Build-A-Bear closes all Pay Your Age Day lines due to safety concerns

Posted at 10:31 AM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 11:31:38-04

Build-A-Bear got more than it could handle with their Pay Your Age Day event and is now closing lines at all stores due to safety concerns. 

Photos on social media show lines so long at the local store that security officers were moving people outside of the building. 

Build-A-Bear’s website has an alert banner saying all lines for the Pay Your Age Day event are closed. 

Please be aware: Based on the unprecedented response to our Pay Your Age Day event in our early opening stores, we are experiencing significantly longer than expected lines and large crowds. 

Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns

We have closed lines in our U.S. stores. We understand some of our Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible.

-Build-A-Bear statement

The event allows customers to pay their age for a furry friend, as little as $1. This was the first time the store offered this event.