Mom and I went to KidZania Kuala Lumpur on 4th March 2012 ~ Sunday morning.
We got free KidZania passes for two worth RM70. So, must go!
KidZania KL was opened a month ago so the crowd is expected to be huge especially during school holidays, public holidays and weekends.
Some parents have complained on KidZania’s Facebook about their bad experiences at KidZania KL. So, do read the tips that I compiled before visiting KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
The tips might save you from having a really unpleasant day at KidZania.
TIPS 1 ~ KIDZANIA KL TICKET PRICES
Tickets to KidZania KL are quite pricey. Mom said it’s not worth the money paid if you didn’t do at least 6 activities during your session there.
Mom is definitely right. I did 5 activities during my first visit and then 14 activities in a later visit!! Whooaa! 14 jobs? How did I manage to do that?
Well, it’s not a big secret. I will tell you in next few tips so keep on reading.
How much is the entrance fee to KidZania Kuala Lumpur?
Toddlers from 2-3 years old need to pay RM35 each. Kids from 4-17 years old need to pay RM55 each!
If you’re below 8 years old, parent or an adult guardian must accompany you at all time in KidZania KL. Price for adult is RM35.
I think of you’re the only child it’s still not a big deal. What if you have a few sibblings more than 4 years old that want to enter KidZania together? Do the calculation. Your parents may need to fork out hundreds of ringgit for a single entry!
Poor parents! So, since the entrance fees may create a hole in your parent’s wallet, it’s wise for them to PLAN your time in KidZania as best as possible.
KidZania KL is a very interesting and fun theme park for children.
There are 99 jobs available in KidZania KL. One session of visit (5 hours) is definitely not enough to cover all jobs.
TIPS 2 ~ KIDS BELOW 8 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED
If you’re below 8 years old, you must be accompanied by an adult inside KidZania Kuala Lumpur. So, need to buy an adult ticket worth RM35.
If you’re more than 8 years old and are independent type of kid, you can get in KidZania alone without your mommy or daddy tagging along. This could save them 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 for parents to buy the tickets online before going to KidZania KL because you’ll never know how long the queue will be. This would save hours of lining for tickets.
Remind your mom or dad to print the 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
I went on weekday and have 7 hours to do so much fun things inside KidZania KL.
I was able to do 14 activities during my second time visit to KidZania KL. This is my secret!
If possible, avoid going to KidZania Kuala Lumpur on school holidays, public holidays or weekends. KidZania KL will be so crowded with many people on those holidays.
Else, your parents 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
- 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
- Job Information
TIPS 7 ~ WORK & GET PAID
Jobs at the following establishments are paid in kidzos.
- 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 – Nusery
- Hospital – Endoscopy Room
- Hospital – Surgery Room
- TV Studio
- City Clock
- AirAsia Flight Attendant
- AirAsia Flight Simulator
TIPS 8 ~ 20 MINUTES ACTIVITY TIME
Most activites take 20 minutes to be completed. Some establishment like TV Studio and Acting Academy take 50-60 minute. Be prepared to to queue for a long time if you visit on 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 for them to take our photo.
There are professional photographers that will take photos during activities. Parents can go to the Sony Shop near the exit door to buy photos.
Use the security tag to find your 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. Mom said it is very expensive!
TIPS 10 ~ OUTSIDE FOOD NOT ALLOWED
Outside food and drinks are not allowed KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
There are some small shops selling food (burger, fish balls, popcorns, cookies, Japanese food etc) and drinks in KidZania KL.
Transaction in Ringgit Malaysia ~ not Kidzos.
You can also pay 10-15 KidZos at Ayam Brand Cooking School and Marybrown Burger Shops to prepare your own lunch!
TIPS 11 ~ AGE RESTRICTION
Establishments in KidZania KL have age restrictions. Most must be 4 years and above. Some establishments require you to be 6-7 years such as the hitz.fm Radio Station, SOX Mobile Phone Zone and Dell Notebook Factory.
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 have minimum and maximum height requirements. I think the Honda Department of Motor Vehicles requires you to be at least 126 cm tall before can take the licence. You also need to be more than 120 cm tall to climb the 100 Plus Wall. Bummer!
Make sure your parents read the requirement poster at the establishment entrance before jumping into the queue.
TIPS 13 ~ OPEN BANK ACCOUNT
You can go to CIMB bank to open a bank account and save the kidzos earned. You will get an ATM card which can be used to withdraw kidzos in future visits.
TIPS 14 ~ 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.