Build a Bear at Downtown Disney

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by B&J, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. B&J

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    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.
     
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  3. andyman8

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    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.
     
  4. matheke

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    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.
     
  5. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    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.
     
  6. mickeyonasticky

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    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.
     
  7. 2Tiggies

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    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.
     
  8. mickeyonasticky

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    Then why would there be a Build A Bear at Disneyland's Downtown Disney?
     
  9. NewmanFamily6

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    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
     
  10. bytheblood

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    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?
     
  11. Deb & Bill

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    Why does any mall need at Build a Bear?
     
  12. MouseEarsForAll

    MouseEarsForAll Oh snap! I get to hold the trophy?!

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

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

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    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.
     
  14. Gorechick

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    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.
     
  15. mickeyonasticky

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    There's the Build A Dino in T-Rex that's owned by the Build A Bear company...
     
  16. SFRN97

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    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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