The only thing better than checking out the latest Disney movie in the theater is having a cuddly, plush friend along to watch it with. Build-A-Bear’s new The Lion King collection offers the perfect furry companions to complete the circle of fun.

Fans visiting Build-A-Bear Workshop stores can bring their own The Lion King furry friend to life with a special Lion King heart ceremony. The experience includes taking a photo with their new creation against a realistic Lion King backdrop and they can take home a lion mane paper crown. The plushes range in price from $15 to $32, with clothing accessories and custom sounds, like “Nants’ Ingonyama” (Circle of Life Chant) and an “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” sound chip, ranging from $7.50 to $16.

Disney The Lion King Young Simba


Disney The Lion King Young Nala


Disney The Lion King Simba


Disney The Lion King Nala


Disney The Lion King Timon


Disney The Lion King Pumbaa


Besides scoring these adorable plushes, guests visiting Build-A-Bear Workshop locations will also be treated to special The Lion King-themed activities on weekends through Jul. and Aug. and can take home an exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop Disney The Lion King movie poster.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Courtesy of Build-A-Bear



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