Crayola Experience Orlando has announced that 6-year-old Sage Gooden from Harmony, Fla. has been chosen to fill the new position of Kid CEO (Chief Experience Officer) for the Day.
In addition to six years of experience as a kid, Sage has proven she has several other essential qualifications that make her the perfect choice for this very important position at the family destination with Crayola-inspired attractions and activities.
“Sage is a dynamic kid, bursting with ideas and embodying the Crayola spirit – clearly the right skill set for the most colorful job ever,” said Victoria Lozano, senior vice president, and general manager of Crayola Experience. “Our Orlando team looks forward to working with this creative young leader to help us continue to deliver the kinds of experiences that will inspire creativity in children.”
The search to fill “the most colorful job ever” began earlier this year. Kids who lived within 150 miles of a Crayola Experience location were invited to submit a 30- to 90-second video “resume” that showcased their colorful personality. They also had to explain why they would be the best choice for the job and describe their idea for making Crayola Experience even more fun for other kids and their families. Nearly 240 children applied for the five positions.
“I love Crayola because I can use my hands and create stuff, build stuff, and use my imagination,” Sage said in her video resume. She also introduced her “big plan” that she is sure everyone will love: tie-dye.
Later this year, Sage will visit Crayola Experience Orlando for a fun-filled day, where she will impart her kid-expert feedback on new and existing attractions, activities, and products. Sage will also receive a prize package valued at $600 and be given the honor of naming a limited edition crayon that will be sold at the Crayola Store.
“I’m creative, fun, and I have a huge imagination to share with you,” Sage said. “I can’t wait to bring tie-dye activities to Crayola Experience visitors.”
In addition to Sage, the attraction has “hired” four other colorful personalities to fill the Kid Chief Experience Officer for the Day position at its locations in Easton, Pa., Bloomington, Minn. (Mall of America), Plano, Texas, and Chandler, Ariz.