Build-A-Bear was forced to end “Pay Your Age Day” early on Thursday, after stores were overwhelmed with customers.
“Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowds and safety concerns,” Build-A-Bear posted on Facebook at 11 a.m. ET.
Photos from Build-A-Bear stores show long lines stretching throughout malls and scenes that some shoppers described as “madness.”
Build-A-Bear was forced to shut down a deal that allowed customers to “pay their age” for bears after chaos overtook malls across the United States.
On Thursday, Build-A-Bear was set to celebrate “Pay Your Age Day” in the US, Canada, and the UK. Customers had the chance to purchase a stuffed animal and pay only their age for the day. Kids were able to pay just a few dollars for stuffed bears, while adults’ fees were capped at $29. The bears usually fall in the $20-$35 range.
However, the event had to be cut short after stores descended into “madness.”
“Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowds and safety concerns,” Build-A-Bear posted on Facebook at 11 a.m. ET. “We have closed lines in our U.S. and Canada stores. We understand some Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible.”
Photos from Build-A-Bears show chaotic scenes and long lines.
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Source:: Business Insider