Creegan Co. "Animation Factory" Tour

Description

If requested, costumed mascots will greet you and guide you through the Creegan Company Animation Factory, where you'll see Beary Bear, the Gamuffins, Plentiful Penguin, and other mechanized costume characters come to life. Creegan's "animatrons" grace many retail store windows and shopping mall displays, as well numerous amusement parks throughout the nation, including Disney World, Sea World, and Hershey's Chocolate World. See how molds for faces and other body parts are sculpted by a designer, produced in plastic by a machine, and then hand-painted by artists; see how the electronic innards come together to make the characters move; and see "Grampa Creegan's Puppet Shop," an exhibit based on a children's television show by the same name. Afterward, you can visit the company's year-round Christmas shop, international animatronic showroom, and exhibits featuring puppets and plush toys from around the world and a collection of historic greeting cards. Tours run Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM, and on weekends during the holidays. Facilities are handicapped-accessible. Tours are $1 per person.

Address

508 Washington St.
Steubenville, OH 43952

Lat/Long

40.36199800, -80.61601300
Visit Website
(740) 283-3708

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