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Planes at KidZania [CIV]

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KidZania is a Mexican organisation developing childrens amusement parks in (mostly) shopping malls around the world. Within these parks, children can play while also learning all kinds of professions, including pilot and flight attendant. As far as I have been able to find out, all locations have a plane, or part of a plane within the park. Most are displayed in either a KidZania colour scheme, or the scheme of the sponsor, like the Meridiana A319 in London is in BA colours and the B737 in Singapore is in Qatar AW colours.

Some of the planes are known now, but still more are unidentified. I am trying to find out more and am always looking for info. Please let me know if you have any info about any of the so far unknown frames.
Location	Country			Type		Registration
Sao Paulo	Brazil			DC-8-63CF	PR-SKC
Santiago		Chile			DC-9-31		N8923E
Cairo		Egypt			B737-200	XA-MAF
London		England			A319		EI-DFA
Delhi		India			A320		?
Mumbai		India			B737-200	VT-EGE
Jakarta		Indonesia		F100		?
Koshien		Japan			B727-200	N906PG
Tokyo		Japan			B737		?
Kuwait		Kuwait			DC-9-31		N9337
Kuala Lumpur	Malaysia		B737		?
Cuicuilco		Mexico			DC-9-32		N606NW
Monterrey		Mexico			DC-9		?
Santa Fe		Mexico			DC-9-32		N942ML
Manila		Philippines		DC-9-31		N8921E
Lisbon		Portugal		DC-9		?
Moscow		Russia			Tu-154		OK-UCE
Jeddah		Saudi Arabia		MD-90		HZ-APZ
Singapore	Singapore		B737		?
Busan		South Korea		B737		?
Seoul		South Korea		B737		?
Bangkok		Thailand		B737		?
Istanbul		Turkey			B737-200	XA-UKW
Dubai		United Arab Emirates	F100		?
As an example the DC-9/MD-8x nose in Lisbon (Amadora). Quite a bit of the fuselage is still attached, though no wings as far as I could tell.
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Note that in some locations the planes can be seen from the outside, but in some others you will actually have to enter the park in order to see it. That's against an entrance fee and.... you need to be accompanied by a kid ;-)

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Found one, the B737 in Istanbul is the XA-UKW. You can see it clearly on this video around the 0.36 mark (nosewheel door).
https://kzjournal.kidzania.com/2013/10/ ... -istanbul/

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And another one. The B737 in Cairo is a former Magnicharters ariframe. In this video you can see the mostly faded colour scheme, showing the titles as 'Magni' only (no charters either behind or below) and only one diagonal stripe on the fuselage, not multiple. Add to that the date the video was posted (June 2012), makes only one frame possible: XA-MAF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYvAwgOYoYE

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ehusmann wrote:Found one, the B737 in Istanbul is the XA-UKW. You can see it clearly on this video around the 0.36 mark (nosewheel door).
https://kzjournal.kidzania.com/2013/10/ ... -istanbul/

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even better: on 2:05 you can see the letters UKW clearly visible.
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Two more are known: the DC-8 in Sao Paulo and the B727 (not a B737 as I previously listed it) in Osaka/Koshien.

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Great list Erwin

Do you have details of how much of an aircraft is remaining at each site please? The DC9 N942ML in Santa Fe especially caught my eye as its one I never saw in service.... That would warrant a specific trip to be arranged if it was anything more than a cockpit....
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Bangkok is eventually B737-281 HS-AKO c/n 20507 ex Phuket Air
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Thanks for bringing this one to my attention again. I didn't look at it for a while, but it turned out there were a few new locations again. So to start a newly updated list with a few new locations and a few new planes.
Location	Country			Type		Registration
Sao Paulo		Brazil			DC-8-63CF	PR-SKC
Santiago		Chile			DC-9-31		N8923E
San Jose		Costa Rica		B737-500	D-ABIF
Cairo		Egypt			B737-200	XA-MAF
Delhi		India			A320		?
Mumbai		India			B737-200	VT-EGE
Jakarta		Indonesia		F100		?
Koshien		Japan			B737-200	N906PG
Tokyo		Japan			B737		?
Kuwait		Kuwait			DC-9-31		N9337
Kuala Lumpur	Malaysia		B737		?
Cuicuilco		Mexico			DC-9-32		N606NW
Guadalajara	Mexico			ATR.42		?
Monterrey		Mexico			DC-9		?
Santa Fe		Mexico			DC-9-32		N942ML
Manila		Philippines		DC-9-31		N8921E
Lisbon		Portugal		DC-9		?
Doha		Qatar			B737		?
Moscow		Russia			Tu-154		OK-UCE
Jeddah		Saudi Arabia		MD-90		HZ-APZ
Singapore		Singapore		B737		?
Johannesburg	South Africa		B737-200	A2-FMX
Busan		South Korea		B737		?
Seoul		South Korea		B737		?
Bangkok		Thailand		B737-200	HS-AKO
Istanbul		Turkey			B737-200	XA-UKW
Dubai		United Arab Emirates	F100		?
London		United Kingdom		A319		EI-DFA
Chicago		United States		B737-500	?
Dallas		United States		B737-500	D-ABIX
The former Lufthansa B737s were both identified by pictures from before these were installed. Both still had the name on the fuselage.
The A2-FMX was identified by South African spotters.
A picture of the B737 at Chicago shows it with an MSN painted on the nose: 2492x. The last digit is not visible, it may be 1, 2 or 6. I would be very happy if someone can say which it is (picture here).

With respect to how much of each frame is still there. In most cases it is the cockpit plus a part of the fuselage. How much is not always easy to see, unless pictures of the plane before installing are available. I know the ones at Doha, Guadalajara, Johannesburg, Chicago and Singapore are complete or almost complete. The rest is part of the plane only. In Santa Fe it is not a full plane, but more than the cockpit. A picture is here.

Any additional info as always is very much appreciated!

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One that is missing - Mexico City DC-9-32 N606NW marked as XA-MEX

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Here is the one in Monterey - unknown and marked as XA-MTY

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Great pics of a few.
The N606NW is in the list at Cuicuilco ;)

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another picture on the web gives the last number of the c/n of the B737 at Chicago/Oakbrook as a 6, making it 24926:

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That would make it a B737-5K5 ex D-AHLD/HA-LER/D-AHLD/LV-BNM, last operated by Aerolineas Argentinas until 2012.
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ehusmann wrote:Great pics of a few.
The N606NW is in the list at Cuicuilco ;)

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doh! yes, oops
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Found this on FB, a B707 (?) in Beirut, Lebanon
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=101 ... 7138868631
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I cannot see the picture, but it must be the one at Kidzmondo (not the same company, but same concept). Here is a picture of the plane being moved through Beirut: https://blogbaladi.com/plane-stuck-in-t ... wn-beirut/
I think it is a B737, but anybody for a possible identity?
Kidzmondo was in the middle of the big explosion last year and was severly damaged, but apparantly planning to reopen.

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