Indoor Theme Park KidZania Expected to Be ‘a Big Hit Here' When It Makes U.S. Debut in Frisco

A new kind of indoor theme park that teaches kids through role-playing will make its U.S. debut next year at Stonebriar Centre mall in Frisco. KidZania is a highly detailed world of let's pretend set in a mini-city complete with buildings, paved roads, vehicles and its own currency called kidZos. With plenty of dress-up clothes and props, kids can choose from about 100 different jobs. Playing dress-up is nothing new. But KidZania takes the concept to a whole new level. Company officials say it's the world's fastest growing experiential learning center for ages 4 to 14. The 80,000-square-foot space will be custom-built just outside the mall along Preston Road and State Highway 121 in Frisco. The Collin County suburb remains one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It also has one of the nation's fastest-growing school districts. Children make up about a third of the city's population. "Frisco has always been drawn to partners which focus on families, education and entertainment, so we have a lot in common with KidZania," Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said. "The company's innovative approach to inspiring and learning will undoubtedly be a big hit here."   Continue reading...

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