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Crayola Announces 60,000 sq.ft. Family Attraction to Open in Mall of America
Crayola Experience is slated to open summer 2016; This is the third location for the brand
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Get ready. Here comes color.
Crayola announced at a press conference today that it will bring its popular family attraction, Crayola Experience, to the Mall of America in the summer of 2016. This will be the third location for the brand, which just celebrated the grand opening of Crayola Experience Orlando on July 1.
Although best known for its iconic crayons and markers, the 112-year-old company now has more than 1,500 proprietary products and technologies, which serve as the inspiration for Crayola Experience's 25 hands-on activities and live entertainment. Crayola first dipped its paintbrush into the attractions industry in 2013, when the company re-imagined Crayola Experience's hometown facility in Easton, Pa. - the home of Crayola crayons since 1903. The attraction now welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests annually, and the company expects to host even greater numbers in Orlando and, soon, Minneapolis.
The 60,000 sq.ft. concept will be occupying the third-floor space currently used as The Exhibit Center, on the Southeast Court.
"The Mall of America is known as a family destination, and Crayola is a family brand loved by both parents and kids," Senior Vice President of Attractions and Retail Victoria Lozano said. "But beyond that, Crayola Experience is a family attraction that engages families in hands-on creative experiences, and we are really excited to bring this unique concept to this new, dynamic region."
The adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. At Crayola Experience MOA, guests will enjoy classic experiences such as naming and wrapping their own Crayola crayon (Wrap it Up!), starring in their own coloring page (Be a Star), painting with melted wax, bringing their coloring page to life in 4-D with their touch (Color Magic) and learning how crayons are made in the live Factory Show, as well as some new ones that will debut in Minneapolis. Crayola Experience also is home to The Crayola Store, which has the world's largest selection of Crayola products and unique souvenirs, such as plush and apparel.
Crayola anticipates hiring up to 250 seasonal and full-time employees. The facility also will host private events, field trips and birthday parties.
To learn more about this news and Crayola Experience or to schedule an interview with someone from the Crayola team, please contact Kelly-Anne Suarez at 484-619-0633 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional visual media available upon request. For tickets and info, go to www.crayolaexperience.com
About Crayola Experience: Discover the magic of color at Crayola’s premier and one-of-a-kind family attraction Crayola Experience! Twenty five hands-on attractions await families in Easton, Pa. — the birthplace of Crayola crayons — and Orlando, Fla. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. Also featuring live entertainment. To learn more, visit www.crayolaexperience.com or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/crayolaexperience
About Crayola: Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa., and a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable. Consumers can find the wide array of Crayola products in the "Crayola Aisle" at all major retailers. For more information visit www.crayola.com or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/crayola.