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Chuck E. Cheese offers 'Pay Your Age Day' deal after Build-A-Bear fiasco

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 09:00:45-04

Will we ever learn?

After Build-A-Bear's "Pay Your Age Day" deal caused overwhelming crowds at malls across the country, leaving some children turned away without a bear, Chuck E. Cheese is offering a similar deal to parents and children.

But can the big mouse in the baseball hat deliver where everyone's favorite child-labor-fueled retailer failed?

We'll see.

RELATEDBuild-A-Bear closes lines for 'Pay Your Age Day' as stores receive overwhelming crowds

Today Chuck E. Cheese is allowing parents to pay their child's age for 30 minutes of fun.

At Southpark Mall, Build-A-Bear turned away 150 people with 3,000 people, according to Ed Jaroszewicz, marketing director for the mall.

Build-A-Bear handed out $15 vouchers to those who were turned away in line.