to KidZania Kuala Lumpur on school holidays, public holidays or weekends.
Especially if you want to bring a toddler or child below 7 years old. KidZania KL will be so crowded with many people on those holidays.
Else, you need to PLAN before visiting KidZania KL.
- School holidays, public holidays and weekend: 2 sessions ~ 10am – 3pm and 4pm – 9pm. 5 hours for each session.
- Weekdays one session from 10am – 5pm. 7 hours!
TIPS 6 ~ CASH CHEQUE AT CIMB BANK
First thing to do after entering KidZania KL is to cash the RM50 kidzos cheque at CIMB bank.
Kidzos currency is used for activities in the following establishments.
- Painting school
- Ayam Brand Cooking School
- 100 Plus Wall Climbing
- Sony Photo Lab
- Beauty Salon *customer*
- SOX Mobile Phone Center
- Hoya Eye Care Centre
- Jewellery Shop
- Marrybrown Burger Shop
- Sushi King Sushi Bar
- Honda Car Dealership
- Honda Department of Motor Vehicles
- Honda Driving Street
- SeaMaster Bottling Plant
- Oreo Cookie Factory
- Vitagen & Marigold Milk Factory
- Games Room
TIPS 7 ~ WORK & GET PAID
Jobs at the following establishments are paid in kidzos.
- Job Information
- CIMB Bank Vault
- Secret Agent
- Beauty Salon *staff*
- Window Washing
- Fitters Fire Station
- KPJ Emergency Room
- CTC Travel Agency
- Poslaju Courier Services
- Police Station
- BHPetrol Service Station
- Car Wash
- Auto Repair Shop
- The New Straits Time Press
- hitz.fm Radio Station
- Fashion Boutique
- TNB Energy Control Centre
- TM Telecommunications Centre
- Acting Academy
- Magic Studio
- Construction Site
- Nippon Paint House Painting
- Dell Notebook Factory
- Hospital – Scanning Room
- Hospital – Nusery
- Hospital – Endoscopy Room
- Hospital – Surgery Room
- TV Studio
- City Clock
- AirAsia Flight Attendant
- AirAsia Flight Simulator
TIPS 8 ~ 20 MINUTES ACTIVITY TIME
Most activities (except TV3 studio and Acting Academy) take 20 minutes to be completed. Be prepared to to queue for a long time.
Especially during school holidays, public holidays and weekends.
TIPS 9 ~ CAN BRING CAMERA IN
Parents can bring camera in KidZania Kuala Lumpur. However, there are many establishments that parents are not allowed to go in. So, it’s quite difficult to take your child’s photo.
There are professional photographers that will take photos during activities. You can go to the Sony Shop near the exit door to buy photos.
Use the security tag to find your child photos in the computer at Sony shop.
A photo print and softcopy *download at website* with KidZania paper frame is RM20 each. Buy three photo prints for RM50. Hmmm… expensive!
TIPS 10 ~ OUTSIDE FOOD NOT ALLOWED
Outside food and drinks are not allowed KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
There are shops selling food and drinks in KidZania KL such as Marrybrown.
Transaction in Ringgit Malaysia ~ not Kidzos.
TIPS 11 ~ AGE RESTRICTION
Establishments in KidZania KL have age restrictions. Most must be 4 years and above.
Babies from 0-3 years old can play at Urbano House in second floor. Activities available at Urbano House are story telling session, puppet shows, preparing favorite food, jump on inflatable bed, coloring, puzzles and play in tub filled with soft balls.
TIPS 12 ~ PHYSICAL RESTRICTION
Some establishments in KidZania KL has minimum and maximum height requirements.
Make sure you read the requirement poster at the establishment entrance before jump into the queue.
TIPS 13 ~ SURAU
Surau is available on first floor just behind Dentist/Beauty Salon.
TIPS 14 ~ OPEN BANK ACCOUNT
Kids can go to CIMB bank to open a bank account and save the kidzos earned. Kids will get an ATM card which can be used to withdraw kidzos in future visits.
TIPS 15 ~ CHANGE KIDZOS WITH SOUVENIR
Kidzos can be used to change with KidZania souvenirs in the souvenirs shop.
Ringgit Malaysia is also accepted in the shop.