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5/12/2011 - Build-A-Bear Opens First Ever Airport Location at Orlando International

ORLANDO, FL. – Kids of all ages now have a new place to create new friends and lasting memories at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Build-A-Bear Workshop has opened its first airport location in the nation at MCO. The store offers guests the same interactive retail experience they would have at over 400 worldwide outlets, from selecting and filling, to dressing and naming their furry friend, customers have the full hands on Build-A-Bear encounter.

“Creating fun, long lasting, positive memories is just part of the “Orlando Experience” at Orlando International Airport and it’s also what Build-A-Bear Workshop brings to our passengers. This expands the variety of shops and services that appeal to travelers of all ages”, said Manager of Concessions for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Linda Baratta.

New Build-A Bear location on the “B” side of the main terminal building near the food court New Build-A Bear location on the “B” side of the main terminal building near the food court
New Build-A Bear location on the “B” side of the main terminal building near the food court

“It’s a great airport for kids and families and we’ve had a great reaction so far,” said Wendy Kenville, Bearitory Leader with Build-A-Bear Workshop.

In 2010, nearly 34.9 million passengers traveled through Orlando International Airport. MCO has 28 percent more domestic non-stop service than any other airport in Florida and has recently been named one of the top-ten airports in the nation when it comes to stress-free travel.

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For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

 

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