Monday, September 21, 2015

Learn and Play the McDonald’s Way at Kidzania Manila


McDonald’s Burger Shop Now Open in KidZania Manila

FACT: McKenzie loves McDonald's.
Another FACT: McKenzie wants to join the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop.
And Another FACT: McKenzie wants to go to KidZania Manila.
McKenzie loves McDonald's and it will always be her first choice. She loves their Happy Meal with 1pc Chicken McAdoo or with the 4pc Chicken McNuggets.
 
Kids will wear specially made McDonald’s aprons to make them feel that they are real McDonald’s crew members inside a McDonald’s kitchen!
McKenzie wants to join the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop. It happens every summer. Her ballet class is everyday during summer. Schedule is a challenge.

As a big fan of McDonald’s, Alonzo Muhlach also tries the Cheeseburger-making activity. First step: Cleanliness and hygiene!

All participants must carefully wash their hands in a kid-sized sink that resembles what crew members use in every McDonald’s kitchen.

McKenzie’s been asking us about KidZania. She received a cash gift for her birthday which was strictly allotted for KidZania. We haven’t found time to go yet, because everytime I plan to go, I see a notice on their FB page saying all tickets are sold out.
McDonald’s Burger Shop in KidZania is now open for kids 4 to 14 years old who want to learn how to make McDonald’s iconic Cheeseburger.

Now the universe conspired to make great things happen for McKenzie. We received an invite go to KidZania and she’d be one of the first kids to experience the McDonald’s Burger Shop inside.

We had to leave at 630am to get to BGC by 8am. I told her to wake up by 5am but she was up even before the alarm sounded. She was so excited; she chose her outfit for the day!
All ingredients and packaging materials are exactly what crew members use and customers enjoy over 460 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide.  

We fuelled up at the newly opened McDonald’s Park Triangle branch located at the ground floor beside KidZania were the kids were assembled in batches before going inside KidZania.

McKenzie is with the 1st Batch.
Media and mom bloggers brought their kids to McDonald’s Burger Shop last Saturday, Sept. 19. They were one of the first to experience the Cheeseburger-making activity in KidZania!

While waiting to go in, McKenzie was able to meet Ronald, Birdie and Grimace too. She also had her picture taken at the photo booth and played with the balloons that were handed out by the smiling McDonald’s crew.

We were ushered in and I can see the excitement in McKenzie’s eyes.

Kids show their very own McDonald’s Cheeseburgers! They get to take it home and enjoy it after the activity.
The façade of the McDonald’s branch inside Kidzania looks very much like a regular McDonald’s restaurant but a closer look reveals a kid-sized kitchen for young crew members who will definitely have fun while making and enjoying their own McDonald’s Cheeseburger.

Alonzo begins assembling his very own McDonald’s Cheeseburger with the help of the Burger Shop’s friendly staff. 
McKenzie was so happy to see McDonald’s KidZania! It’s a unique branch inside the educational play city where kids four to 14 years old can experience the delight of preparing one of McDonald’s all-time favorite treats, its iconic Cheeseburger.

Tiny workers get the chance to play and learn important life values at McDonald’s Burger Shop in KidZania.

Key lessons incorporated in the activity are the value of hard work, responsibility, discipline, and even self-confidence and social skills.
At every visit, kids will put together all of its tasty ingredients—100% pure beef patty, a slice of American cheese, tangy pickles, minced onions, ketchup, mustard, and perfectly toasted buns. Inside the burger shop, kids will learn the same procedure that real crew members use in preparing this delicious treat every day in over 460 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide.

“Making a McDonald’s Cheeseburger is an exciting activity in itself, but the real treat for kids and their parents is the experience and values learned while doing the activity. Together with KidZania, our hope is for kids to learn and appreciate the importance of hard work and responsibility, at the same time building their social skills and self-confidence,” said McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO Kenneth S. Yang.

“KidZania Manila is a place where kids can do big things and let their creativity run free,” said Maricel Pangilinan Arenas, State Governor for KidZania Philippines. “Here, they get to experience how a community operates, discover different careers, and learn while having fun by working closely with real-world brands that they know and love, like McDonald’s.” 

McDonald’s Brand Ambassador Alonzo Muhlach and Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald strike a pose at the Store Opening of McDonald’s Park Triangle on the morning of September 19.

McDonald’s Park Triangle is located at the ground floor beside KidZania Manila.
McDonald’s Burger Shop at Kidzania is one of the ways that the company champions children’s wellbeing. Every summer, McDonald’s holds its Kiddie Crew Workshop where kids get to experience different fun activities from art and talent workshops to on-floor activities and values formation sessions. While its annual McHappy Day provides a venue for the entire family to spend time together outdoors with a fun run.

McDonald’s President and CEO Kenneth Yang, Alonzo Muhlach, Play Innovations Industry Partner Director Cecille Mariño, and Play Innovations President and CEO Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas formally open McDonald’s Burger Shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 
McDonald’s also provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids in need through the Ronald McDonald House Charities or RMHC. For every purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal, 50 centavos is donated to RMHC in support of its flagship programs, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn and Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit.  

Let your kids explore a world of possibilities at KidZania Manila located at Park Triangle, Bonifacio Global City. Open from 9AM-4PM on Mondays to Thursdays, and 9AM-2PM and 3PM-8PM on Fridays to Sundays. For more information, visit http://manila.kidzania.com.

Be sure to drop by McDonald’s Burger Shop and share your photos at McDonald’s official Facebook page, https://facebook.com/mcdo.ph. KidZanians may also tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #McDoatKidZania.