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B&J 11-22-2012 09:27 PM

Build a Bear at Downtown Disney
 
Does anyone know why WDW DTD does not have a Build a Bear. I know they have Build a Dino (but there are no Disney characters or clothes/accessories). Disneyland DTD has a Build a Bear and they have tons of Disney stuffed animals, clothes, etc.

I went to Build a Bear in the Florida Mall and fortunately, they had quite a few Disney items and the Minnie Mouse Bowtique Bear (pink with white polka dots). I bought the Minnie Mouse bear and quite a few other Disney items.

I just think it's odd that WDW does not have a Build a Bear but Disneyland has one.

andyman8 11-22-2012 09:48 PM

As you said, the DTD in California does have one, and I've heard rumors that one could be coming to DTD WDW in as early as 2014, but that's just a rumor right now.

matheke 11-23-2012 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by B&J (Post 46768730)
Does anyone know why WDW DTD does not have a Build a Bear. I know they have Build a Dino (but there are no Disney characters or clothes/accessories). Disneyland DTD has a Build a Bear and they have tons of Disney stuffed animals, clothes, etc.

I went to Build a Bear in the Florida Mall and fortunately, they had quite a few Disney items and the Minnie Mouse Bowtique Bear (pink with white polka dots). I bought the Minnie Mouse bear and quite a few other Disney items.

I just think it's odd that WDW does not have a Build a Bear but Disneyland has one.

There are several things DTD at WDW has that DTD at Disneyland doesn't and the other way around. I don't know why that is suprising considering they are 3,000 miles apart.:confused3

Maybe the folks at Build a Bear don't think is worth the high cost of rent or a hundred other business reasons. Or maybe Disney doesn't want them there for various reasons.

TDC Nala 11-23-2012 03:31 PM

Orlando's Build a Bear is located at another mall. For whatever reason they chose to rent there instead of Downtown Disney. There is the Build a Dino at T-Rex.

mickeyonasticky 11-23-2012 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by TDC Nala (Post 46771982)
Orlando's Build a Bear is located at another mall. For whatever reason they chose to rent there instead of Downtown Disney. There is the Build a Dino at T-Rex.

There are cities with more than one Build A Bear. For example, there are 5 in St. Louis, 2 in Portland, 3 in Pittsburgh, 2 in New York City, etc.

The Disney outfits aren't just limited to the Build A Bear stores in Orlando and Anaheim. I was at the Build A Bear in Omaha early this morning, and they have a full selection of Disney outfits. It's just part of their merchandise line.

2Tiggies 11-23-2012 05:21 PM

I think Disney is trying to push the Duffy merchandise at the moment. i wonder if that has anything to do with it :confused3

My daughter has an expensive hobby of collecting Build A Bears and all their accessories and outfits .....! Yet she is quite happy with the novelty of Build a Dino and Duffy accessories at Disney.

mickeyonasticky 11-23-2012 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 2Tiggies (Post 46772488)
I think Disney is trying to push the Duffy merchandise at the moment. i wonder if that has anything to do with it :confused3

My daughter has an expensive hobby of collecting Build A Bears and all their accessories and outfits .....! Yet she is quite happy with the novelty of Build a Dino and Duffy accessories at Disney.

Then why would there be a Build A Bear at Disneyland's Downtown Disney?

NewmanFamily6 11-23-2012 05:44 PM

It is a shame though because Duffy doesn't appeal to the older children but my children do enjoy Build a Bear. They would especially appreciate a Disney themed version where they could make a favorite character:thumbsup2

bytheblood 11-23-2012 07:20 PM

Why does Disney World NEED a Build-a-Bear?? Our local BAB has a lot of Disney clothing. Are all of the animals at the DL location unique?

Deb & Bill 11-23-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by bytheblood (Post 46773093)
Why does Disney World NEED a Build-a-Bear?? Our local BAB has a lot of Disney clothing. Are all of the animals at the DL location unique?

Why does any mall need at Build a Bear?

MouseEarsForAll 11-23-2012 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Deb & Bill

Why does any mall need at Build a Bear?

Exactly. They've been around 7(?) years too many.

*Okay, six. Couldn't resist making a white cat and curly bear. :rolleyes2

Peanut Giggleface 11-24-2012 12:44 AM

Yeah, I've wondered the same thing. There are a couple of other stores at DTD Anaheim that I'd like to see at DTD Orlando. Who knows? I would love to see BAB at DTD, they do have some clothing items that are unique to DTD. At the Anaheim store, my daughter bought a tee-shirt there for her BAB that said Downtown Disney on it. You can't find it at the stores in the malls. That said, I don't think the unique things that they do have are all that worth having.

Gorechick 11-24-2012 02:09 PM

There was a Build a Bear in DTD. I vaguely remembered it from a previous trip, so I knew it had to be 2002 or 2004. I did a search and came upon an old thread that said it opened around 2001. Not sure when it closed.

mickeyonasticky 11-24-2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Gorechick (Post 46777480)
There was a Build a Bear in DTD. I vaguely remembered it from a previous trip, so I knew it had to be 2002 or 2004. I did a search and came upon an old thread that said it opened around 2001. Not sure when it closed.

There's the Build A Dino in T-Rex that's owned by the Build A Bear company...

SFRN97 12-28-2013 11:23 AM

We are going to WDW in Feb :cool1: and I was looking to see if DTD had a BAB. We were hoping to have a bear made there that had Walt Disney World embroider on his foot like the ones we made at the BaB in Disneyland this year. Would have been nice oh well.


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