京華城 Taiwan Children’s Play Area: Baby Boss

We went to 京華城 today and went into BabyBoss. What is it? It’s a an indoor place with about 48 jobs that a person can have when they grow up. From chef to astronaut, children are put into 30-45 minute “work sessions” to experience the life of a fire fighter or whatever job they choose. At the end of the session, you’ll be paid about $10 (fake money) for your job well done and then a card of completion. What do you do with the money? You pay for extra classes that children want to do like make pizza or make onigiri or whatever it is. Usually the extra stuff is $35 so it takes about 4 regular jobs to do one paid activity that all kids want to get into because they’re rewarding themselves. It’s super cute.

My girls went for the afternoon and did 5 jobs along with a pizza class. A few things to note:

  • Weekday mornings are filled with schools which is annoying because schools could have 15 students that take up all the spots in a class that you want. You want to avoid schools by just going the afternoon session starting at 3pm.
  • We went around 1pm and experienced the school effects from 1-3pm and then had a lot of fun after 3pm picking whatever it is that we wanted because no schools are taking up 15 spots at one time.
  • Bring your passport for a 20% discount. You can buy tickets online or at the door. Tickets at the door aren’t guaranteed when it’s busy season if they are jam packed. In our case, we went early July, weekday (Friday) and it was fine after 3pm.
  • The food court there is decent but not mind blowing. However, you can only eat in there.
  • Save your money in a bank for next time or try to use it all at a shop before you leave to not waste it.
  • You cannot line up for your kiddos for the next job! They have to line up themselves!
  • You do not go into classes with your kids. Instead you watch from the outside. You’ll have chances to take photos though. They either walk out or you can see them through a glass window.
  • Plan your time accordingly. It’s not too stressful if you don’t have schools there or a huge crowd but try to plan your times for the jobs so that you’re not waiting too long. If you line up about 15 minutes to 20 minutes prior to the job, you’re okay to go in. There are places to sit everywhere so don’t worry. It’s not Disneyland…

Is it a full day event? It could be. It can also be just an afternoon event. Our kids loved it…

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