KidZania Guadalajara, located at Plaza Patria, will be the first facility to include the innovations encompassed in the KidZania 4.0 model and it is the 4th facility in Mexico and 25th worldwide
The foundation ceremony of the new KidZania City occurred in the facility on December 5th, with the presence of local government authorities, Industry Partners, representatives from the different KidZania Franchises around the world, company’s collaborators and media.
A group of children led the activities of this celebration by performing roles as journalists, masters of ceremony, flag bearers and representatives of different professions throughout the event.
Xavier Lopez Ancona, President of KidZania, mentioned: “In the eve of our 20th anniversary and with a constant international growth, our presence in the Americas will be strengthened with the openings of KidZania Guadalajara, KidZania Costa Rica on December 11th, and in 2019 with our entrance to one of the most competitive markets in the world, the United States.”
Moreover, KidZania Guadalajara will be the first small-format facility, a new scheme which will allow KidZania to enter cities with a lower population density and continue with its national and international growth.
Regarding the features that will differentiate KidZania Guadalajara, Maricruz Arrubarrena Ocejo, Governor of KidZania Mexico, stated: “KidZania Guadalajara not only will strengthen our presence in Mexico, but it will also be the first facility to include the KidZania 4.0 model, a group of initiatives that aims to renew the company’s concept, reach a broader audience, as well as enrich the KidZania experience for our visitors in the upcoming years.”
The two-day celebration concluded with the ribbon cutting ceremony, where the Mayor of Zapopan, Pablo Lemus Navarro, along with his kids, joined Xavier Lopez Ancona to welcome families, students, and media to this brand-new KidZania Facility.
With a footprint of 4,300 m2, 5,696 m2 of construction and 36 establishments with 50 role-playing activities for children aged 1 to 14 and 33 Industry Partners, KidZania Guadalajara officially opened its doors to public on December 7th, 2018.