KidZania Manila to permanently close operations

  • KidZania Manila announced they will soon close its operations by August 31
  • According to its statement, they said closing their establishment due to COVID-19 resulted to massive revenue loss
  • They stated they feel for their employees and will do their best to provide the necessary severance benefits they deserve

KidZania Manila will soon close its doors permanently to its patrons starting August 31.

Image by CNN via Twitter

After five years since it opened, KidZania Manila, the children’s theme park in Bonifacio Global City will end its operations by the end of August this year.

In a statement released by Play Innovations, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, they made the unfortunate announcement. The statement reads, “With the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing community quarantine, we have complied and suspended operations to prevent the further spread of the virus, which resulted to a massive impact on our revenues.”

“Even if we are allowed to operate in the future, the ‘new normal’ will prohibit mass gathering and require children to remain at home. These conditions have left us with no choice but to close the play city’s doors permanently,” it added.

The officials said they feel for their employees and are doing their best to provide the necessary severance benefits to them.

“Our hearts go out to our employees. We are doing everything we can to aid them at this time of uncertainty,” KidZania Manila’s statement said.

Image by KidZania Manila via Facebook

KidZania Manila saw around 214,000 visitors in the first nine months of 2019, according to ABS-CBN. It has been closed since March 11 in compliance with quarantine protocols.

By the way, did you know that Kidzania made a group of indigent kids happy in March of last year)? Yes, the DF Iskolars were given a special treat by Kidzania Manila back in 2019 and it saddened the children to hear about its closing permanently.

Watch their video taken last year: