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Crayola Experience looks to fill 250 jobs at MoA, reveals ticket prices

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The Crayola Experience is heading toward a spring opening at the Mall of America, and is now taking applications for 250 seasonal and full-time jobs.

Construction work on the 60,000-square-foot new attraction at the Bloomington megamall is underway, according to a press release distributed on Wednesday. It will be found on the third floor near the South Street Dining Area.

Once complete, the family experience will offer "26 hands-on activities and live entertainment inspired by Crayola products and technologies." There will also be a Crayola retail store on site.

The company is now taking applications for the jobs posted on its website, with openings ranging from entertainment and admissions staff, to a revenue manager and sales coordinator.

The activities at the attraction will include giving kids the opportunity to name and wrap their own crayon, star in their own coloring book, create 4-D art, and try "drip art" using molten wax.

But any kids wanting to try the experience will need their parents to cover the $24.99 price of general admission.

Those planning on regular trips meanwhile can buy an Annual Pass for $34.99, allowing them unlimited visits for a year, which can be used at its other Experience attractions in Easton, Pennsylvania (where Crayola is based) and the Florida Mall in Orlando.

The Crayola Experience is one of several new tenants coming to the mall, which is currently in the middle of a $350 million expansion at its north end which will bring in new retailers and eateries, and in October revealed plans for a $500 million luxury shopping addition set for 2018.

There have also been hints in recent weeks that global fashion chain "Zara" will be opening its first Minnesota store in the near future.

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