Goldilocks celebrated their 50th anniversary at Enchanted Kingdom last June 1 & 2.
Goldilocks has been part of so many lives such as mine. I lived in the province when I was young and it is my great joy when my father would bring me a mocha cake when he comes home to visit me from Manila. There was no branch in our area that time. So, for me to eat it, I will need my father to buy it for me. I would call him in his office and let him jot down the things I want for pasalubong. On my list will always include Goldilocks cake, pulburon, and the brownies that melts in your mouth! Okay, I know you notice that I’m such a foodie even before. Lol. This brings me such great joy.
As they celebrate their 50th, they spread Goldilove to their loyal customers, employees, media, and children of the Children’s hour by sharing their blessing through a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment at EK.
I with my bunso Aeon, together with my co-bloggers were able to attend on the second day of celebration.
This was our first time to go to EK. As we are a big family. Going there all together would mean wreaking my pockets for the entrance fee plus we can’t bring food and water inside. Which is a big problem for me because my kids are always hungry. Lol! Imagine how ecstatic I was to find out that I was invited?😆
As part of the media. We were only allowed to bring 1 companion. Guilty as I can’t bring everyone, I decided to go with 1 of my kids as I didn’t want to miss the experience and at least 1 of them can come.
I know you are wondering how I chose who will come with me. I actually asked my kids to raffle it so whoever will come wins fair and square and the rest will not feel that I have a favorite amongst them. I asked my second child Andrey to make the entries by putting 3 sad faces and 1 happy face in a piece of paper. After each one has picked his/her piece, they all opened it at the same time. My bunso was smiling so big while Ates’ had sad faces same as what was drawn in the paper.
So, came our most awaited day. A program was held before everyone was able to explore the place. We were able to witness a spectacular dance from EK dancers. And one hilarious show from Vice Ganda kalokalike and partner (sorry I forgot the name). Fire dancers also amazed the kids and adults while they blow flame in the air.
During the program as I look at all the people who came and the happy faces I see while watching the show. I thought to myself how awesome for Goldilocks to bring so much joy to its employees, customers and most of all, to the children of the Children’s hour. Not all companies share their blessings. And maybe because of this character, Goldilocks still exist and is still being patronized by many since 1966 because they also have the heart for the people they serve and who serves them.
I was truly amazed when the MC asked the employees of their tenure in the company. There were new ones from 1-2 years. Then, there were employees from 5-10 years, then 11-20, 21-30, and a whole 31-40 years working for Goldilocks! That’s a WOW! For you to stay in a company for a long time means giving more than half of your life to the company! Goldilocks must have done something really great to gain such loyalty. You deserve a big applause. And of course, nobody raised for the 40-50 years tenure as they are retired by now with ages approximately 70 years old.😊
More than anyone that I’ve noticed, it was my youngest who was the happiest. When the children went up the stage to blow the candle and sing happy birthday to Goldilocks, he also wanted to go up. But, he had difficulty reaching the stage as there were many people in front. So, after trying he went back patiently to where I was.
As a surprise for the kids, the cast of Enchanted Kingdom, Wizard, Princess and the rest had an appearance and danced, too! When the MC announced that the kids can have their pictures taken, hurriedly Aeon with my help rushed towards the staged to strike a pose. He wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity again. But, it was too crowded. There were a lot of kids. So, it was hard to get an exclusive shot. But, he didn’t mind at all.
Although the temperature during the show was beaming hot and I had to buy myself some cold shake to freshen up as I was afraid of heat stroke. It was pleasurable to see many happy and excited kids.
Later in the afternoon, it rained before we can all enjoy the rides and games! But, it didn’t stop us from riding all the rides who allows 47″ tall kids. Yes, I got dizzy after Flying Fiesta, Hot Air Balloon, Roller Coaster, Bump Splash, Ferris Wheel and Carousel and Flying Fiesta again. But, my Aeon was all excited from ride after ride. And he went to ride Jungle Log alone! Brave young boy indeed! We tried to maximize our time as we were scheduled to go home at 8pm. We have to be back to the bus before the said time so we won’t be left behind.
So, we bid farewell to EK and brought with us a lot of fantastic stories to tell my older kids. Aeon did miss his sisters as he utters Ate would love to ride those extreme rides. And it would be more fun if they were also here. We could have won bigger stuff toys if Daddy was here also. I smiled at him and said “Oo nga, baby. Di bale next time magiipon tayo.” Such a sweet little kid.
We got so hungry after an afternoon of fun. Though we also ate some inside EK, we felt hungry when we were back at the bus. Good thing that Goldilocks provided us the loot bags full of treats. So, we ate some of it while we were travelling back to the Metro and some were saved for the Ates.
We had so much fun Goldilocks! And I’d like to thank you for giving us a memorable time celebrating with you. Sending you hugs and smiles. May God bless you more as you also bless others! Happy 50th birthday and many more glorious years to come!