KidZania Istanbul's Ribbon-cutting ceremony

ISTANBUL, Turkey. KidZania Journal. April 30th, 2014. (English). –This morning, KidZania Istanbul had its ribbon-cutting ceremony and was officially declarated open to the public. At 10:00am, industry partners’ representatives, friends from KidZania states and metropolises around the world, as well as members of the Central Government of KidZania, arrived at the airport counters of KidZania Istanbul to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 16th KidZania metropolis. 

Mrs. Meral Molinas –Doğu Bati–, Mr. Mair Kasuto –Chairman of Doğu Bati–, Mr. Avni Çelik –President of Sinpaş–, H. E. Martha Bárcena –Ambassador of Mexico to Turkey–, Raif Ali Dinçkök –Akkök–, Ms. Lara Sayinsoy –Governor of KidZania Turkey–, and Mr. Xavier López –President of KidZania– cut the ribbon and officially inaugurated the opening of KidZania Istanbul to the public.

KidZania Istanbul is an 9,420 square meter (101,396 square foot) kid-sized city complete with 67 real-world establishments, including a city hall, bank, restaurants, hospital, police station, university, driving streets, stadium, museum and more. Once in the city, kids choose from more than 90 careers, including doctor, pilot, chef, archaeologist, actor, actress, or fireman.

For more information about KidZania Istanbul, visit:

istanbul.kidzania.com

www.facebook.com/KidZaniaIstanbul

Twitter: @KidZaniaIst

From left to right: Mrs. Meral Molinas, Mr. Mair Kasuto, Mr. Avni Çelik, Mr. Xavier López, Ms. Lara Sayinsoy, Mr. Raif Dinçkök and H. E. Mrs. Martha Bárcena.

From left to right: Mrs. Meral Molinas, Mr. Mair Kasuto, Mr. Avni Çelik, Mr. Xavier López, Ms. Lara Sayinsoy, Mr. Raif Dinçkök and H. E. Mrs. Martha Bárcena.

From left to right: Mr. Mair Kasuto, Mr. Avni Çelik, Mr. Xavier López and Ms. Lara Sayinsoy, moments before officially inaugurating KidZania Istanbul

From left to right: Mr. Mair Kasuto, Mr. Avni Çelik, Mr. Xavier López and Ms. Lara Sayinsoy, moments before officially inaugurating KidZania Istanbul

This moment marks the official opening of KidZania Istanbul as the 16th KidZania metropolis and Turkey as the 13th country to host a KidZania center.

Urbano, Bache, Chika, Beebop and Chika escorted the guests through KidZania Istanbul

Urbano, Bache, Chika, Beebop and Chika escorted the guests through KidZania Istanbul

Our beloved RightZKeepers also showed the proper way to put out a fire.

Our beloved RightZKeepers also showed the proper way to put out a fire.

Mr. Xavier López, together with Mexican Ambassador Bárcena, ZanKed Mr. Avni Çelik -President of Sinpas- for attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony of KidZania Istanbul.

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