November 17, 2001 – Build-a-Bear Workshop Opens in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney
“Pick out a cuddly new plush pal and customize him or her with cute clothing, accessories, recorded sounds, and more.”
On November 17, 2001, the Build-a-Bear Workshop store opened in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney area, across from the WonderGround Gallery. A special event was held for the opening, including a meet-and-greet with the store’s mascot Bearemy, a sweepstakes with the chance to win special store-related prizes, and a Stuffed with Hugs special event for the first 200 guests. The store features, along the usual Build-a-Bear selections, special Disney styles, which guests can take home as a souvenir.