Build-A-Bear shuts down lines after huge, unexpected turnout for pay-your-age day

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Hundreds of parents and children waited in a line that wound through The Oaks Mall Thursday to try and take advantage of Build-A-Bear Workshop's pay-your-age day.

The scene played out at malls all over the country, prompting the company to announce on its Facebook page that it was closing lines.

"Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowds and safety concerns. We have closed lines in our U.S. and Canada stores. We understand some Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible."

The company promised vouchers for people who were in line.

CBS4 was there at The Oaks Mall shortly before noon. See the video below.

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