The September School Holidays is over and for parents with school-going children, the year-end examinations are looming! But if there is one thing about final year exams, it is the super long school holidays that comes after that... along with THREE theme parks that are scheduled to land on our shores by the end of this year!
First up, the Hello Kitty Go Around Singapore.
Okay, so this mini theme park is not a permanent fixture but try telling that to the Hello Kitty fans!
Between 16 October and 10 November 2015, enter the world of Hello Kitty and be dazzled by interactive game kiosks and cutesy larger-than-life photo attractions. There will be loads of photo opportunities with Hello Kitty and Friends at the Ferris Wheel and Apple Temple. Kids will also be able to join the ultimate challenge at Papa's Reading Room.
Billed as the biggest and most exciting event ever held outside Hong Kong for the first time, the admission ticket includes entry to the Hello Kitty Go Around Singapore main event, entry to S.E.A. Aquarium (ticket valid on event date from 2pm-7pm), one Bottle of Exclusive 500ml Mineral Water, two Game Coupons, two Collectible Cards and one Lanyard cum Card Holder.
Fancy joining in Hello Kitty's birthday celebrations? Get the chance to meet Hello Kitty when she flies down for her birthday celebration on 1 November 2015. Only 1000 tickets are available to join Hello Kitty at her birthday celebration which include dance performances and Meet & Greet sessions!
Date: 16 Oct - 10 Nov 2015
Time: 10am - 8pm daily (1 Nov: 10am - 10pm)
Venue: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore Resorts World Sentosa
Tickets: Weekday (Mon-Fri) $48.15 | Weekend (Sat & Sun) / PH Eve (9 Nov) & PH (10 Nov): $58.85 | Children (below 12 years old) $44.90 (Weekday); $55.60 (Weekend / PH Eve & PH)
Birthday celebration standard ticket (1 Nov only) : $201.15
*Tickets EXCLUDE SISTIC Booking Fee.
To buy tickets, visit HERE.
The theme park that has got Ale all excited though, is Pororo Park Singapore!
Opening in early November 2015 at Marina Square, Pororo Park Singapore is a 11,000 sq ft play and educational indoor playground, which is themed after the award-winning top Korean animation 'Pororo the Little Penguin'. The indoor theme park will feature interactive rides and activities, a Pororo Park Café, and a retail store selling what else - Pororo merchandise.
An indoor playground with a difference, Pororo Park Singapore will have fun play elements, specially curated programmes and a theatre with live performances. Young adventurers will enjoy endless fun on the Pororo Express train ride, Shark's Ball Pool, Icy Cave Jungle Gym, and much more. Besides fun and play, get creative with Loopy’s Arts classes and lend a hand to Eddy in his Science and Creativity classes and sing along with live performances by Pororo and Friends at the theatre.
With Pororo Park's Playing And Learning Skills (PALS), every child is exposed to a variety of 'fun learning' edutainment programmes. Each character in Pororo Park has a key strength, that represents different life values, which is imparted through the character personalities with Playing And Learning Skills.
Date: Opening in early November 2015
Venue: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29
Finally, we come to KidZania Singapore which should be no stranger to most parents... especially if you have been following my updates on the blog.
UPDATE: KidZania Singapore's opening has been pushed back to April 2016.
Unlike the usual theme parks, this indoor facility comes with NO rides or arcade attractions at all! Opening by the end of 2015, kids get to participate in a variety of role playing activities specifically designed to educate and inspire kids aged 4 to 14, creating a kid-centric city experience from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city centre and exploring the city streets.
A total of 32 Industry Partners have already come on board, with districts being set up within the kid-sized city to group establishments based on the nature of the establishments and role-play activities. All in all, there will be a diverse range of over EIGHTY role-playing activities within KidZania Singapore with the following various districts in KidZania Singapore:
- Culture and Entertainment
- Public Services
- Private Services
- Restaurants (Food and Beverage establishments will be located throughout the city)
Date: Opening in April 2016
Venue: Sentosa, Near Palawan Beach (Opposite Port of Lost Wonder)
Tickets: Prices to be announced
SO, which theme park are your kids (or YOU) looking forward to the most??? :)